From the Loire Valley to Provençal towns and rolling vineyards, there is no better way to see riverside France than on a custom-built barge. These contemporary water vessels offer a luxe, exclusive environment that caters to just 22 travelers at a time. Guests are treated to views that larger cruise vessels simply cannot provide, as the barges are built on a smaller scale, allowing them to navigate narrow waterways with ease. Take in verdant farmlands and charming historic towns all from the comfort of the barge’s lounges and decks and embark on exciting excursions that highlight the local flavor of destinations along the way. Onboard, each meal is an experience, with 3-course lunch and dinner menus and delicious breakfast buffet options. A barge cruise puts the comfort and enjoyment of travelers at the forefront, making each departure one to remember.