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Hotel barge cruise through France on the Luciole

Luciole cruising French canal

All-inclusive cruise price, including: Six nights accommodation, excursions and food and drink on board.
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Inside the barge saloon

The barge accommodates 12 passengers in 8 en-suite cabins. With a large saloon and sun-deck and choice of double, twin or single cabins
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Passengers on the sundeck

We welcome individual bookings or whole boat charters for 8 - 12 passengers.
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Baked croqant cheese on plate

A family business established in 1976. Each season we renovate and upgrade the barge.
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Cycling along the Frenchg canal

The Luciole cruises with 6 crew members, all of whom combine professionalism, attentiveness and a friendly disposition.
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Family canoeing on the river

Bespoke itineraries are also available for families and groups chartering the boat. We can create a personalised vacation, combing cruising and a specialist interests.
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Bus in central Paris

Free return transfers from Luciole to Paris in our private air-conditioned Mercedes bus. We rendezvous with passengers in central Paris.
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Written by our deckhand Tom throughout the season
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Auxerre cathedral in winter

Winter time

Auxerre is quiet. The town has slipped into 'winter mode'. Shutters on the houses are closed at dusk, keeping in the warmth. Keeping out the chill...

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Lucioel with roses

9th - 15th October 2016

The final week of the season. A lovely charter group to finish 2016, passengers and crew were treated to spectacular autumnal weather of warmth and sunshine......

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Luciole moored in Accolay

2nd - 8th October 2016

The penultimate week of the 2016 season aboard the Luciole, and what a delightful time we've had, gently crusing up to Clamecy in the autumn sunshine...

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Hotel barge Luciole

Hotel barge cruising since 1976

Phone: 00 44 1625 576880
From USA: 011 44 1625 576880

23 Adlington Road, Bollington
SK10 5JT England

Quai de la Marine, Auxerre
89000 France

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