Cruise down the river and admire the surrounding Vosges mountains
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Average customer rating for this region : 4.6 étoiles 4.6/5 (based on 5 review)
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Our base of Pont à Bar, located at the junction of the Meuse and the Canal des Ardennes, is the ideal starting place for a river cruise in the heart of the Vosges. Between hills and forests, this region will delight passionate of nature and calm. Reims to Verdun, through Sedan, each cruise day is a reminder of the history.

    Here is the list of waterways in river boat in this region
  • > The Meuse
  • On this waterway, here are the possible starting points : Pont à Bar, Pont à Bar.

  • > The Canal des Ardennes
  • On this waterway, here are the possible starting points : Pont à Bar.

    We are specialists in houseboat rental, If this is your first river cruise and/or if you have any questions about the boat without licence, do not hesitate to contact us, we are at your disposal from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm by E-mail or at 0033 230 96 08 57.

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    The meuse

    After Pont-à-Bar, you will pull in at Charleville Mézières, the marionette capital of the world, before stopping at Bogny-sur-Meuse to visit the site associated with the medieval tale, ‘The Four Sons of Aymon’. Climb the hill at Monthermé to admire the magnificent view of the twists and turns of the River Meuse. At Givet make sure you visit Fort Charlemond.

    Formerly known as a stronghold of the steel industry, there is still some remains standing, such as the working class houses of the "cité de l'échelle" or the blue gate of the castle in the Art-Nouveau style.
    Creation of the wealthy Charles of Gonzague in the seventeenth century, this city has a beautiful square in its Centre, the place Ducale and the Museum Rimbaud (birthplace of the latter).
    This tower dating from the 12th century is placed in the centre of Givet, classified "the most beautiful detours of France".
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    Activities
    FishingFishing
    The Meuse waters are full of fish.
    NatureNature
    Many species of birds have chosen the Meuse as place of habitat. So throughout your cruise barge on the river Meuse you will be accosted by ducks or swans.
    MonumentMonument
    Bogny sur Meuse, Charlleville-Mézières and Givet buildings testify of the past from middle ages of this region.
    BikeBike
    Throughout your river cruise in houseboat, you will find on the banks of the Meuse River a tow path allowing you to bike ride.
    The Locks
    1 Type of locks on The Meuse
    • - Automatic locks
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    The canal des ardennes

    Take advantage of being close to the Lac de Bairon to try out some new water sports and, after following the River Bar cruising along the Canal des Ardennes, you will travel down the Canal de l’Aisne, before arriving at Reims, the capital of champagne. Here take the time to visit the magnificent cathedral and go champagne tasting. 

    This small town (about 500 inhabitants) lies at the crossroads of the Aisne and the Canal of Ardennes. You will see there numerous remains of World War I.
    Its construction began in the 13th century, one of the major achievements of the Gothic art in France, it was the place of consecration for over 20 French Kings.
    You can either enjoy windsurfing, sailing or swimming on this natural lake near La Chesne.
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    Activities
    MonumentMonument
    The Arch of Germanicus in Saintes to the Corderie Royale de Rochefort (the largest arsenal of Europe of the seventeenth century)
    BikeBike
    The tow path follows the Canal of the Ardennes in Reims to Pont à Bar.
    VineyardVineyard
    Close to the region of Champagne, enjoy the discovery of the vineyards with a closer look.
    NatureNature
    This canal is lateral to the Aisne, allowing you to see Dipper, corncrake, or even green sovereignty.
    The Locks
    1 Type of locks on The Canal des Ardennes
    • - Automatic locks
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    information about the locks of rivers and canals Ardennes
    Locks

    The locks are manned by lock keepers. They are closed on some bank holidays.

    the information on the fluvial navigation with self drive river boat in Ardennes
    Boating

    Navigation on waterways in the Ardennes is quite easy and perfect for your first experience of boating.

    info on boat moorings without a license in Ardennes
    Mooring

    You can moor anywhere along the banks in the heart of the countryside, except on the River Meuse where you have to use the designated moorings.

    information on the access to the bases of the boat rental Ardennes
    Bases Access

    Hi-speed (TGV) train stations at Sedan and Reims.

    infos on the one-way with self drive penichette in Ardennes
    One Way

    One-way cruises are not available in the Ardennes.

    info on more services and extras possible with your self drive penichette in Ardennes
    Services

    There is secure car parking at the Pont à Bar base.

    Average : 4.6 étoiles 4.6/5 (based on 5 review)
    All the reviews presented come from customers having made a cruise while booking on the site of Cris Boat France on a boat of a partner company.
    By default, reviews are displayed from newest to oldest.
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    4
    - Boat : Eau-Claire 930 - Cruise made on 14/04/2017,
    Duration : 7 Nights (1 week) - Cruise : Pont à Bar Return

    "auto-translation :''I recommend to my friends''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Sedan 1000 A - Cruise made on 25/10/2016,
    Duration : 4 Nights (mid-Week) - Cruise : Pont à Bar Return

    "auto-translation :''Good experience''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Eau-Claire 930 - Cruise made on 15/04/2016,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Pont à Bar Return

    "auto-translation : ''This cruise gave us want to retry the family experience''"
     
    4
    - Boat : Sedan 1170 A - Cruise made on 21/08/2015,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Pont à Bar Return

    "auto-translation : ''Pleasant stay, better than I could have hoped''"
     
    5
    - Boat : Eau-Claire 930 - Cruise made on 01/05/2015,
    Duration : 3 Nights (or 3 Days / 2 Nights) - Cruise : Pont à Bar Return

    "auto-translation : ''To Redo''"
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