Cruise France by hotel barge Luciole

Luciole was voted in "The 50 best holidays in France" by the times newspaper logo in 2015
A family run business established in 1976, we have over 40 years of experience
Hotel barge Luciole cruises the Nivernais Canal, through beautiful Burgundy, thought by many to be the most beautiful in France. Round every bend the vista changes, as the waterway weaves through the heart of Burgundy’s beautiful scenery.

We began cruising in 1976 and our experience is evident from the attention to detail on board. The crew of six maintain the warm yet professional atmosphere, so appreciated by our guests.

The barge accommodates twelve passengers in eight en-suite cabins, with an attractive saloon and inviting sundeck. On board, guests will experience the gastronomy of France with fine regional wines and delicious gourmet meals.

The week’s itinerary combines cruising the waterway with daily excursions in the barge’s private bus, to visit famous vineyards for wine tasting, Medieval towns, historic châteaux and colorful markets.

While the Luciole cruises the canal, soak up the sun on deck or stroll down the towpath. We also have bicycles for those wishing to explore nearby villages.
Luciole cruising French canal

All-inclusive cruise price

Six nights accommodation, excursions, gourmet food and drink

Inside the barge saloon

8 en-suite cabins

With a large saloon, sun-deck and choice of double, twin or single cabins

Passengers on the sundeck

Whole boat charters

Charter rates for groups of 8 up to 12 passengers

Luciole cruising French canal

Individual bookings

Prefer to mix with other travelers?
Single cabins are also available

Baked croqant cheese on plate

Four course evening meals

High quality buffet lunches, French cheeses, wine and breakfast each day

Cycling along the Frenchg canal

6 crew members

All of whom combine professionalism, attentiveness and a friendly disposition.

Family canoeing on the river

Bespoke itineraries

Available for charter groups and families. We can create a personalised vacation, combining cruising with specific interests.

Bus in central Paris

Free return transfers

From the Luciole to Paris in our private air-conditioned Mercedes bus. We rendezvous with passengers in central Paris.

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Written by our hostess Kimberley throughout the season
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Passengers steps

10th - 16th September

What a wonderful week! The Luciole and it's crew were sad to see so many lovely faces leave us after what really was a fantastic trip. ...

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Horse in field

3rd - 9th September

September had more than a spring in its step when it arrived with our passengers for the week. A glorious group...

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Passengers open lock gate

27th August - 2nd September

A wonderful, key part of the Luciole’s cruise along the Nivernais is the quaint hand-worked locks – 32 of them in total along our week’s path. ...

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Hotel barge Luciole

Hotel barge cruising since 1976

Phone: 00 44 1625 576880
From USA: 011 44 1625 576880
Email: info@bargeluciole.com

23 Adlington Road, Bollington
SK10 5JT England

Quai de la Marine, Auxerre
89000 France

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