Barging in France on the CANAL DU MIDI .
welcome on board ESPERANCE
Since more than twenty years, France Barging team has been offering cruises in the Mediterranean and on the European waterways giving the best of hospitality and entertainment .
We are now very proud to offer unique canal cruises on board Esperance for guests coming from all over the world and looking for an authentic experience.
This boat was such a rare find because she is one of the very last traditional Canal du Midi barges still cruising.
Choosing to cruise on Esperance is a genuine choice, a willingness to participate and maintain a part of the world cultural heritage related to the Canal du Midi ; a desire to enjoy the best France has to offer .
Dear Mathias, Dean, and Nathalie-
Thank you for an experience we will never forget. I keep looking at the pictures and remembering every wonderful moment, trying to prolong the vivid memories.
Mathias, the barge is incredible. As we kept mentioning, you have not missed anything. Every room, bathroom, seating area, upper deck is warm and comfortable. I can’t think of one thing you haven’t provided. I am in awe of the tabletop combinations you have and how you manage to store them. The dishware and glassware (plus multiple napkin folding) make every meal special. All these are things and add to the atmosphere but mainly, your humor and easy manor and willingness to share your experiences make for a perfect host.
Dean, what can I say? Every single meal was incredible. At the end of the week, I tried to write all the lunch and dinners down and was able to remember everything but a few desserts. They were all memorable. How you can do it all in your kitchen space and limited storage is beyond me. I also appreciate that you served appropriate portions so that on returning home, we’d only put on a few pounds. I will be dreaming of many of those meals for a long time.
Nathalie, thank you for getting us to all the sights in the area. Unfortunately, as you noticed, you got us after lunch when we all weren’t at our best (sleepy). Once we were out of the van though, you entertained us with castles, cathedrals, wine-tasting, shopping, everything the area had to offer.
Thank you for a wonderful time.
Gina and Jim
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