Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

  • 126 ft long, with 6’4” – 7’” ceiling heights throughout
  • Two Junior Suites and four Staterooms, all with choice of one queen or two twin beds
  • Monet Junior Suite, 143 sq ft, 6’5” ceiling height
  • Renoir Junior Suite, 152 sq ft, 7’ – 7’8” ceiling height
  • Sisley & Degas Staterooms, 127 sq ft, 6’4” ceiling height
  • Pissarro & Cezanne Staterooms, 110 sq ft, 6’9”- 7’1” ceiling height
  • Ensuite bathrooms with shower in all cabins
  • Adequate storage space
  • Combined salon and dining area
  • Upper and lower sundecks with canopy
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
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 and Helmets
Bicycles and Helmets
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hot Tub on Deck
Hot Tub on Deck
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets


Travel from Escommes to Fleurey-sur-Ouche on the Canal de Bourgogne

Bicycling Opportunities:
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Escommes
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the L'Impressonniste crew at the designated meeting point . From here, relax as you are chauffeured to L’Impressonniste, moored in the village of Escommes. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

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A Secret Chateau is Revealed
Travel: Escommes to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise to Vandenesse-ex-Auxois begins the day, providing ample time for a bicycle ride or leisurely stroll along the towpath. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to the moat-encircled Chateau de Commarin. Experience a close-up demonstration of the medieval sport of falconry. Afterwards, we have a private introduction and tour from Count Bertrand de Vogue whose family has maintained residency at the chateau since the 13th century. Back onboard, cocktail hour and dinner await.

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Explore a Magnificent Medieval Castle
Travel: Vandenesse-en-Auxois to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Relax on deck with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and watch the pastoral scenery slip by during a morning cruise. Upon arrival, your Tour Guide will take you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a majestic village perched atop a hill overlooking the Canal. Chateauneuf's imposing position refers to its history as a 15th century fortress. A tour of the Chateau reveals architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Tonight, Chef presents another gourmet dinner.

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The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

The day begins with a drive through the vineyards stopping at the “vigne de l’enfant Jesus”, a famous site owned by Domain Bouchard et Pere Fils. A wine expert provides us insight to Grand Cru and Premier wines. Then, it's a short drive to Beaune, for a private wine-tasting of Bouchard et Pere Fils wines, followed by lunch in the orangery of Chateau de Beaune. Afterwards, a tour of the Hospice de Beaune reveals a preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. An evening cruise to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche precedes drinks and dinner.

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Where Medieval Monks Made Wine
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Sainte Marie-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Begin the day with a leisurely stroll or gentle pedal on the towpath during a lazy morning cruise. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide escorts you to Clos de Vougeot, where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. The ancient Clos now serves as the headquarters of the revered wine society Chevaliers du Tastevin, who annually award special labels to the finest Cote d’Or vintages. Explore the preserved presses from which these iconic wines were first produced, then enjoy a tasting at a local cellar. Drinks and dinner await onboard.

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Destination Dijon
Travel: Sainte Marie-sur-Ouche to Fleurey-sur Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

The town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the region's covered food market, presents a panorama of colorful produce and aromatic pastries; mustard jars are cheerfully displayed in boutiques; and public gardens are vibrant with greenery and scenery. Shop, stroll, and sip your way through this charming city brimming with authentic French life. An afternoon cruise is the perfect time to traverse the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This evening, your cruise ends in style at the festive Captain’s Dinner.

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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Fleurey-sur-Ouche
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

  • Vichyssoise, Saffron, and Vegetable Risotto
  • Pasta with Homemade Pesto, Grilled Quail with Honey and Paprika accompanied by a Green Salad with Avocado and Spring Onion
  • Cheese: Aisy Cendreé, Chaource, and Bouton de Culotte
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
  • Pan Fried Scallops with a Raspberry Dressing served with Fresh Endive and Mango Salad
  • Duck Breast with Red Wine and Berries Sauce Carrots Vichy, Brussel Sprouts
  • Cheeses: Camembert, Roquefort, and Epoisses
  • Crepes Suzette
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • Chablis Premier Cru
  • Domaine Comte Georges de Vôgué
  • Ladoix ‘Les Clous d’Orge’
  • Château de la Saule
  • Montagny Premier Cru
  • Domaine Laroche

Rates & Dates

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 12 guests$60,500$70,500
Private Cruise for 11 guests$59,200$68,800
Private Cruise for 10 guests$57,900$67,100
Private Cruise for 9 guests$56,600$65,400
Private Cruise for 8 guests$54,900$63,300
Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$5,350$6,290
Junior Suite (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$5,650$6,590
Single-Occupancy Supplement$1,950$2,250

2020 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

April5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2
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 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)
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