Private Full Board Cruise - Six Nights

Enjoy a six night full board cruise along beautiful Canal-du-Nivernais and river Yonne, it is the jewel in the crown of French inland cruising and our most popular route. Dating from 1784 the canal is renowned for its beauty and tranquillity, passing through a picturesque valley with ancient vineyards, small villages and historic towns.

6 night private full board cruise for up to four Passengers.

Sunday - Paris Rendezvous

At 2pm the captain greets you at our agreed Paris meeting point, hotel, station or airport arrivals lounge for a private transfer to the Randle waiting in the picturesque Burgundy village of Chevroches. Enjoy a Champagne welcome aboard and meet the crew and settle in.  

Before dinner enjoy an evening stroll in nearby Clamecy (pop’ 4,500) an historic town nestled in rolling landscape of the Nievre from where the Nivernais Canal gets its name. Wander through the meandering cobbled streets with timbered houses to the magnificent 16c church St Martin. Clamecy was also the seat of the bishop of Bethlehem for 600 years before the revolution. 

Evening dining : aboard the Randle 

Our very own cordon bleu chef Gael prepares a gourmet dinner from fresh local produce complemented by premier-cru wine of the region. 

Monday - Tour Vézelay 

Chef Geal arrives with fresh croissants and prepares a delicious continental breakfast as we commence our cruise descending onto the river Yonne, past limestone cliffs and a 14c fortified farm Chartreuse-de-Bassville. After stopping for lunch we continue to our destination of the day, Lucy-sur-Yonne (pop’ 151) Visit the 11c church with restored stained glass windows and nearby mill pond.

Our guided afternoon tour takes us to Vézelay, an UNESCO world heritage site and fortified town with Romanesque Basilica dedicated to Mary Magdalene. Stroll the picturesque village with many boutiques, art galleries, cafés, and restaurants.

Evening dining: Aboard the Randle 

Our very own cordon bleu chef Gael prepares a gourmet dinner from fresh local produce complemented by premier-cru wine of the region. 

Tuesday - Palaeolithic Cave Paintings  

Continuing along the meandering canal we pass hilltop villages and the magnificent white cliffs of Rochers-du-Saussois, arriving after lunch at Mailly-la-Ville (pop’605) with pretty river mooring. 

Take an Afternoon guided tour to the caves of the Grottes-de-Arcy. A fascinating cave system with stalactites, crystal formations, and over two hundred 28,000 year old Palaeolithic cave paintings representing Bears, Rhino, and Mammoth.

Evening dining : Aboard the Randle 

Our very own gourmet chef Gael prepares a gourmet dinner from fresh local produce complemented by premier-cru wine of the region. 

Wednesday - Market Day 

Wednesday is morning market day at the picturesque  village of Noyers-sur-Serein. A very picturesque medieval fortified village with 15c timber framed buildings and intricate carvings, it is listed as one of the 159 prettiest villages in France, "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France". Home to many artists, potter, jeweller, and leather worker. Stroll the cobbled streets and market stalls, buy a little something for friends back home. After a delicious lunch aboard the Randle we make an afternoon cruise along the canal and river Yonne to the pretty Village of Accolay (pop’ 467)

Evening dining :  Aboard the Randle 

Our very own cordon bleu chef Gael prepares a gourmet dinner from fresh local produce complemented by premier-cru wine of the region. 

Thursday - Vineyard Tour 

A morning cruise take us along the Yonne valley with vineyards coming into view on the hills above. After a gourmet lunch we stop at Vincelles on a pretty river mooring. Enjoy an private tour to the wine villages of Irancy, Chitry, and Chablis. Tour the famous grand-cru vineyards of Chablis or take a private tasting at one of the family vineyards in the surrounding villages.

Evening Dining : Aboard the Randle 

Our very own cordon bleu chef Gael prepares a gourmet dinner from fresh local produce complemented by premier-cru wine of the region. 

Friday - Historic Auxerre

River cruising along the Yonne with open vistas past pretty riverside villages. After a sumptuous lunch we arrive to our final destination, the historic town of Auxerre (pop’ 45,000)
A prosperous town since Roman times, the birth place of Saint Germain, and designated a town of art and history, it is dominated by the 11-16c cathedral St Étienne overlooking the river. A bustling and modern town it maintains its charming 15c timber framed buildings and cobbled streets, a great place for shopping, take our private tour to the cathedral and historic centre or self guide as you wish.

Captain's diner : Aboard the Randle 

Our very own cordon bleu chef Gael prepares a gourmet dinner from fresh local produce complemented by premier-cru wine of the region.  

Saturday - Sad Farewell 

After a delicious breakfast aboard we bid you au revoir for your private transfer to your Paris hotel, station, or airport departure lounge.  

The suggested itinerary above can be tailored to your exact requirements and focused on your subjects of interest, please contact us with any ideas you may have.

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Paris Transfers Included 

Whats included?
  • 22 metre (72ft) private riverboat with modern comforts and classic charm.
  • Mercedes V Class Avantgarde : Paris Transfers, Tours, and evening chauffeur service.
  • Crew of three; Captain and Owner, gourmet chef, and tour guide host.
  • Fine Dining with selected premier-cru wine whilst aboard.
  • Air conditioned and en-suite mahogany panelled cabins.
  • Private guided tours to vineyards, chateaux, castles, and places of interest.
  • Electric bicycles for exploring villages and towns.
  • Rowing launch for exploring the tranquil backwaters of the river Yonne
  • Wi-Fi, music system, and satellite TV/DVD
  • Evening restaurant chauffeur service included.
  • Options include Golf, Spa, Fly Fishing, Horse Riding, Ballooning, and Boating.
  • maximum four passengers.

6 night private full board cruise for up to four Passengers.
Included : 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners aboard, tours, entrance fees, evening chauffeur service, and Paris transfers.

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Whole Boat CharterBefore April 18 and after Oct 11April 19 to May 16May 17 to Oct 10
6 Nights Full Board EURO€13,190.00€14,487.00€16,114.00

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