The Randle, based in Auxerre France and owner operated since 2008, is a classically styled French river boat constructed in 2001 and maintained to the highest standards. Fitted with all the facilities demanded by our modern cruising clientele. Air conditioned and centrally heated with two wood panelled en-suite cabins with granite and marble surfaces.
The professional crew of three has built on a high reputation for providing attention to detail, gourmet cuisine, knowledgeable tours and relaxing voyages exploring the heart of France.
Our priority is to make your cruise as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Taking the helm is a great experience and is open to all our guests under the expert supervision of the Captain.
Enjoy a balloon ride, a round of golf , horse riding, cycle along the canal path or take a stroll through picturesque villages, dine at wonderful restaurants along our route, there are many options when you charter the Randle - the time is yours.
We wish all our guests a unique, safe, and unforgettable experience cruising the rivers and canals of Burgundy.
The Randle is renowned for its cuisine, both aboard and ashore, aboard our personal gourmet chef Gael prepares delicious tastings from fresh local ingredients, ashore gourmet restaurants temp your taste buds too. When Gael is not busy aboard the Randle she is preparing sumptuous banquets at a renowned local chateau, find out more here Gourmet Gael
Your Personal tour guide Stu is a Brit living in France with his young family in a small village next to the canal. A keen sailor Stu arrived to France by his own boat from the UK, he is very knowledgeable of the history of the region and the surrounding vineyards. Stu spends his spare time renovating his French country cottage.
Captain Tim is a also a Brit living in France and has been cruising aboard the Randle since 2008, knowledgeable of all things boaty and a lover of France and its art d'vivre. Tim is a classically trained boat-builder and engineer previously renovating historic buildings in the UK. A member of the Slow Travel Tours, a loosely affiliated group of tour providers focusing on small group slow travel, read his latest blog post here An Inland Voyage Aboard The Randle