Location: Southern Burgundy
Capacity: 12 Guests
This stunning, 12-passenger barge, crown jewel of the French Country Waterways collection, has been garnering rave reviews ever since she began to glide along the canals in 2005. Named for the company president's daughter, Adrienne is one of the most beautiful barges of its size cruising the canals of France (though Napoleon is an equally elegant 12-passenger vessel, it is a river cruiser). Richly paneled in a lovely swirling maple, Adrienne was exquisitely decorated by an award-winning designer from Illinois who created a floating "Park Avenue penthouse" of a barge. The six identical suites are more reminiscent of a cozy Four Seasons hotel room than a barge sleeping cabin. Heated towel racks, good shower stalls, and pretty bathroom fixtures provide every comfort for guests. Very stylish yet comfortable deck furniture creates an especially attractive space for alfresco dining or just watching the passing scenery with a glass of locally produced vintage. Frontiers is honored to offer Adrienne to just two travelers preferring a deluxe experience or an intact party of 12 who want the "best" in canal barge cruising.
Booked as: Either a hotel basis for 1-2 guests or charter for up to 12: 6 king- or twin bedded staterooms.
Meeting Point: Sunday afternoons at one pre-designated, central hotel in Paris. Transfer to and from the barge by high speed TGV train.