As I stand on the deck of a sleek barge, gliding along the picturesque rivers of France, I can’t help but marvel at the 35-year legacy of French Country Waterways.
With their intimate and immersive river cruises, they have created a gastronomic journey through provincial France. From savoring exquisite French wines and cheeses to indulging in Michelin-starred dinners, every moment on board is a celebration of authentic French culture.
Join me as we embark on a voyage of a lifetime, celebrating 35 years of unforgettable experiences.
- French Country Waterways has been offering river cruise tours of France for 35 years, providing an authentic and intimate experience of provincial France.
- The cruises curate a culinary experience, blending classic cooking techniques with lighter, healthier cuisine, and offering a wide variety of French wines and cheeses for guests to enjoy.
- With a small passenger count of 8 to 18 per ship, guests can expect an intimate and authentic experience, including private tours, wine tastings, and Michelin-starred dinners.
- French Country Waterways’ expertise and experience ensure a relaxed and serene atmosphere, with knowledgeable crew members providing exceptional service to create a memorable and enjoyable vacation for guests.
French Country Waterways: A Legacy of 35 Years in River Cruising
I’ve been cruising with French Country Waterways for 35 years, and they have truly created a legacy in the world of river cruising. Their commitment to providing an authentic and intimate experience of provincial France is unparalleled. From the sleek and stylish barges designed for navigating the waterways to the serene pastures and medieval villages that we explore, every detail is carefully curated to immerse guests in the beauty of the French countryside.
But it’s not just the scenery that sets French Country Waterways apart. Their culinary experience is a true delight for the taste buds. With classic cooking techniques blended with lighter, healthier cuisine, guests are treated to a variety of French cheeses and over two dozen fine wines, including Grand and Premier Cru labels. The wine and meal pairing is simple and fruitful, making every dining experience a memorable one.
What truly makes French Country Waterways special is their small ship cruising experience. With a passenger count of only 8 to 18 per ship, guests can enjoy a truly intimate and authentic journey. Private tours and wine tastings, Michelin-starred dinners with chef-signed menu copies, and the option for private transportation and independent explorations by foot or bicycle are just a few of the perks of sailing with French Country Waterways.
With 35 years of cruising experience, French Country Waterways has perfected the art of creating a relaxed and serene atmosphere. Their knowledgeable crew members provide exceptional service, ensuring that every guest feels well taken care of. Whether you’re indulging in the wide selection of fine wines and gourmet cuisine or simply basking in the luxury and indulgence of the experience, French Country Waterways allows you to truly relax and enjoy your vacation.
Culinary Delights: a Gastronomic Journey Through Provincial France
Creating an unforgettable gastronomic journey through provincial France, French Country Waterways blends classic cooking techniques with lighter, healthier cuisine and offers a wide variety of fine wines and French cheeses.
Embarking on this culinary adventure, guests are treated to a feast for the senses as they savor the flavors of provincial cuisine. From the rich, velvety textures of Coq au Vin to the delicate balance of flavors in Ratatouille, every dish is a masterpiece.
The skilled chefs onboard expertly pair these delectable creations with an extensive selection of fine wines, elevating the dining experience to new heights. And for cheese lovers, French Country Waterways offers an impressive array of French cheeses, from creamy Brie to tangy Roquefort.
This gastronomic journey is a celebration of the diverse and delicious cuisine found throughout provincial France.
Intimate and Authentic: Small Ship Cruising With French Country Waterways
Operating sleek and stylish barges designed for waterways, French Country Waterways provides an intimate and authentic experience of provincial France on their small ship cruises.
With a small passenger count of 8 to 18 per ship, guests can enjoy a serene atmosphere as they explore the picturesque landscapes and charming medieval villages.
One of the highlights of these cruises is the opportunity for private tours, allowing travelers to delve deeper into the rich history and culture of the region.
Whether it’s strolling through serene pastures or cycling along the tranquil canals, guests have the freedom to create their own unique experiences.
The knowledgeable crew members ensure a relaxed and enjoyable journey, providing exceptional service and making every effort to create a memorable vacation.
With French Country Waterways, small ship cruising truly offers an intimate and authentic way to discover the beauty of provincial France.
Expertise and Excellence: 35 Years of Exceptional Service
With 35 years of experience, French Country Waterways has honed our expertise and consistently delivered exceptional service to ensure a memorable and enjoyable vacation for our guests.
We take pride in celebrating milestones with our guests and creating an atmosphere of excellence. Our commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart.
From the moment you step on board our sleek and stylish barges, you will be greeted by our knowledgeable and friendly crew members who will cater to your every need. Whether it’s organizing private tours, recommending the best local attractions, or curating a personalized dining experience, we go above and beyond to make your journey unforgettable.
At French Country Waterways, we believe that exceptional service is the key to creating lifelong memories.
Indulge Like Royalty: Luxurious Experiences on French River Cruises
When you step on board our sleek and stylish barges, you’ll immediately feel like royalty as you indulge in luxurious experiences on our French river cruises.
Our accommodations are nothing short of opulent, with elegantly designed cabins that provide the utmost comfort and relaxation. From the moment you wake up to the moment you lay your head down, you’ll be surrounded by luxury.
And when it comes to dining, prepare to be amazed. Our gourmet dining experiences are unparalleled, with expertly crafted menus that showcase the finest French cuisine. Each meal is a masterpiece, carefully prepared using the freshest ingredients and served with impeccable attention to detail. Whether you’re savoring a decadent dessert or sipping on a perfectly paired wine, every bite and sip will transport you to culinary heaven.
Join us on a French river cruise and indulge in the lap of luxury.
Unforgettable Moments: Memorable Adventures With French Country Waterways
As I reflect on my luxurious experiences while cruising with French Country Waterways, I can’t help but be reminded of the unforgettable moments and adventures I had while exploring hidden gems along the French waterways.
- Discovering serene pastures that seemed straight out of a painting
- Stumbling upon medieval villages that exuded charm and history
- Exploring hidden corners of provincial France that are often missed by tourists
- Immersing myself in the authentic culture and beauty that surrounded me
These unforgettable adventures allowed me to truly connect with the essence of France, beyond the tourist hotspots. French Country Waterways’ expertise and experience ensured that every moment was well-crafted and memorable. From the knowledgeable crew members to the relaxed and serene atmosphere, everything was designed to create an exceptional and enjoyable vacation.
It’s these hidden gems and unique experiences that make French Country Waterways the perfect choice for those seeking an unforgettable adventure.
Celebrating Authenticity: 35 Years of Experiencing the True Essence of France
Experiencing the true essence of France aboard French Country Waterways’ sleek and stylish barges has been the highlight of my travel adventures. With 35 years of tradition, they have mastered the art of showcasing the hidden gems of this beautiful country. From serene pastures to medieval villages, every moment spent exploring with them feels like stepping into a storybook.
But it’s not just the picturesque landscapes that make this experience so extraordinary. French Country Waterways curates a culinary journey that delights the taste buds. Blending classic cooking techniques with lighter, healthier cuisine, they offer a wide variety of French cheeses and over two dozen fine wines, including Grand and Premier Cru labels. Every meal is a masterpiece, and the wine and meal pairing is a true delight.
What sets French Country Waterways apart is their commitment to small ship cruising. With a small passenger count, each guest receives personalized attention and can enjoy private tours and wine tastings. Michelin-starred dinners with chef-signed menu copies are a highlight, and private transportation allows for independent walks or bicycle explorations.
Celebrating 35 years of tradition, French Country Waterways combines expertise and experience to create an unforgettable and enjoyable vacation. The knowledgeable crew members ensure a relaxed and serene atmosphere, making sure that every guest feels pampered and well taken care of.
Indulgence is at the heart of this experience. French Country Waterways invites guests to eat and drink like royalty, offering a wide selection of fine wines and gourmet cuisine. Michelin-starred dinners and chef-signed menu copies add to the luxurious touch, creating an indulgent experience that allows guests to truly relax and enjoy their vacation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Average Duration of a River Cruise With French Country Waterways?
The average duration of a river cruise with French Country Waterways depends on the itinerary options chosen. From exploring serene pastures and medieval villages to indulging in gourmet cuisine and fine wines, each experience is unique and unforgettable.
Are There Any Specific Dietary Restrictions or Preferences That Can Be Accommodated on the Cruise?
I can accommodate various dietary restrictions and preferences on our cruises. We offer vegetarian options, gluten-free meals, and vegan-friendly dishes. We strive to meet your special dietary needs and ensure an enjoyable dining experience.
How Many Crew Members Are on Board Each Barge?
There are usually 6 crew members on board each barge, ensuring personalized service and attention to detail. The small barge size allows for an intimate and authentic experience of provincial France.
Can Guests Bring Their Own Bicycles for Exploration During the Cruise?
Sure, you can bring your own bicycle for exploring local towns and villages during the cruise. However, if you prefer, bicycle rentals are also available onboard. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the beautiful French countryside.
Are There Any Specific Dress Code Requirements for Dining on Board the Barges?
There are no specific dress code requirements for dining on board the barges. Guests have the flexibility to dress comfortably and casually, allowing them to fully relax and enjoy their meals in a laid-back atmosphere.
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