Burgundy Grapes

Luciole

Luciole

Cruising the Nivernais Canal

SUNDAY AUXERRE 
Meeting at the Hotel Mansart in Paris at 2.30 pm, followed by the journey to Auxerre in our bus. 'Luciole' is moored on the spectacular city frontage, over looked by the Cathedral, Parish Church and the Abbey. A Champagne reception welcomes our guests on board.

MONDAY AUXERRE TO BAILLY
A visit to the historic centre of Auxerre is followed by a cruise into beautiful pastoral countryside where we serve lunch on board. The afternoon's voyage, through sweeping reaches of the River Yonne, concludes at the wine-making centre of Bailly.
Dinner and an early night

TUESDAY BAILLY TO VERMENTON 
A visit is made to a wine cave in the vicinity of Chablis. The picturesque villages of St Bris and Irancy stand nearby, and a rendezvous is made with wine producers in the area - followed by a visit to Chablis itself. After lunch, we cruise up an arm of the canal to the small town of Vermenton

WEDNESDAY VERMENTON TO MAILLY LE CHATEAU 
A morning drive in the bus takes us up the valley of the tumbling River Cousin to the historic town of Avallon - and the lively market in the streets. After lunch 'Luciole' continues southwards to a night-time mooring at the village of Mailly-la-Ville.

THURSDAY MAILLY LE CHATEAU TO LUCY SUR YONNE
From Mailly we make the short journey to Vezelay, where the spectacular 12th century Basilica dominates the town.  Here St Bernard preached the 2nd Crusade.  After lunch "Luciole" cruises past dramatic cliffs to the village of Lucy-sur-Yonne.

FRIDAY LUCY SUR YONNE TO CLAMECY 
Our final visit is to the imposing Chateau of Bazoches. Set on a hillside amidst splendid rolling countryside, this was the 17th Century home of the Marquis de Vauban, France's great military engineer. The voyage in the afternoon, through the rich Nivernais landscape, takes us to the delightful Medieval town of Clamecy, a worthy venue for the climax of our cruise.

SATURDAY RETURN TO PARIS 
An after-breakfast departure for Paris anticipates arrival there around 12:30pm.  

On alternate weeks the route will be in reverse

Luciole
Year 2011 Rates in US Dollars

ACCOMMODATION

April 3 - 24
Jul 24 - Aug 21

May 1 - 
Jul 17

Oct 16 - 
30

Aug 28 - Oct 9

Charter 14 guests wholeboat

$40,000

$45,000

$40,000

$48,000

Stateroom  per person

$3550

$3850

$3650

$3750

Single Cabin (when available)

$3650

$3850

$3550

$3850

 

DEPARTURE DATES

RATE

ROUTE

April 3, 10, 17, 24

Regular

Nivernais Canal

May 1,8 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 24; July 3, 10, 17,24

High

Nivernais Canal

july 31  Aug 7, , 14, 21

Regular

Nivernais Canal

Aug  28; Sept 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9   

High

Nivernais Canal

October 16, 23, 30 

Regular

Nivernais Canal

 

Luciole

Accommodations

Rate Type

Rate Amount

Stateroom per person

Value

3650

Single Cabin

Value

3650

Stateroom per person

Regular

3950

Single Cabin

Regular

3950

Charter 14 passengers wholeboat

Value

42000

Charter 14 passengers wholeboat

Regular

49500

 

Departure Dates (Sunday)

Rate Type

Route

Apr 8, 15, 22

Value

Burgundy

Apr 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27

Regular

Burgundy

June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15

Regular

Burgundy

July 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19

Value

Burgundy

Aug 26; Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 7

Regular

Burgundy

Oct 14, 21, 28

Value

Burgundy

Luciole Deck Plan

2017 Rates

Luciole
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 58000
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Mid 56000
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 52000
Stateroom per person Regular 4950
Single Cabin Regular 4950
Stateroom per person Mid 4950
Single Cabin Mid 4950
Stateroom per person Value 4550
Single Cabin Value 4550

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Sep 03,10,17,24 Regular Burgundy
Oct 01,08 Regular Burgundy
Aug 06,13,20,27 Value Burgundy
Oct 15,22 Value Burgundy

2018 Rates

Luciole
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Stateroom per person Value 4550
Stateroom per person Regular 4950
Single Cabin Regular 4950
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 58000
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 52000
Single Cabin Value 4550

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Apr 15, 22, 29 May 6, 13, 20 Oct 14, 21 Value Burgundy
May 27 Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 Jul 1, 15, Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,Oct 7 Regular Burgundy