Discover the sights, scenes, and secrets of Southern Burgundy on the Saroche while cruising with one of the most qualified and charismatic couples in barging, Captain Jason Ashcroft and Chef Dawn Coles.
Chef Dawn is a graduate of the prestigious Concord Hotel and Restaurant Management Scheme in the UK. Dawn’s passion for French cuisine is deliciously reflected in her gourmet menus and daily cooking demonstrations. Captain Jason earned his degree in hospitality from the renowned Swiss Ecole du Hotelier. In addition to serving as the Captain and Tour Guide aboard Saroche, Jason is also an accomplished chef and trained sommelier.
Daily excursions introduce guests to delightful villages, local markets, and, above all, winetastings at venues where Jason is well known and can thus suggest vintages of unusually fine quality. The scenic route in Southern Burgundy offers daily opportunities to explore the trails by bicycle or take a walk on the towpath.
Cabins and bathrooms were recently renovated in an Art Deco-inspired style. These cabins set a new standard for both beauty and comfort with their rich velvet wall coverings, thick soft pile carpets, and original 1930’s art work. When not visiting Captain Jason in the wheelhouse or spinning craft cocktails in the salon, guests can lounge on the spacious deck. The Barge Ladies are especially delighted to announce two newly installed fire pits, offering the coziest of places to connect for after-dinner drinks and starlit conversations.
Last visited in 2019