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Burgundy

If you are looking to go hotel barging in Burgundy, we can offer you the perfect holiday.

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.

This is a region with a vast variety of cheeses, in all shapes, sizes and colours, strong in character or mild and fresh and all can be enjoyed with full-bodied red Burgundies, or perhaps with lighter white Chablis wines. The Burgundian gastronomic tradition is rich and diverse and a sedate Burgundy barge cruise along one of its delightful waterways will allow you to indulge along the way in good food and wine: two of life’s essential pleasures.

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Our Hotel Barges in Burgundy

Deluxe 12 Passengers 6 Crew Cruise Rates

L’Impressionniste is a deluxe, 12 passenger hotel barge that cruises in Southern Burgundy between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and Escommes between April and October

First Class 8 Passengers 4 Crew Cruise Rates

L’Art de Vivre is a first-class, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne in Burgundy from April to October

Deluxe 12 Passengers 6 Crew Cruise Rates

La Belle Epoque is a deluxe, 12 passenger vessel that cruises in the north of the region between Venarey-les-Laumes and Tanlay from April to October

Ultra Deluxe 8 Passengers 5 Crew Cruise Rates

Finesse is an ultra-deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises in Southern Burgundy between St-Julien-sur-Dheune and St-Jean-de-Losne from April to October

Ultra Deluxe 8 Passengers 5 Crew Cruise Rates

Renaissance is an ultra-deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises in the Upper Loire and Western Burgundy between Chatillon-sur-Lore and Montargis from April to October

Ultra Deluxe 8 Passengers 5 Crew Cruise Rates

La Nouvelle Etoile is an ultra-deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the Upper Loire and Burgundy between Moret-sur-Loing and Briare from early June to mid-July

FROM THE LOCK-KEEPER BLOG

Places to Cycle Along the Burgundy Canal

For anyone wanting to hop off and explore the land a little during their barge cruise, here are a few places to visit on a cycle on the Burgundy Canal. Read More

A Guide to Three of the Best Burgundy Cheeses

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The Waterways of France – The Nivernais Canal

Burgundy is the home of barging, and the canal itself is one of the most diverse and fascinating destinations in France, read on for the story of its unique history... Read More

A Voyage of Discovery Through the French Countryside

Autumn is a beautiful time for cruising, which is why we've been planning a potential new route through Burgundy, on some spectacular rural canals. Read More

Feats of Engineering on The Canal de Bourgogne

The Canal de Bourgogne doesn’t just have stunning surroundings – its feats of engineering are equally impressive! Find out more here. Read More

5 of the Best Burgundy Wines

Our top 5 picks from the Burgundy wine region, taste guaranteed! Read More

9 of Burgundy’s Best Châteaux and Abbeys

In search of Burgundy's best châteaux? From classic favourites to gorgeous hidden gems - here's our guide to 9 must-sees and how to find them... Read More

A Tale of Floating Firewood: The Canal du Nivernais

Initially constructed to carry firewood to Paris, The Canal du Nivernais  is now a beautiful barge route through Burgundy. Start your journey of discovery here. Read More

The History of the Burgundy Canal

Planning a cruise through Burgundy? Learn the canal's rich history before you go! Read More

Burgundy in Bloom

Spring is an ideal time to visit Burgundy. Warming temperatures create perfect conditions for sightseeing and cycling alongside the canals, and the hillsides are in bloom. Read More

A Spotlight on Burgundy Cuisine

Planning a cruise through Burgundy? Here's everything you need to know about its mouthwatering cuisine... Read More

Autun in August – A Roman Festival

Discover the magnificent Journées Romaines Festival, held in the historic Burgundian town of Autun at the height of summer. Read More

The Best Historic and Cultural Attractions in Burgundy

Enjoy the cultural and historic attractions of Burgundy on a relaxing hotel barge cruise through this stunning French region Read More

The Waterways of France – The Burgundy Canal

Burgundy is the home of barging, and the canal itself is one of the most diverse and fascinating destinations in France, read on for the story of its unique history... Read More

French Wine & Mustard from Burgundy

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