' PAPILLON '

 
Cruising in Burgundy
The Burgundy Canal near Dijon
(between Pont-de-Pany and Pont-Royal or reverse)

Cruise route map
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PAPILLON Barge
  • 100 FEET LONG (30 METRES)
  • 6 GUESTS
  • 4 CREW
  • 3 CABINS—1 DOUBLE AND 2 TWINS, EACH WITH BEAUTIFULLY TILED PRIVATE EN SUITE BATHROOM
  • BICYCLES
  • AIR CONDITIONING AND CENTRAL HEATING
  • CD PLAYER, STEREO, LIBRARY
  • LUXURY AIR-CONDITIONED PRIVATE MINIBUS FOR EXCURSIONS
Launched in 1902 and refurbished in 2007, the Papillon is a historic boat which has been lovingly converted into today’s luxurious and elegant private charter barge for up to 6 passengers. The atmosphere on board the Papillon is one of going back in time—there are no TVs, satellite, videos or DVDS to remind you of modern life, and this makes for a wonderful escape into the vintage world of gentle canal cruising at the gentlest of paces.
The food and wine is wonderful and is very carefully prepared and served, with the emphasis on escaping from the ’grind’ of the modern world, thus enabling you to recharging your batteries in very pretty, restful surroundings. To help you in this, the main saloon area has plenty of comfortable seating, a well-stocked bar, a constantly refreshed cultural library and a CD music system. The pretty and intimate separate dining room is the perfect setting for traditional gourmet meals.
Cabins are a good size and exceedingly pretty, with gorgeous bed coverings and wonderful en suite bathrooms furbished with hand-made tiles in traditional French colours that delight the eye. The Papillon is not all about resting though! - Excursions are interesting and fun, and back on the barge you may even be allowed to take the wheel yourself - under the watchful eye of the skipper of course!

2017 PRICES (USD) 4 NIGHT 'TASTER' CRUISE 6 NIGHT CLASSIC CRUISE 6 NIGHT CYCLING CRUISE
Cabin bookings p.p. (based on two sharing a double or twin cabin) N/A $ 5350 (when available) N/A
Single supplement N/A $ 1700 N/A
Charter for up to 4 Guests N/A $27000 $28800
Charter for up to 5 Guests N/A $28400 $31900
Charter for up to 6 Guests $23600 $31500 $35700
Burgundy Cruise Highlights may include:

Historic town of Dijon and the wonderful market
Beaune and the intriguing ‘Hospice de Beaune’
Wine tasting on the ‘Côte D’Or’
Dinner out one evening at a Michelin starred restaurant
The fascinating Chateau de Commarin
Pretty Burgundy village of Semur-en-Auxois
Flavigny and Alesia
The ancient Abbey at Fontenay
The magnificent Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (on the way back from Paris)

PICK-UP: Central Paris
DROP-OFF: After breakfast on the last day, back in Paris or near Dijon, by agreement.

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