Hotel barge cruise through France on the Luciole

Luciole was voted in "The 50 best holidays in France" by the times newspaper logo in 2015
A family run business established in 1976, we have over 40 years of experience
Luciole cruising French canal

All-inclusive cruise price

Six nights accommodation, excursions, gourmet food and drink

Inside the barge saloon

8 en-suite cabins

With a large saloon, sun-deck and choice of double, twin or single cabins

Passengers on the sundeck

Whole boat charters

Charter rates for groups of 8 up to 12 passengers

Luciole cruising French canal

Individual bookings

Prefer to mix with other travelers?
Single cabins are also available

Baked croqant cheese on plate

Four course evening meals

High quality buffet lunches, French cheeses, wine and breakfast each day

Cycling along the Frenchg canal

6 crew members

All of whom combine professionalism, attentiveness and a friendly disposition.

Family canoeing on the river

Bespoke itineraries

Available for charter groups and families. We can create a personalised vacation, combing cruising with specific interests.

Bus in central Paris

Free return transfers

From the Luciole to Paris in our private air-conditioned Mercedes bus. We rendezvous with passengers in central Paris.

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Written by our deckhand Tom throughout the season
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Winter work begins

Winter work begins

Last winter we replaced four bathrooms and this winter, it is the remaining four...

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Auxerre cathedral in winter

Winter time

Auxerre is quiet. The town has slipped into 'winter mode'. Shutters on the houses are closed at dusk, keeping in the warmth. Keeping out the chill...

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Lucioel with roses

9th - 15th October 2016

The final week of the season. A lovely charter group to finish 2016, passengers and crew were treated to spectacular autumnal weather of warmth and sunshine......

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Hotel barge Luciole

Hotel barge cruising since 1976

Phone: 00 44 1625 576880
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23 Adlington Road, Bollington
SK10 5JT England

Quai de la Marine, Auxerre
89000 France

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