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Luxury barge cruise vacations on the French hotel barge FINESSE cruising the River Saône and Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy France
French Hotel Barge Finesse
French Hotel Barge FINESSE
Cruising the Southern Burgundy region of France
River Saône and Canal du Centre

Begininng May 1, 2016

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Finesse is a luxurious, double-decker hotel barge that is currently being commissioned, and will commence cruising the scenic River Saône and Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy beginning 1st  May 2016.

french hotel barge finesse

Built to exacting standards with luxury in mind, she will offer accommodation for up to 8 passengers in four spacious, air conditioned, twin or double-bedded suites (approx. 265sq ft including en suite), and each with beautifully appointed ensuite bathrooms with showers. Finesse will also boast a large saloon with panoramic windows and a demonstration galley where guests can watch their chef preparing delicious gourmet meals.

Finesse will have a very modern and well-designed interior, offering plenty of natural light. Outside, guests can relax on the large sun deck with its alfresco dining area, comfortable seating, and spa pool.

With her attentive crew of five to look after you, Finesse will be the perfect vessel on which to meander through the vineyards and undulating countryside of Southern Burgundy.

French hotel barge FINESSE - map
Cruise Highlights

  • Tour of historic Dijon and its wonderful markets
  • Visit the 14th century Château de Gremolles, last residence of the Dukes of Burgundy
  • Tour and private wine tasting at Bouchard Père et Fils winery along with a private Michelin chef prepared lunch in the  Bouchard Château Orangery restaurant
  • Visit to Beaune, including Hôtel Dieu Hospice
  • Tour of ancient Roman city of Autun and its 12th century cathedral, plus the pilgrimage town of Paray-le-Monial
  • Visit to the fascinating L’Institiut Charolais
  • Excellent opportunities for walking and cycling

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