Burgundy Cruises

France is where the idea of luxury barge cruises first started, due in no small part to the myriad of waterways which cross not only its scenic countryside, but also many of its historic towns and cities. And while a Burgundy barge cruise may not be one of the best known holiday options for visitors to France, those who do discover hotel barging in Burgundy are sure not to be disappointed.

In fact, taking a Burgundy barge cruise down one of the region’s canals is a truly wonderful experience. The area boasts some of the world’s finest wines with around 60,000 acres of sunlit vines and arguably the prettiest canals in France. The waterways wind through the heart of the territory’s renowned vineyards, medieval towns, elegant châteaux, magnificent cathedrals, picturesque villages and wonderful local markets. En route, barging in Burgundy guarantees our clients a wealth of sightseeing opportunities.


This is a region with a vast variety of cheeses, in all shapes, sizes and colours, strong in character or mild and fresh and all can be enjoyed with full-bodied red Burgundies, or perhaps with lighter white Chablis wines. The Burgundian gastronomic tradition is rich and diverse and a sedate Burgundy barge cruise along one of its delightful waterways will allow you to indulge along the way in good food and wine: two of life’s essential pleasures.

Hotel Barges in Burgundy


  • Renaissance crossing the aqueduct at briare

Renaissance is an ultra-deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises in the Upper Loire and Western Burgundy between Chatillon-sur-Lore and Montargis from April to October



  • The Barge Finesse

Finesse is an ultra-deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises in Southern Burgundy between St-Julien-sur-Dheune and St-Jean-de-Losne from April to October


La Belle Epoque

  • The Barge Finesse

La Belle Epoque is a deluxe, 12 passenger vessel that cruises in the north of the region between Venarey-les-Laumes and Tanlay from April to October


L’Art de Vivre

  • The Barge L’Art de Vivre

L’Art de Vivre is a first-class, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne in Burgundy from April to October


Burgundy Gallery

  •  Aqueduct, Briare

    Aqueduct, Briare

  •  Auxerre


  •  Auxerre, Yonne

    Auxerre, Yonne

  •  Barging in Burgundy

    Barging in Burgundy

  •  Countryside wine cellar

    Countryside wine cellar

  •  Pinot Noir Grapes

    Pinot Noir Grapes

  •  Vineyards


  •  Rochepot Chateau

    Rochepot Chateau

  •  Tanlay Castle

    Tanlay Castle

  •  North façade of Château de Digoine

    North façade of Château de Digoine

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