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The Lock-Keeper Blog


The Lock-Keeper has gone viral! Every few weeks we will be blogging about the Hotel barging experience; From the history of our hotel barges to some of the off the beaten track excursions we visit. Intrigued? Then read on...


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Carcassonne: the Canal du Midiís Captivating City 25th Jan 2017

Guests often wait with bated breath for the final destination on their cruise of the Canal du Midi: the impressive medieval citadel of Carcassonne. La Cité, or the medieval city, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most iconic – and most visited – attractions in France.  





Thatís the Spirit! 18th Jan 2017

You may well already know about our elegant new lady, ‘Spirit of Scotland’, a hotel barge that will soon be embarking on voyages of discovery on Thomas Telford’s Caledonian Canal and lochs of the Great Glen. A cruise aboard her encompasses the true ‘spirit’ of Scotland and is a special addition to our collection.





An Anniversary to Remember Aboard a Hotel Barge 20th Dec 2016

An anniversary – perhaps a wedding milestone, a special birthday or a memorable date with personal significance – is the perfect opportunity to gather together your nearest and dearest to celebrate. If you’re looking for a unique way to commemorate this special event with your loved ones, chartering a hotel barge on one of the peaceful inland waterways of Europe could be the perfect solution.





Visiting Villages with Quintessential French Charm 20th Dec 2016

Back in May this year we wrote about France’s most beautiful villages, which are recognised by the independent organisation Le Plus Beaux Villages de France. There are strict criteria for a village to be given membership of this association: the total resident population must be fewer than 2,000 people; it must be situated in a charming rural setting; and the village must boast at least two national heritage sites.





ABC - Appreciate Bordeaux at Christmas! 20th Dec 2016

Bordeaux has recently been voted the best city to visit and it’s easy to understand why. This capital of the most renowned wine-growing region in the world has much to offer, including the new Cité du Vin, a truly innovative wine museum sited on the banks of the River Garonne “where wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach, all set within an evocative architectural design. 





Chefís Recipe: A Different Stuffing for Turkey 19th Dec 2016

Christmas is fast approaching, so here is a different recipe for turkey stuffing from one of our barge chefs using some fine ingredients from various regions of France.





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