magnolia - burgundy


canal cruising in france


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magnolia - burgundy

canal cruising in france

hotel barge in france



Specialised in luxury cruises, we both have years of experience in hôtel barges industry and
look forward to welcome you onboard Magnolia to share our passion of barging with you.
Charter Magnolia for 3 or 6 nights, half or full board, self catering. The choice is yours.



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Magnolia - burgundy

Canal Barge in France


"From begining to end our cruise on the Magnolia exceeded all expectations.
Immediately we felt relaxed by the warm welcome from Magali and Nicolas. Bike riding, exploring the villages, cafes and local sights with a flexible schedule. Superb accommodation, facilities on board, wonderful experience. We will be recommending it to all our friends."
Karen,Peter, Annie & John.






THE 6 PASSENGER BARGE Magnolia

Magnolia provides luxurious accommodation for up to 6 guests in two double cabins and a twin or double-bedded suite, each with large private bathrooms. Two sundecks, one with deck furniture and outside demonstration kitchen, the second one, directly accessible from cabins corridor with a spa, allowing you to contemplate the scenery with the slow rhythm of cruising. To explore this beautiful region of France, bicycles are provided and our qualified tour guide will drive you smoothly with a mini-van to all the places of interest such as historical châteaux, famous vineyards or fascinating towns and villages of Burgundy.


on board


itinerary - Dijon to Escommes

(1/2 board)

SATURDAY - day one - Escommes to Vandenesse:

Guests are met in Dijon train station at 3.00 pm and transferred to the barge moored in Escommes. Welcome drink on board, presentation of the boat and the crew. Cocktail cruise to Vandenesse (8 locks). Dinner on board. (included)


SUNDAY - day two - Vandenesse to Pont d’Ouche:

Morning visit to Chateauneuf en Auxois, visit of the 12th century castle and its medieval village. Lunch in Chateauneuf (at guest’s expense). Afternoon cruise to Pont d’Ouche, walking and cycling opportunities (11 locks). "Home hosted" dinner at a local family. (included)


MONDAY - day three - Pont d’Ouche to La Bussière:

Morning cruise to La Bussière ( 6 locks). Lunch on board.(included) Afternoon visit of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, guided tour of the charity hospital from the 15th century, free time for shopping. Dinner at a local restaurant at l’Abbaye de La Bussière or Barbirey sur Ouche (at guest’s expense).


TUESDAY - day four - La Bussière to Lock 34:

d After breakfast, we drive to Dijon to explore the capital of the dukes and its rich and colored market with our chef who will help guests choosing their lunch and prepare it on board “ à la plancha” on our outdoor kitchen. Lunch on board (included) and afternoon cruise to La Bussière ( 8 locks). Dinner at lock 34, an authentic lock house reconverted into a welcoming « guinguette » where you will try the owner original cuisine (at guest’s expense).


WEDNESDAY - day five - Lock 34 to Fleurey:

Morning cruise to Fleurey ( 8 locks ). Lunch at the petit repère du goût in Fleurey. (at guest’s expense). Afternoon wine tasting in Vosne-Romanée at Armelle Rion family domaine to taste prestigious wines and then drive to Clos de Vougeot chateau owned by the knights of the Tastevin. Dinner on board. (included)


THURSDAY - day six - Fleurey to Dijon:

Day cruise to Dijon ( 13 locks). Morning visit to l’Or des Valois , a truffle farm where we will experience truffle hunting with dogs . Lunch at the truffle farm. (included) End of cruise to Dijon. Farewell dinner on board.(included)


FRIDAY - day seven - Dijon:
After breakfast, guests disembark and transfer to Dijon train station

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.


itinerary - Dijon to Escommes

(full board)

SATURDAY - Escommes to Vandenesse:

Guests are met in Dijon train station at 3.00 pm and transferred to the barge moored in Escommes. Welcome drink on board, presentation of the boat and the crew. Cocktail cruise to Vandenesse (8 locks) Dinner on board.


SUNDAY - Vandenesse to Pont d’Ouche:

Morning visit to Chateauneuf en Auxois, visit of the 12th century castle and its medieval village. Lunch on board Afternoon cruise to Pont d’Ouche, walking and cycling opportunities (11 locks). « Home hosted « dinner at a local family.


MONDAY - Pont d’Ouche to La Bussière:

Morning cruise to La Bussière ( 6 locks). Lunch on board. Afternoon visit of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, guided tour of the charity hospital from the 15th century, free time for shopping. Dinner on board.


TUESDAY - La Bussière to Lock 34:

After breakfast, we drive to Dijon to explore the capital of the dukes and its rich and colored market with our chef who will help guests choosing their lunch and prepare it on board “ à la plancha” on our outdoor kitchen. Lunch on board and afternoon cruise to La Bussière ( 8 locks). Dinner on board.


WEDNESDAY - Lock 34 to Fleurey:

Morning cruise to Fleurey ( 8 locks ). Lunch on board. Afternoon wine tasting in Vosne-Romanée at Armelle Rion family domaine to taste prestigious wines and then drive to Clos de Vougeot chateau owned by the knights of the Tastevin. Dinner on board.


THURSDAY - Fleurey to Dijon:

Day cruise to Dijon ( 12 locks). Morning visit to l’Or des Valois, a truffle chateau where we will experience truffle hunting with dogs and then taste the product. Lunch on board. Farewell dinner on board.


FRIDAY - Dijon
After breakfast, guests disembark and transfer to Dijon train station

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.




  • cruise
    description


    individual or charter
    us$ price on request


    4 person private barge

    5 person private barge

    6 person private barge


  • 6 night cruise
    1/2 board


    Apr to Oct
    us$ price on request


    US$ 16400

    US$ 20000

    US$ 22800



  • 6 night cruise
    fullboard


    Apr to Oct
    us$ price on request


    US$ 20000

    US$ 23000

    US$ 26500

Price for Magnolia includes:

7 days half-board price includes: transfer from and to Dijon train station to the barge, full continental breakfast on board, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, open bar, excursions, bicycles.(4 meals on shore at guest’s expense.)

7 days full board price includes: transfer from and to Dijon train station to the barge, full continental breakfast on board, lunches and dinners on board, open bar, excursions, bicycles.



These rates do not include:
• Insurance • Personal expenses • Gratuities to the crew (between 7 and 10%)



To avoid currency exchange fees

• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card. • New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card. • US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.

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Bon voyage!