Hotel barge Luciole
Hotel barge Luciole
Hotel barge Luciole

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 43 years of experience

Welcome

Hotel barge Luciole cruises the Nivernais Canal, thought by many to be the most beautiful of French waterways. 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 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 stop in locks on average each mile. We also have bicycles to explore nearby villages.

What's included?

Our prices are all-inclusive

Chateau Bazoches tour

Daily excursions

Discover and explore Burgundy's rich history.
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Inside cruise double cabin

8 En-suite cabins

Double, twin or up to 4 single cabins - no single supplement.
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Inside the Luciole saloon

The Luciole

Relax in our large, light and airy saloon or raised sun-deck.
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Crew member Kimberley

Six crew members

Who combine professionalism, attentiveness and a friendly disposition.
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Baked croqant cheese on plate

Four course evening meals

Delicious buffet lunches, breakfasts and cheeses.
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French wine tasting

Fine French wine

Inspiring French wines each day and evening, plus an open bar.
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Bus in central Paris

Free return transfers

To and from central Paris in our NEW Mercedes bus.
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Cycling French canal

Use of our bicycles

Twelve bikes, including 4 electric ones - Great for exploring.
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The two bridges

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Blog

Catch up on our 2018, 2017 and 2016 weekly blogs
Written throughout the season

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Silhouette
23rd - 30th June 2019

This week will remembered for the heat. Oh my goodness, the heat...

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Horse riding group
16th - 22nd June 2019

Our family charter with six enthusiastic young people, passed in a flash....

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Chef with birthday cake
9th - 15th June 2019

Nicholas, the Luciole chef, created master pieces this week...

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Lock flowers

Testimonials

From our 2018 season
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Contact Us

Hotel barge Luciole

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

1-2 Quai de la Republique, Auxerre
89000 France

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