hotel barges in burgundy

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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.

burgundy Upper - Loire

famous Briare aqueduct

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Renaissance from 5250 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.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Meanderer from 4612 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.

22 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Deborah / charter for small group / new

MS Déborah was launched in 2016 by CroisiEurope. The 131 foot river barge cruises the Loire Canal in the heart of France. It has two decks and carries 22 passengers.

Burgundy Nivernais

dramatic nivernais canal

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Elisabeth from 3666 Euros

Recently updated, Elisabeth has been designed for comfort, tranquillity and privacy whilst boasting a spacious and light environment with modern hotel facilities. All three guest rooms provide air-conditioned, private ensuite facilities with access to the saloon and dining area.

12 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Luciole from 3553 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”.

4 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Randle from 3538 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.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Art de Vivre from 3437 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.

north & south burgundy

history & wine

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

La Nouvelle Etoile from 6375 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.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Apres Tout from 6000 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 is enchanting. The stunning kitchen with stools for guests to watch the cook achieve miracles.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Grand Cru from 5945 Euros

The Grand Cru’s eye-catching modern design effortlessly reflects the clean lines and open spaces of contemporary living. The beautifully appointed cabins are 260 square feet, and boast a TV and shower and bath.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Belmond fleur de Lys from 5818 Euros

With interiors enriched by authentic Indian furnishings, including ornate fabrics and four-poster beds, Belmond Fleur de Lys is a visual treat. There are 3 spacious cabins each with en-suite bathrooms. Retire to the lounge after meals and strike up a tune on the grand piano.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Belmond Amaryllis from 5640 Euros

Belmond Amaryllis exemplifies French finesse. Antique Louis XVI furniture, a trompe l’oeil wall mural, embroidered Parisian bedcovers and marble en-suite bathrooms create lavish but comfortable living areas. Four generous cabins offer king or twin beds.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Belmond Lilas from 5640 Euros

Discover the casual, welcoming atmosphere of Lilas. Four generous cabins offer king or twin beds, hosting up to eight guests. Soak up the sun while relaxing in the heated pool on deck, or relax in the shade under the canopy.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Prosperite from 5535 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.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Grand Victoria from 5316 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.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Finesse from 5250 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.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

C'est La Vie from 5248 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.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Saroche from 5193 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.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

papillon from 4305 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.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Rendez vous from 4305 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.

12 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

L'impressionniste from 4058 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.

12 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

La Belle Epoque from 4058 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.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Magnolia from 3983 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.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Wine & water from 3666 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.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Savoir Vivre from 3125 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.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

La Vie en rose from 3000 Euros

The 6 passenger barge La Vie en Rose (formerly known as the Who Knows) was built in 1930 in Holland. Totally refurbished this year, she offers 3 well appointed en-suite air conditionned cabins and two fabulous outside decks.

24 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Jeanine / charter for small group / new

Burgundy From Saint-Léger to Dijon. Transfer included on day 1 from Dijon. Drinks and excursions included.