Discover the Magnolia hotel barge in Burgundy

Live the dream this year!
Cruise aboard your authentic French barge
at a very special and affordable rate
5 star service for the perfect, relaxing holiday


Only 2 dates remaining for 2017: Book now to avoid disappointment

May 20 - May 26
July 1 - 7

Hotel barge Magnolia

All the comforts of home and more, aboard the delightful Magnolia hotel barge.

A barge with comfort, space and light

The interior of the barge offers so much more space and light

A view of the salon

A relaxing design with comfort

A barge with comfort, space and light

Stylish furnishings throughout providing an oasis of calm. Please do help yourselves to free wifi, the CD and DVD library, and the iPod dock.

Your accommodation

Double bed en-suite 1

The two cabins and suite have high-standard beds with 5-zone, memory foam mattresses and fresh, cotton linens for that perfect night's sleep.

Double bed en-suite 2

You have so much more cabin space

Double bed en-suite 3

En suite bathrooms for each cabin

Large shower in your ensuite cabin

The stylish ensuite bathrooms feature very spacious showers and privacy glass portholes

Enjoy Alfresco dining?

BBQ & cruise

The outside kitchen is simply perfect, whether it be a BBQ or plancha style meal that you wish to prepare.

Interieur galley

Alternatively below deck, use the professional galley.

and Away... Because to escape is to dream

Each day your friendly skipper Nicolas will take to the helm so that you can relax!...

Hot tub on the barge

in the hot tub on deck.

Canal and bike along the tow-path

or perhaps on a bike ride...

Once moored up, you are free to explore at your leisure.

If you prefer, you can opt in for the guided excursions *.

Dijon city

Dijon*: The Capital of the Dukes of Burgundy

Chateauneuf in Burugndy

Chateauneuf en Auxois dating from the year 1032! One of the prettiest villages in France


Beaune* : Home of the famous Hospice de Beaune and some of the worlds finest vineyards.

Magnolia Barge crew

The skipper Nicolas and his wife Magalie are on board at all times ready for any assistance needed and to provide a 5-star service.
They have their own quarters in the stern of the barge.

Together with the deckhand,  they will crew the barge through the locks, handle all the navigation, moorings and mechanics.
During your stay they will insure that towels are changed when necessary, and discreetly tend to the cleaning.
Magali and Nicolas will happily recommend local restaurants according to your tastes and budget.
A choice of two is usually made, and of course, transport to and from is possible, with a maximum drive of about 15 minutes.

Your friendly crew will also be happy to help with food shopping, providing that such needs are addressed at the beginning of your stay.
The galley has plenty of designated storage space, fridges and a freezer for your purchases.  
A range of condiments are supplied, and opportunities to buy fresh produce during the week insure that you will have plenty of scope should you wish to make use of the superb galley inside and the alfreso kitchen on the sundeck.
Bottled water is supplied throughout the week including smaller bottles ideal for when you're off exploring by bike or on foot.

As you cruise along the delightful Burgundy canal, the crew will be happy to introduce to you to places of interest
and to unload the bicycles for you so that you can explore.

Deck plan


Length 38 metres (125ft)
Beam 5 metres (16ft)

2 Cabins (double bed)
1 Suite (twins or double bed)
All with ensuite bathrooms

2 Sun decks
High quality deck furniture
Hot tub
Outside kitchen

Saloon/dining area
i-Pod dock, WiFi, DVD/TV
Professional galley

6 Bicycles

Highly experienced English speaking crew

Special rates for April - August 2017 & October 2017

6000 Euro for a 6 night stay, with 5 days of cruising, for up to 6 people
This price includes exclusive use of the barge and her facilities including bicycles and the hot tub, & round-trip transfers from Dijon by private vehicule.

Optional Continental breakfasts: 400€

*Optional : 5 excursions 220€ per person.

  • Dijon: Notre Dame, many historical buildings, a colourful market and great shopping
  • Visit the Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the Chevaliers of the Tastevin, to view the vineyards and enjoy a tasting
  • Discover the mysteries of a much-loved culinary delight on a local Truffle farm
  • Visit the wine capital of Burgundy, Beaune, with its magnificent Hotel Dieu Hospice and lovely town centre
  • Spectacular view from Chateauneuf-en-Auxois: Visit the chateau and local craft shops in one of the prettiest villages of France

Magnolia is also available on a full-board or half-board basis from April to October

Enquiry & availability

Please use the form below to check availability or ask any other questions.


After you have submitted your enquiry form, if you do not receive a reply by email from Emma within the next 24 hours then please call +33 614 250 200 or email