Flawlessly operated as a floating Ultra Deluxe hotel, Amaryllis just might be the most regal and elegant barge in all of France.
From the chandeliers made by Italian craftsmen to the Villeroy & Boch china on the dining room table, the decor throughout this vessel is a treasure trove of elegant yet approachable European design. Plush seating and picture windows in the salon encourage guests to relax with good book and a glass of wine, or to join fellow guests at cocktail hour for aperitifs and appetizers. Four beautifully appointed cabins exude voluptuous comfort, while the immaculate bathrooms feature every amenity including double sinks and heated towel bars.
Southern Burgundy’s natural beauty and countryside culture is on offer every day. As the Amaryllis gently plies the River Soane, there is plenty of time to relax on the splendid deck soaking up the sun, sipping craft cocktails, and splashing around the petite swimming pool. Active passengers will find opportunities for leisurely cycling and brisk strolling along the Canal du Centre’s marvelous towpaths.
Seasonally inspired menus reflect Burgundy’s great traditions of food and wine. Gastronomes and gourmands can expect contemporary interpretations of classic cuisine, while an attentive crew serves carefully curated wine pairings from prestigious Cote d’Or producers. Other epicurean experiences include a visit to the region’s lively covered market and a luncheon ashore at a charming local bistro.
Cultural excursions spotlight the activities and attractions for which Southern Burgundy is celebrated. Guests attend hosted winetastings in vineyards both established and emerging; take private tours of family-owned chateaux; and enjoy guided walks through Dijon and Beaune, the area’s most important and historic towns. A sumptuous bouquet of everything wonderful in Burgundy, the Amaryllis is a beautiful cruise through fabulous France.
Last visited in 2017