Canals & Waterways

Burgundy barges cruise along the Canal de Bourgogne and Canal du Centre, both antique canals, as well as the River Saone. Construction on the Canal de Bourgogne was completed in 1832, and cruises through bucolic scenery, charming villages, and rolling vineyards. The Canal du Centre was completed in 1872, offering equally impressive vistas of pastoral landscapes and sweeping farmlands.


Sightseeing Highlights

Explore Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, with it’s immaculately preserved medieval hospital, the Hospice de Beaune, located in the center of town. Enjoy a jaunt to Dijon, stroll the cobblestoned streets and visit the vibrant covered market. The famed vineyards of Nuits St. Georges, Pommard, Puligny-Montrachet, and Volany, with local discoveries just waiting to be tasted! Tours of the region’s grand chateaux, Roman churches, and preserved basilicas.

Indulgent Insights

Celebrating the Burgundy region’s great tradition of food and wine, Southern Burgundy barge cruises are known for their culinary experiences and oenophilic excellence. From freshly baked gougères to glasses of Grand Crus, guests feast on sumptuous seasonal menus paired with regionally produced fine wines. Wining and dining on a luxury barge cruise in Burgundy is one of the most pleasurable of daily activities!


Why Barge in Burgundy?

Lively markets, charming towns, and private wine cellars. Miles and miles of manicured towpath line the Burgundy canals, ideal for bicycling and walking. Cruising both French canals and rivers, barges in Southern Burgundy float through postcard-perfect scenery, abundant natural beauty, and gently rolling hills of deep green and rich gold. Boasting the freshest produce, artisanal cheeses, lush pastures, and lovely moorings, a barge cruise in Southern Burgundy is truly a sublime experience.

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Step onboard 12 passenger barge
L’Impressionniste, in Burgundy, and cruise the Canal de Bourgogne