Burgundy Grapes


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
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


2021 Rates

La Belle Epoque
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 54900
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 67100
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 57900
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Regular 68800
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Value 59200
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 63300
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Value 56600
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Regular 65400
Jr Suite Regular 6590
Jr Suite Value 5650
Single supplement Regular 2250
Single supplement Value 1950
Stateroom per person Regular 6290
Stateroom per person Value 5350
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 60500
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 70500


Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 4, 11 Regular Burgundy
Jul 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 Value Burgundy
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Value Burgundy
Aug 29; Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 Regular Burgundy
Apr 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Regular Burgundy
Mar 28; Apr 4, 11, 18 Value Burgundy

2022 Rates

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