The eight passenger ultra-deluxe Amaryllis is a 40 meter Dutch hull, vintage 1962, and sister ship to Fleur de Lys . She was converted into the most upscale hotel barge throughout 2001 and welcomed her first passengers in Spring 2002. Designed in conjunction with La Fluviale , a prominent boat company in St. Jean de Losne , she has been decorated by some of the most respected names in France and Italy.
The air-conditioned interior of this luxurious péniche-hôtel is traditionally French, with contemporary touches set off by Louis XVI and XV antiques. Settle into the comfortable lounge with a drink from the open bar, linger over dishes cooked by the cordon bleu chef or simply watch the magical French countryside unfold all around.
Amaryllis is only available for groups or families wishing to charter the whole barge. She sleeps up to 8 guests and has 6 crew on board. Each suite has a choice of twin or double bed configuration and has been meticulously decorated in a traditional style, complimented by occasional tables from Li Puma of Florence. The specially designed window casings incorporate huge windows that panoramically frame the passing countryside. Relax on the top deck on sun loungers, luxuriate in the heated swimming pool or cycle along the tow path on one of the included bikes.
- 129 Feet long
- 8 Guests
- 6 Crew
- 4 Cabins Twin/ Kingsize double with private bathrooms
- 6 Bicycles
- Centrally air conditioned
- Central heating
- Large heated swimming pool
- Air conditioned Mercedes minibus
- TV, DVD, Video, Stereo, book and game library
- Visit the Château de Longecourt , owned by the same family since 1631
- Shop at a traditional Dijon market and taste freshly made local mustard
- Explore the barge port at St Jean de Losne
- Tasting at Beaune , the wine capital of Burgundy
- Tour Château de Germolles , residence of the Dukes of Burgundy
Burgundy and Côte d'Or - Franche-Comté - River Saône - Rhône and Canal du Centre (Central France)
The Amaryllis cruises through some of the most picturesque waterways in France, exploring the Burgundy countryside. Visit ancient châteaux and follow the wine trail through Beaune , or luxuriate on deck in the heated swimming pool as you drift past premier cru vines.
Itineraries include visits to Lyon, France’s second city, Mâcon in the Beaujolais wine region, the restored Abbey of St. Philibért in Tournus, the market town of Dijon, Chalon-sur-Saône, the Côte Challonais , and Beaune , the wine capital of Burgundy.