Hotel barge Luciole

Hotel Barge Luciole

An all inclusive canal and river cruise for 12 passengers in 8 cabins

Independently run by the same family since 1976

No supplement for single passengers


Hotel barge Luciole cruises the Nivernais Canal, the most beautiful of French waterways. Round every bend the vista changes, as the waterway weaves through the heart of Burgundy’s stunning scenery.

We began in 1976 and our experience is evident from the attention to detail. The crew of six maintain the warm yet professional atmosphere.

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

The 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 guests can 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.

COVID-19 policy

With international borders now open, we are once again looking forward to welcoming passengers on board the Luciole.

We will be following all COVID-19 regulations and guidance issued by the French Government.

Our trained crew will follow company policy and adhere to the principles of ‘Maximum Hygiene - Minimum Contact’. Masks and hand-gel will be freely available to all. The Luciole and our private vehicle will be deep-cleaned between cruise weeks and of course routinely sterilised and cleaned throughout the day.

COVID-19 tests for returning home after your cruise

PCR tests are often required within a 72-hour period prior to departure to re-enter many countries.
France offers a local COVID-19 PCR and anti-gen test service for tourists, the results are emailed.

If your return flight home is before Monday morning after your cruise, the Luciole is happy to assist with orgnaising an appointment before you leave the barge. There are test centres in Auxerre, Avallon and Clamecy and appointments will be organised around the cruise itinerary.

Please note that these details will be updated accordingly

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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Contact Us

Hotel barge Luciole

Cruising since 1976

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

23 Adlington Road, Bollington
SK10 5JT England

1-2 Quai de la Republique, Auxerre
89000 France

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