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Southern Burgundy Barge Cruises


Barging in Burgundy! Think cultural treasures, vineyards, historic towns, divinely beautiful countryside...and wine, wine wine! Southern Burgundy has been called “The Land of Good Living” and when your barge cruise is over, you’ll understand why.

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Location

The very accessible Southern Burgundy cruise region lies in the geographic heart of France and takes in the famed Cote d’Or vineyards and towns. Many of our barges offer chauffeured transfers to and from Paris, while others are reachable by train. Fast (two to three hours) TGV trains arrive several times daily from Paris to the transportation hubs of Dijon and Le Creusot, while other French cities such as Strasbourg and Lyon may be a short train ride away. So, it is easy to combine your Southern Burgundy barge cruise with two to three days in an entirely different area. Tack on a few days in Paris and you have a two week French adventure!

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Canals & Waterways

Canal de Bourgogne, Canal du Centre, and the River Saone

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Why barge in Southern Burgundy?

Everything seems perfect here – from the most beautiful and typical rural scenery in all of France...to the elegant cities with beautifully preserved Medieval streets and buildings…to art and architectural treasures reflecting the power and prosperity of the Ducs of Burgundy. Then there is the great traditions of food and wine. Shop for mustard, visit a cheese farm, sample top vintages. If you are drawn to history, culture and sophistication, this is your region.

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Sightseeing Highlights

The famed wine villages of Nuits St. Georges, Pommard, Puligny Montrachet, Volany: A roll call of famed wine towns, with local discoveries just waiting to be tasted! Beaune, with its immaculately preserved Medieval hospice and cobblestoned shopping streets. Shop for the finest produce and cheese in Dijon's vast and colorful Covered Market. Many gorgeous chateaux.

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Southern Burgundy Barges

Of course, the most elegant barges in France are right at home here. Our fleet of Burgundy barges is diverse: Vessels of every size, ambiance and price range can be found cruising the waterways of Southern Burgundy. The Barge Lady knows Southern Burgundy better than anyone. Welcome aboard!