Setting the standard for 5-star canal cruising in France, the Prosperite offers every traditional luxury in ultra-deluxe barging, from capacious cabins to the most experienced and accommodating crew.
Prosperite’s Barge Manager, Spencer Hayes, has been in the barge industry since 1993. He has established longstanding relationships in the Burgundy area, and is well connected to local sommeliers, working artisans, and prominent community members. In addition to managing and supervising the Prosperite, Spencer does the same for the 6-star, 8-passenger Grand Cru, and the 4-star, 6-passenger Rendez-Vous, both of which also cruise in Southern Burgundy.
Owned by an American hotelier, Prosperite was designed to represent the best of modern living, relaxed socializing, and lively entertaining – indeed, a state of “prosperity” brought to life. Cabins provide generous havens of quiet comfort, perfect for travelers for whom abundant personal space is a necessary luxury.
An open kitchen invites guests to join their personal Chef for impromptu cooking demonstrations, and the romantic countryside is best viewed while lounging on the expansive deck or in the hot tub. Miles of manicured towpath along the canal beckon for leisurely walks or exhilarating bicycle rides. Exploring Southern Burgundy’s great tradition of gastronomy, the gourmet cuisine focuses on regional specialties, paired, of course, with the splendid wines of the Cote D’or.
Guests are further immersed into the Burgundian lifestyle through a vibrant program of intimate sightseeing encompassing the iconic sights of the region, including guided visits to working vineyards, lively markets, and charming villages. A personable and attentive crew add further to the many prosperous experiences enjoyed aboard the Prosperite.
Last visited in 2017