Cruising through the heart of France’s wine country, the Hirondelle gently plies the preserved canals and petite rivers of Southern Burgundy, wonderfully winding its way through pastoral countryside and quiet villages.
This abundant rustic beauty sets the tone for the Hirondelle’s onboard ambiance of approachable elegance and welcoming luxury. Decorated in contemporary French splendor using soothing shades of dusty blue and muted gold, the soft décor of Hirondelle complements the sun dappled scenery outside. Cabins are bright and airy, with oak paneling and ample storage space.
Guests relax and socialize in the spacious, light-filled lounge, or enjoy a glass of locally produced wine while lingering on the splendid teak deck. Gourmands and gastronomes are welcome to visit with their personal Chef for informal cooking demonstrations. As the vessel cruises alongside rolling vineyards and bucolic countryside, guests are encouraged to explore this gloriously rural scenery with leisurely strolls or gentle bicycle rides.
Served by the attentive crew, the Continental cuisine reveals the region’s great traditions of food and wine, with a focus on the artisanal products and seasonal produce for which the area is celebrated. Excursions introduce guests to the vineyards and chateaux of Burgundy’s world-famous Cote d’Or wine trail, augmented by visits to charming towns, lively villages, and historical attractions.