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Cruise on the Somme canal

Activity - Holidays & weekends in Corbie

Cruise on the Somme canal - Activity - Holidays & weekends in Corbie
Nature and the great outdoors

Quai du Canal - Corbie

" Day-Trips" from Corbie to Amiens or from Amiens to Corbie.

One Week Cruises on half of the Canal de la Somme (Péronne to Amiens or Amiens to Saint-Valery, or in the opposite direction) or Roundtrip cruises (Amiens to Froissy and back).

" Day-Trips" : Spend an unusual time on the beautiful Canal de la Somme : pass through locks and relax on the decks of the ship and watch the landscape pass by at 6 km/h - see the world from a different angle !

Week Cruises or Roundtrip : Enjoy a few days of " life on the water " far away from mass tourism. Go from one interesting site to another without having to pack and unpack your luggage. Your cabin and its private bathroom come along. Fall asleep to the sound of wavelets against the hull and wake up in the morning to the cries of moorhens and ducks. The boat is the ideal spot to relax and recover from a visit to one of the many ww1 memorials in the area.


Cruise on the Somme canal
A day - 6 people
450 €
5 days - 2 people
2000 €
5 days - 4 people
3300 €
7 days - 2 people
3000 €
7 days - 4 people
5000 €


Arnild Barging Sàrl
+33 6 74 22 29 75
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Practical information

EstablishmentArnild Barging Sàrl
Participants' profileAll ages
In detail

Day-Trips : boarding at 10am, coffee and croissants, lock passages, buffet lunch on board, continued navigation, disembarking around 4 : 30pm. Return by train or mini-van to starting point, - or bring your bikes and cycle back on the towpath.

Roundtrip : 5 days / 4 nights, from Amiens via Corbie and Froissy and back. Half pension.

One week Cruise : 7 days / 6 nights, half the Canal. Half pension.

Establishment policy

Security depositDown payment of 25% of the total service price
PaymentBank transfer, cash
Day-Trips : A deposit of € 100 to secure the booking, the rest at embarkation. If canceled in writing by clients (e-mail accepted) no later than 3 days before the date of embarkation, 75% of the amount paid will be refunded. Week Cruise and Roundtrip : A 20% deposit to secure the booking, the rest 90 days before departure. If canceled in writing by the customer (e-mail accepted) no later than 30 days before departure, the amount paid will be refunded with deduction of 20% deposit.

Opening times

From 23 april to 10 september
10h00 - 16h30
10h00 - 16h30
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From 23 april to 10 september
10h00 - 16h30
10h00 - 16h30
10h00 - 16h30
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10h00 - 16h30

Customer reviews

Value for money
Irvington N.Y., United States
July 2016
What a glorious day out !
My father in-law canal aficionado and we booked a full day trip from Amiens to Corbie with Bente and Kurt while on a family vacation in Northern France. It was suberb ! The boat, which is their home, is beautifully kept and decorated in a Danish modern style. Bente served coffee and croissants on the deck as we motored along. More cruising and then we enjoyed a gorgeous French lunch while docked in a lock - with dessert, coffee and darts (!) in the nearby cafe. Everything detail was taken care of. Kurt and Bente are marvelous hosts/guides and even went so far as to arrange van transport back to our car at the end of our day. Our party of nine ranged in age from 5 - 79 and a wonderful time was had by all. It was truly a day to remember ! Fyi, Arnild Barging offers day trips as well as week-long cruises along the canals of Northern France and to historic sites of wwi.
Manager's reply
Dear Sharon, thank you very much for adding your review to France-Voyage ! Kurt and I wish you and your family all the best for 2017, - and a merry Christmas. Bente
Toronto, Canada
June 2016
A fantastic option that isn't same-old same-old
Well, I am so glad our group of four chose to "take a chance on the unusual" and reserve for 3 nights on Barge Aslaug. The hosts, Bente and Kurt, who live on board, were fantastic. They were just the right mix of attentive and inclusive, but never intrusive. They welcomed us with open arms and much appreciated wine and appetizers ! They even shared dinner with us one night (when we had some food, they had some food…). Breakfasts were just delicious. The accommodations were terrific, very comfortable twin berths in each cabin, plenty of storage space, private ensuite in each cabin (with terrific water pressure in the shower). It was lovely to be on the water, away from the craziness of towns or cities, listening to the birds, etc. It was just fabulous. I think we were unanimous in saying we would stay there again, and recommend it highly. Thank you to our Danish friends xoxo.
Manager's reply
Hello Charlene, thank you so much for adding your review to France-Voyages. We wish you and your friends a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2017 ! Kurt & Bente
Adelaide, Australia
May 2016
B&B Starboard cabin on new-built barge
We were met at the station and escorted through the town by Bente While her husband Kurt took our luggage by car. We were warmly welcomed and treated to a very pleasant happy hour on the deck of Aslaug. We were given good instructions for touring the area (including Villers Bretonneux and Le Hamel) and the use of their very comfortable bicycles. The ride along the banks of the Somme to Amiens the following day was particularly enjoyable. We enjoyed the friendliness of our hosts and the choice of breakfast, a private bathroom and more space than we expected on board such a vessel. We would love to cruise on this barge.
Manager's reply
Thank you, Pauline and Denys, for adding this review to France-Voyage ! We enjoyed your stay and would like to meet you again. Kind regards, Kurt & Bente
Colorado Springs, United States
July 2015
Wonderful canal and river cruising
Left on Jan 13,2016 for a stay in Jul 2015 - The following is a review I posted following our trip on aslaug last summer. Kurt and Bente list the port and starboard cabins separately ; our family of four occupied both and so I am reposting this review here for the benefit of anyone who comes to the starboard cabin site. The two cabins are identical ; each accommodates two people. We spent a wonderful week with Kurt and Bente in late July on the Somme River and the Somme River Canal, beginning in Amiens and cruising downstream to the ancient port city of St. Valery-sur-Somme. This is beautiful country, with pretty, interesting, historic small towns along the way : Amiens, Abbeville, Picquiny, Long, and St. Valerie. The boat is charming, built to Kurt and Bente's specifications. Every aspect of it has been carefully thought out. There are two guest cabins, each with room for two people, each with its own bathroom and shower. Compact, but very comfortable. The interior of the boat was finished by Danish cabinetmakers, and the woodwork is a work of art in itself. This trip is an unusual opportunity. Many river/canal barge chartered trips are a completely guided experience, with nearly all meals eaten on board, with guides leading a group through a planned itinerary, etc. We would feel a bit suffocated on a trip like that. Also, complete package trips like that are much more expensive. Aboard the Aslaug, you sleep on the boat, have breakfast, and then are on your own to explore the area you are passing through that day. Really, it's a floating bed and breakfast, which suited us perfectly. Four bikes are available ; we didn't use them simply because we enjoyed walking. Meals are a treat on board the Aslaug. Kurt and Bente like food and like to cook. The “Captain's Dinner” was as good a meal as we had anytime during our three weeks in France, which is saying something, as we did not have a bad meal once, and visited many fine restaurants. Bente gets up each morning and prepares breakfast while Kurt goes to the local bakery for fresh baked goods. Bente seems always to have a snack ready. You will have to be careful if you want to walk off the boat the same weight as you hopped aboard. Kurt and Bente are wonderful hosts. They don't run these charters for a living ; they've done that already. Instead, they love their life on the rivers and canals, and love to share it with their guests. Friendly and personable, Kurt and Bente spend the cruising part of the day in the wheelhouse, and are happy to chat with you, explaining the ins and outs of navigation on the river. At the end of the day, they will always be ready to share a drink with you, discussing whatever you wish to talk about. This is a kind, considerate, interesting couple with a great wealth of experience and knowledge. Getting to know them was the highlight of the trip for me. We'd love to join them again sometime.
Manager's reply
Hello Dan, thank you very much for adding this review. We sincerely appreciate to keep in touch with you and your family ! Kurt & Bente

Places of interest nearby

Abbey Saint-Pierre (490 yd)
Tourist Office of Corbie (500 yd)
Train station of Corbie (1310 yd)
Mémorial australien de Villers-Bretonneux (1.3 mi)
Wood of Blangy (3.9 mi)
Church Saint-Pierre (4.1 mi)
Wood of the Gorgue (5.1 mi)
Train station of Lamotte-Brebière (5.3 mi)
Golf Course of Amiens (5.5 mi)
Aerodrome of Amiens - Glisy (6.2 mi)

Access itinerary

" Day on the Water" : train to Corbie, then a walk of 1.2 km to the lock, or train to Amiens, then a walk of 1.5 km to Port Aval. Cruises : Amiens and Péronne are reached by train from Paris, Saint-Valery by train from Amiens to Noyelles-sur-Mer and then the narrow gauge steam train (or taxi). Good connections by train from London, Lille and Amiens.

Events nearby

Last nameDescriptionDateCity
Main Square Festival
Three days of live music in a citadel designed by VaubanJune 2019Arras (28 mi)
Saint-Riquier Festival
A big music festival in the Somme BayJuly 2019Saint-Riquier (30 mi)

Restaurants nearby

Last nameStyleRateCity
Bistro Boeuf Framboise
French cuisine18 € Longueau (6.8 mi)
Le Philopat
French cuisine50 € Longueau (7.5 mi)
Restaurant de la Paix
French cuisine26 € Albert (9 mi)
Chez Maman
French cuisine24 € Amiens (9.3 mi)
Le Rétroviseur
French cuisine25 € Amiens (9.3 mi)
Leu Duo
French cuisine30 € Amiens (9.3 mi)

Outings nearby

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cycling itineraryEasy3h00Blangy-Tronville (4.3 mi)
Somme towpath
Village visitEasy1h00Blangy-Tronville (4.3 mi)
Tribune of British Officers
HikeEasy3h00Dernancourt (7 mi)
From Vésigneux to Folleville
HikeEasy2h00Paillart (18.4 mi)
Les Planches River via the hydroelectric plant
HikeEasy1h00Long (25 mi)
Launch site of the Second World War V1
Village visitEasy2h00Saint-Maulvis (30 mi)

Accommodation nearby

Last nameAccommodation typeRateCity
Camping 'Les Poissonniers'
Campsite18 € per day (2 pers / tent / car)Corbie
L'auberge fleurie
Hotel57 € to 77 € per nightHeilly (3.4 mi)
Les Orchidées
Bed & breakfast80 € per double roomBlangy-Tronville (4.4 mi)
Charming & studious Gîte **** Ax Amiens Albert
Vacation rental420 € to 430 € per weekTreux (4.9 mi)
INTER-HOTEL Amiens Tabl’Hôtel
Hotel62 € to 132 € per nightLongueau (6.8 mi)
Hôtel balladins Amiens / Longueau
Hotel45 € to 65 € per nightLongueau (6.8 mi)
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