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The Secrets of Roquefort

If you only think of salad dressing when you hear the word, "Roquefort," think again. Roquefort, offers much more than just cheese-making. The town of around 700 residents is set in the rolling hills of the Midi Pyrenees region of south-central France, and features dramatic hiking trails, historic chateaux and remnants from French history, dating back to the Roman era.

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Albi – New Favorite Visit in France

We just got back from a fantastic trip to France and I fell in love with this lovely country all over again! We visited some wonderful UNESCO sites near Toulouse. One of my favorite visits was Albi. Located in south-central France about 50 miles northeast of Toulouse, is a quiet town of around 52,000 residents. Though less well-known to North American tourists than many other towns in southern France, Albi is steeped in Medieval history and makes an ideal day stop on a barge tour of the region.

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Learn French Cooking on a Luxury Barge

One way to immerse yourself in French culture is to sample the many flavors of its cuisine. An even better way is learning how those delectable dishes are created. What could possibly top that scenario? Combine a luxury all-inclusive barge cruise through the canals of France with cooking classes focusing on that area’s regional dishes. Learn to select the proper ingredients and then turn them into artistic creations to please both the eye and the palate, all under the watchful eye of an experienced French chef.

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Family Barge Vacations

In this fast paced world quality family time is becoming even more precious. Even when we are home it’s not uncommon for both adults and children to be glued in front of computer screens or televisions, usually in different rooms. Inside or out, we are at the mercy of our cell phones and the world of text-messaging. Sometimes it is best to take the family and get away from it all. Choosing Europe as a vacation destination is not only exciting, it is educational. One way to explore this interesting continent is on a family barge vacation.

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Romantic Barge Cruise in Burgundy

Valentine's Day is coming, what are you waiting for? It's time to pack your bags and spend a romantic week in France aboard a hotel barge. With eye-popping scenery of Burgundy, fine wines and delectable meals you have a romantic getaway your sweetie will never forget. The Barge Connection’s newer addition, C’est la Vie is a perfect choice.

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