Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Spotlight: Renaissance

Renaissance is a luxuriously spacious and stylishly appointed floating hotel for 8 guests, and one of the largest craft that can navigate the French canal locks. With a stunning salon and four spacious staterooms, comfort and complete relaxation are assured aboard Renaissance.
The ultra-luxurious Renaissance accommodates up to eight passengers. She was extensively refitted in 2009 and will delight the most discerning passenger.

She carries four spacious suites, all of which carry a choice of king beds or twins.
They each carry a 60ft sq private bathroom and a TV/DVD system.
The air conditioned interior includes a beautifully appointed lounge with comfortable seating, a cosy bar stocked with delicious beverages, and bookshelves with books, newspapers and a Bose CD system.
The expansive sundeck contains a canopy under the dining table for wonderful shading, as well as a relaxing and luxurious spa pool. Bicycles are also available for their clients' use.

Renaissance has five members of crew who attend to the eight passengers throughout the cruise including a captain, tour guide, master chef and two housekeepers.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Meet Our Barge: Caprice

The 21-passenger Caprice is a classic Dutch Luxemotor hotel barge, featuring an upper and lower deck complete with tables chairs and a canopy, a large kitchen where cooking lessons are provided, and a salon/dining room with picturesque windows, the Caprice is the ultimate way to travel through Burgundy and the land of great art and living. The cruise takes your through the Burgundy region of France, a picturesque area located closer to the eastern side of the country- where wine, food, and gorgeous landscapes are steeped in the people and culture. Highlights of the cruise are the tour of Dijon, wine tasting at Nuit St. George and a tour of historic Beaune. What makes the Caprice itinerary truly innovative is the combining of canal and various river travel- docking nightly for a peaceful overnight stay.

Not only does the Caprice take you through the amazing waterways of Burgundy, she also has an incredible collection of interesting shore excursion by coach, on foot, by balloon, or by bicycle. The Caprice prides itself on providing guests with a multitude of options for exploring and seeing the culture of France, specifically the Burgundy region. Cruisers have the opportunity to explore historical towns, while discovering gorgeous countryside wonders of France- truly a balance of all the things that make France one of the top travel destinations in the world.

The Caprice has a cozy salon where guests can enjoy views of passing scenery and relax, as well as a bar and dining area. The Caprice looks to provide everything our guests could ever ask for, she also features a two-level forward sundeck at the bow, wreathed in flowers, chairs and parasols- somewhat of a home-away-from-home. On the lower deck are 11 comfortable cabins, each with ample storage space. All cabins include a private bathroom with a shower- a must for the luxurious traveller. For those who love technology, the Caprice also provides passengers with a laptop computer for passenger use, as well as cell phones for rent while on board.

The crew on the Caprice is extremely knowledgeable and goes out of their way to make sure guest are comfortable and have everything you need. A trip on the Caprice will be the vacation of a lifetime. All of the staff is familiar with the region and can provide you with any tips or suggestions about the area. If you would like to learn more about the Caprice, including how you can schedule your trip, visit the France Cruises website here
, or call U.S. toll-free 1-866-498-3920. 

Also explore : Canal Du Midi Cruise in France

The Eiffel Tower

The famous landmark, recognized around the world as a symbol of France, is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 7.1 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received is 250 millionth visitor in 2010.

The tower itself stands 1, 063 feet tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of the tallest man0made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years, until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. Because of the addition of the antenna atop the Eiffel Tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 17 feet. Not including broadcast antennas; it is the second-tallest structure in France, after the Millau Viaduct. The tower has three level for visitors. The third level observatory’s upper platform is at 915.7 feet, the highest accessible to the public in the European Union. Tickets can be purchased to ascend, by stairs or lift, to the first and second levels. The walk from ground level to the fist level is over 300 steps, as is the walk from the first to the second level. Although there are stairs to the third highest level, these are usually closed to the public and it is usually accessibly only by lift.

The first and second levels have restaurants that are famed throughout the world and can take awhile to get reservations. The Eiffel Tower is a must-see if you’re in Paris. To learn more, visit the official website at http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/en.html. Make sure and take a lot of pictures from all angles at different times of day, it is truly an amazing feat of human ingenuity.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Why You Should Know Jacques Prévert

Jacques Prévert was a French poet and screenwriter. His poems became and remain very popular in the French-speaking world, particularly in schools.  Some of the movies he wrote are extremely well regarded, with Les Enfants du Paradis considered one of the greatest films of all time.
Prévert's poems were collected and published in his books. His poems are often about life in Paris and life after the Second World War. A great description for those who plan to visit the beautiful city!  Thank you for your beautiful art Jacques Prévert!
An orange on the table
Your dress on the rug
And you in my bed
Sweet gift of now
Crisp cool of night
Passion fire of my life
-       Jacques Prévert

Planning a trip to Franc? Have a look at luxury barge cruises.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Best Places to Eat In Paris

One of the finest things about travel is the amazing and unique food that comes along with it! French cuisine is known throughout the world as being gourmet food at its most elegant. French flavors, gastronomic techniques and dining etiquette have impressed and influenced cooks and culinary connoisseurs the world over. In short, when it comes to haute cuisine, Paris is its birthplace. While traveling through Paris, there are a number of different places that we recommend you try out! A night out and off the boat at an elegant Parisian dinner is something you won’t want to miss!

The Best Places to Eat in Paris

Taillevent offers some of the best in fine dining, specializing in old-fashioned, classic haute cuisine. Opened in 1946 by André Vrinat, Taillevent is now run by his son, Jean Claude.

·Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire is well known in the restaurant world for its artistic culinary style. Chef Pierre dazzles guests with innovative concoctions that are both pleasing to the eye and tantalizing to the taste buds.

·Le Cinq, in the Four Seasons George V, utilizes fresh, local ingredients to serve up a delicious combination of classic French cuisine and contemporary dishes. Executive Chef Philippe Legendre’s amazing menu will leave you speechless and eager to return for more
Paris, France travel.

·L’Astrance is known for its Surprise Menu, where Chef Pascal Barbot conjures up a delectable meal for his guests according to their preferences. The food is modern French with international influences.

Must Explore:  Seine River Cruise Paris 

*Originally published on AOL Travel, you can see the article here.

Links to read

1. Cruise in France

2.  Travel France by Cruise

3. Seine River Cruise Paris

4. France Barge Cruise
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