Arrive into Montbard. Transfer from the train station to Talay. Embark on the La Belle Epoque for 6 nights. (D)
Morning cruise to Lezinne past the vineyards of Epineuil. Afternoon visit to the 16th century Renaissance-style Chateau deTanlay and the 18th century Fosse Dionne. (B, L, D)
Morning cruise to Ancy le Franc and vist the picturesque 16th century Renaissance palace and gardens of Chateau d'Ancy le Franc. After lunch in Chablis at a local auberge, visit of the vineyards and town of Chablis with a private wine tasting at the Domaine Servan renowned for its Premier and Grand Cru wines popularized by Alexis Lichine in the 1950's. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the medieval Noyers sur Serein that is considered to be one of the most picturesque villages in France. Afternoon cruise past Charolais cattle to Ravieres followed by a visit to the 16th century Renaissance palace and gardens of Chateau d'Ancy le Franc (B, L, D)
Morning cruise, to Montbard passing the Forges de Buffon. Afternoon visit to the Unesco World Heritage site of Abbayé de Fontenay. Founded by St Bernard in 1118, it represents a distinctive example of early Cistercian architecture and is virtually intact, (B, L, D)
Morning cruise past the tiny canalside villages of Nogent, Courcelles and Les Granges. Afternoon visit to hilltop village of Flavigny sur Ozerain, where the film 'Chocolat' was located. On the way from the summit of Mt Auxois, we view Alesia, the last battle site between the Gaulles and Romans that took place in 52 BC. Continue to the town of Semur-en-Auxois. (B, L, D )
Morning transfer to Montbard station. (B)
On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. Price is based on stateroom accommodation. Junior suite, single room supplements and private charters are available on request.
Cox & Kings is acting as an agent on behalf of European Waterways, and their booking terms and conditions will apply. Please contact Cox & Kings for details
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
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