' LUCIOLE '

 
Cruising in Burgundy
The Nivernais Canal (between Auxerre and Clamecy)

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LUCIOLE Barge
  • 100 FEET LONG (30 METRES)
  • 12 GUESTS
  • 6 CREW
  • 8 CABINS—3 TWIN, 3 DOUBLE OR TWIN, 2 SINGLES (EACH WITH PRIVATE EN SUITE BATHROOM)
  • GOOD QUALITY BICYCLES
  • AIR CONDITIONING (EACH ROOM AND CABIN WITH INDIVIDUAL CONTROLS)
  • CENTRAL HEATING
  • LUXURY AIR CONDITIONED PRIVATE MINIBUS (MERCEDES) FOR EXCURSIONS
  • LIBRARY, MUSIC SYSTEM, CDS, GAMES
This historic barge - celebrating its 50th year in passenger service in 2016 and expressly designed to explore intimate, up-country waterways - has attractively decorated, light interiors and has been converted under the direction of waterways expert and author John Liley and his wife Penny to ensure utmost comfort for up to 12 passengers. The spacious open plan saloon and dining room with its large windows, plus the high level sun deck which seats all guests easily, provide plenty of space for relaxation and fine dining.
Delicious meals are served on board using the varied fresh local produce bought daily, and lunch and dinner are accompanied by very enjoyable wines from the Burgundy region. Lunch is often served outside under the shade of pretty parasols, and each evening dinner is enjoyed as you watch the sun set over a perfect day. Year after year, guests have commented on the warm spirited yet diligent nature of the crew. Cruises on the Luciole are relaxed and slow-paced, and the area is superb for cycling and walking due to its excellent tow paths.

2017 PRICES (USD) VALUE SEASON REGULAR SEASON
Single cabin (when available) $ 4550 $ 4950
Individual cabin bookings (per guest sharing a double or twin) $ 4550 $ 4950
Charter for 8 guests $39950 N/A
Charter for 10 guests $46000 $52000
Charter for up to 12 guests $52000 $58000
Theme charter for up to 12 guests $54000 $60000

VALUE SEASON DATES: April 16,23,30; May 14,21; July 16,23,30; August 06,13,20,27; October 15,22 2017
REGULAR SEASON DATES: May 28; June 04,11,18,25; July 02,09; September 03,10,17,24; October 01,08 2017


Nivernais Canal Cruise Highlights may include:

Exploring the city of Auxerre
The world-famous Chablis vineyards
The basilica at Vezelay
The wine villages of St Bris, Irancy and Coulanges
Wine tasting at Tanlay
The market towns of Clamecy and Noyers-sur-Serein
Optional hot air ballooning (at extra cost)


Theme Cruises
Whether you wish to enjoy activity and adventure during your cruise or instead relax in the lap of luxury the Luciole is pleased to provide the perfect cruise theme for you.
Tree walking, horse riding, cave climbing and kayaking are exciting activities available on her Adventure theme cruise.
For a more relaxing and sedate experience with a healthy dose of feminine pampering she also offers her Ladies theme cruise

PICK-UP: 2:30pm, at the Hotel Mansart in central Paris (next to Place Vendome)
DROP-OFF: After breakfast on last day, return to the Place Vendome, Paris, arriving around 1pm depending upon traffic.

CRUISES START ON A SUNDAY AND END ON THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY

TO CONTACT US
Phone: +33 561 59 20 07, Fax: +33 561 59 23 54
Phone (Toll-Free from USA + Canada): 1-800-688-0245
Email: info@bargecompany.com
Web: www.bargecompany.com

The Barge Cruise Company Ltd, 2 Allée de Castelnouvel, 31490 Léguevin
FRANCE