Hotel Barge L'IMPRESSIONNISTE - Barging in France -

Cruising the Canal de Bourgogne in Burgundy, France
Between Escommes and Fleurey-sur-Ouche

Family Cruise Itinerary - Southern Burgundy

If you are a family with children, we are able to create a bespoke itinerary and substitute a maximum of 4 excursions from our Standard Classic Cruise Itinerary with your preferred family activities.

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The following activities can be included in your cruise fare without supplement and can usually be The following activities can be included in your cruise fare without supplement and can usually be arranged on-board direct with the Captain: Aqua-Park at Dijon / Canoeing & Kayaking / Go-Karting / Laser-Bowling / Paintballing / Swimming / Tennis.

The following activities carry a supplement payable direct to the provider whose individual terms and conditions apply: Golf / Horse-Riding / Hot Air Ballooning / Quad Biking. Please contact Paradise Connections for more information.

Childrens bikes, cycle-helmets, child car seats, high-chairs are all available without cost.

Parc Aquatique et Complexe du Cap Vert

Leisure & sports centre in the town of Dijon with a sports pool, play pool featuring a fun waterslide, and a paddling pool for children. Adults can enjoy the sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi or jet shower.

Curley Gevrey-Chambertin leisure park

Leisure park in in Côte-d’Or, offering a host of fun outdoor activities including tree climbing, archery and treasure hunts. You can also enjoy a game of paintballing at an additional supplement. See below for details.


Bowling alley in Dijon, offering thrilling ‘bowling in the dark’ guided by neon lights and lasers. Suitable for all ages and capabilities. Bowling shoe rental is compulsory.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Discover the River Ouche by canoe (2 seats) or kayak (single seat) during a descent from St Victor or Gissey, depending on the direction of travel. Choose between an hour’s ride or a half day depending on the time slot allocated by the barge’s itinerary. Suitable for all ages, however the ability to swim in compulsory.


Swim in the beautiful man-made lake just outside of Dijon with a beach and opportunities for watersports. Other activities include minigolf and tree-climbing in the vast forest surrounding the lake. Suitable for children of all ages, but they should be able to swim.


Tennis Club in Pouilly-en-Auxois offering court hire by the hour.


Other activities (shown below) can be arranged but, due to their nature, they should be booked directly by the charterer with the activity provider. Activities are payable by the client directly to the provider, whose individual terms and conditions apply. These activities are:

Paintballing (12 years+)

Paintballing park set in 6 acres near Dijon. Protective clothing is provided with masks, gloves and breastplates for adults and children. Three formulas are possible – 1¼ hours (200 balls) or 2¼ hours (500 balls), or a full day of play. Must be booked in advance. Please check the time slot allocated by the barge’s itinerary before booking. A discount is possible when combined with other activities. Check with the activity provider for more details.

Quad Biking (10 years+)

Set in the heart of Burgundy, the 400 square metre Morvan Adventure Ground is exceptionally good for wild quad biking. Several different courses are available depending on the time slot allocated by the barge’s itinerary. Check with the activity provider for more details.

Horse Riding (3 years+)

Set within the Morvan Massif, a number of different equestrian activities are available including “around the pony” (brushing and caring for the ponies, a walking discovery, games and an introduction to acrobatics) for children aged 3-6 years; pony trekking is available for children under 12; whilst horse riding is available for those over 12. Please check with the barge itinerary, as numerous durations are also offered – including the chance to ride under a full moon.

Hot Air Ballooning

Experience the landscape and scenery of Burgundy from a different angle as you climb into the clouds in a hot air balloon. A magical experience the whole family can enjoy, and one which will last forever in your memories.

NOTE: All activities are subject to availability. Children’s bicycles, bicycle helmets, child car seats and high chairs and available without cost.

Please Contact Us to discuss your specific requirements. We will be very happy to help.

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