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
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 deckhand Tom throughout the season
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Winter work begins

7th - 13th May 2017

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

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Painting Luciole's roof

23rd - 29th April 2017

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

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Hole in saloon floor

16th - 22nd April 2017

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

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Hotel barge Luciole

Hotel barge cruising since 1976

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

23 Adlington Road, Bollington
SK10 5JT England

Quai de la Marine, Auxerre
89000 France

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