L'Impressionniste barge

L'Impressionniste barge Review and Specifications

Specifications of L'Impressionniste barge

Year built1960  /  Age : 58
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)38 m / 125 ft
Beam (width)5 m / 16 ft
Gross Tonnage180 gt
Passengers6 - 12
Crew5
Decks2
Cabins6
Decks with cabins1

Current itinerary of L'Impressionniste barge

L'Impressionniste barge current cruise is 6 days, one-way from Escommes to Dijon. Prices start from USD 6912 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Sep, 2018 and ends on 22 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
16 Sep      Departing from Escommes, France   
16 Sep      Departing from Dijon, France(Transfer)   
17 Sep     Escommes, France   
17 Sep - 18 Sep     Vandenesse-en-Auxois, France (Overnight)   
18 Sep     Vandenesse-en-Auxois, France   
18 Sep - 19 Sep     Pont-d'Ouche, France (Overnight)   
19 Sep     Pont-d'Ouche, France   
19 Sep - 20 Sep     La Bussiere-sur-Ouche, France (Overnight)   
20 Sep     La Bussiere-sur-Ouche, France   
20 Sep - 21 Sep     Gissey-sur-Ouche, France (Overnight)   
21 Sep     Gissey-sur-Ouche, France   
21 Sep - 22 Sep     Fleurey-sur-Ouche, France (Overnight)   
22 Sep     Fleurey-sur-Ouche, France   
22 Sep      Arriving in Dijon, France   

Review of L'Impressionniste barge

The L'Impressionniste barge (translated as "The Impressionist") is a spitz barge ship built in Belgium in 1960 with a Dutch motor-style bow. Hull's shape is a combination of Dutch and French building designs. In 1996, the vessel was converted into a luxury hotel barge and is currently owned and operated by European Waterways. The barge ship cruises exclusively on the Burgundy Canal in central eastern France.L'Impressionniste barge cruise ship

The hotel barge is slab-sided and features a flat lower part of the hull. It means she was cheap to build and space was maximized as the hull is a box section. The L'Impressionniste used to carry grain and timber during the 1960s, making regular trips between Brussels and Paris. The ship had a long commercial hold for a vessel with LOA 38 m (overall length), and this was one of the reasons her hull was suited to be converted into a hotel barge.

The ship conversion took place in 1996, done by two English engineers - Geoffrey Foot and Verr ian Gray. The design and layout of the L'Impressionniste ship were based on La Belle Epoque, built the year before, so the original owners bought the plans from European Waterways. Originally, the L'Impressionniste was powered by an 8-cylinder Deutz diesel engine producing 200 horsepower (150 kW) and giving the barge a top speed of 8,6 knots (16 kph). She features a single rudder and chain-link steering. This, coupled with the relatively fine bow, ensures practical maneuverability. In 2000, the barge was re-engined with Scania 190 kW (250 hp) and spent several of the next years on Rhone River, which has strong current and needs a lot of horsepower.

Today, the L'Impressionniste barge has 6 double cabins which allows her to carry up to twelve passengers. She has separate crew quarters housing the 5 crew (master chef, two housekeepers and waiters, deck hand and tour guide, Captain and pilot).

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L'Impressionniste barge Itineraries

The below listed L'Impressionniste barge cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest European Waterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 27 6 days, one-way from Escommes to Dijon Escommes$6912
2018 Jun 03 6 days, round-trip Classic Burgundy Dijon$6912
2018 Jun 10 6 days, one-way from Escommes to Dijon Escommes$6912
2018 Jun 17 6 days, round-trip Classic Burgundy Dijon$6912
2018 Jun 24 6 days, one-way from Escommes to Dijon Escommes$6912
2018 Jul 01 6 days, round-trip Classic Burgundy Dijon$6912
2018 Jul 08 6 days, one-way from Escommes to Dijon Escommes$6912
2018 Jul 15 6 days, round-trip Classic Burgundy Dijon$6912
2018 Jul 22 6 days, one-way from Escommes to Dijon Escommes$6912
2018 Jul 29 6 days, round-trip Classic Burgundy Dijon$6912
2018 Aug 05 6 days, one-way from Escommes to Dijon Escommes$6912
2018 Aug 12 6 days, round-trip Classic Burgundy Dijon$6912
2018 Aug 19 6 days, one-way from Escommes to Dijon Escommes$6912
2018 Aug 26 6 days, round-trip Classic Burgundy Dijon$6912
2018 Sep 02 6 days, one-way from Escommes to Dijon Escommes$6912
2018 Sep 09 6 days, round-trip Classic Burgundy Dijon$6912
2018 Sep 16 6 days, one-way from Escommes to Dijon Escommes$6912
2018 Sep 23 6 days, round-trip Classic Burgundy Dijon$6912
2018 Sep 30 6 days, one-way from Escommes to Dijon Escommes$6912
2018 Oct 07 6 days, round-trip Classic Burgundy Dijon$6912
2018 Oct 14 6 days, one-way from Escommes to Dijon Escommes$6912
2018 Oct 21 6 days, round-trip Classic Burgundy Dijon$6912