Capacity: 8 Guests
This glamorous and most design-driven barge on the Burgundy canal is definitely a contender for the “most beautiful 8-passenger barge in France” award. Think "Mediterranean yacht turned fat cat barge" with lots of panache. And no wonder—Prosperite was created by a savvy American hotelier with an award-winning boutique property. Eight happy guests will soak up the pampering service and amenities, which include four oversized cabins (270 square feet), bedside-controlled adjustable beds, bathrooms that boast a shower stall and soaking tub, and a beautifully lit "demonstration kitchen" that is part of the dining room for impromptu lessons by the chef! Some of the most exquisite wines in the region have been savored onboard Prosperite, each thoughtfully chosen by the veteran host, Spencer Hayes. Again for 2014, the Prosperite glides along the Canal du Bourgogne in southern Burgundy, the heart of the world-famous Cote d'Or vineyards, so there are abundant choices in the fine wine department. Brand-new bicycles, air-conditioning throughout, and a new Mercedes van top off the experience provided by this superb, super-deluxe category barge, which always receives astounding accolades from our many guests.
Booked as: Charter only for up to 8 guests in 4 king/twin staterooms.
Meeting Point: Sundays in Paris at any one downtown hotel. Transfer to/from the barge by the barge’s own van.