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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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Discover the Wonderful World of René Lalique 29th Jun 2016

Cruising through Alsace aboard the Panache, you’re probably looking forward to the sights and sensations that make this region, which straddles the French-German border, so enchanting. Mountains rearing up on the horizon, sloping vineyards, steeply pitched gabled roofs with timber framing, crisp white wines and golden beers, the blending of French and German cultures. 

Bastille Day in France A Pyrotechnical Extravaganza! 29th Jun 2016

If you are a lover of fireworks, the place to be on the evening of July 14th is Carcassonne in Southwest France. Here will be France’s biggest display of pyrotechnics to celebrate Bastille Day, although the French simply call it “Quatorze  Juillet”. 

Chef's Recipe: Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup 29th Jun 2016

This soup is perfect for summer, served chilled or hot! When you combine several pounds of fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and a fair amount of garlic you know it’s got to be good. It requires minimal ingredients but yields such delicious results. Enjoy! 

Experience the Magnificence of Champagne 27th Jun 2016

Few places on Earth can boast the name recognition of Champagne in France. This renowned region, famous for the sparkling white wine that bears its name, is also the birthplace of chivalric romance and has been at the crossroads of Europe since Roman times. You can taste the history, heritage and culture in every glass. 

Its a Family Affair in France this Summer 7th Jun 2016

Three family-themed cruises, scheduled for this summer, are now bookable by cabins, with guaranteed departures when a minimum of three passengers book up to two cabins. We are also offering discounts for guests under 18, providing an excellent opportunity for small families to take advantage of their family-friendly itineraries in different regions of France.  

Top 7 Wine Experiences in Burgundy 18th May 2016

Home to rolling green hills, meandering waterways, and medieval villages straight out of a fairy tale, Burgundy is one of our top destinations for cruising. Oh, and did we mention the wine? If you’re any sort of oenophile, Burgundy is a dream come true. On any and all of our itineraries on the Burgundy canal, you can expect to encounter the local vintage at every turn! Here are 7 of our favourite wine experiences in this stunning region 

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