Luxury Hotel Barge in Burgundy

Discover the richness of Burgundy and its unique landscapes along the meandering canal of Burgundy and its picturesque Ouche valley.


The Magnolia is a spacious and luxury vessel originally built in 1956 and completely reconverted into a comfortable and welcoming hotel barge in 2014. The three cabins have been refurbished in 2024.

Magnolia accomodate six passengers in three different single or double bedded cabins.

Specialized into half board cruises, reach us for a unique and authentic local experience through the restaurants we will drive you to along the cruise route. (all meals included)

We accomodate up to six passengers in single or double bedded cabins.


Welcome on the Burgundy canal

Space and light



Staircase, bar

The Magnolia,has been designed with both comfort and contemporary style offering a large lounge and dinning room equipped with TV, DVD player, library, I Pod dock and internet access.

A large skylight provide light and a warm atmosphere. The staircase made of noble wood include a welcoming bar with draught beer.

Art de la table...                         French cuisine...

Our experienced chef is always enthusiastic about sharing his love of french cuisine and you will be welcome to visit him in his fully equipped kitchen where he prepares delightful meals using exclusively fresh and local products.

Once a week, he will also organize a very special lunch " à la plancha" on our outdoor kitchen with products you will choose yourself on Dijon market.



Cabin 1

Private bathroom

The barge provides luxurious and comfortable accomodation for up to six guests in three single or double bedded cabins, each with air conditioning and a large private bathroom.

Your journey onboard Magnolia, pampered by your attentive crew will become relaxing, careless and memorable.

Directly from the cabins corridor, you can access to the front private sundeck.

Discover, visit, explore

Discover the rich patrimony of Burgundy

Our cruises will invite you to discover the richness of burgundian patrimony through the slow rythm of navigation, by bicycle along the towpath, or even with a mini-van when your experienced guide will drive you to prestigious sites bordering the Ouche valley :

• the castle of Châteauneuf en Auxois surrounded by its medieval village and offering a magnificent view of the Auxois valley.

• Beaune, capital of burgundy vines that you will discover during private tastings in prestigious domaines, but also the charity hospital founded in the 15th century.

• Dijon, capital of the dukes of Burgundy, the ducal palace, the picturesque covered market built by Eiffel. Get a chance to touch the symbol of this historical town: the owl.

Specialized in luxury cruises, we both have years of experience in hotel barges industry and have worked for the most prestigious companies all over french canals.
We are looking forward to welcome you onboard Magnolia, an original cargo barge we have converted into a comfortable and luxury vessel, and share with you our passion of barging.
Many possibilities of different cruises adapted to your expectations are offered from Escommes to Dijon on the burgundy canal in the heart of the Ouche valley and nearby the famous vineyards.
Half board or full board cruise, choose your own program and let your crew pamper you.


Magali & Nicolas Rancelot


Passenger's comments

" It was the most wonderful experience one which we will repeat in the future. There is nothing I can fault. The decor and comfort of the boat, the excellence of the food, the quality and expertise of the staff. Thank you all for the astounding week. Good luck and good health in the future".
Maggie and Annie, Ireland


"From begining to end our cruise on the Magnolia exceeded all expectations. Immediately we felt relaxed by the warm welcome from Magali and Nicolas. Bike riding, exploring the villages, cafes and local sights with a flexible schedule. Superb accommodation, facilities on board, wonderful experience. We will be recommending it to all our friends."
Karen & Peter, Annie & John, Australia