Lauthentic France

Panache

5 STAR CLASS BARGE

BARGE CRUISE

12 PEOPLE

DUTCH CANALS

Discover Panache
Panache is a hotel barge that has been fitted out in traditional yacht style with brass and mahogany fittings in the spacious public areas and very comfortable cabin accommodation. In the saloon the panoramic windows let in plenty of natural light, and the tempting cocktail bar and comfortable leather sofas are enhanced by polished hardwood flooring. The separate roomy dining area provides a congenial setting for up to 12 guests to enjoy the gourmet meals and fine wines served on board.
The cabin accommodation comprises six generously-sized junior suites which can be in twin or double-bedded configuration. All the en suite bathrooms have twin hand-basins and oversized showers.
Outside, the spacious sun deck is the perfect place to unwind and admire the passing scenery in one of the comfortable chairs, or to enjoy being served a long, lazy alfresco lunch at the outside dining table. The heated spa pool and plentiful number of bicycles for you to explore the towpath complete the picture.
Panache cruises in Holland in the Spring, when the flowers are in full bloom. This is without a doubt the best time to visit this country, and our cruises in Holland are carefully planned to allow you to experience all that the country has to offer. She’s then cruising in Champagne for a number of weeks in May & June. The Champagne itineraries typically include Brie cheese tastings, a tour of the Cathedral at Reims, Epernay and of course, tastings at renowned champagne houses.
In the Summer and Autumn, Panache cruises the beautiful and varied waterways of Alsace & Lorraine, a region of France offering a unique mix of French and German cultures, history and local gastronomy. Panache’s voyage through Alsace & Lorraine will give you the opportunity to appreciate the very best of the region, passing storybook villages along the way, visiting places such as Strasbourg, renowned for their Baroque and Romanesque architecture and uniquely, experiencing Europe’s most famous boat elevator!
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AIR-CON

128 FEET LONG

6 CREW

SPA POOL

6 TWIN/DOUBLE JUNIOR SUITES

CENTRALLY HEATED

Tour Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world

Visit the Aalsmeer flower auction

Tour the fascinating conservation area at Enkhuizen

Visit the Royal Delft pottery to see the world famous earthenware being hand-made and painted

Tour picturesque Haarlem and visit a museum of the Dutch painter, Franz Hals

Tour the charming city of Leiden, Rembrandt’s birthplace

Enjoy a private winery tour and tasting at renowned champagne houses such as Moët & Chandon, Henriot & Maison Pannier

Visit the the magnificent 800-year-old Reims cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece and now UNESCO World Heritage Centre where the Kings of France were once crowned

Visit the champagne ‘capital’ of Epernay for a cellar tour and private tasting

Visit Château-Thierry, the scene of fierce battles in World War I, and Belleau Wood

Tour the beautiful city of Strasbourg and visit its Gothic cathedral

Explore the Route des Vins d’Alsace and a private wine tasting

Visit the Meteor Brewery, founded in 1640

Experience an ascent or descent of the unique Arzviller boat elevator

Visit the spectacular René Lalique Collection

Tour of Sarrebourg including a visit to the Chagall chapel

Enjoy a candlelit meal whilst cruising through the two Arzviller tunnels

Excellent towpath for walking

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