Traveling With Children on a Barge Cruise in France

Kids are wonderful travelling companions, but they can be incredibly paradoxical at times, and that can make travelling on holiday with them a challenge. For instance, they induce the most adventurous spirits, but they can also be the most immune to change; they can get excited at eating the strangest foods imaginable, but can as well be the most picky diners; they are irrepressible bundles of energy one minute-zipping along at speeds impossible to restrain up with-and then just fall like stones once they melt out of petrol. As luck would have it, if you’re looking for the ideal holiday that will please both the kids and adults in the family, there’s an answer: a barge cruise in France!

Cruising the stream of the French country is one of the best ways to travel with kids. If you’re going to explore Burgundy and the Loire Valley, for instance, a trip on a luxury barge can make for the most marvelous memory in a child’s life — and yours as easily.

They are great way to fuel the imagination
As soon as you and your family begin your Barge Cruises trips in France, even before you see any of the many exciting and interesting attractions in your itinerary, your child’s imagination will be piqued. As you lay off, sailing across the River Loire on Eiffel’s Aqueduct to Briare it may conjure up images of sea adventures, naval heroes on warships, of plagiarizes roaming the high seas or travellers off to learn distant lands. And so, each new day brings a variety of landscape, affording young travels a different context for their risky ventures, including peaceful woodlands, medieval hamlets, ancient castles and verdant vineyards.

Every Day Is a New Adventure
Every parent knows that boredom is the greatest enemy of a peaceful family vacation. Tired kids are cranky, whiny, and often out to cause trouble! Luckily, on a luxury barge cruise in France, your children’s house will be occupied with exciting and fun-filled activities like bicycle rides in Paris, kayaking near Chatillon sur Loire, lake swimming in Rogny, and plenty more. Kids usually find Montbouy, in particular, especially exciting; they can call the animal farm PARC Animalier de L’Emprunt, try go-Karting at Planet Karting, or go horseback riding astride palominos. When the vessel attains Montargis, taking a drive in a horse-drawn carriage or playing in the sand are both great ways to flirt with children of the family.

Consider a Themed Trip
A dull and easy Barge Trip along the Canal du Midi in southern France is simply pure fun and the ultimate in ease. It is safe to declare that there is nothing common about a French barge vacation! France is rich in refinement and history to explore, but for a genuinely unique experience, why not take a trip with a specific idea — such as museum tours, wine-tasting, biking or gourmet dining? Some companies offer routine itineraries to supply to a range of pastimes.


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