Sarafina on the Canal du Midi
Experienced owners, Captain Finnegan and Emily, love sharing their delightful barge
Luciole celebrates 50 years of barge cruising
LUCIOLE will be celebrating 50 years of hotel barge cruising in 2016. Celebrate with an unforgettable week of cruising the Nivernais Canal in Burgundy on this relaxing and casual first class barge cruise.
Bike and barge cruise on Luciole
LUCIOLE offers bike and barge cruises on the Nivernais Canal in Burgundy. Excellent food, fine wine, friendly crew, diverse excursions and comfortable barge provides for a memorable cruise and biking.
Cruise the Nivernais Canal on Luciole
LUCIOLE is a comfortable and casual first class barge cruise on the Nivernais Canal in Burgundy. Excellent food, fine wine, friendly crew, diverse excursions and comfortable barge provides for a memorable week of cruising.
Deluxe Barge Esperance on the Canal du Midi
ESPERANCE, a 6 passenger deluxe barge, cruises on the Canal du Midi in the South of France with owner Captain Mathias Gilles at the wheel. For fine dining, stylish decor and a true "joie de vivre", Esperance is the one.
Barging in Burgundy on Savoir Vivre
Savoir Vivre, cruises the Ouche Valley in Southern Burgundy. One of the more affordable barges, that offers the unique feature of local dining in a different restaurant each evening, all included in the price.
The 4 Barge Cruise Categories
Barge cruises range in price and category of amenities. View our video to see the difference between charming, first class, deluxe and ultra deluxe barge cruises. Pick the one that's best for you.
Deluxe Barge Meanderer in Upper Loire, France
Barge Meanderer, a lovely 6 passenger deluxe barge, cruises on the Briare Canal in the Upper Loire region of France. This is the perfect vessel for exploring the region in style and total pampered comfort.
Adventure vacation cruise on Barge Luciole
Families and friends wanting a summer adventure that pleases every age, this is for YOU!
Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh
A Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh through his art and singer Lindy Gravelle's version "Vincent". We fell in love with the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh while visiting Arles and St. Remy on our barge cruises in Provence, France.
A Typical Day on a Barge Cruise
Picture a typical day on a barge cruise with fun activities, interesting excursions, excellent food, fine local wine, friendly crew and the ever-changing beauty of the rural countryside along the canal and rivers.
Theme cruises for charter groups on Luciole
Create your own tour itinerary for the week, with many options to choose from, you can mix and match adrenaline with relaxing.