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10 Reasons to Barge in France

An exclusive vacation experience onboard the Barge Saraphina.

The Marais Poitevin: A Glimpse of France’s “Green Venice”

During May, the Marais Poitevin and the marshland known as ‘Green Venice’ is splashed with vibrant colour – there are fields of scarlet poppies, swathes of white blooms along the verges and the sparkling...

The Hemingway Adventure: Visiting Burgundy on a Luxury Canal and River Barge

Explore the famous vineyards and historic sites, then return to enjoy the barge's open bar and hot tub.

Experience the Canal du Midi on the Luxury Barge, Alegria

Experience this UNESCO World Heritage Site via luxury, floating hotel.

The Hermione in NYC

France Today's New York Ambassador welcomed the majestic ship to Manhattan.

Summertime, and the living in France is easy!

1. Faire la fête The south of France is blessed with a glorious summer climate and the locals make the most of it, at festivals which are spread throughout the season. Arts and theatre aficionados are...

The Hermione Arrives in Yorktown to Cheers and Fireworks

The replica of Lafayette's ship is a symbol of liberty and Franco-American friendship.

The Hermione: The Replica of Lafayette’s Famous Frigate Sets Sail

Built in Rochefort using 18th century shipbuilding technology, the tallship is now crossing the Atlantic in a symbolic voyage.

10 reasons to visit Cherbourg, Normandy

Where else would you find big sandy beaches, exotic plants and the deepest aquarium in Europe?  1. Prizewinning Parks There are two ‘Jardins Remarquables’ in Cherbourg – Parc Liais on account of its non-indigenous species (including a Japanese azaelea...

Another side to Champagne

It’s not just the chance to drink this world famous wine on location that makes Champagne worth a visit. For those who want to get back to nature, the region’s forests, meadows and lakes provide endless opportunities for outdoor activities. Here’s our pick...