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Luxury barge cruise vacations on the French hotel barge L'IMPRESSIONNISTE cruising Burgundy France along the Canal de Bourgogne French Hotel Barge L' IMPRESSIONNISTE - Burgundy FRANCE - ParadiseConnections.com
French Hotel Barge L' IMPRESSIONNISTE
Burgundy / Bourgogne FRANCE
~ ABOUT THE BOAT ~

The 12-passenger L'Impressionniste, sistership to La Belle Epoque, began life as a cargo barge in Holland before undergoing a complete transformation into the powerful canal and river cruiser she is today. Her light and airy interior features picture windows and selections of prints, fabrics and wall colorings reminiscent of the turn of the century era after which she has been named. She is crewed by a professional crew of six - Captain, Master Chef, Tour Guide, Deck Hand/Steward and two Hosts/Hostesses who will ensure you have everything you need on your all-inclusive vacation.

French Hotel Barge L' IMPRESSIONNISTE - Burgundy France - ParadiseConnections.com

  • 128 FEET LONG
  • 6 CREW
  • 12 PASSENGERS
  • 2 JUNIOR SUITES
  • 4 STATEROOMS
  • 1 SINGLE CABIN (inquire)
  • INTERNET ACCESS (subject to availability)
  • AIR-CONDITIONED
  • CENTRALLY HEATED
  • INTERNET ACCESS (subject to availability)
  • SPA-POOL & SUN DECK
  • 12 ALL TERRAIN TOURING BIKES
  • 1 TANDEM BICYCLE (on request)
  • 2 AIR-CONDITIONED MINIBUSES


GUEST CABINS
  • 2 Junior Suites, one at the BOW with a double bed only and one at the STERN which can be configured as either  2 single beds or a double
  • 2 Staterooms which can be configured as either a twin or double
  • 2 Staterooms with twin beds only

Monet Junior Suite (stern)
  • 143 sq feet (13.27m2) including bathroom
  • Headroom: Max 6ft6" (1.98m), Min 6ft5" (1.96m)
  • Double or Twin beds 
  • Windows: four portholes (two of which open)
Sisley Stateroom (stern)
  • 127 sq feet (11.78 m2) including bathroom
  • Headroom: Max 6ft6" (1.98m), Min 6ft5" (1.96m)
  • Double or Twin beds
  • Windows: three portholes (two of which open)
Degas Stateroom(stern)
  • 127 sq feet (11.78 m2) including bathroom
  • Headroom: Max 6ft 5 (1.96m), Min 6ft4" (1.94m)
  • Double or Twin beds
  • Windows: three portholes (two of which open)
Bazille Single Cabin (midship)
  • 87 sq feet (8.05 m2) including bathroom
  • Headroom: Max 7ft 3" (2.20m), Min 6ft5" (1.96m)
  • Twin only
  • Windows: 2 opening portholes
  • This cabin is only available for charter bookings. 
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: IN 2014 THE SINGLE CABIN IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR CLIENTS WHEN CHARTERING THE BARGE FOR 12 PEOPLE.
Pissarro Stateroom(bow)
  • 110 sq feet (10.15 m2) including bathroom
  • Headroom: Max  7ft 1" (2.15m), Min 6ft 9 (2.08m)
  • Twins only
  • Windows: two opening windows
Cezanne Stateroom(bow)
  • 110 sq feet (10.15 m2) including bathroom
  • Max 7ft 2” (2.18m), 7ft (min 2.13m) at the door
  • Twins only
  • Windows: two opening windows
Renoir Junior Suite (bow)
  • 152 sq feet (14.1 m2) including bathroom
  • Headroom: Max 7ft8" (2.33m), Min 7ft (2.13m) at the door
  • Double bed only, 6ft3” x 5ft (1.92m x 1.52m)
  • Windows: two large square windows on the port side and two large square windows on the starboard side, two of which are in the bathroom (all windows open)
BATHROOMS:
  • The Monet Junior Suite was refurbished winter of 2011 with shower, wash basin W.C. and teak effect flooring
  • The Renoir Junior Suite has a shower in a cubicle, washbasin and W.C. The shower base measures 35” x 35” (90x90cm), height from base to ceiling 75” (190cm) and width of shower door entrance 24” (60cm). There is white satin wall tiling and wooden flooring.
  • The Junior Suites have more floor space that the Stateroom bathrooms.
  • The Staterooms and single cabin all have a shower in a shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. The shower base measures 31” x 31” (78x78cm), height from base to ceiling 80” (204cm), width of shower door entrance 26” (67cm). Each has grey tiled floors and walls.
  • All bathrooms are supplied with washing gel, hand soap, shampoo, 2 hand towels, 2 bath towels, robes and slippers.
SIZES OF THE BEDS:
  • Doubles are 6ft x 6ft (1.8m x 1.8m) and singles 6ft x 3ft (1.8m x 0.91m).
  • An exception is the Renoir Junior Suite’s double bed measuring 6ft3” x 5ft (1.92m x 1.52m).
AMENITIES: Each guest cabin has closet space, hair dryer and 220-volt electricity for French two-pin plugs. There are safes in each guest cabin.

ELECTRICITY: 220 volt electricity (French two-pin plugs). The barge is wired for 220 and 240 volts but not 110 volts.  It is suggested that you bring an adapter for your particular appliance, which corresponds to the standard French.  If you wish to use an electrical appliance on board, please ask one of the crew when you arrive on board to ensure that it is suitable to the barge’s electrical system.  We cannot be held responsible for unforeseen voltage fluctuations which sometimes occur when swapping from one voltage system to another.

PUBLIC ROOMS

SALOON/DINING ROOM DIMENSIONS & DESCRIPTION
  • Room size 13' x 25' (3.96m x 7.62m).
  • Ceiling height: Maximum at front door 7ft2" (2.18m), maximum alongside galley is 7ft3" (2.22m) and minimum on sides 6ft11 (2.12m).
  • Leather sofas with a coffee table.
  • Fully stocked bar built from oak with drinks cabinet and fridge.
  • Mahogany dining table seating up to 12 passengers.
  • Wide stairway down to cabin deck with handrail. 
SUNDECKS:
  • There are two sundecks, one of which is shaded.  The first is 12' 6" x 9' 6"(3.84m x 2.92m) and the second 12' 6" x 35'(3.84m x 10.6m).
  • Iroko African hard wood handrails
  • Spa pool (hot tub) which can fit 6 passengers,
  • 2 steamer chairs and 11 reclining chairs.
  • For al fresco dining there is a large table, and two smaller tables.
LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT Spa pool (Hot Tub) for 6 passengers.
  • 10 All Terrain Bikes. You are also welcome to bring your own bicycles but please advise us in advance if you intend to do this as we need time to organise space in the minibus for your transfers and storage on board.
  • Children’s bikes and child bike seats can be arranged if required. Please let us know at least 8 weeks prior to departure.
  • 1 Tandem bicycle, on prior request
  • Binoculars for watching the bird life and scenery
  • Hi Fi system with IPod docking bay and compact discs. Guests are welcome to bring their favourite compact discs
  • Boules
  • A small library of books and a collection of board games
  • Herb garden
  • Telescope
CYCLING & WALKING
Passengers are welcome to walk or cycle using the on board bicycles as often as they like during the week while the barge is in motion and of course when the barge is stationary. Most people choose to disembark the barge at a lock and then visit local villages and then return to the canal and meet the barge a little further along. The barge travels very slowly and therefore “catch up” will not be a problem.

HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES

Once on board the Captain can arrange this directly with the hot air balloon company.  Flights last about 1 hour and are weather dependent.  The cost is approximately 180 - 230 Euros per person and this should be paid directly to the balloon company on the day of the flight and they do accept credit cards.  Please inform Paradise Connections in advance if you are interested in ballooning

THEMED CRUISES

Golf Cruises (private & cabin cruises), Wine Cruises, Family Cruises with children, Six Week TransEurope Cruise (inquire). These special interest cruises are available for private charters. Special interest cruises often have a supplement to cover the extra cost. Further information can be found on the Rates page or contacting Paradise Connections.

COMPUTER & TELEPHONE FACILITIES

Wi-Fi is available on board for passengers to connect to the internet if they bring their own appliances. This is subject to availability in more remote locations. There are no passenger telephones aboard L'Impressionniste.

PASSENGERS WITH MOBILITY RESTRICTIONS

The barge has no wheelchair access. If passengers have any mobility problems, we must be informed at time of booking with details of the scale of the disability.  L'Impressionniste's cruise may not be suitable for some passengers because of their lack of mobility.  L’Impressionniste has a gangplank from the bank to the deck with 2 handrails and 2 wide steps from the Deck to the Saloon.  There are 12 steps from the Saloon to the cabins.  These steps have a handrail and are wide enough for 1 person to walk besides another to assist them down the stairs.

Wheelchair access to monuments, tours and the barge is very limited. Wheelchairs can be hired locally from a pharmacy. If you would like to hire a wheelchair so that it is available on your arrival please notify us in advance. The hire charge should be paid directly to the barge captain on arrival.

SMOKING

Our barges have a strict non-smoking policy. Smokers are asked not to smoke inside the barge as this may give offence to your shipmates.  Smoking is categorically not permitted in the cabins for safety reasons.  If you would like to smoke you are requested to smoke outside on deck or on the tow path, away from fellow passengers.

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