Slow down the pace of your holiday, by gently cruising through the Champagne region
Sample some of the finest tasting Champagne's in the world, visiting prestigious Champagne Houses along the way
Enjoy exquisite food on board matched with unparalled service
Cycling alongside your barge, taking in the beautiful countryside
Sleeping up to 8 people, this barge is taken exclusively for your group
The best time to visit Paris and Champagne is, of course, during the famous Paris spring between April and June, when the days are sunny but not too hot. The autumn and winter months are another good time to come when there are smaller crowds and snow is a rarity. But there really is no bad time to visit.
The Belmond Pivoine is a luxury barge available for private hire accommodating up to 8 guests in four elegantly-decorated en-suite bedrooms. Inside there is a spacious lounge and on-board kitchen. The deck features a heated pool, perfect for lazy days.
The Belmond Pivoine has to be one of the most luxurious and relaxing ways to explore the rivers and canals of France – a beautifully-appointed barge cruising at a stately pace through France's picturesque Champagne region. Cruising in tandem is also possible for larger groups wishing to travel together.
Being on board a Belmond vessel is like having your very own floating private villa with the added benefit of ever-changing scenery outside the windows. Attentive guides, chefs and staff are on hand to make sure you get the most out of each port of call along the way and deliver the most impeccable service.
A highlight of any Afloat in France trip will be the opportunity to discover the gastronomic heritage of France, and all meals and drinks are included. During your cruise you can expect to be served at least 15 different wines and over 20 cheeses, all sourced from the very regions you sail through by day.
Your excursions are also included, along with the service of an expert tour guide who will discuss ideas with you in detail each day so that tours and visits match your preferences. Bicycles are available for your use during the trip, so you can choose to travel parts on the route on two wheels, following your barge along.
The Pivoine sleeps 8 and is available for private charter only.
The four bedrooms feature twin or king beds with dressing tables, wardrobes, armchairs, safes and hair-dryers all provided for your comfort. One bathroom boasts a bathtub with an overhead shower and the remaining 3 have walk-in showers. Individually-controlled air conditioning ensures a restful night's sleep.
Belmond Pivoine features a lounge with surround-sound stereo, a deck with heated pool and an on-board dining room.
The finest French dining experience awaits you as your private chef expertly prepares the finest seasonal dishes for you to enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
All activities on board are included for you and can be tailored according to your group's preference. As well as visiting Champagne Houses and local wineries you can make use of bicycles provided to explore the local area on land. Cooking classes and demonstrations can also be arranged on request.
Belmond Pivoine cruises in the Champagne region, your embarkation point will depend on your cruise.
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