About Us

Cruise the Burgundy Canals and Rivers in comfort and Style.

The Randle is based in Auxerre, Burgundy, and owner operated since 2008, she is a classically styled French river boat constructed in 2001 and maintained to the highest standards. Fitted with all the facilities demanded by our modern cruising clientele. Air conditioned and centrally heated with two wood panelled en-suite cabins with granite and marble surfaces.

The professional crew of three has built a high reputation for providing attention to detail, gourmet cuisine, knowledgeable tours and relaxing voyages exploring the heart of France.

Our priority is to make your cruise as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Taking the helm is a great experience and is open to all our guests under the expert supervision of the Captain.

Enjoy a balloon ride, a round of golf , horse riding, cycle along the canal path or take a stroll through picturesque villages, dine at wonderful restaurants along our route, there are many options when you charter the Randle - the time is yours.

We wish all our guests a unique, safe, and unforgettable experience cruising the rivers and canals of Burgundy.

Environmental Care - Eco-lux aboard the Randle 

The canals and rivers of France are set in a beautiful and natural environment, in order to maintain them for future generations we mitigate our environmental impacts in the following ways. 

NO PLASTIC : Not only in order to reduce environmental impact, but also to provide high quality cuisine we buy from local producers, organic wherever possible. Organic waste is composted and other waste recycled. No plastic water bottles, in fact we collect the odd one we find floating in the canal and recycle that too!

FUEL ECONOMY : Our slow running engine only sips fuel and also provides hot water and electricity, A veritable combined heat, power, and propulsion unit. 

SOLAR PENICHE : Naturally LED lighting throughout, our electricity is sourced from a 100% renewable supplier and supplemented by solar energy aboard, combined with on-board storage means no need to run the generator under normal operating conditions. 

SECURITY : We take your security seriously, from the moment of your greeting at the airport arrivals, station concourse, or hotel foyer, we guide you to our waiting car and on to the Randle. The upper decks are camera monitored 24/7 with a crew member always aboard. Each passenger has their own key and the doors are locked at night, and in case of emergency each cabin has its own escape hatch. The Randle is maintained to the highest standard, is independently inspected, and carries a European passenger boat certificate.

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