La Belle Epoque barge

La Belle Epoque barge Review and Specifications

Specifications of La Belle Epoque barge

Year built1930  /  Age : 88
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)38 m / 125 ft
Beam (width)5 m / 16 ft
Gross Tonnage200 gt
Passengers6 - 12
Crew5
Decks2
Cabins6
Decks with cabins1
Last Refurbishment1995
Former namesSavornin Lohmann

Current itinerary of La Belle Epoque barge

La Belle Epoque barge current cruise is 6 days, one-way from Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes. Prices start from USD 6912 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 23 Sep, 2018 and ends on 29 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
23 Sep      Departing from Tanlay, France   
24 Sep     Tanlay, France   
24 Sep - 25 Sep     Lezinnes, France (Overnight)   
25 Sep     Lezinnes, France   
25 Sep     Chateau d'Ancy le Franc, France (Overnight)   
25 Sep - 26 Sep     Ravieres, France (Overnight)   
26 Sep - 27 Sep     Ravieres, France (Overnight)   
27 Sep     Ravieres, France   
27 Sep - 28 Sep     Montbard, France (Overnight)   
28 Sep     Montbard, France   
28 Sep - 29 Sep     Venarey-les-Laumes, France (Overnight)   
29 Sep      Arriving in Venarey-les-Laumes, France   

Review of La Belle Epoque barge

La Belle Epoque barge ship was built in Holland in 1930 in order to serve carrying timber. The vessel was renovated in 1995 and currently serves as Boutique Hotel Barge on Burgundy Canal. This luxury barge is owned and operated by European Waterways.La Belle Epoque barge cruise ship

The barge's original name was "Savornin Lohmann" and her owner was Leendert Kruijt. Growing up on the barge of his father, Leendert went from one school to another, traveling with his parents and often spending just a few hours in one school before going to another. In 1939 which bought the start of the WWII, Kruijt family had to escape to France with the barge. La Belle Epoque became a timber barge and carried wood along the rivers and canals of France. Later, the Kruijt family grew in number, moved ashore and left someone else in charge of their barge. The timber business ceased and the cargo-carrying days of La Belle Epoque came to an end.

In 1993 the Kruijt family decided to sell the barge ship and retire. However, they found a buyer 3 years later but Leendert did not agree the boat on which he had grown up to end up as re-cycled iron and wooden planks. In 1995 the barge was bought by European Waterways, renamed "La Belle Epoque" and renovated. Added were a jacuzzi, bike store, luxury cabins and everything else needed to transform her into a luxury boutique hotel barge.

Today, La Belle Epoque once again cruises Burgundy Canal carrying guests and crew on weekly itineraries between Pouillenay to Tonnerre.

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La Belle Epoque barge Itineraries

The below listed La Belle Epoque 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 Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay Venarey-les-Laumes$5943
2018 Jun 03 6 days, one-way from Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes Tanlay$6912
2018 Jun 10 6 days, one-way from Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay Venarey-les-Laumes$5943
2018 Jun 17 6 days, one-way from Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes Tanlay$6912
2018 Jun 24 6 days, one-way from Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay Venarey-les-Laumes$5943
2018 Jul 01 6 days, one-way from Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes Tanlay$6912
2018 Jul 08 6 days, one-way from Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay Venarey-les-Laumes$5943
2018 Jul 15 6 days, one-way from Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes Tanlay$6912
2018 Jul 22 6 days, one-way from Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay Venarey-les-Laumes$5943
2018 Jul 29 6 days, one-way from Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes Tanlay$6912
2018 Aug 05 6 days, one-way from Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay Venarey-les-Laumes$5943
2018 Aug 12 6 days, one-way from Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes Tanlay$6912
2018 Aug 19 6 days, one-way from Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay Venarey-les-Laumes$5943
2018 Aug 26 6 days, one-way from Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes Tanlay$6912
2018 Sep 02 6 days, one-way from Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay Venarey-les-Laumes$5943
2018 Sep 09 6 days, one-way from Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes Tanlay$6912
2018 Sep 16 6 days, one-way from Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay Venarey-les-Laumes$5943
2018 Sep 23 6 days, one-way from Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes Tanlay$6912
2018 Sep 30 6 days, one-way from Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay Venarey-les-Laumes$5943
2018 Oct 07 6 days, one-way from Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes Tanlay$6912
2018 Oct 14 6 days, one-way from Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay Venarey-les-Laumes$5943
2018 Oct 21 6 days, one-way from Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes Tanlay$6912