Take a French Canal Barge Cruise and discover the tranquillity of Burgundy. 

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As Featured in Feb 2017 Lonely Planet Traveller. By Wainwright Prize short-listed author Katharine Norbury, and photographer River Thompson. click here

Enjoy a private French barge tour on the picturesque Burgundy Canal du Nivernais and river Yonne. Your luxury stay includes, gourmet cuisine, fine wine, and guided tours by private car to vineyards and chateaux.   

All our cruises are tailored to meet your exact requirements, from charming auberges to Michelin dining, wine tasting, cycling, walking, or simply relaxing aboard. Whether you are a couple or friends, a private barge holiday is the perfect way to enjoy France.

What's included? 

  • Private riverboat with modern cruising comforts and classic charm.
  • Door to door private and direct Paris transfers to and from the Randle.
  • Gourmet cuisine and selected premier-cru wine served aboard.
  • Air conditioned and en-suite mahogany panelled cabins.
  • Crew of three; Captain, gourmet chef, and tour guide host.
  • Guided tours by private car to vineyards, chateaux, Castles, and other places of interest.
  • Four bicycles for exploring local villages.
  • Traditional rowing boat.
  • Wi-Fi, TV/DVD
  • Evening restaurant chauffeur service.

Enjoy gourmet cuisine at selected restaurants from along our cruise route. From Michelin dining to charming auberges you are sure to have evenings of dining pleasure to remember. (Selected evening restaurants included in the full board charter fee)

See our Rates & Routes page for costs, options, and special offers.

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