Luxury Hotel Barge Cruises

Burgundy on La Belle Epoque

A luxurious, 6-night captained cruise through Burgundy aboard luxury Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque visiting magnificent chateaux and charming villages

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6 nights from £3285pp

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Join La Belle Epoque and follow the winding course of the Burgundy Canal, exploring charming waterside and hill-top villages.

Explore the beautiful village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain where the film "Chocolat" was set and discover the UNESCO-listed Abbaye de Fontenay and stroll around the traditional French market in medieval Noyers-sur-Serein. Sample Champagne at a private tasting in a family-owned Champagne house then enjoy a gourmet lunch with the Baroness of Chateau de Ricey-Bas in the private salon or the 13th-century kitchen. Also there is a tour of Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc.

La Belle Epoque is an elegant and comfortable Hotel Barge carrying just 12 passengers. With a sun-deck, spa pool and 24-hour bar, sit back and watch the stunning scenery pass by, relax in the wood-panelled saloon or in the privacy of your en suite cabin. Her crew of five includes a well-informed Tour Guide, and there are bicycles available for exploring independently.

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Burgundy Canal Cruise from Venarey des Laumes itinerary

Day 1 - Venarey les Laumes (France)

Guests are met in Paris and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to La Belle Epoque. A full crew Welcome Aboard with champagne and canapes. After time to settle into your cabin you will enjoy your first dinner on board and an introduction to Burgundy’s excellent cuisine.

Day 2 - Montbard

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, then we cruise through woodlands and rolling fields with great towpath biking and walking opportunities past the tiny canalside villages of Nogent, Courcelles and Les Granges. After lunch, we enjoy either a stroll around the hilltop village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the film ‘Chocolat’ was set, or a tour of the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois. On the way from the summit of Mount Auxois, we also look at Alesia, where the last battle between the Gauls and Romans took place in 52 B.C. and visit the impressive museum. Dinner on board.

Day 3 - Ravieres

Morning cruise with excellent towpath walking or cycling, passing the 18th century Forges de Buffon. Then after lunch we escort you to the exquisite UNESCO World Heritage Site of Abbaye de Fontenay founded by St Bernard in 1118. Representing a distinctive example of early Cistercian architecture and virtually intact, Fontenay allows an exceptional glimpse of Cistercian life and industry with its peaceful gardens, ponds and fascinating cloisters, dormitories and scriptorium. Return to the barge and cruise to Ravieres. Dinner on board.

Day 4 - Ancy le Franc

A truly unique day lies ahead. Following breakfast aboard we head to Les Riceys, the only wine growing area of the Champagne region to have 3 Appellation d’Origine Contrôlées. Here we visit the Maison Alexandre Bonnet for a private champagne tasting, a family owned Champagne house renowned for a stunning yearly harvest of Pinot Noir that leads to some utterly exquisite vintages. After you’ve tasted an array of champagnes we take a short drive to Château de Ricey-Bas; with its 12th century vaulted cellars and thousand year history it’s the ideal location to appreciate the rolling vineyards and enjoy a glimpse of family life in a rural château. Here we will be greeted for a Champagne aperitif and a gourmet lunch with the Baroness herself, which we take in either the private salon or the atmospheric vaulted 13th century kitchen. We will spend the remainder of the afternoon strolling the beautiful gardens or exploring the regal château interiors. Upon your return to the barge we’ll begin our cruise to Ancy-le-Franc, with plenty of opportunity to walk or cycle along the towpath… or sit on deck with another glass of bubbly! Dinner on board.

Day 5 - Lezinnes

This morning we visit Chateau d’Ancy-le-Franc. This beautifully symmetrical, 16th century masterpiece contains France’s biggest collection of Renaissance murals and is set in magnificent gardens and parkland. In the afternoon, a gentle cruise as your hotel barge continues along the Burgundy Canal and descends through the picturesque locks to moor at Lezinnes. Dinner on board.

Day 6 - Tanlay

After breakfast we enjoy a leisurely cruise to our final mooring at Tanlay, with the opportunity to cycle or walk into the picturesque village of Saint Vinnemer. Following lunch, we tour the vineyards and town of Chablis, dating back to Roman times and enjoy a private wine tasting at a renowned winemaker such as the family-run Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard, which makes the most of the region’s wonderful local terroir to produce high quality wines, before returning to the barge for Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7 - Paris

After breakfast, guests are transferred to Paris.

PLEASE NOTE: On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

Price Includes

  • 6-nights accommodation on 12 passenger Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per itinerary
  • Use of barge facilities including bicycles and spa pool
  • Transfers to and from barge

Save 10% per cabin! Applies to 31 Mar; 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr and 5 May 2019 departures. Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability. Book by 7 Jan 2019

Save 10% per charter! Applies to 31 Mar; 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr and 5 May 2019 departures. Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability. Book by 7 Jan 2019

No single supplement! Applies to 14, 21 Apr and 5 May 2019 departures. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability

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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 31st - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3285
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Brochure Price from: £3650 Brochure Price from: £3750 Brochure Price from: £36700 Brochure Price from: £37900 Brochure Price from: £38900 Brochure Price from: £39900 Brochure Price from: £40900
      Blue Water Price from: £3285 Blue Water Price from: £3375 Blue Water Price from: £33030 Blue Water Price from: £34110 Blue Water Price from: £35010 Blue Water Price from: £35910 Blue Water Price from: £36810
  • April
    • Apr 7th - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3285
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Brochure Price from: £3650 Brochure Price from: £3750 Brochure Price from: £36700 Brochure Price from: £37900 Brochure Price from: £38900 Brochure Price from: £39900 Brochure Price from: £40900
      Blue Water Price from: £3285 Blue Water Price from: £3375 Blue Water Price from: £33030 Blue Water Price from: £34110 Blue Water Price from: £35010 Blue Water Price from: £35910 Blue Water Price from: £36810
    • Apr 14th - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3285
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Brochure Price from: £3650 Brochure Price from: £3750 Brochure Price from: £36700 Brochure Price from: £37900 Brochure Price from: £38900 Brochure Price from: £39900 Brochure Price from: £40900
      Blue Water Price from: £3285 Blue Water Price from: £3375 Blue Water Price from: £33030 Blue Water Price from: £34110 Blue Water Price from: £35010 Blue Water Price from: £35910 Blue Water Price from: £36810
    • Apr 21st - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3285
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Brochure Price from: £3650 Brochure Price from: £3750 Brochure Price from: £36700 Brochure Price from: £37900 Brochure Price from: £38900 Brochure Price from: £39900 Brochure Price from: £40900
      Blue Water Price from: £3285 Blue Water Price from: £3375 Blue Water Price from: £33030 Blue Water Price from: £34110 Blue Water Price from: £35010 Blue Water Price from: £35910 Blue Water Price from: £36810
    • Apr 28th - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3771
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Brochure Price from: £4190 Brochure Price from: £4290 Brochure Price from: £42100 Brochure Price from: £43500 Brochure Price from: £44600 Brochure Price from: £45700 Brochure Price from: £46800
      Blue Water Price from: £3771 Blue Water Price from: £3861 Blue Water Price from: £37890 Blue Water Price from: £39150 Blue Water Price from: £40140 Blue Water Price from: £41130 Blue Water Price from: £42120
  • May
    • May 5th - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3771
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Brochure Price from: £4190 Brochure Price from: £4290 Brochure Price from: £42100 Brochure Price from: £43500 Brochure Price from: £44600 Brochure Price from: £45700 Brochure Price from: £46800
      Blue Water Price from: £3771 Blue Water Price from: £3861 Blue Water Price from: £37890 Blue Water Price from: £39150 Blue Water Price from: £40140 Blue Water Price from: £41130 Blue Water Price from: £42120
    • May 12th - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
    • May 19th - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
    • May 26th - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
    • Jun 9th - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
    • Jun 16th - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
    • Jun 23rd - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
    • Jun 30th - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
  • July
    • Jul 7th - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
    • Jul 14th - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
    • Jul 21st - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3650
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £3650 Blue Water Price from: £3750 Blue Water Price from: £36700 Blue Water Price from: £37900 Blue Water Price from: £38900 Blue Water Price from: £39900 Blue Water Price from: £40900
    • Jul 28th - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3650
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £3650 Blue Water Price from: £3750 Blue Water Price from: £36700 Blue Water Price from: £37900 Blue Water Price from: £38900 Blue Water Price from: £39900 Blue Water Price from: £40900
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3650
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £3650 Blue Water Price from: £3750 Blue Water Price from: £36700 Blue Water Price from: £37900 Blue Water Price from: £38900 Blue Water Price from: £39900 Blue Water Price from: £40900
    • Aug 11th - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3650
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £3650 Blue Water Price from: £3750 Blue Water Price from: £36700 Blue Water Price from: £37900 Blue Water Price from: £38900 Blue Water Price from: £39900 Blue Water Price from: £40900
    • Aug 18th - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3650
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £3650 Blue Water Price from: £3750 Blue Water Price from: £36700 Blue Water Price from: £37900 Blue Water Price from: £38900 Blue Water Price from: £39900 Blue Water Price from: £40900
    • Aug 25th - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
    • Sep 8th - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
    • Sep 15th - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
    • Sep 22nd - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
    • Sep 29th - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3650
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £3650 Blue Water Price from: £3750 Blue Water Price from: £36700 Blue Water Price from: £37900 Blue Water Price from: £38900 Blue Water Price from: £39900 Blue Water Price from: £40900
    • Oct 13th - Venarey les Laumes to Tanlay - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £3650
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £3650 Blue Water Price from: £3750 Blue Water Price from: £36700 Blue Water Price from: £37900 Blue Water Price from: £38900 Blue Water Price from: £39900 Blue Water Price from: £40900
    • Oct 20th - Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes - Sailing on: La Belle Epoque From: £4190
      Stateroom per Person Junior Suite per Person Charter Barge 8 Passengers Charter Barge 9 Passengers Charter Barge 10 Passengers Charter Barge 11 Passengers Charter Barge 12 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £4190 Blue Water Price from: £4290 Blue Water Price from: £42100 Blue Water Price from: £43500 Blue Water Price from: £44600 Blue Water Price from: £45700 Blue Water Price from: £46800

Price Information

  • Single supplement: £1350 - £1550
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