France travel vacations are best experienced aboard a luxury barge. The many rivers and canals of this wondrous land make barge cruises in France the perfect way for visitors to experience all that this country has to offer. There are 26 regions that make up the country and each is unique and yet at the same time similar. France is a country of many different types of geography and visitors will enjoy the sights of great mountains, rolling hills, deep valleys and heavily wooded forests. It is the differences of the land that cause the regions to be similar. An odd statement to be sure but consider the images that come to mind when one thinks of France.
Food, wine and culture are three words that can be attributed to France. The Upper Loire region is a great place to start and visitors can meander down the river and canals to Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace, Brittany and Provence while enjoying the beautiful vistas and the bountiful offerings of gourmet food. Food and wine differ from region to region but the quality and artistry of making both food and wine remain the same across all the regions. Visitors who enjoy France river cruising will delight in a gourmet pallet of food that represents each region and wine that marvels the senses and brings joy to the soul. Both elements take their attributes from the land and in fact the very soil in which their ingredients are grown.