Back-Roads Barge Cruise - MS Jeanine, Burgundy, France

Unique Views and An Unforgettable Journey on Your France Vacation

The canals of France provide idyllic cruising routes through countryside that is culture-rich and captivating. Designed for the traveller looking for something different on their France vacation, a barge holiday with Back-Roads Touring allows you to take a unique journey of discovery at the gentle pace of your hotel barge. If you are hankering to get to the heart of French history, culture, and cuisine, the Back-Roads touring series afloat on the canals of France provide a truly special way of experiencing its abundance.

Back-Roads Mercedes Benz Mini Coach in France
Mercedes Benz mini coach

Back-Roads Touring, known for their small coach touring through Europe, see canals as the “back roads” of the waterways. Envision cruising gently through provincial towns, quaint villages, and a rustic landscape resplendent with rural bliss, stopping off to explore their stories and delicacies as you go.

Our Back-Roads tour in Provence uses the Canal du Rhône à Sète to explore the treasures of southern France aboard the MS Anne-Marie. The ability to putter along at an unhurried pace along peaceful waterways is one of the benefits of travelling by barge. Holidays with Back-Roads always give guests ample time to themselves, whether they want to relax on the boat or borrow one of the on-board bicycles to explore the nearby surroundings. One of our dedicated Mercedes Benz mini-coaches is always on hand alongside the vessel to tempt you to explore beyond the towpath.

Whichever of our barge holidays you choose to take on your France vacation (we also travel through Burgundy on the MS Jeanine), you can be guaranteed that your cruise will give you an intimate understanding of the places you pass through.

Suggested Itineraries:
7-Day Provence Special Group Cruises Along le Canal du Rhone-a-Sete
7-Day Burgundy: Hotel Barge Cruise Along the Canal de Bourgogne

Guests can save 10% on all 2017 sailings, subject to availability. Visit for more information.

Fountain at La Rotonde, Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France
Fountain at La Rotonde, Aix-en-Provence
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Nadya Phelan
Nadya Phelan

Europe Product Manager - Although born in Canada, Nadya has spent much of her life globetrotting, as her parents believed that travelling was a form of education. At 20, she packed her backpack and set off to Australia for a work holiday, where she would later return to earn her degree in Tourism Management. She has also lived and worked in Ireland. Having extensively explored Europe and South America, Nadya has since been to all 7 continents and is always looking to see and experience more.

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