Finding the perfect trip for all the family can be tricky with grandparents, parents and children to entertain. If you’re struggling with this, then you might want to consider a French barge holiday. Chartering a vessel is a great way to make memories together, and we guarantee that there is something for everyone to enjoy. |
Not only is there plenty of fun for children to have on board, but stops along the way at historic sites and places of interest means that it can be educational too. Plus, there’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying a refreshing drink on the deck of your own private boat - so mum, dad, and the grandparents will be happy too!
Life on Board
French barge holidays give you a home away from home as you’ll have the boat completely to yourselves - except for the crew who do all the hard work. It’s especially great if you have a big celebration planned, as it means that everyone can enjoy the festivities. You’ll be travelling France’s waterways in luxury too, making it even more special.
One of the best things about a French barge holiday is that it brings history to life. As you travel through the region, you’ll be able to stop for excursions to historic villages and towns. Beautiful castles and stunning vineyards will be dotted throughout your journey. Not only will this peak the interest of any history buffs, but the kids will be able to explore history itself.
If you’re an active family, there’s plenty of opportunity for bike rides and walks along the flat towpaths. Some spots will even have kayaking and lake swimming to try, plus more! If you plan to visit some of the larger towns or cities, you’ll also be able to hop off for additional entertainment such as taking a ride in a horse-drawn carriage - this will be an amazing memory for all the family, both young and old.
We all know how stressful dining can be with kids in tow. Finding a restaurant that can cater for everyone can be hard, but on a French barge holiday, you’ll have your own personal chef to make something just for you.
Plus, meal times are flexible. So whether you want a chilled family barbeque in the afternoon, early dinner for the youngsters or some late alfresco dining, it’s all sorted for you.
If you think there’s no such thing as the perfect family escape, think again. A French barge holiday might be just the one for you. With every generation in mind, they’re a fantastic way to bond with each other and to explore a familiar part of the world in a new way. What are you waiting for? Your dream trip awaits!
Paul Newman is the Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, the UK's most respected provider of all-inclusive, luxury French barge holidays. Part of a team of experienced barging aficionados, Paul is first in line to endorse the perks of a slow-paced barge cruise to anyone looking for a unique holiday experience.
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