Offering its 12 guests a sophisticated introduction to France’s captivating pastoral lifestyle, the experience aboard La Belle Epoque references the bygone era for which it is named — a “golden era” of artistic expression, cultural innovation, and regional optimism.
A two story barge with a classic design, La Belle Epoque’s nautically inspired décor features traditional wood-paneling, rich teak, and polished brass. Lovely cabins range in size and bed configurations, ensuring the perfect stateroom for everyone. The 24-hour “open bar” on the barge is also an appealing amenity, stocked with the crew’s handpicked collection of libations and spirits. The cruise route is idyllically beautiful and tree lined; guests can enjoy the stunning scenery from the comfort of the vessel’s expansive teak deck or on the miles and miles of manicured towpath. Gastronomic indulgences abound, and wine pairings are chosen to showcase the best of the region’s vineyards. Excursions reflect many of Northern Burgundy’s abundant charms, and include a private winetasting at Chablis, a visit to a lively local market, and a guided tour of a magnificent 16th century chateau. Queen and twin bedded cabins. The services of the barge include round trip chauffeured transfers to/ from Paris.
Last visited in 2017