Three villages of the Saone in the Franche Comté

They are quiet and contemplative, the Saone villages in Franche Comté in eastern France. This makes them just the thing for a relaxing holiday for connoisseurs. We saw some of them on our houseboat tour from Gray to Scey sur Saone.

Cooking in a motorhome or houseboat

Cooking in a motor home or houseboat needs to be carefully considered. Because there is only little space in the galley as well as in the kitchenette of a mobile home. During our trips with the motorhome and the houseboat, we have gained experience of what to look for in a small kitchen.

One pot recipes for camping and houseboat

If you travel a lot by motorhome or houseboat, you know that simple dishes are best prepared in the kitchens. Therefore, one pot recipes are well suited for camping and houseboat kitchens.

Houseboat tips for beginners

We spent three days as beginners with the houseboat on the Mayenne. The Mayenne is a river in the Pays de la Loire not far from the border with Normandy and Brittany and flows into the Loire at Angers. It is one of the rivers in France that beginners can navigate without a boat license. What should you know beforehand?

The Saone in Franche Comté - the river of the swans

You can enjoy nature on the Saone in Franche Comté. Nowhere else have I seen so many swans as on the Saone. During the five days of our houseboat tour, we met swans in every place, in every bay and in every marina.

Mayenne France - The most beautiful gardens in the Pays de la Loire

Flower villages - that's what Michel promised us when he picked us up from the airport in Nantes for our houseboat tour on the Mayenne. And he was right! We encountered flowers not only in the villages and towns along the river, and not only in gardens. Almost every lock we passed was nicely decorated with flowers.

In the houseboat on the Saone in Franche Comté

Out and about with the houseboat on the Saone. Our tour with the houseboat on the Saone starts in the small town of Gray, about 50 minutes by car northwest of Besancon in France. You can find out what you can experience on the way here.

By houseboat on the Mayenne

On the way with the houseboat on the Mayenne in the Pays de la Loire in western France, we discover a region and a river that could hardly be more relaxing. From Château-Gontier we drive to Laval and back in three days and experience a journey past châteaus and small villages.

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