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Hotel barge cruise through France on the Luciole

Luciole cruising French canal

An all-inclusive cruise price, including: Six nights accommodation, excursions and all food and drink on board. Breakfast is Continental stye, lunch is a delicious buffet of salads and specialities, and in the evening a gourmet four-course evening meal. All beverages, including regional wines and those from further afield, tea and coffee and our open bar. See our live availability and prices

Inside the barge saloon

The barge accommodates 12 passengers in 8 en-suite cabins. There is a choice of double, twin or single cabins, all with good storage space and opening windows. The saloon is light and airy with picture windows, the sun-deck is large, both offer the perfect way to see Burgundy. See inside here

Passengers on the sundeck

We welcome individual bookings or whole boat charters for 8 - 12 passengers the on board atmosphere is delightfully friendly and and provides an opportunity to meet similar minded people and share a wonderful experience. Our forty years of cruising experience goes towards creating the ambiance the Luciole famed for. See our itinerary

Baked croqant cheese on plate

A family business established in 1976, we have been hotel barging for forty years, first with Secunda and for thirty years with the Luciole (originally the Palinurus who began cruising in 1966). Each season we renovate and upgrade the barge. Read about our history

Cycling along the Frenchg canal

The Luciole cruises with 6 crew members, all of whom combine professionalism, attentiveness and a friendly disposition. Captain Francisco is looking forward to his eighth season, with his talented crew of tour guide, chef, matelot and two hosts Read about our crew

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 interest, from adventure cruises to wine, architecture or art. Burgundy’s rich and varied region offers so much to the inspired. See our bespoke options

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 for the journey to the barge. A sparkling Kia Royale awaits our passengers, along with a warm welcome from the Captain and crew. Departure from the Luciole is on Saturday morning after breakfast. More about Paris transfers

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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
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23 Adlington Road, Bollington
SK10 5JT England

Quai de la Marine, Auxerre
89000 France

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