Burgundy Grapes

LA BELLE EPOQUE

La Belle Epoque

Tanlay to Venarey les Laumes

Sunday, Day 1 Montbard to Tanlay
 
Guests are met at the Montbard TGV station at 18.04 or Hotel Ecu in Montbard at 18.30 if you have stayed there pre cruise, and transferred to the barge moored in Tanlay. A full crew Welcome Aboard with Champagne and canapés. After time to settle into your cabin you will enjoy your first dinner aboard and introduction to Burgundy’s excellent cuisine.

Monday, Day 2 Tanlay to Lezinne
 
Wake to the aromas of ground coffee and French patisseries, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning cruise to Lezinne past the vineyards of Epineuil. After lunch we visit the 16th century Renaissance-style Chateau de Tanlay, nestling serenely within this picturesque village and also the 18th century Fosse Dionne. Dinner aboard.

Tuesday, Day 3 Lezinne to Ancy le Franc
 
After breakfast enjoy a lazy cruise up to Ancy le Franc with plenty of opportunity to wander or cycle ahead as the vessel ascends through the locks towards the beautiful 16th century Renaissance palace and gardens of Chateau d’Ancy le Franc. Lunch in Chablis at a local auberge and then visit the vineyards and town of Chablis, dating back to Roman times. We enjoy a private wine tasting at the Domaine Servan renowned for its Premier and Grand Cru wines popularized by Alexis Lichine in the 1950’s. Dinner aboard.

Wednesday, Day 4 Ancy le Franc to Ravieres
 
Morning visit to medieval Noyers sur Serein to admire the local produce, colors and delights of the wonderful market, or to wander the town ramparts in this, one of the most beautiful villages in France. We return to the barge and enjoy a gentle afternoon cruise past grazing Charolais cattle to Ravieres followed by a visit to the 16th century Renaissance palace and gardens of Chateau d’Ancy le Franc. Dinner aboard.

Thursday, Day 5 Ravieres to Montbard
 
Morning cruise, with excellent walking and cycling opportunities, to Montbard passing the Forges de Buffon. After lunch, we escort you to the exquisite World Heritage Unesco site of Abbayé 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 early Cistercian life and industry with its peaceful gardens and ponds and fascinating cloisters, dormitories and scriptorium. Dinner aboard.

Friday, Day 6 Montbard to Venarey les Laumes
 
Morning cruise through woodlands and rolling fields, with great towpath biking and walking opportunities, past the tiny canalside villages of Nogent, Courcelles and Les Granges. This afternoon we enjoy a stroll around the hilltop village of Flavigny sur Ozerain, where the film ‘Chocolat’ was located. On the way from the summit of Mt Auxois, we look at Alesia, the last battle site between the Gaulles and Romans that took place in 52 BC. Also time to enjoy the town of Semur-en-Auxois. Captain’s Farewell Dinner aboard.

Saturday, Day 7 Venarey les Laumes to Montbard
 
After breakfast, disembark the barge and transfer to Montbard railway station by 11am.

 

 

Meeting Points
Paris
Hotel Ampere - Sunday 1:30 pm

Individual Bookings: Child 12 to 17 years traveling with an adult $300 reduction
Charter bookings: Child reduction of $300 applicable for all children aged 0-17 years.

La Belle Epoque Deck Plan

 

2018 Rates

La Belle Epoque
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Stateroom per person Regular 5990
Stateroom per person Value 5150
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 59800
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 52400
Jr Suite Value 5350
Jr Suite Regular 6190
Single supplement Value 1900
Single supplement Regular 2150
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Value 54100
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Regular 61900
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 55400
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 63600
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Value 56700
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Regular 65300
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 58000
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 67000

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22 Value Burgundy
Apr 29; May 6, 13, 21, 27; Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 Regular Burgundy
July 22,29 Aug 5,12,19 Value Burgundy
Aug 26; Sept 2,9,16,23,30 Regular Burgundy
Oct 7, 14, 21 Value Burgundy
Jul 1, 8, 15 Regular Burgundy

2019 Rates

La Belle Epoque
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 52400
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 63600
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 54400
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Regular 65300
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Value 55700
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 59800
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Value 54100
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Regular 61900
Jr Suite Regular 6190
Jr Suite Value 5350
Single supplement Regular 2150
Single supplement Value 1900
Stateroom per person Regular 5990
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 58000
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 67000

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Regular Burgundy
Apr 07, 14 Value Burgundy
Oct 13, 20 Value Burgundy
Oct 06 Regular Burgundy
May 05, 12, 19, 26 Regular Burgundy
Apr 21, 28 Regular Burgundy
Mar 24,31 Value Burgundy