Directors Welcome
Marie Galle
Mark Galle
Marie and Mark Galle
Mark Galle

Hello and welcome to our new 2017 Season website! We hope you find the site easy to use and would love to receive your feedback at any time.

For 2016 we are delighted to welcome several wonderful new vessels into our carefully chosen collection. We are sure that you will love the new additions! They are, the ‘Après Tout’, the ‘Prosperité’, the ‘Savoir Vivre’ and the ‘Rendez-Vous’. Each of these cruises in the heart of beautiful Burgundy wine country and offers the perfect escape for anyone needing to get away from it all and escape the demands of the twenty first century. Click on the links above to see and read more!

In 2016 we continue to give you 6 pages of brilliant information on every barge, as follows. You’ll access these by clicking on the yellow buttons at the top of each barge page.

- The Index page (with large exterior picture, barge description, prices and bullet point details)
- The Itinerary page (with a sample day by day itinerary—or several if the barge cruises more than one route)
- The Pictures page (now with even more detailed, enlargable pictures - of living areas, cabins, bathrooms, sun decks, the facilities on deck such as spa pools, etc. Most pictures were taken by Marie whilst on board)
- A Client Quotes page (sharing feedback from delighted clients)
- A Food and Wine page (a wonderful insight into what to expect at mealtimes)
- A Deck Plan (so you can understand the layout of the barge and see how things are arranged on board)

Each 6 page ‘Barge Brochure’ is very easy to navigate around – simply click the named yellow coloured tabs at the top of each page.

How to Use this Website...
If you have an idea of what size barge you’d like, and which region you wish to cruise in, please go to our barge search page (at top of page).

Our cruise route pages (at top of page) all have detailed, enlargeable maps to help you get your bearings and understand where exactly you will cruise.

If you have any comments on the new website or would like to get in touch at any time please e-mail us . We’d love to hear from you.

How to find the right barge for you...
If you have an idea what you’re looking for then use our Barge Search facility. Using this you can search for your selected barge. Or, if you know the name of a barge you’re interested in then simply use our A – Z List of Barges to click straight through to it.

And if you just need help, click the Contact Us button (on every page) to e-mail us.

About our cruises...
These pages explain all the aspects of a barge cruise booked through The Barge Company: inclusions, exclusions, plus how to book your chosen barge and our service to you. After reading this section you’re sure to feel like an experienced barger already! Click on About our Cruises and see how you get on.

Also within this section you’ll be able to access Which Barge?, Why Cruise?, FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), and a section on Corporate Cruising.

If you’re unsure about where to cruise please click on our Cruise Routes pages and see which region suits you the best before doing your barge search. You can read all about each of the barging destinations, from a barging point of view of course. These pages also list which barges cruise there so you can click straight through to them, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for then feel free to e-mail us at any time.

Where to cruise...
If there are ever any cruise reductions, you will find them on our Special Offers page.

If you’d like to consume less whilst cruising check out the half-board cruises, or the delightful Bed and Breakfast or even Bare Boat barges.

Other useful information...
If you want to learn more about us and The Barge Company—both as a company and human beings, then head for About Us which will reveal all!

If you still have questions, head for our FAQs page (Frequently Asked Questions) which covers most things people ask us every day.

And if, at any time, you know which barge you like then please simply contact us without delay.

One final point – please remember that we are based in the south of France, very close to most of the barges, and therefore if you call us from the USA or CANADA we will be at least 5 or 6 hours ahead of your time—sometimes up to 9 hours ahead. We do work until late most nights, but if we’re unable to take your call, please leave us a brief message with your name and number, and we’ll get right back to you promptly.

With our warmest regards and best wishes for another great year of barging -

Marie and Mark
Marie and Mark Gallé
The Barge Cruise Company Ltd.

Phone: +33 561 59 20 07, Fax: +33 561 59 23 54
Phone (Toll-Free from USA + Canada): 1-800-688-0245

The Barge Cruise Company Ltd, 2 Allée de Castelnouvel, 31490 Léguevin