Belmond x Ruinart, reimagining slow travel aboard the luxury barge Coquelicot
Coquelicot, A Belmond boat, Champagne, sets a new standard of sophistication in slow travel in France, inviting guests on a highly personalized journey on the waterways of Champagne. An art-focused tour of Champagne…a discovery of celebrated castles and their history…epicurean visits of Europe’s most celebrated and most secret wine producers… Guests are free to design their personal journey as they revel in the region’s treasures at their own pace in a truly exceptional setting.
Designed by the duo Humbert & Poyet – awarded the French Design 100 label – Coquelicot will boast an impressive outdoor deck, three double cabins with marble ensuite bathrooms, and an indoor lounge with champagne bar for dining and relaxing. The jewel of the vessel is a top deck with two lounges, an open kitchen and a shaded dining area, all ideal spaces for guests to unwind and recharge as the boat meanders along the region’s calm waterways.
The experience of this exquisite setting is further elevated by a partnership with Maison Ruinart, offering an immersion into the world’s oldest champagne house. Guests will have exclusive access to Ruinart’s Taissy vineyard, first referenced in the Maison’s archives in 1733. They will also have an opportunity to learn about Ruinart’s pioneering viti-forestry project in partnership with Reforest’Action, and admire the unique creation by artist Nils Udo entitled Habitats.
The multitude of exceptional activities for Coquelicot guests include an immersive lunch prepared by Ruinart Chef in Residence Valérie Radou and the Coquelicot Head Chef on the luxury barge. The five-course dining experience features seasonal dishes inspired by regional cuisine and paired with prestigious cuvées such as Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and Dom Ruinart Rosé.
Set to debut in May 2023, Coquelicot, A Belmond Boat, Champagne, joins Belmond’s unrivalled collection of boats in France, which offer exceptional experiences on the Canal du Midi, in Camargue and in Burgundy.
To book or for further information, please visit Belmond.com or call +44 (0)20 7921 4000.