Meet in Paris for transfer to ‘La Belle Époque,’ moored at Venarey-les-Laumes. After a welcome reception, enjoy dinner on board.
After a morning cruise and an early lunch on board the barge, visit Château de Commarin for a private tour of the castle, including a falconry demonstration.
Visit 12th-century Fontenay Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its peaceful gardens and beautiful cloisters.
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.
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 Laroche that includes a tour of the 1,000-year-old monastic cellars. Then cruise to Tanlay for a gala farewell dinner to celebrate the week.
Disembark in Tanlay 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.
2020 Travel | 2020 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.