The Ultra Deluxe barge Lilas (French for “Lilac”) invites guests into a world where the beauty of natural aesthetics aligns with luxurious comforts of modern living: a bouquet of style for the senses.
The décor of Lilas brings a calm and colorful ambiance into interior spaces, creating a floating oasis of tranquility where guests can while away the hours in sumptuous relaxation. Soft tactile furnishings and rustic timber accents throughout the barge’s skylit salon and dining area 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 petite swimming 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. King size beds are made up with premium bedding, while ensuite marble bathrooms offer double sinks and spacious walk-in showers.
Operating on the River Saone, the especially intriguing route begins or ends with Lilas docked in the heart of Lyon, France’s delightful “second city”. Escorted visits to an elegant chateau, the immaculately preserved 15th century hospice in Beaune, and local winetastings immerse guests in the region’s lifestyle and locales. Those craving more activity can step ashore for a bicycle ride or brisk stroll when the barge is docked; expansive scenery is the perfect backdrop for relaxing on deck or lazing in the petite swimming pool as Lilas glides from one mooring to the next.
Cuisine on 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 your private Chef. Wines are carefully selected from regional vineyards and are perfectly paired to complement each gourmet meal. After dinner, slip into the petite swimming pool with a nightcap and toast to the stars twinkling overhead – the perfect end to a perfect day aboard Lilas!