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


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.

Canals & Waterways

Burgundy barges cruise along the Canal de Bourgogne, 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.


Why Barge in Burgundy?

Lively markets, charming towns, and private wine cellars. Miles and miles of manicured towpath for cycling and walking. Postcard-perfect scenery, abundant natural beauty, and gently rolling hills of deep green and rich golds. Then there is the great tradition of Burgundian food and wine, as this fertile region is home to the freshest produce, artisanal cheeses, and lush pastures.