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Barging Ardennes - Informal barge cruises

Barging through the Ardennes need not be expensive! Nilaya offers affordable 6 night barging vacations on some of the Ardennes's most beautiful waterways. They're relaxing, sociable, flexible and fun! barging Ardennes cruises

Ardennes barging vacations at truly amazing prices!

Just four lucky guests each week get to share two comfortable ensuite cabins while uncovering a hidden side of Ardennes that few get to see. 

Stunning scenery, flexible dining and being able to tell the captain ‘where to go’ are a few of the ingredients ensuring the Ardennes barging holiday of a lifetime. Whether it's the Ardennes reception, substantial continental breakfasts, extensive light lunches or five course home cooked dinner, you're sure to leave Nilaya and the Ardennes with the most wonderful memories

Flexible dining allows dining ashore where the mood takes you, have your host provide additional meals or self catering as you prefer.  

Visit chateaux or vineyards, enjoy wine tasting, ballooning, cycling the towpaths or simply relaxing and sampling the fine wine and gourmet food France has to offer you. 

Barging vacations taken in the Ardennes are just some of the spectacular regions Nilaya visits each summer and during 2012, Champagne, Alsace, Lorraine, Paris, Burgundy and the Vosges are also likely contenders. Why?

Guests create their Ardennes barging holiday by suggesting where and when they'd like to cruise. I try and accommodate those desires, culminating in the summers final overall route. There's sure to be a Ardennes barging vacation just for you...

Barge Nilaya is listed in the excellent Rick Steves France guide bookNilaya's variable rates are some of the most reasonable to be found on the French waterways, offering an unbeatable quality of food, accommodation and experience for the price. Previous guests left raving reviews about their barge vacations aboard Nilaya 

With 6 night cruises for four starting at just £1250 per person, why not browse the wonderful French route options, remembering that those booking early get the greatest choice at the lowest price! 

Singles, friends, couples or groups, all are welcome to join in the barging adventure. Nilaya's my wonderful luxury cruising home and I welcome you to her unreservedly. Just think of the friends you've yet to meet... Please feel free to get in touch.

With kindest regards




Skipper and Owner

Barge Nilaya


"Kevin - Thank you for inviting us to your home and for introducing us to your world. It has been a delight to be welcomed, informed, instructed and amused. In short, to be surprised by joy at every turn of the river and the conversation. So many unexpected pleasures in this short week on the Meuse. You and the barge will be a part of our favourite memories. Thank you so very much for your generous hospitality"

B & G - Washington, USA

"Kevin. We have sometimes sat beside canals saying "we wonder what it would be like to cruise on a barge." Well, now we have and we wouldn't have missed it for anything. The really great thing about the barge is that it is not just a means of transport, but your home and major life project. You have done a fantastic job and through your enthusiasm for river life, have enabled us to experience a little of the relaxing and beautiful Meuse. Thanks for being such excellent and tolerant hosts for the week."

S & D - Victoria, Australia


barging in Ardennes on the magnificent canals of France
Barging in Ardennes 2004-2012, Barge Nilaya ®. All rights reserved

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Wonderfully informal barge cruises on the French canals. Affordable, flexible, sociable and fun!

Barging Ardennes 2004-2012, Barge Nilaya ®. All rights reserved

2004-2012, Barge Nilaya ®. All rights reserved