Casual luxury, genuine hospitality, and a keen eye for quality are the hallmarks of the Rendez-Vous, with spaces and places perfect for a week’s worth of fun and relaxation.
Rendez-Vous’ Barge Managers, Rejane and Spencer Hayes, have been in the barge industry since 1991 and 1993, respectively. This dynamic couple has established longstanding relationships in the Burgundy area, and are well connected to local sommeliers, working artisans, and prominent community members. In addition to managing and supervising the Rendez-Vous, Rejane and Spencer do the same for 8-passenger Grand Cru and 8-passenger Prosperite, both of them six-star barges and also cruising in Southern Burgundy.
Rendez-Vous looks and lives like a boutique hotel, boasting sleek furniture, stylish textiles, and chic design. Modern digital devices in the spacious salon and smartly appointed cabins further the fresh approach to canal cruising. While not lazing in the hot tub, relaxing on the expansive deck, or joining their Chef in the open kitchen for informal cooking demonstrations, active guests can take bicycle rides or leisurely walks along the towpath.
Dining and drinking is a foodie’s delight, as the cuisine combines traditional ingredients with contemporary cooking techniques, while the hand selected wine pairings emphasize the region’s world-famous Cote d’Or vintages. Guests are further introduced to the region through excursions to private vineyards, charming towns, and majestic chateaux. A gregarious and charismatic crew add further to the many memories made aboard the Rendez-Vous.
Last visited in 2017