Hotel Barge L'IMPRESSIONNISTE - Barging in France -

Cruising the Canal de Bourgogne in Burgundy, France
Between Escommes and Fleurey-sur-Ouche

Family Cruise Itinerary

If you are a family with children, we are able to create a bespoke itinerary and substitute a maximum of 4 excursions from our Standard Classic Cruise Itinerary with your preferred family activities.

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The following activities can usually be arranged on-board directly with the barge Captain and included in your itinerary without any extra charge (unless otherwise stated):

Parc Aquatique et Complexe du Cap Vert (3 years+)

Leisure & Sports Center in the town of Dijon with sports pool, play pool featuring water slide and a paddling pool for children. Adults can enjoy relaxing in the sauna, hammam, jacuzzi or shower with water jets.


Bowling alley in Dijon in which opportunities to play in the dark, guided only by neon lights and lasers is offered. Suitable for all ages and levels of expertise. Wearing of bowling shoes and socks is obligatory, the hiring of which is available in the complex.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Discover the River Ouche by canoe (2 seats) or kayak (single seat) during a descent from St Victor or Gissey, depending on the direction of travel. Choose between an hour's ride or a half day depending on the time slot allocated by the barge's itinerary. Suitable for all ages. Must be booked in advance.


Beautiful artificial lake just outside of Dijon with a beach and water sports opportunities. Other activities include mini golf and tree climbing in the vast forest surrounding the lake. Suitable for children of all ages, but they should be able to swim.


Tennis Club in Pouilly-en-Auxois offering court hire by the hour. Suitable for all ages.

Paintballing (12 years+)

Paintballing park set in 6 acres near Dijon. Protective clothing is provided with masks, gloves and breastplates for adults and children. Three formulas are possible – 1¼ hours (200 balls) or 2¼ hours (500 balls), or a full day of play. Must be booked in advance. Please check the time slot allocated by the barge's itinerary before booking. (Supplement Payable).


Other activities (shown below) can be arranged but, due to their nature, they should be booked directly by the charterer with the activity provider. These activities are:


The Golf Club of La Chassagne is the local club in the Ouche Valley. With 9 holes, a par of 36, and a course length of 2616m this is a gentle, but beautiful, course suitable for players of all levels. Suitable for all ages. Hire of clubs, trollies and buggies available on site. Must be booked in advance. (Supplement Payable).

Quad Biking

Set in the heart of Burgundy, the 400 m² Morvan Adventure Ground is exceptionally good for wild quad biking. Several different courses are available depending on the time slot allocated by the barge's itinerary. Check with the activity provider for more details. (Supplement Payable).

Horse Riding (3 years+)

Set within the Morvan Massif, a number of different equestrian activities are available – including "around the pony" (brushing and caressing ponies, walking discovery, games and an introduction to acrobatics) for children aged 3-6 years; Pony Trekking for children under 12; Horse Riding for those over 12 years old. Please check with the barge's itinerary as numerous durations are also offered – as well as the chance to ride under a full moon! (Supplement Payable).

Hot Air Ballooning

Experience the landscape and scenery of Burgundy from a different angle as you climb into the clouds in a hot air balloon. A magical experience the whole family can enjoy, and one which will last forever in your memories. (Supplement payable).

Please Contact Us to discuss your specific requirements. We will be very happy to help.

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