Cruising is ideal for anyone on a special diet or who has specific food requirements. Each barge has a professional chef on board to cook for individual tastes or dietary requirements. Additionally, the chef can provide instruction for anyone wanting to learn about French food and cooking techniques.
If passengers have an interest in wines, for example, they can sail into one of the areas of the countryside, such as Bordeaux, Champagne, or Burgundy, where some of the world’s best wine is produced. The tours will visit the vineyards and sample products from each locale. The scenery and food in these regions is sensational. They may even be invited for drinks and a meal with the owners.
Or they may prefer painting, art, music, ancient Roman history, architecture, visiting chateaux, or simply a general cruise along the waterways. Whatever route is chosen offers fascinating things to see and do. These barge trips provide a combination of land and water touring, so that museums, monuments, churches, and places of interest are not only viewed but experienced in ways that a local tour guide can best arrange. Even a tourist who has been to an area can get a different perspective when taken by someone who knows that place really well.
For those wanting a more active trip, bicycles can be brought onto the barges, allowing for a bike ride during various stops along the way. Alternatively, there can be hiking, or picnicking, or whatever meets the desires of each traveler.
So for those looking for that unique, family oriented trip, this fits that description nicely. However, your cruise doesn’t need to take that form – it could be a group of friends with a particular interest, or an individual with a yearning to visit France in a different mode.