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Belmond Hirondelle

Why cruise on this ship?

Besancon to Chagny: Discover Franche-Comté’s rich culinary and architectural heritage from whimsical Belmond Hirondelle.

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Dining

France is renowned for its gastronomic excellence, so why not take the opportunity to treat your taste buds—with the help of our creative on-board chefs

Dining Room

Enjoy delicious cuisine prepared by your cordon bleu chef using the freshest ingredients. A highlight of each cruise is dining; our experienced chef, who prepares all your food using ingredients from the natural larders of Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence and Burgundy. Dinners are complemented by carefully chosen wines and delectable cheeseboards. You can even accompany Chef to market to choose sun-ripened, favour-bursting foods for your menu.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Regional

Entertaining

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Lounge

Large picture windows in the lounge offer spectacular views of passing scenery. Amenities in Lounge include:

  • DVD player and DVDs,
  • HiFi system and CDs
  • Bose iPod docking station
  • Books and board games
  • Computer with internet access

Features

Enrichment

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Cookery Classes

The Barge is equipped with an open kitchen, perfect for cookery classes and demonstrations. Cooking enthusiasts can tailor this itinerary according to their skills and interests.

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Health and fitness

Take in the 360° views whilst on the Upper deck- the perfect place to watch the world go by.

Sun Deck

Guests can recline on comfortable sun loungers on deck, whilst taking in the 360° views.

Two tables and a large canopy over part of the deck also provide a shaded dining area.

Features

Kids and teens

Canal cruising is excellent fun for all the family and, with stops to explore fairytale castles and adventure playgrounds, younger members are kept joyously entertained.

Accommodation

Eight passengers can enjoy the supreme comfort of this bright, airy barge, cruising among the grand châteaux and vineyards of Burgundy.

Cabins

The soft décor of the recently refurbished Belmond Hirondelle complements the tranquil scenery outside.

Four spacious cabins have oak-panelled ceilings and en-suite bathrooms. Two cabins can be configured as twins or doubles, one cabin is a fixed double, the other is a fixed twin cabin.

Deck plans

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Deck 1

  • Sun Deck
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Deck 2

  • Lounge
  • Dining Area
  • Cabin 1
  • Cabin 2
  • Cabin 3
  • Cabin 4
Ship facts
Passengers
8
Crew
5
Launched
1992
Last refit
Tonnage
t
Length
39m
Width
5.05
Speed
kts
Decks
2
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
EUR