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 ‘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
Each 6 page ‘Barge Brochure’ is very easy to navigate around – simply click the named
yellow coloured tabs at the top of each page.
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.
If you have an idea what you’re looking for then use our Barge Search
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.
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.
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?
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
at any time.
If there are ever any cruise reductions, you will find them on our Special Offers
If you’d like to consume less whilst cruising check out the half-board
cruises, or the
delightful Bed and Breakfast
or even Bare
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
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 Gallé
The Barge Cruise Company Ltd.