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 Manager, Spencer Hayes, has been in the barge industry since 1993. He has established longstanding relationships in the Burgundy area, and is well connected to local sommeliers, working artisans, and prominent community members. In addition to managing and supervising the Rendez-Vous, Spencer does the same for the 6-star, 8-passenger Grand Cru and the 6-star, 8-passenger Prosperite, both 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