Meet in Paris for transfer to ‘La Belle Époque,’ moored at Venarey-les-Laumes. After a welcome reception, enjoy dinner on board.
Visit Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the movie Chocolat was filmed, continuing to medieval Semur-en-Auxois. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely cruise to Montbard.
Cruise to Ravières, passing the 18th-century Forges de Buffon where the great naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon harnessed the waters of the Armançon River to power the local water mills. Visit 12th-century Fontenay Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its peaceful gardens and beautiful cloisters.
Explore the colorful market at medieval Noyers this morning. The village, nestled in a loop of the River Serein, has many picturesque half-timbered houses and ancient cobbled streets. Return to ‘La Belle Époque’ for a lazy afternoon cruise past grazing white Charolais cattle and an evening dinner ashore.
There are good opportunities for walking or cycling along the towpath during the morning cruise to Tanlay. Visit historic Château d'Ancy-le-Franc, dating from the 16th century. Rejoin the barge for dinner on board.
Visit the vineyards and town of Chablis today for a private tasting at Domaine Servan, known for its Premier and Grand Cru wines. Then cruise to Tanlay for a gala farewell dinner to celebrate the week.
Disembark after breakfast for your transfer back to Paris, where your journey ends.
Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.