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Randle

4 passengers

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Randle highlights

  • Private riverboat with modern cruising comforts and classic charm
  • Perfect choice for a couple seeking privacy
  • Gourmet cuisine and selected premier-cru wines
  • Air-conditioned and en-suite mahogany panelled cabins
  • A crew of 3: Captain, gourmet chef and tour guide host
  • Guided tours by private car to vineyards, chateaux and other places of interest
  • Bicycles for exploring local towns and villages
  • Dinghy for fishing and rowing
  • Evening restaurant chauffeur service
  • Wi-Fi, Satelite TV/DVD 
  • Round-trip transfers from Paris
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Prices

  • Charters from 8,330 USD

Specifications

  • Up to 4 guests
  • Double cabins : 1
  • Twin cabins : 1

Boat size

  • Length 72′2″ ft (22 metres)
  • Width 13′1″ ft (4 metres)

Also

  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Satelite TV/DVD
  • Bicycles : 4

Guests have said...

The cruise was better than expected! We rate the boat 10/10. The host Tim was the best thing and we appreciated the serenity of the Nivernais Canal: A real vacation tailored to us.
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Liz Klemann, USA; Randle, April 2016

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About the barge "Randle"

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While The Randle can accommodate up to 4 guests, she offers the perfect choice for a couple looking for a Romantic Getaway, a unique wedding-proposal destination, honeymoon or second honeymoon!

Built by English craftsmen in 2001, the Randle has a traditional layout with modern facilities.
This lovely boat is enhanced by brass and hardwood fittings, marble and granite tops and traditional decking.
As you enter the boat via the wheelhouse, you will feel instantly at home.
You will no doubt appreciate the raised dining area for six, which gives good views over the canal and surrounding countryside.
Traditional teak flooring and leather seating contrast with a modern iPod player and Wi-Fi.
The sides of the wheelhouse can be folded down while retaining the roof to offer shade during cruising to allow the gentle breezes through while cruising.
Whether from the wheelhouse or from the upper deck where teak furniture and parasols are available, simply enjoy the beautiful scenery drift by.
If you prefer, you may like to take one of the ship's bicycles and 'race' Randle to the next stop!
Access to the saloon and cabins is via a short flight of steps
Guests can relax on the fitted, leather sofa for six in the open-plan saloon while watching the chef at work and perhaps pick up a few tips!

The master cabin has a fixed double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk and an opening skylight.
The en-suite bath, shower, electric toilet and hand basin are set in marble.

The guest cabin has twins in traditional bunk formation, with headroom of 60cms above the top bunk, a wardrobe, a desk and an opening skylight.
The en-suite shower, electric toilet and hand basin are set in marble.
For a perfect night's sleep, both cabins have individual air-conditioning climate control.

For maximum privacy for our guests, the crew quarters are self-contained in the bows with a separate entrance.

Randle deck and cabin plans

Randle cruise route & itinerary

Cruising Auxerre and Accolay on the River Yonne and Nivernais Canal

The following is a sample itinerary and can be adjusted to suit your interests.

Day One: Paris to Auxerre
You are met at Paris at 2 pm and transferred by private car to Auxerre for a champagne reception aboard The Randle.
Auxerre is a beautiful cathedral city, just 2 hours drive from central Paris.   The original cathedral dated from the 5th century and the city has numerous churches and religious buildings. Twice visited by Jean d'Arc,  St Etienne Cathedral (11th -16th century) dominates the waterfront at Auxerre, perched on the high ground above the River Yonne.  You may wish to climb the cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses and boutiques.  Auxerre is a great place to shop or take a seat at a pavement café, enjoy a beer, glass of wine or artisan-made ice cream.
After an aperitif, it's time to enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared by our chef, Gael Robertson,  served with a premier-cru wine from the region.

Day Two: Auxerre to Bailly 
After a tasty breakfast, we begin our day with a 4-hour cruise along the river, arriving at Bailly, home to a fascinating underground 'cave',  in time for lunch on board. 
It's then time to enjoy a tour of the Grand-Cru vineyards of nearby Chablis and a tasting in one of the cellars of this famous wine-producing village.
We return to the Randle for dinner on board, along with another fine premier cru wine.

Day Three: Bailly to Accolay
We begin our day with a gentle cruise along the picturesque Canal du Nivernais. Now is an ideal time to take a walk or cycle along the towpath, or perhaps simply relax on deck watching the world go by.  The area is rich in fauna and flora, and decidedly peaceful.  We moor in the pretty village of Accolay for lunch, during which we can discuss the possible visits this afternoon.
Will you choose to see one of the prettiest villages in France, Noyers Sur Serein, or the UNESCO 11th-century Basilica of Vezelay from where the crusaders began their long pilgrimages?  Be sure to have your camera ready for the excursion as we journey through some of the most beautiful scenery.
After an enthralling afternoon, we return to the Randle for our final gourmet dinner, served with a premier-cru wine.
 
Day Four: Farewell
After breakfast aboard The Randle, we will escort you back to Paris and say ' A bientôt.'
We hope to see you again soon.


Randle rates

Clamecy to Auxerre

2021: 3 nights, all-inclusive Value Mid Regular
Whole boat private charter for 2-4 guests 8330 USD 9360 USD 10, 388 USD
All prices are shown in USD; Euro prices available at time of booking

2020
Value dates: Before April 18th & From October 11th
Mid dates: From April 19th to May 16th
Regular dates: From May 17th to October 10th

Randle is also available on a half-board basis for those who would like to have the choice of some meals ashore
Prices from 12, 589 USD per charter for 6 nights

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