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6 passengers

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All the Half-board cruises

Saroche also offers

Full-board style

Saroche cruise file


  • From 1000 € per person
  • From 6000 € per charter


  • Crew members : 2
  • Up to 6 guests
  • Suites : 3

Boat size

  • Length 129′3″ ft (39.4 metres)
  • Width 16′8″ ft (5.09 metres)


  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Satelite TV & DVD player
  • Fire pit
  • Bicycles : 6

About the barge "Saroche"

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Our half-board cruises are available throughout the Winter and Spring, for the perfect, private getaway for up to 6 guests
Choose between a 3 or 6-night cruise
How about joining us for a unique way to celebrate Christmas or New Year?

Saroche is the largest six-passenger hotel barge in France, and offers exceptionally comfortable, private accommodation for 4 to 6 guests travelling together. 

Completely refitted for 2019, the Saroche is the definition of a luxury hotel barge, inviting our guests to relax upon arrival. The vessel has a split-level lounge/dining room (25' x 16'), and a large sun deck with awning-covered dining area (45’ by 14’), for 'al fresco' meals during the day or indeed a drink around the fire pit at dusk. Inside the lounge/dining area has a warm ambience, Eight large opening windows and a hexagonal skylight flood the room with sunshine and fresh air, as rippling reflections from the water dance across the unique modern Art Deco birds eye maple interior, wrought iron and brass handrails and soft material covered walls, all reflecting and absorbing the atmosphere, bright colours and sunshine of the French countryside. The comfortable seating, fully-stocked bar, blue tooth stereo, TV, DVD player and library complete the cosy atmosphere - where passengers quickly feel at home.

The three staterooms are richly decorated, luxurious and spacious - more closely resembling a hotel room than a ship's cabin. All the beds can be converted into either twin beds or queen-sized double beds. Each stateroom has built-in wardrobes with ample hanging and shelf space. All cabins have central heating and individually controlled air conditioning systems. Fresh air is provided by a modern integrated double flu VMC system providing sterilised filtered fresh air to each cabin.

All three new Art Deco style fully tiled ensuite bathrooms have shelves and alcoves with make-up/shaving mirrors above the washbasins. large rain shower cubicles with high ceilings and easy access glass doors. Hot water is abundant, hairdryers are provided in all cabins. As well as a selection of included toiletries, the large fluffy bath sheets that sit on heated towel rails add to the luxury.

Saroche deck and cabin plans

Saroche cruise routes & itineraries

Renève to Dammarin, 6-nights


Captain Jason will meet you in Dijon at 4pm and transfer you to Saroche moored in the peaceful village of Renève.  Enjoy a Kir Royal reception and welcome speech, followed by time to settle in before your first sumptuous dinner aboard by chef Dawn.


After a filling continental breakfast, this morning we sail upstream through several locks, to our first destination, Dampierre-et-Flée.  As we cruise, there are plenty of opportunities to walk or cycle as the barge glides gracefully through a pastoral landscape.
Following lunch on board, join Jason on a drive to Isômes where we meet Cecil, who will introduce you to her business of artisanal jams, juices and liquors.  This tenacious, hardworking lady has spearheaded a food revival in the area and you cannot help but be amazed at her energy and enthusiasm for life and her work.
We return to Saroche to freshen up for pre-dinner drinks before Jason drives you to the nearby town of Beze to dine at the Auberge du Beze, a cosy traditional French restaurant.


Today is Market day in Dijon so we'll take a ride to enjoy the hustle and bustle of one of France's finest markets, housed in a building designed by Gustave Eiffel.  Jason will explain the history of this beautiful city before leaving you time to explore and enjoy lunch:  There are many restaurants to choose from and Jason will make suggestions and arrange to meet you back at the van to return to Saroche.
Once back aboard, we will set sail upstream towards Saint Seine sur Vingeanne, our mooring for this evening.  Dinner aboard.


Leaving Saroche early, we will spend the day in Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Jason will conduct a history tour of the Hospice de Beaune, an ancient hospital for the poor, dating back to 1443. 
With a myriad of wonderful restaurants on tap, you can enjoy French cuisine at it's finest here.
After lunch, Jason will take you wine tasting to Patriarche Père et Fils, the largest wine producer in Burgundy.  We join the cellar master for a standard tasting, and then have an opportunity to taste in a private room some of their rarer wines on offer.
We re-join Saroche for a light dinner and time to relax.


Today is all about the cruise! We continue our journey upstream this morning, passing farms and villages with the cycle route following us all the way. We'll moor up for lunch and then continue cruising into the afternoon to our destination of Cussey, where there will be plenty of time to explore this village.
This evening, Jaso, takes you the short distance to a local auberge for dinner.  Return to Saroche for a nightcap.


This morning we will visit the citadel town of Langres for a guided tour of this wonderful, historic town dating from pre-Roman times. Jason will guide you through the city and explain how this ancient town has stayed so well preserved.    With time to explore, you can then enjoy lunch before Jason takes you back to Saroche for our afternoon cruise.  We ''climb' up through the locks to our final destination, Dommarien, where we turn Saroche round before mooring on the edge of this peaceful village.  There will be time to freshen up before tonight's gala dinner on board.


After breakfast, at 9.30am it's time to leave the barge.  Jason will take you back to Dijon TGV station for your onward journey, with time to reflect on a memorable week aboard Saroche.

Renève to Dommarien, 6 nights rates and dates

November 2021 - April 2022
Whole boat charter for 4 11,000 €
Whole boat charter for 6 15,000 €

The price includes:

  • All transport from pick up 4pm on Sunday to  drop off on the final day, departing Saroche at 9.30
  • Continental breakfast including tea, coffee, fruit juice, cereals, yoghurts, local fresh pastries, jams, butter, breads, cold cuts such as ham and salami, cheeses, boiled eggs, dried fruits and nuts
  • Limited open bar of wines, spirits and soft drinks 
  • All meals with wines on board Saroche
  • Use of bicycles ( helmets not included)

The price does not include:

  • Transport to pick up point and from drop off point
  • All meals and beverages off the barge during the week (5 in total)
  • Use of washing machine and tumble drier on board
  • Travel costs to and from the agreed meeting point prior and after the cruise
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Suggested 5% Gratuity

Renève to Auxonne, 3 nights

Day 1

Captain Jason meets you at the Dijon TGV station at 3pm for your transfer to Saroche.  There is time to settle in followed by a welcome speech.  We wet sail and head gently down the Canal passing through our first lock before mooring in the countryside.  Tonight's gourmet dinner onboard gives you a flavour of the next few relaxing days.

Day 2

Enjoy a leisurely, continental breakfast before we set sail down towards the River Saône, passing through several locks.  We continue along the river to Pontailler-sur-Saône, where we'll moor in time for lunch on deck before Jason takes you to Cassis d'Alice, a family-run crèeme du cassis and jam producer.  This is a unique opportunity to learn, taste and experience where these amazingly versatile products come from.
We return to Saroche in time to prepare for dinner out at a local Auberge. This great restaurant is within walking distance, and serves excellent regional dishes.

Day 3

This morning's relaxing cruise through rural landscapes takes us to the historic town of Auxerre.  Lunch will be served aboard.  In the afternoon, we drive to the world-famous vineyards of the Côte du Nuit, and visit the renowned Clos du Vougeot.  After the tour, we will enjoy a wine-tasting in one of the many world-class Domains in the area.  
Return to Saroche in time to relax before dinner ashore in another great local Auberge.

Day 4

After breakfast, Jason will take you back to Dijon TGV station for your onward journey.  For those that arrived in their car, a transfer back for Renève will be provided.

Renève to Auxonne, 3 nights rates and dates

November 2021 - April 2022
Private charter for 6 6000 €
Private charter for 4 4800€

The prices includes:

•Full private charter of the largest Luxemotor in Europe and thus the world! •From 3pm on the day of Arrival to 9.30 am on the day of departure.
•Each couple has use of Fully serviced stateroom in double or twin format. Each with large private shower room. Full air conditioning and heating throughout.
•Toiletries towels luxury linens unlimited mineral water.
•Comprehensive continental breakfast, including tea, coffee, fruit juice, cereals, yoghurts, local fresh pastries, jams, butters, breads, cold Cuts like ham and salami, cheeses, boiled eggs, dried fruits and nuts.
•Half day of navigation (3-5 hrs) and visit, see itinerary for details.
•Breakfast and one other meal with wine included, lunch or dinner depending on where we are on the itinerary.
•Limited open bar of wines spirits and soft drinks.
•All transport from the pickup point in Dijon to Drop off at Dijon. Some people may travel to us in their own car. Parking next to the barge is possible with a return to your car on the morning of departure

The prices does not include:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel to and from pick up point
  • Crew Gratuity



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