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European Canal Barge Cruises

'La Belle Époque' - Burgundy Canal 2019


7 days from $5,290

Limited to 12 guests

Graceful 'La Belle Époque' drifts through Burgundy on a delightful itinerary between Venarey-les-Laumes and Tanlay. Visit Abbaye de Fontenay and Château d'Ancy-le-Franc, pausing for a private wine tasting in the fertile Chablis region. Visit hilltop Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the movie Chocolat was filmed. Relax before your gourmet dinner, perhaps with a glass of Champagne on deck as you watch the sun set over the lush Burgundy countryside.

La-Belle-Epoque-Deck-Plan-2019

Vessel Information

126 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating

Capacity for 12 in 1 double junior suite, 1 double/twin junior suite, 2 double/twin cabins and 2 twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Split sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining, with spa tub

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris for transfer to ‘La Belle Époque,’ moored at Venarey-les-Laumes. After a welcome reception, enjoy dinner on board.

'La Belle Époque'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

Visit Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the movie Chocolat was filmed, continuing to medieval Semur-en-Auxois. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely cruise to Montbard.

'La Belle Époque'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

Visit 12th-century Fontenay Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its peaceful gardens and beautiful cloisters.

'La Belle Époque'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

Visit Maison Alexandre Bonnet in Les Riceys for a private Champagne tasting. Then drive to Château de Ricey-Bas for a gourmet lunch ashore with the Baroness in either the salon or atmospheric 13th-century vaulted kitchen. After a stroll though the gardens, return to the barge for a leisurely cruise to Ancy-le-Franc.

'La Belle Époque'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

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.

'La Belle Époque'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Visit the vineyards and town of Chablis today for a private tasting at a renowned winemaker such as the family-run Domaine Jean-Mar Brocard. Then cruise to Tanlay for a gala farewell dinner to celebrate the week.

'La Belle Époque'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

Disembark in Tanlay after breakfast for your transfer back to Paris, where your journey ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

2020 Travel | 2020 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.


Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability. 

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Mar 31 - Apr 27, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $5,290
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $5,490
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $59,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 28 - Jul 20, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,150
    Single Supplement
    $2,200
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $6,350
    Single Supplement
    $2,200
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $68,800
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 21 - Aug 24, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $5,290
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $5,490
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $59,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Aug 25 - Oct 5, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,150
    Single Supplement
    $2,200
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $6,350
    Single Supplement
    $2,200
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $68,800
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 6 - 26, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $5,290
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $5,490
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $59,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 8-11 guests.

Family, golf, walking and wine theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).


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