Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Four cabins with ensuite shower bath
  • All 270 sq feet with 6’7″ ceiling height
  • All with choice of one king or two twin beds
  • Brand new shower stall & full-size tub
Also in Each Cabin
  • Sitting area with desk
  • Bathrobes
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Safe
  • IPhone/Ipad/Ipod chargers
  • 8 B’Twin Elope bicycles 7 gears, mud guard, chair guard, bell Designed for moderate cycling
  • 8 adult sized bicycle helmets
Public Area
  • 128 Feet Long
  • 6’9″ – 7′ ceiling height
  • Salon & separate dining room
  • Top-quality furnishings
  • Picture windows throughout
  • Demonstration kitchenWatch the chef make pastas, desserts and more!
  • WIFI with limited availability
  • I-pad on board for passenger use and docking stations for i-phones
  • On Deck
  • Jacuzzi on deck

Itineraries

Travel from Plombieres-les-Dijon to Vandenesse-en-Auxious on the Canal de Bourgonge

Sunday
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Paris to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Travel: Paris to Plombieres-les-Dijon
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Prosperite at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the Prosperite, moored in the village of Vandenesse-en-Auxois. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.

Monday
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Discover the Wines of Domaine Prieur-Brunet
Travel: Plombieres-les-Dijon to Fleury-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

This morning the Prosperite begins her journey with a lazy cruise to Pont d'Ouche. Relax on the deck and admire the beautiful Burgundian scenery. This afternoon's excursion is to the private cellars of the family owned Domaine Prieur-Brunet for a tour and tasting. This venue can trace its history back to 1804 when all the land in the region was confiscated from the church and sold to private interests. Swirl, sip, and savor the wines, known for their bold aromas and smooth finishes. Return to the Prosperite for drinks and dinner.

Tuesday
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The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Fleury-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise La Bussière sur Ouche reveals more of the Burgundian countryside. Explore the area's flora and fauna along the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse the specialty shops and small boutiques, or enjoy a coffee in the town square. Return to the Prosperite for cocktails and dinner.

Wednesday
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Explore a Magnificent Medieval Castle
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Relax on the deck and admire the scenery on a morning cruise to Gissey-sur-Ouche. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, a 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, enjoy dinner ashore at the Abbey de la Bussiere's award-winning bistro.

Thursday
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The Iconic Vineyards of Burgundy
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise to Fleurey-sur-Ouche offers the perfect time for a tranquil traipse or gentle pedal on the towpath. An afternoon visit to Clos de Vougeot reveals where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. The ancient Clos now serves as the headquarters of the esteemed wine society Chevaliers du Tastevin, who annually award special labels to the finest Côte d’Or vintages. Discover the preserved presses from which these Burgundian wines were first produced. Then it is back to Prospérité for another gourmet dinner.

Friday
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Destination Dijon
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner aboard

This morning, the town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the region's food market, presents a panorama of colorful produce; mustard jars are cheerfully displayed in boutiques; and public gardens are vibrant with greenery and scenery. Shop, stroll, and sip your way through this small city brimming with authentic French life. This afternoon's cruise is to the final mooring at Plombieres-des-Dijon. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or gentle pedal on the towpath before Chef presents the Captain’s Dinner.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer to Paris
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured 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

Lunch
  • Whole Baked Salmon in Salt, Buerre Blanc Sauce
  • Salad of Carrot & Coriander
  • Haricot Vert
  • Blueberry and Pistachio Clafoutis with Vanilla bean ice cream
  • Cheeses: Emmental, Morbier, and Valencay
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Young Asparagus, Avocado, and Quail Egg with Parmesan Tuiles and Truffle Dressing
  • Lamb Wellingtons, Baby Spring Vegetables, and Slices of Braised Lamb Poitrine
  • Cheeses: Tomme de Savoie, Saint-Felicien, and Langres
  • Orange and Vanilla Panna Cotta with Vanilla-Poached Rhubarb Crumbles and Basil Sorbet
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • 1 Dinner Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Wine
  • Chablis Grand Cru ‘Bougros’ 2012
  • Sancerre Henri Bourgois 2013
  • Sauvignon de Saint Bris 2012
  • Bourgogne Pinot Noir Les Bon Batons 2009
  • Brouilly Château La Chaize 2013
  • Châteauneuf du Pape Château Mont Redon 2007

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise (for up to 8 guests)$54,000$60,000

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
April1-7, 8-14, 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)

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

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