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hotel barges in burgundy
The most famous cruising areas in France
Burgundy is the most famous barging region in France, steeped in picturesque villages, Gothic churches, Renaissance Chateaux and hillsides of patchwork vineyards. Since Roman times, the Art of Living, "Art de Vivre", is encapsulated in Burgundy with history, gastronomic delights and fine wines.
Upper Loire - Burgundy
famous Briare aqueduct
The Loire region is a typically French landscape with peaceful, rolling countryside. The cruise takes you through majestic woodland and open farmland to the most famous waterway landmark in France: The 700 yard long aqueduct, which carries the canal across the River Loire at Briare. The aqueduct was built by the great engineer Eiffel.
Renaissance 6 day cruise from 6312 Euros
Renaissance has a beautifully appointed lounge with comfortable seating. A bar is stocked with your favorites, and bookshelves contain a Bose CD system, current books, up-to-date periodicals and magazines. All 4 suites can be twins or double. Each has a 60 sq feet private bathroom.
Meanderer 6 day cruise from 5733 Euros
Meanderer has 3 en-suite cabins in excess of 125 square feet, large lounge and dining areas, a spacious, teak covered sun-deck and an outdoor heated spa-pool. Meaderer is ideal for exploring treasures of the Upper Loire like historical Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses and Eiffel’s Briare Pont canal.
Johanna 6 day cruise from 3498 Euros
Johanna is operating in Belgium and in France. She cruises on meandering rivers and canals from Bruges to Paris or in the French Champagne and Loire regions. On board Johanna you'll find peace and tranquility
as you pass by the quiet countryside, picturesque villages and historic towns.
Nivernais - Burgundy
dramatic nivernais canal
The Nivernais Canal is both beautiful and dramatic, rated by experienced barge travellers as one of the finest cruise routes in Europe. Embracing both river and man-made canal, the Nivernais preserves the character of 150 years ago. You cruise through lands where Charolais cows graze by the water's edge. Centuries-old locks mark the way. You can ride a bike or stroll along the old towing path.
Luciole 6 day cruise from 4636 Euros
The Luciole accommodates 12 passengers in 8 en-suite cabins : 3 doubles (can be converted to twins), 3 twins and 2 singles. As the first hotel barge she celebrated fifty years of continuous cruising in 2016. Luciole offers theme cruises including the popular “Adventure Charter”.
Art de Vivre 6 day cruise from 3337 Euros
The 8 passenger Art de Vivre started life as a Scottish munitions carrier before being transformed by a team of skilled craftsmen into a floating celebration of the Burgundian “good life”. Your crew of four comprise Captain, Tour guide, Master Chef and Hostess, all with a love for the Nivernais canal.
Randle from 2782 Euros
Randle is a traditional boat, beautifully maintained. Polished brass and varnished wood create typical classic nautical atmosphere inside. With only 2 cabins, it’s the perfect private barge to cruise the scenic Canal du Nivernais. Gourmet cuisine at selected restaurants along Randle’s cruise route.
north & south burgundy
history & wine
Burgundy is the most famous barging region in France, steeped in picturesque villages, Gothic churches, Renaissance Chateaux and hillsides of patchwork vineyards. Since Roman times, the Art of Living, "Art de Vivre", is encapsulated in Burgundy with history, gastronomic delights and fine wines. Explore quaint towns such as Clamecy, the famous palace in Dijon, the castle of Chateauneuf or Vezelay with its hilltop basilica St Mary Magdelain.
Prosperite 6 day cruise from 7155 Euros
Prosperite expressly designed to meet the expectations of upscale travellers desiring to experience the luxury of five star travel, Prosperite offers stunning decor in the upstairs salon and some of the largest rooms and highest level of amenities you will find on barges in France.
La Nouvelle Etoile 6 day cruise from 7125 Euros
La Nouvelle Etoile is a luxurious barge with very spacious accommodation for only 8 passengers, offering a wonderful blend of traditional elegance and sophisticated, state of the art facilities. The bedroom suites, boast internet access and satellite TV and large double sink bathrooms.
Apres Tout 6 day cruise from 6890 Euros
The Apres Tout is the perfect boat for 3 couples or a family. The three huge cabins each have immaculate, practical bathrooms and the spacious light and modern lounge isenchanting. The stunning kitchen of The Apres Tout comes with stools for guests to watch the cook achieve miracles.
grand victoria 6 day cruise from 6872 Euros
On Hemingway, each cabin has a flat screen TV and DVD player. The saloon features large picture windows, allowing light to stream onto the quality leather sofas. With two sun decks, there is an abundance of space to relax inside and out whilst cruising through the stunning countryside.
C'est La Vie 6 day cruise from 6532 Euros
Deb and Olivier own and run C’est La Vie. They are obviously very fond of her and enjoy sharing their immaculate barge with guests. C’est La Vie was originally designed as the private floating home for an American family, her superb and very large 4 en-suite cabins are waiting for you.
Saroche 6 day cruise from 5706 Euros
Saroche, if you are a wine fanatic, you are on the right boat. Jason, owner, captain, wine expert and brilliant entertainer will take you to Champagne in Spring and through caves running under the city of Beaune in Burgundy. He will make sure you get to taste wines in accordance with your palate.
papillon from 5525 Euros
Le Papillon has such character and charm that passengers find themselves wanting to return year after year. She sleeps only six, in three cabins – one double and two twins. Each cabin has en-suite facilities with air conditioning and central heating.
Rendez vous from 5300 Euros
Rendez-Vous is a new and contemporary vessel. Owned and professionally run by the same team as the luxury barge Prospetite, Rendez-vous is aiming at proposing more affordable “casual luxury”. The barge is cruising on the Canal de Bourgogne, one of the most popular barge routes.
Finesse from 5100 Euros
Finesse is a brand new, luxurious, double-decker hotel barge with very spacious cabins. There are 4 large suites that can be configured as twins or doubles. The saloon features panoramic windows and a demonstration galley where you can watch the chef prepare gourmet meals.
L'impressionniste from 3933 Euros
L’impressionniste is a very attractive barge for a party or a family. With 6 comfortable cabins with modern en-suite on the lower level, the main deck is dedicated to social activities: a spacious lounge with a generous open bar and a long dining table to accommodate 12 guests indoor.
La Belle Epoque from 3933 Euros
La Belle Epoque was designed with both elegance and passenger comfort in mind and offers a sun-deck spa-pool. The wood paneled saloon together with other luxury facilities, are all fully air-conditioned. The spacious cabins offer a twin or double beds with marble en-suite facilities.
Savoir Vivre from 3710 Euros
Savoir Vivre proposes breakfast and lunches on board while taking guests out to the restaurant each night. The ideal way to discover genuine French restaurant’s atmosphere. Cabins are not vast but comfortable, beds excellent and bathrooms immaculate with full size shower.
Wine & water from 3333 Euros
Wine & Water offers 3 bedroom suites for 2 to 6 passengers. Max, the captain, is a Burgundy wines specialist organizing private wine tastings in the world famous Burgundian villages on the slopes of Côtes de Nuit and the Côtes de Beaune Dijon and the famous wine town of Beaune.
Magnolia from 2733 Euros
New on the Canal de Bourgogne, the Magnolia is a spacious and luxury vessel completely reconverted into a comfortable and airy hotel barge in 2014. With 3 large cabins and modern en-suites, Magnolia offers a lot of flexibility with 3 or 6 day cruises and a unique “self-catering” option.