Debuting on the French canals in 2019, luxe barge Lilas (French for “Lilac”) invites guests into a world where the beauty of natural aesthetics aligns with the contemporary comforts of modern living.
With design and décor influenced by the Biophilia movement, Lilas brings nature’s ambiance into interior spaces, culminating in a floating oasis of tranquility and luxury where guests can while away the hours in sumptuous relaxation. Soft tactile furnishings and rustic timber accents throughout the barge’s salon and dining room incorporate pastel floral tones, gently textured fabrics, and eye-catching asymmetrical shapes. On the spacious wooden deck, the theme of nature’s wondrous abundance is realized with cascades of lush greenery surrounding a plunge pool.
Private spaces on the Lilas are among the most appealing in barging, with four equally sized cabins ensuring luscious havens of quiet respite. Staterooms are decorated in light floral tones, paired with comfortable furnishings and nature-inspired accent pieces, furthering the barge’s motif. King size beds are made up with premium bedding, while en-suite marble bathrooms augment the high-end accommodations and amenities.
Operating on one of Southern Burgundy’s most scenic routes, the sightseeing itinerary on the Lilas immerses guests into the area’s lifestyles and locales. Escorted visits to lively markets, walking tours through Dijon and Beaune, and private winetastings at vineyards ensure comprehensive cultural connections. Miles of manicured towpath along the canal beckon for exhilarating bicycle rides and relaxed strolls, while the expansive Burgundian scenery is the perfect backdrop for memorable evenings spent on the deck sipping glasses of wine and socializing with friends both old and new.
The culinary experience on the Lilas speaks to the epicurean heritage for which France is celebrated. Burgundy’s great tradition of food and drink is showcased with seasonal menus and regional specialties, all of which are freshly crafted by a private Chef. Wines are carefully selected from the region’s many vineyards, both established and emerging, and are perfectly paired to complement each gourmet meal. After dinner, slip into the plunge pool with a nightcap and toast to the sparkling of stars twinkling overhead.