Hotel Barge

Welcome to burgundy

The Barge

Built in 1930 in Holland, La Vie en Rose (formerly known as the Who Knows) was used for ferrying  grain, stone, wood and other dry cargo in Europe. The barge was laid up in the centre of Paris for 17 years, where she was owned and lived by the famous American Actor « Sterling Hayden ».

La Vie en Rose has three well appointed en-suite air conditioned cabins and two fabulous outside decks to take full advantage of the magnificent French scenery that slowly drifts by.

2019 Season – Special offer  :  « Premier Cru Cruise »

2020 Season – Contact us !


« The Right Wine with the Right Food »

« A Fabulous Wedding to Celebrate with You »

Food & Wine on board La Vie en Rose is a great opportunity for us to share with you our « French Culture » deeply rooted in this « Pleasure of the Table ». You will discover an authentic French Cuisine cooked exclusively with fresh and seasonal ingredients. The wine selection has been carefully done within a large variety of Bourgogne to serve perfectly the dish.

I discovered Burgundy 30 years ago when I met my wife originating from Mercurey, famous vineyard of the « Côte Chalonnaise », and my passion for the wine started from that time. Since years this wine interest never stopped and it would be a pure pleasure to share this passion with you.

The Captain

2019 Season – Special offer  :  « Premier Cru Cruise » – See « News » section


A little message from You, a great memory for Us

Jean Pierre & Jacqueline, France

This « Inauguration Cruise » was fantastic, enjoyed the river cruise as a magic trip on the Canal du Centre, onboard this magnificent barge. You made us very comfortable, thank you for all your warmth and welcoming hospitlity. Fabulous Wines…!

August 2018