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Hotel Barge Panache

Panache is a stylish 12 passenger hotel barge, with spacious public areas and six comfortable double or twin en suite cabins. All the bathrooms have twin handbasins and oversized showers. There are panoramic windows in the saloon and the hotel barge has been fitted out in traditional yacht style with brass and mahogany fittings. A large sun deck and spa pool, plus 12 bicycles for guests’ use to explore the towpath complete the picture.
Panache's highly professional crew of six is comprised of Master Chef, Deck Hand/Steward, Tour guide and two Housekeepers, led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain who will ensure your cruise is memorable and more. Their knowledge of the region, combined with fascinating chauffeur driven private excursions and the 12 bikes we provide will allow you to explore the areas you cruise through in as much detail as you desire.

Cruise Highlights

Typical Cuisine

(March to Early May)
  • Tour Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world
  • Visit the Aalsmeer flower auction
  • Tour the fascinating conservation area at Enkhuizen
  • Visit the Royal Delft pottery to see the world famous earthenware being hand-made and painted
  • Tour picturesque Haarlem and visit a museum of the Dutch painter, Franz Hals
  • Tour the charming city of Leiden, Rembrandt's birthplace
Alsace & Lorraine
(June to October)
  • Tour the beautiful city of Strasbourg and visit its Gothic cathedral
  • Explore the Route des Vins d'Alsace
  • Visit the Meteor Brewery, founded in 1640
  • Experience an ascent or descent of the unique Arzviller boat elevator
  • Visit the spectacular René Lalique Collection
  • Tour of Sarrebourg including a visit to the Chagall chapel
  • Enjoy a candlelit cruise through the two Arzviller tunnels

Regional Specialities
Medallions of Veal with a Girolles and Truffle Sauce, Roasted Duck a l’Alsacienne, Magret de Canard aux Mirabelles, Le Baeckeoffe d’Alsace, Crepes Suzette with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream 
Wine Cellar
Riesling Grand Cru, Chassagne-Montrachet, Chablis Premier Cru Pouilly Fuisse, Gewurztraminer, 
Cremant d’Alsace, Florimont Riesling
Cheese Board
Munster, Brie de Meaux, Fourme d'Ambert, Chaource, Tomme Fermier d’Alsace, Gouda; Leyden, Maasdam, Brokkel Ould, Limburger

Note: After her Spring 'Tulip' cruises in Holland, Panache embarks on 3 longer cruises along various rivers and other waterways from Holland to Belgium (May 20 2018); Belgium to Picardy (May 27 2018); Picardy to Paris (June 3 2018). She then cruises in Champagne (June 10. 17 & 24; Jul 1 & 8 2018) before cruising for the rest of the season in Alsace & Lorraine.
Panache is owned and operated by Belle Epoque Charters Ltd


Sample Itineraries for Panache

Panache - Classic Cruise in Holland (March to Early May)
Panache - Classic Cruise from Holland to Belgium (May 20 2018)
Panache - WWI Cruise in Belgium & Picardy (May 27 2018)
Panache - Classic Northern France & Paris Cruise (June 3 2018)
Panache - Classic Cruise in Champagne (Mid June to Mid July 2018)
Panache - Classic Cruise in Alsace & Lorraine (Mid July to October 2017)
Panache - Family Cruise in Alsace & Lorraine (Mid July to October 2017)

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