Barge cruise through Burgundy, experience a voyage of discovery and a trip of a lifetime.
Take a barge trip through the beautiful hills of Burgundy, famous for wine production for millennia, Burgundy has long been a wealthy and important region fought over by empires and kingdoms since Roman times. During your barge cruise we will show you the very best the region has to offer.
There are Cathedrals, Castles, grand chateaux, pretty villages and markets to visit. 28,000 thousand year old cave paintings, vineyards, all set in a beautiful landscape that is Burgundy.
At the heart of this fascinating region are the golden slopes of the Cote d'Or and the Morvan national park, a region of outstanding natural beauty.
The canal du Nivernais
The Nivernais Canal transverses Western Burgundy following the Yonne valley in its Northern section, and intertwined with the river Yonne itself. Construction work commenced in 1784 and finally finished in 1843, the canal was built to transport firewood from the Morvan forests to Paris. The Nivernais Canal is now known for its tranquillity, its beautiful hills and valleys, its picturesque villages and historic towns and famous vineyards.
The River Yonne
The Yonne is a river in burgundy flowing north to the conflueance with the Seine at Montereau, where it is the greater of the two rivers. An important trade route for centuries it transported products of the region, wine, timber, and stone to ever expanding Paris. Now it is a quiet meandering and picteresque river set within a valley of wooded hillsides, historic towns, and famous vineyards. Travel in the footsteps of impressionist artists Turner and Sisley on this beautiful river.
Travelling along tree lined canals and meandering rivers aboard your very own private riverboat is the perfect way to enjoy rural France. Our aim is to achieve a perfect balance; a delicious meal, a glass wine, and an evening sunset enjoyed with friends and conversation, truly l'art de vivre.
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