Canal cruise Burgundy

Blog 2017

Keep in touch with our crew through out the season
Moored for winter
Winter 2017

The Luciole slumbers on her mooring in Auxerre...

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End of season
15th - 21st October

Our final cruise to see in the end of the 2017...

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Flower inside napkin
1st - 14th October

With a two week rest from cruising before her final trip of the 2017 season...

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Flower inside napkin
24th - 30th September

Wine week on board the Luciole!...

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Flower inside napkin
17th - 23rd September

Hurdling into late September, this week brought with it some special returning passengers, shiny new faces and PUMPKINS!...

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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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A stuck lock gate
27th August - 2nd September

A wonderful, key part of the Luciole’s cruise along the Nivernais is the quaint hand-worked locks...

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Playing French boules
20th - 26th August

With the second half of the season in full swing and the August weather reaching it’s sunny peak...

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Group at dining table
13th - 19th August

Another week of firsts for the Luciole, with a group of Russian and Ukranian guests joining us to make Luciole history...

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Vezelay in the evening
30th July - 12th August

A two week break from cruising during what predictably can be a very hot August allowed for crew to fly off to all four corners...

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Religious iron cross
23rd - 29th July

Youngsters Olivia, Alex and Elias were the catch of the week with their keen help prepping lunch with chef Jade...

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Hostess holding a cheese board
16th - 22nd July

A brilliantly varied cruise of Luciole newcomers and returning friendly faces...

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Purple firework
9th - 15th July

The Luciole was on an exhilarating mission this week to catch up with some Bastille day firework celebrations....

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A stone bridge
2nd - 8th July

A beautiful Burgundy cruise with an Asian twist was enjoyed by all on board this week; a tandem charter...

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Baby steering the boat
25th June - 1st July

The Luciole was home to a couple of little chirping babies for this family charter week...

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Grandpa swimming
18th - 24th June

Take a little look at ‘Grandpa’ Bill here booming off the side of the Luciole on what was another gloriously sunny week of soaring temperatures and river-splashing fun.....

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Group walking in field
11th - 17th June

Things got a little wet and wild this week with the arrival of James and his troop of delightful ramblers......

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Owner Penny and Lee
4th - 10th June

With the welcome arrival of June sunshine and soaring temperatures, an equally sunny gaggle of passengers...

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Passengers sat on deck
21st - 27th May

The Luciole was honoured to welcome back Gordon with his lovely wife and nieces, along with three amazing ladies...

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Passengers sat around the table
7th - 13th May

A delightful group of Canadian (NOT to be confused with American!), British and actual American guests graced us with their company this week...

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Passengers on deck in Auxerre
23rd - 29th April

The Luciole welcomed aboard Americans and British for the second cruise of our season...

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Hammering a mooring spike
16th - 22nd April

We spent our first week with a lovely family, who arrived from sunny California and Costa Rica...

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Passengers steps
Auxerre agent rendezvous

Kindly visiting from around the globe, a group of barge agents, on a short cruise from Vincelles to Auxerre...

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Painting the roof
Luciole refit 2017

With various projects on the Luciole, there is a lot of change happening; 4 new bathrooms, moving the staircase and new crew cabins...

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Moving the stairs
Spring work continues

Work aboard the Luciole is bowling on at a fantastic speed...

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Refit crew
Winter work begins

The days are getting longer in Auxerre and with our winter work in progress, we are greatly cheered to see the golden sun rise earlier and the sun later...

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