'L'Impressionniste' - Burgundy Canal (2017)

Beautiful 'L'Impressionniste' floats through the wine country of central Burgundy, cruising a tranquil stretch of the Canal de Bourgogne between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and Escommes. Along the way you stop in Dijon to stroll the market, in Clos de Vougeot to sample award-winning wines and in Beaune to visit the 14th-century Hôtel-Dieu. Itineraries with unique themes, such as family, walking, golf or wine appreciation, can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests.

Time Event Description
30th Nov -0001
'L'Impressionniste' - Burgundy Canal (2017) Meet in Paris and transfer to ‘L’Impressionniste,’ moored in Fleury-sur-Ouche. A welcome reception awaits before dinner on board.
1st Dec -0001
'L'Impressionniste' - Burgundy Canal (2017) This morning, cruise alongthe enchanting canal with opportunitiesfor walking or cycling along the towpath.After lunch, visit Clos de Vougeot,headquarters of the esteemed Confrérie des Chevaliersdu Tastevin, whose annual awards areprized by local Côte d’Or wineries. Aftera wine tasting, rejoin the barge at Sainte-Marie-sur-Ouche.
2nd Dec -0001
'L'Impressionniste' - Burgundy Canal (2017) Journey to Dijon todayfor a walking tour that includes theflamboyant Gothic-style Palace of theDukes of Burgundy, begun in the 14thcentury. Then set out on a leisurelyafternoon cruise along the picturesquecanal to La Bussière.
3rd Dec -0001
'L'Impressionniste' - Burgundy Canal (2017) This morning, visit the renowned vineyards of Bouchard Père & Fils for a tour of the cellars and a private tasting. Enjoy lunch ashore at the orangerie of Château de Beaune, owned by the winery since 1820. Then, visit the fascinating Hôtel-Dieu, a charity hospital dating from the 15th century, with time to explore the quaint shops of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy.
4th Dec -0001
'L'Impressionniste' - Burgundy Canal (2017) Pass grazing whiteCharolais cattle on the morning cruise toVandenesse-en-Auxois. After lunch, drive to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois to explore the medieval village with its hilltop castle and craft shops.
5th Dec -0001
'L'Impressionniste' - Burgundy Canal (2017) Cruise to the canal summit today, 1,250 feet above sea level. At mid-afternoon, visit Château de Bussy-Rabutin, which originated as a 12th-century castle. Stroll through the French-style garden and enjoy the fine views. Return to the barge at Escommes andgather with fellow travellers for a galafarewell dinner this evening.
6th Dec -0001
'L'Impressionniste' - Burgundy Canal (2017) Disembark after breakfast and return to Paris, where your program ends.

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