Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • 2 Junior Suites and 4 Staterooms
  • All with ensuite bathroom w/ shower
  • Renoir Suite: 170 sq ft
  • One double bed
  • Monet Suite: 150 sq ft
  • Choice of one Queen or two Twin beds
  • Sisley Stateroom: 135 sq ft
  • Choice of one Queen or two Twin beds
  • Degas Stateroom: 135 sq ft
  • Choice of one Queen or two Twin beds
  • Pissaro Stateroom: 135 sq ft
  • Twin beds
  • Cezanne Stateroom: 135 sq ft
  • Twin Beds
  • Each cabin has a hair dryer
Salon
  • DVD player
  • WIFI with limited availability
Deck
  • 126 Feet Long
  • Umbrella tables and recliners
  • Hot tub
  • New and comfortable seating
  • 8 bicycles
  • For men:4 Decathalon, 18-gears mountain bikes.
  • For women:4 Gintane, 7-gears mountain bike.

Itineraries

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

Sunday
A Private Chauffeured Transfer From Paris to the bargesunday image
A Private Chauffeured Transfer From Paris to the barge
Travel: Paris to Escommes
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of L’Impressionniste 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 aboard.

Monday
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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 gentle pedal or leisurely stroll along the towpath. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Château de Bussy-Rabutin, a petite “secret chateau”. Once the home of a controversial courtier exiled from royal life by none other than King Louis XIV, this offbeat attraction reveals the life and times of its former inhabitant, Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy. Back onboard, cocktail hour and dinner await.

Tuesday
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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 and watch the pastoral scenery slip by during a morning cruise to Pont d’Ouche. Upon arrival, your Tour Guide will take you to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, a majestic village perched atop a hill overlooking the Canal. Châteauneuf'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.

Wednesday
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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 an excursion to Domaine Bouchard et Pere Fils, the largest winery in the Côte d’Or, for a special wine sampling. Then, it's a short drive to Burgundy’s wine capital, the town of Beaune. Here, visit the Chateau de Beaune, the private property of Bouchard et Père Fils, and enjoy lunch at a dining venue in an antique greenhouse. Next, a tour of the Hospice de Beaune reveals a preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Tonight, an evening cruise to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche precedes drinks and dinner.

Thursday
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Where Medieval Monks Made Wine
Travel: La Bussiere 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 morning cruise to Sainte-Marie-sur-Ouche. 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 Côte 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.

Friday
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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. Then it’s back to the barge for a final cruise to Fleurey-sur-Ouche. This evening your cruise ends in style with a festive Captain’s Dinner.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Paris
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back 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
  • 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
Dinner
  • 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
Wine
  • Chablis Premier Cru
  • Domaine Comte Georges de Vôgué
  • Ladoix ‘Les Clous d’Orge’
  • Château de la Saule
  • Montagny Premier Cru
  • Domaine Laroche

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
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, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
April8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
May6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
June3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
July1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-3
August5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
September2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
October7-13, 14-20, 21-27

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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