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Barge Hotels

Relax in style, let the world pass you by and be indulged on a hotel afloat.

The barges of yester-year have been transformed into luxury accommodation providing quality food and wine from the region, all at a leisurely pace. The canals and rivers of Burgundy have a charm all of their own, and once moored up, you can cycle or walk along the towpath to keep in trim. There are lots of places to visit along the way from châteaux and vineyards to pretty medieval villages steeped in geraniums and you will be guided by experts on this all inclusive trip to make the most of your time in France. Discover the wines of Burgundy, the culture and meet the locals along the way.

For a group of friends or a family get together, there couldn’t be a better way to enjoy the Burgundian countryside. It's a great way to meet people too, as Marilyn Floyde found out when she took a barge vacation on the Luciole. There are some 20 or so of these vessels cruising the canals of Bourgogne.

Barging Accommodation


The barge Luciole, which means 'Firefly' travels along the Canal du Nivernais, with tours including Chablis and Vézelay

Sleeping up to 14 guests, experience the best of timeless Burgundy. Read our report or visit www.bargeluciole.com.

Barge Luciole Burgundy

The Randle

Sleeping four guests, you are assured of a personal service on the Randle which cruises along the Canal du Nivernais and the River Yonne. Excellent accommodation, food and conviviality with full crew, excursions and tailor - made itineraries. More...

Cruising Canal de Nivernais on the Randle with Edge Charter