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Panache

Panache is a stylish twelve passenger hotel barge, with spacious public areas and six comfortable double or twin en suite cabins

Hotel Barge Panache

Panache is a hotel barge that has been fitted out in traditional yacht style with brass and mahogany fittings in the spacious public areas and very comfortable cabin accommodation. In the saloon the panoramic windows let in plenty of natural light, and the tempting cocktail bar and comfortable leather sofas are enhanced by polished hardwood flooring. The separate roomy dining area provides a congenial setting for up to 12 guests to enjoy the gourmet meals and fine wines served on board.

The cabin accommodation comprises six generously-sized junior suites which can be in twin or double-bedded configuration. All the en suite bathrooms have twin hand-basins and oversized showers.

Outside, the spacious sun deck is the perfect place to unwind and admire the passing scenery in one of the comfortable chairs, or to enjoy being served a long, lazy alfresco lunch at the outside dining table. The heated spa pool and plentiful number of bicycles for you to explore the towpath complete the picture.

Panache cruises in Holland in the Spring, when the flowers are in full bloom. This is without a doubt the best time to visit this country, and our cruises in Holland are carefully planned to allow you to experience all that the country has to offer.

She’s then cruising in Champagne for a number of weeks in May & June. The Champagne itineraries typically include Brie cheese tastings, a tour of the Cathedral at Reims, Epernay and of course, tastings at renowned champagne houses.

In the Summer and Autumn, Panache cruises the beautiful and varied waterways of Alsace & Lorraine, a region of France offering a unique mix of French and German cultures, history and local gastronomy.

Panache’s voyage through Alsace & Lorraine will give you the opportunity to appreciate the very best of the region, passing storybook villages along the way, visiting places such as Strasbourg, renowned for their Baroque and Romanesque architecture and uniquely, experiencing Europe’s most famous boat elevator!

Cruise Highlights

Holland (March to Early May)

  • Tour Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world
    Visit the vast Aalsmeer flower auction
  • See the windmills of the Zaanse Schans conservation area
  • Visit the Royal Delft pottery to see the world famous earthenware being hand-made and painted
  • Tour picturesque Haarlem and visit a museum of the Dutch painter, Franz Hals
  • Tour the charming city of Leiden, Rembrandt’s birthplace

Champagne (Late May & June)

  • Private tour and tasting at world renowned champagne house, Moët & Chandon
  • Tour the majestic cathedral in Reims, where the Kings of France were once crowned
  • Visit the boutique champagne house of Frerejean Frères and enjoy lunch in the family domaine
  • Enjoy a private winery tour and tasting at Maison Pannier, the largest champagne house in the western Marne Valley
  • Cruise the pretty River Marne past waterside vineyards
  • Visit Château-Thierry, the scene of fierce battles in World War I, and Belleau Wood

Alsace & Lorraine (July to October)

  • Tour the beautiful city of Strasbourg and visit its Gothic cathedral
  • Explore the Route des Vins d’Alsace with a private wine tasting
  • Experience an ascent or descent of the unique Arzviller boat elevator
  • Visit the spectacular René Lalique Collection
  • Tour of Sarrebourg including a visit to the Chagall chapel
  • Enjoy a candlelit meal whilst cruising through the Arzviller tunnels
  • Excellent opportunities for walking and biking. Biking Plus option available

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