Cruising on the Canal de Bourgogne in Burgundy, France, this is Europe's most popular hotel barging region, known for its picturesque vineyards and villages The 12 passenger La Belle Epoque is a state of the art luxury hotel barge and has been designed with both elegance and passenger comfort in mind. She offers a sun-deck, spa pool, 12 bikes and an always open inclusive bar. She has been given a major refurbishment for 2011 and is now even more perfect for a relaxing, luxurious cruise.
Arrive into Paris. Transfer from The Hotel Westminster, Paris to embark on the La Belle Epoque for 6 nights. (D)
Morning visit to the hilltop village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the film 'Chocolat' was located, alternatively take a tour of the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois. On the way from the summit of Mount Auxois, we view Alesia, the last battle site between the Gaulles and Romans that took place in 52BC. Afternoon cruise to Montbard passing the tiny canal side villages of Nogent, Courcelles and Les Granges. (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 visit to the medieval Noyers sur Serein that is considered to be one of the most picturesque villages in France. Afternoon cruise past grazing Charolais cattle, moor in Ancy le Franc. (B, L, D)
Morning cruise through the picturesque locks to moor at Lezinnes. Afternoon visit to Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc, a beautiful symmetrical, 16th century masterpiece containing France's biggest collection of Renaissance murals with magnificent gardens. (B, L, D)
Morning cruise to Tanlay via Saint Vinnemer. After lunch, take a wine tasting tour of the vineyards and a tour of the town of Chablis. (B, L, D)
Morning transfer to The Hotel Westminster, Paris. (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
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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