Operated by European Waterways (GoBarging)
The Alouette, owned and operated by Afloat in France, accommodates four passengers in well-appointed cabins located above the water line. Her sun-deck provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy the passing scenery while cruising through Bordeaux, the Canal du Midi and Provence.
Alouette is a Luxemotor type of barge and is 30,48 metres in length and 4,85 metres beam.
Wining and dining is a highlight of any cruise, the table d’hôte menus on board the barge are of the very highest quality and include many regional specialities and fine wines.
Each week’s menu includes some of the chef’s original recipes as well as regional specialities and seasonal delicacies unique to the particular area of the country in which you are cruising.
- Built in 1908
- Rebuilt in 1986
- Refurbished in 2008
Alouette was built in 1908 at Ouderkeek in the Netherlands. Whilst used as a cargo barge, she was first named ‘Cura’ and, later, ‘Mars’. In 1986 - 1987, she was converted into a luxurious passenger-carrying barge and was re-named Alouette.
Alouette is a Luxemotor type of barge and is 30,48 metres in length and 4,85 metres beam, the only boat in the Afloat in France fleet that can navigate the Canal du Midi. This is a well-appointed boat with all cabins well above the water line.
In 2008, the Alouette was converted from a six to a four passenger luxury hotel barge. The interior of the barge was also refurbished to the highest standard.
Top▲Vessel Specifications and Information
|Number of Staff and Crew||4|
|Number of Passenger Decks||1|
|Number of Cabins / Staterooms||2|
|Number of Bars and Lounges||1|
|Other||sun-deck provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy the passing scenery while cruising through Bordeaux, the Canal du Midi and Provence.|
|Language(s) Spoken on Board||English is the main language on board .|
|Types of Cuisine||Regional specialities and fine wines|
|Dress Code On-board/at Dinner||Casual|
|Tipping / Gratuities||Tipping is customary|
|Nationality of Staff and Crew||4|
|Number of Restaurants||1 dining area with a large table|
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Accommodates six passengers in well-appointed cabins located above the water line. All cabins have private, nicely appointed bathrooms with showers. Several barges have saunas and on deck hot tubs or jacuzzis as well. Usually there are no telephones, TVs or computers. For emergency communications, barges do carry a cellular phone.
- Non-Smoking Cabins Available: In accordance with legislation, a strict non-smoking policy applies in the accommodation area of all Vessels. Those passengers who wish to smoke must do so outdoors ie on the deck and sun-deck area
- Bathroom With Shower Only:
- Bed Configuration: Twin or double
- Adjoining Cabins or Staterooms:
- Voltage: 110v
- Air Conditioning And/Or Heat Control:
Top▲Onboard Facilities and Services
|Dining Rooms / Restaurants||1 Dining area with one large table|
|Lounges / Bars|
|Other Amenities||6 Bikes onboard|
|Non-smoking interior public areas|
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