Accommodations & Amenities

  • Two Junior suites with ensuite shower bath
  • Mersault -165 sq feet, double bed
  • Nuits-St-Georges-137 sq feet,
  • 1 queen or 2 twin beds
  • Four Staterooms with ensuite shower bath
  • All 120 sq feet
  • Santenay-1 queen or 2 twin beds
  • Vougeot-1 queen or 2 twin beds
  • Sancerre -2 twin beds
  • Chablis -2 twin beds
Also in the Cabin
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
Public Areas
  • WIFI with limited availability
Deck & Wheelhouse
  • 126 Feet Long
  • Spacious teak deck with re-finished furniture
  • Jacuzzi on deck
  • 12 Touring bicycles


Travel from Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay on the Canal de Bourgogne

Private Chauffeured Transfer from Paris to the Bargesunday image
Private Chauffeured Transfer from Paris to the Barge
Travel: Paris to Venarey les Laumes
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a La Belle Epoque crew member at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to La Belle Epoque, moored in the town of Veneray les Laumes. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.

Explore small towns, relive European historymonday image
Explore small towns, relive European history
Travel: Venarey les Laumes to Montbard
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise to Montbard through vast woodlands and rolling fields comes with ample opportunities for walking and bicycling, passing the tiny canal side villages. This afternoon, your Tour Guide will take you to the delightful village of Flavigny sur Ozerain, where the film “Chocolat” was set. You will also visit the summit of Mount Auxois, where European history is revealed at Alesia, the site of the final battle between the Gauls and Romans in 52 B.C. Return to the barge for a festive evening of drinks and dinner.

Discover the Cisterian Abbey of Fontenaytuesday image
Discover the Cisterian Abbey of Fontenay
Travel: Montbard to Ravieres
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise toward Ravieres encourages a leisurely stroll or gentle pedal along the towpath. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Abbayé de Fontenay, which was founded by St Bernard in 1118. As a distinctive example of early Cistercian architecture, Fontenay allows an exceptional glimpse of a devoutly religious life, with its peaceful gardens, placid ponds, and stately structures. After a thorough visit, return to the barge for an evening cruise to Ravieres. Drinks and dinner onboard.

Shop and Dine Locallywednesday image
Shop and Dine Locally
Travel: Ravieres to Ancy-le-Franc
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Your Tour Guide escorts you on a morning visit to a local market in the medieval village of Noyers. A study of modern life thriving within 15th century medieval architecture, residents are proud that Noyers has been officially designated as one of the prettiest towns in France. Taste locally made cheese, discover the old ramparts, and admire the intact half-timbered buildings. Back on board, an afternoon cruise to Ancy le Franc invites active guests to explore the towpath on foot or by bicycle. Dinner tonight is at a charming bistro ashore.

The Art of Chateau Ancy le Francthursday image
The Art of Chateau Ancy le Franc
Travel: Ancy le Franc to Lezinne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner aboard

This morning's excursion to the Renaissance chateau of Ancy le Franc is a cruise highlight. Renowned for its 16th-century wall paintings and frescoes, which arguably rival those of Fontainebleau, Ancy-le-Franc has been sensitively renovated and restored. Explore the chateau's grounds, gardens, and parklands. Return to the barge for La Belle Epoque's lazy afternoon cruise to Lezinne. Socialize on deck and watch the beautiful Burgundian scenery slip by. Chef crafts another gourmet dinner.

Pampered Grapes, an Iconic Winefriday image
Pampered Grapes, an Iconic Wine
Travel: Lezinne to Tanlay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise to our final mooring at Tanlay provides the opportunity to bicycle or walk to the charming village of Saint Vinnemer. Your Tour Guide introduces you to the iconic vineyards of Chablis this afternoon. Meet the viticulturists who expertly grow the pampered grapes from which this white wine is exclusively produced. Visit a winemaker such as the family-run Domaine Régnard, where samples of the vineyard's vintages are of course offered. Return to the barge for cocktails, canapes, and the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer to Paris
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back to the designated drop off point in Paris.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

  • Pastry Crust with Contal Cheese and Mustard
  • Marinated Tomatoes Couscous Salad
  • Marinated Cabbage with Shallots and Parsley
  • Proscuito wrapped Melon
  • Cheeses: Papillon Roquefort and Delice de Bourgogne
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas and Biscuits
  • Sautéed Chicken Livers with Parsley Mousse
  • Veal Filet in Whole Grain Mustard Sauce, Saffron Tagliatelli, Sauteed Leeks, Tossed Salad
  • Cheeses: Epoisses and Mowtin de Charontais
  • Chocolate Almond Cake in a Cointreau Sauce, Cointreau Ice Cream
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • 1 Dinner Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
  • Domaine Jaffelin, Vosne – Romanee
  • Domaine Jaffelin, Nuits-St-George
  • Saint Veran Cuvee Prestige, 2005
  • Fers Saint Eloi Grande Cuvee, Fleurie 2007
  • Montagny Premier Cru, Monteuchot 2006
  • Domaine Michelot, Mersault 2004

Rates & Dates

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise (up to 8 guests)$52,400$59,800
Private Cruise (up to 9 guests)$54,100$61,900
Private Cruise (up to 10 guests)$55,400$63,600
Private Cruise (for 11 guests)$56,700$65,300
Private Cruise (for 12 guests)$58,000$67,000
Double Stateroom (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$5,150$5,990
Junior Suite (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$5,350$6,190
Single-Occupancy Supplement$1,900$2,150

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

April1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-5
May6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
June3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
July1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
August5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
September2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-6
October7-13, 14-20, 21-27

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • transfers from Paris to the barge & return
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

La Belle Epoque Route

Are you ready to explore the natural beauty
of Northern Burgundy?

Plan Your Cruise