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Barge Cruise in France - Southern Burgundy

Escape to the Country
Splash out
Age range
55-64, 65 and above

The only 12-passenger barge on this extraordinary cruise route, this handsome vessel cruises through the pristine countryside and world-famous vineyards of Burgundy’s iconic Cote d’Or. Informal in ambiance yet upscale in accommodations, the L’Impressionniste offers the most delightful of floating homes in which to celebrate the abundant beauty of Burgundy! The lovely cabins range in size and bed configurations, ensuring the perfect stateroom for everyone. Designed for maximum comfort and relaxed socializing, the barge’s spacious salon and dining area is the social center of the vessel, reflecting the convivial ambiance on this warm and welcoming barge. When guests are not lounging in the hot tub or relaxing on the expansive deck, the canal’s towpath beckons for a leisurely walk or a casual bicycle ride. From the website https://www.bargeladycruises.com/barge-cruises/limpressionniste/#itineraries

Travel from Escommes to Fleurey-sur-Ouche on the Canal de Bourgogne

The itinerary is on the web site, https://www.bargeladycruises.com/barge-cruises/limpressionniste/#itineraries.

The trip includes everything - 3 meals, snacks, wine at lunch and dinner, open hi-end bar, fabulous service and daily trips in the countryside in very comfortable vans.  There are bicycles in case anyone wants to ride along the path when the barge moves.  Each stop goes to interesting, off the tourist path places.

Inspired by the region’s great tradition of food and drink, the onboard Chef creates classic Continental cuisine, relying on locally-sourced ingredients, artisan products, and seasonal specialties. Wine pairings are often from the area’s prestigious vineyards, showcasing the rich Burgundies for which the Cote d’Or is celebrated. Grand table settings, creative plating, and beautiful presentation further enhance the L’impressionniste’s fine dining experience.

An introduction to the history, production, and personalities of the region’s thriving viticulture is balanced out with excursions to charming villages, historical attractions, and preserved chateaux. Classic and quintessential, a cruise aboard the L’Impressionniste offers a memorable immersion into the modern Burgundian lifestyle.


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