Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Cabins
  • 103 ft long, with 7’0″ ceiling height throughout
  • 3 cabins, ranging 109 -119 sq ft, all with 7 ’0” ceiling height
  • Master Cabin, 119 sq ft with double bed
  • 2 twin cabins, 109 sq ft with  twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
Public Area
  • Limited storage in cabins
  • Salon and dining room
  • Deck with canopy or umbrellas
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
Amenities
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Bicycles
Bicycles
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets

Itineraries

Travel from Saint Julien sur Dheune to Seurre on the Canal de Bourgogne

Bicycling Opportunities:
Excellent 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
Sunday
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to St Julien sur Dheune
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of La Vie en Rose at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the village of Saint Julien sur Dheune. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

Monday
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Tour & Taste
Travel: St Julien sur Dheune to St Leger sur Dheune
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

The day begins with a morning cruise. Relax on deck with a cup of coffee and admire the scenery. This afternoon your Tour Guide escorts you to the Chateau de Couches, a restored fortress once part of the defensive stronghold of the duchy of Burgundy. After touring the flamboyant Gothic chapel and the network of underground cellars, head to the charming three villages of Maranges for samples of the region's boutique wines. The culinary and cultural immersion is furthered with dinner ashore, at your expense, at a local auberge.

Tuesday
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A Grape Time Was Had by All
Travel: St Leger sur Dheune to Santenay
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

Visit Chef in the open kitchen or take a bicycle ride along the towpath during this morning's leisurely sailing. Once docked, take a drive along the vineyards of the Route des Grands Crus to the Village of Pommard for a lovely luncheon ashore at your expense. Your Tour Guide then accompanies you to the Chateau de Rully, an estate that been inhabited by the same family for generations. Meet the current owner and enjoy a winetasting in the old kitchen of the Chateau. Return to the barge for a delightful evening of drinks and dinner.

Wednesday
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The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Santenay to Chagny
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

A morning cruise is the perfect time to explore the towpath with a brisk bicycle ride or relaxed stroll. After docking, a drive through the Cote d’Or vineyards culminates in the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital. Visit the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century, then enjoy lunch, at your expense, at a local bistro. A winetasting at the renowned Patriarche Cellars then follows. Return to La Vie en Rose where Chef is putting the finishing touches on tonight's delicious dinner.

Thursday
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Sip, Swirl, and Savor
Travel: Chagny to Fragnes
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Coffee and cruising is the best way to start the day in Southern Burgundy. This afternoon's excursion is a highlight of the La Vie en Rose experience, as the Premier Crus of the Côte Chalonnaise are on full display during a tour and tasting at the Château de Chamirey. Here, you will swirl, sip, and savor rich reds and delicate whites from an extraordinary Burgundian vineyard, which has been privately owned by the same family since 1934. A toast to La Vie en Rose! Dinner this evening is taken ashore at a delightful auberge, at your expense.

Friday
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Market Day
Travel: Fragnes to Seurre
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, the lively village of Chalon-sur-Saône offers pleasurable insight into authentic Burgundian life. Mingle with the locals at the morning market while browsing a panoply of colorful produce, freshly baked bread, and regionally produced cheeses. Return to the barge for a lazy afternoon cruise. Explore the towpath with a relaxed stroll or bicycle ride, and then join friends in the salon for cocktails and canapes while Chef puts the final touches on tonight's sumptuous Farewell Feast. Life in pink is indeed wonderful!

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Seurre
Meals: Breakfast onboard

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

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

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Mesclun Salad
  • Lyon Truffled Sausage with Steamed Potatoes
  • Strawberry Salad with Black Pear and Olive Oil
  • 2 Lunches Ashore at Your Expense
Dinner
  • Amuse Bouche
  • Eggplant Tart Tatin with Pine nuts
  • Filet of Charolais Beef in Salt Crust with Herbs
  • Apple Lemon Sorbet with Marc de Bourgogne: Burgundian tradition
  • Regional Cheese Plate
  • Crème brulée with Anise of Flavigny
  • 2 Dinners Ashore at Your Expense
Wine
  • 1999 Santany 1er Cru, Domain Bachey Legros
  • Chilled Dry Reisling
  • White Montagny 1er Cru, 2002
  • Hospice de Beaune Cuvee Nicolas Rolin
  • 2009 Santany 1er Cru, Domain Bachey Legros
  • 2012 Paul Kubler Grand Cru Zinnkoepfle Pinot Gris

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 6 guests-$21,735
Private Cruise for 5 guests-$19,950
Private Cruise for 4 guests-$18,375
Private Cruise for 2 guests-$15,500

2020 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
May3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6
June7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4
July5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
August2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
September6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
October4-10, 11-17, 18-24

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • chauffeured transfers from Le Creusot to the barge & return
  • all meals from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning except two dinners and two lunches which will be taken off the barge at your expense
  • 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
  • Train tickets
  • 2 lunches and 2 dinners, taken ashore at your expense
  • 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.

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