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Burgundy Barge Cruises

France is where the idea of luxury barge cruises first started, due in no small part to the myriad of waterways which cross not only its scenic countryside, but also many of its historic towns and cities. And while a Burgundy barge cruise may not be one of the best known holiday options for visitors to France, those who do discover hotel barging in Burgundy are sure not to be disappointed.

In fact, taking a Burgundy barge cruise down one of the region’s canals is a truly wonderful experience. The area boasts some of the world’s finest wines with around 60,000 acres of sunlit vines and arguably the prettiest canals in France. The waterways wind through the heart of the territory’s renowned vineyards, medieval towns, elegant châteaux, magnificent cathedrals, picturesque villages and wonderful local markets. En route, barging in Burgundy guarantees our clients a wealth of sightseeing opportunities.

Finesse Luxury Barge in Burgundy

Reference: Barge

  • Ultra Deluxe Barge

  • 4 Cabins and 5 Crew

  • Price per person in a twin share cabin from: A$9,330

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Finesse Cruising na

Finesse is a double-decker hotel barge that was built to exacting standards with luxury in mind, enhanced by her modern public areas and very spacious cabin suite accommodation.

The well-designed public areas include a saloon with contemporary furnishings and panoramic windows where the emphasis is on making the most of the natural light. There is also a demonstration galley where guests can watch their chef preparing delicious gourmet meals. Outside, guests can relax on the large sun deck with its alfresco dining area, comfortable seating and spa pool.

The four cabin suites, which can be in twin or double-bedded configuration, are very spacious (approx. 265sq ft including en suite), each one air-conditioned and with a beautifully appointed shower room.

Finesse is the perfect vessel on which to cruise the meandering waterways of Southern Burgundy past vineyards and charming canalside villages, and to discover fascinating places along the way such as Autun, Beaune and Dijon.

Cruise Highlights

  • Tour of the historic city of Dijon, including the magnificent Notre-Dame
  • Visit to the 14th century Château de Germolles
  • Tour and private wine tasting at Château de Chamirey in Mercurey
  • Visit to Beaune, including Hôtel-Dieu Hospice
  • Tour of ancient Autun and its 12th century cathedral
  • Gastronomic lunch ashore at a Michelin starred restaurant
  • Excellent opportunities for walking and cycling
  • “Biking Plus” option available

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L'impressionniste Barge in Burgundy

Reference: Barge

  • Deluxe Barge

  • 6 Cabins with 6 Crew

  • Price per person in a twin share Cabin from: A$ 7,350

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LImpressionniste Cruisin nayL’Impressionniste is in many ways similar to our other 12 passenger hotel barge in Burgundy, La Belle Epoque, offering an onboard ambience that combines traditional and more modern French influences.

Her light and airy interior features picture windows and prints reminiscent of the era after which she has been named. In the spacious saloon with its rich-coloured teak flooring and soft lighting, there are balloon-backed dining chairs and comfortable leather sofas that complete the effect.

The cabins, each one bearing the name of a renowned Impressionist painter, offer a choice of accommodation in two junior suites or four staterooms, complemented by modern en suite shower rooms. Twin or double bed configurations are also available.

L’Impressionniste glides gently through the picturesque Ouche Valley in Southern Burgundy through locks with their charming lock-houses. You will see medieval villages perched on hilltops and have the opportunity to discover a region famed for its history and viticulture, with visits to such places as Beaune, the local ‘wine capital’, and the elegant city of Dijon.

Cruise Highlights

  •  Visit Clos de Vougeot, home of the Chevaliers du Tastevin
  • Private wine tastings in the cellars of renowned Burgundy domaines
  • Tour of Dijon and its markets
  • Visit to the moat encircled Château de Commarin
  • Visit to Beaune, including Hôtel-Dieu Hospice
  • Gastronomic private lunch at Château de Beaune
  • Visit to medieval Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
  • Optional hot air ballooning
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
  • “Biking Plus” option available

LImpressionniste Deck Full

Belmond Amarilys

Reference: Barge

  • Luxury Class Barge

  • 4 Cabins with 6 Crew

  • Price per person in a twin share cabin from $11,600

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AMARYLLIS BARGE

 

EXPLORE THE LUSH, FABLED WINE REGION OF BURGUNDY ABOARD OUR ELEGANT BARGE, WHICH CAPTURES BOTH THE CLASSIC STYLE AND EBULLIENT SPIRIT OF LA BELLE FRANCE


ON BOARD

Carrying up to eight passengers, Amaryllis offers a taste of French splendour across two decks with its Louis XVI furniture, a trompe ľoeil wall mural and embroidered Parisian bedcovers. The emphasis on comfort and luxury is evident in our private cabins, which each offer king or twin beds and private marble en-suite bathrooms. While away sunny days in the heated pool or admire the picturesque landscapes from the sun deck. Dinner can be savoured in the formal dining room. In the lounge, doors span the width of the barge, opening for alfresco dining on the sun deck.

THE CABINS

Decorated by some of the most respected names in France and Italy, our four guest cabins are comfortable, beautifully equipped sanctuaries.

Facilities include:

  • - King-size bed (configured as twins if desired)
  • - En-suite bathroom with twin washbasins. Two of the bathrooms have a shower and two have a bathtub with overhead shower
  • - Bedside tables, dressing/desk table, chair, armchairs
  • - Wardrobe, safe and hairdryer
  • - Sockets suitable for two-pin 220-volt plugs
  • - Individually controlled air-conditioning/heating unit so you can adjust the temperature to your liking.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Vehicle transfer or train transfer from Paris to the Barge (if applicable). Private hire transfers are also available from Lyon and Geneva
  • Table d’hôte meals – each week’s menu includes regional specialities and seasonal delicacies unique to the area you’re cruising through
  • Complimentary beverages
  • Accommodation
  • Excursions stated in the itinerary, fully escorted by the experienced onboard guide
EXCURSIONS
The essence of travel with Belmond Afloat in France is that your time is relaxed and any excursions will be tailored to your personal tastes and requirements. Our itineraries include visits to local attractions, such as stately châteaux and bustling markets, with add-on activities such as hot-air ballooning. During the cruise, your barge is accompanied by an air-conditioned vehicle ready to take you and your private guide on
your chosen tours.

Belmond Lilas Barge

Reference: Barge

  • Luxury Class Barge

  • 4 Cabins with 6 Crew

  • Price per person in a twin share cabin from: A$11,200 

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LILAS BARGE 


GLIDE THROUGH BURGUNDY ON OUR SLEEK AND BEAUTIFUL NEW BARGE, WHICH OFFERS AN INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE AND BESPOKE SERVICE FOR JUST EIGHT PASSENGERS.

ON BOARD
Inspired by nature and named after the lilac flower, Lilas gives classic French style a contemporary twist. Handcrafted timber furniture and natural linens are partnered with a stunning mural and embroidered Parisian bedcovers. Comfort is of the essence, and each of our
spacious cabins offers king or twin beds and tiled en-suite bathrooms. To make the most of your chef’s talents, the barge has an elegant dining room, as well as an airy lounge with doors that open out for alfresco dining. In the evening, enjoy an aperitif and your choice of music on the surround-sound stereo. Spend sunny days by the heated pool on deck and soak up the beauty of the countryside.

THE CABINS
Lilas invites you to step into a world of understated elegance. Facilities include:
- King-size beds (configured as twins if desired)
- En-suite bathrooms with twin washbasins and WC.
One bathroom has a bathtub with an overhead
shower and three have a walk-in shower
- Bedside tables
- Dressing/desk table with chair
- Wardrobe and armchairs
- Safe and hairdryer
- Sockets suitable for two-pin 220-volt plugs
- Individually controlled air-conditioning/heating unit
so you can adjust the temperature to your liking.


WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Vehicle transfer or train transfer from Paris to the Barge (if applicable). Private hire transfers are also available from Lyon and Geneva
  • Table d’hôte meals – each week’s menu includes regional specialities and seasonal delicacies unique to the area you’re cruising through
  • Complimentary beverages
  • Accommodation
  • Excursions stated in the itinerary, fully escorted by the experienced onboard guide
EXCURSIONS
The essence of travel with Belmond Afloat in France is that your time is relaxed and any excursions will be tailored to your personal tastes and requirements. Our itineraries include visits to local attractions, such as stately châteaux and bustling markets, with add-on activities such as hot-air ballooning. During the cruise, your barge is accompanied by an air-conditioned vehicle ready to take you and your private guide on
your chosen tours.

Belmond Fleur De Lys

Reference: Barge

  • First Class Barge

  • 3 Cabins with 6 Crew

  • Charter only from $59,020 for 4, $64,920 for 5 and $70,800 for 6 people in low season 

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FLEUR DE LYS BARGE

 

VISIT THE MAGNIFICENT CHÂTEAUX AND VINEYARDS AT THE HEART OF BURGUNDY ON BOARD THIS OPULENT, BARGE, WHICH ALLOWS UP TO SIX GUESTS TO SPREAD OUT IN STYLE.


ON BOARD

From ornate fabrics to regal four-poster beds and authentic Indian furnishings, Fleur de Lys is a visual treat – there’s even a baby grand piano for the musically minded to play in the lounge. Entertain yourself with a curated selection of games, books, music and movies and enjoy WiFi. By day, look out over panoramic vistas of the verdant countryside from the sun deck, or take a dip in the heated pool. As evening falls, dress for dinner in your private en-suite cabin and enjoy a sumptuous banquet created by your chef and served in the elegant dining room.

THE CABINS

The three guest cabins cocoon you in comfort. Each can be configured with twin or king-size beds, making Fleur de Lys perfect for families or groups travelling together.

Facilities include:

  • - En-suite bathroom with twin washbasins, a 110-220-volt shaver socket, either a large corner shower or a bathtub with an overhead shower
  • - Bedside tables, dressing/desk table and chair
  • - Wardrobe, safe and hairdryer
  • - Sockets suitable for two-pin 220-volt plugs
  • - Individually controlled air-conditioning/heating unit so you can adjust the temperature to your liking.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Vehicle transfer or train transfer from Paris to the Barge (if applicable). Private hire transfers are also available from Lyon and Geneva
  • Table d’hôte meals – each week’s menu includes regional specialities and seasonal delicacies unique to the area you’re cruising through
  • Complimentary beverages
  • Accommodation
  • Excursions stated in the itinerary, fully escorted by the experienced onboard guide
EXCURSIONS
The essence of travel with Belmond Afloat in France is that your time is relaxed and any excursions will be tailored to your personal tastes and requirements. Our itineraries include visits to local attractions, such as stately châteaux and bustling markets, with add-on activities such as hot-air ballooning. During the cruise, your barge is accompanied by an air-conditioned vehicle ready to take you and your private guide on
your chosen tours.
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