Location: Burgundy & Franche-Comte
Capacity: 8 Guests
Owned and operated by Belmond, the charming 8-passenger Hirondelle can be booked on a cabin basis or chartered for exclusive use. As a single-deck boat, it has extra headroom inside and one bed in each of the twin cabins that is 6’ 7” long—perfect for tall travelers. This barge is bright and airy due to the salon’s large skylight, and a beautifully coordinated decor uses inviting and tasteful fabrics, which complement the rich hardwood floors. There are four cabins, one with a large, fixed queen bed, and three identical twin bedded cabins. Upstairs and outside you will find lots of great deck space for alfresco dining and to watch the passing scenery. This barge enjoys fastidious maintenance and an extremely professional crew. The Hirondelle will cruise in the Burgundy and Franche Comte regions and includes a rarely visited route that the seasoned barge captains always love: the Doubs river to Besancon, which features a Citadel by Vauban. This is a top-notch barge experience representing excellent value for 2014.
Booked as: Either on a cabin basis or private charter for up to 8 guests.
Meeting Point: Sunday afternoon at one central hotel in Paris and transfer via private chauffeur service to the barge mooring.