What are News Feeds?

News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest information in one place, as soon as its published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.
Feeds are also known as RSS. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'. In essence, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.

How do I start using feeds?

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.
Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive!

If you would like read the latest information about what has been updated on the Barge Company website simply click on the button on the homepage:

If you click on the RSS button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to feeds much easier. For more details on these, please check their websites.

How do I get a news reader?

There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time.
Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.

What sort of information will I see on the Barge Company News Feed?

Our information on barges is being improved all of the time. If we have new photographs, new itineraries or updated deckplans we'll update our website to reflect this and add a news-feed item that tells you we've made the change. If you are interested in this change you'll be able to go directly to the updated page. In addition, any special offers that become available are also updated on our website and we'll be adding a news-feed item as well.

Click here to see what is on our current news-feed.


Phone: +33 563 02 87 04, Fax: +33 563 02 24 11

Phone (Toll-Free from USA + Canada):1-800-688-0245




The Barge Cruise Company Ltd.

501 Chemin Lacoste

82170 Grisolles