The Diner's River Cruise - Six Nights

Cruise the beautiful Yonne river through Burgundy to its confluence with the Seine.

An important trade route for centuries transporting wine, timber, and produce to an ever expanding Paris, quiet and meandering, the river flows through a picturesque wooded valley passing historic towns, and famous vineyards and grand chateaus; Travel in the footsteps of impressionist artists J M W Turner, Alfred Sisley and Francis Picabia along this beautiful river.

Includes one dinner aboard however dining at delightful restaurants ashore is additional to cost. Offers true flexibility, dine Michelin style or cosy Bistro, as you like, and experience the best of French restaurant dining at your own pace.

6 night private diner's river cruise for up to four Passengers.

Sunday - Paris Rendezvous

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

Champagne Welcome Aboard

A prosperous town since Roman times and the birthplace of Saint Germain, Auxerre is a town of Art and History. dominated by the 11-16c cathedral St Étienne overlooking the river. Bustling and modern it maintains its charming 15c timber framed buildings and cobbled streets, take our private tour to the cathedral and historic centre or self guide as you wish.

Evening dining : La P’tite Beursaude

A small charming restaurant where Jérôme and Sylvie Carpentier focus on traditional Burgundy cuisine.

Monday - Vineyard Tour 

A days cruising along the river Yonne, stopping for lunch at the pretty riverside village of Gurgy, takes us to the town of Joigny. 

10th Century Ramparts 

English Romanticist J M W Turner sketched here in 1820 and the town still remains much the same today. Joigny was fortified in the 10th Century and still retains its eastern ramparts and gate towers, cobbled streets, and ancient buildings. 

visit the vineyards famous for its pinot gris, a favorite wine of the King Louis XIV.

Evening Dining at Le Rive Gauche on the banks of the Yonne 

Chef Jérôme Joubert prepares dishes skilfully by combining local cuisine with inventiveness, and subtly masters the complex science of harmonising flavours, aromas and textures. 
splendid river views.

Tuesday - Historic Villeneuve

Today we take a morning cruise along the broadening river to Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, Founded in 1163 by King Louis VII to protect the then limits of the French kingdom.

City of Art and History 

King Phillip II Augustus held the French Parliament here in 1204 and the impressive fortified gates still guard the town today. A 1906 Francis Picabia painting of the town Le peuplier, effet de soleil, Villeneuve-sur-Yonne realised 300K USD at Christie's in 2020. Take an afternoon stroll around the town in the footsteps of kings and impressionists.

Evening dining at La Lucarne-aux-Chouettes on the banks of the Yonne

Leslie Caron, famous Franco-American actress largely participated in the renewal due to its cinematographic aspect and its sense of hospitality the restaurant is full of charm, and steeped in history. Today the team is proud to welcome you to discover the dishes and wines of our beautiful region.

Wednesday - Michelin Dining

Today’s river cruise takes us to Sens with its mighty Gothic 12c cathedral St Etienne, the first of its kind in Europe, and where Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury took refuge in 1164.

Historic Sens 

Enjoy a stroll through this popular town with Roman street plan, ancient buildings market hall, shops and cafés.

Evening dining at the Michelin Starred La Madeleine 

To quote Michelin starred chef and owner Patrick Gauthier “The kitchen starts in the morning at the market, these are the products that dictate the chefs’ recipes, plus a little love and a lot of passion.”

Enjoy a culinary delight at this contemporary restaurant with elevated position overlooking the river Yonne.

Thursday - Tour Provins

Today we make a cruise to the quiet riverside village of
Missy-sur-Yonne, stopping on the way at Pont-sur-Yonne. 

The Counts of Champagne

Take an Afternoon tour to Provins, an UNESCO listed world heritage site. Form the beginning of 2nd millennium Provins was important town in the territory of the powerful Counts of Champagne, and became the venue for great annual trading fairs linking northern Europe and the Mediterranean world. 

Evening dining at the Auberge des Cynes

A lovely riverside auberge next to our mooring, simple and fresh for a evening of relaxation with river views and graceful swans.

Friday - Chateau de Fontainebleau

Today we cruise onto grand river Seine, which takes us to our destination, Moret-sur-Loing. Impressionist Alfred Sisley painted from the banks of the river and it still remains a very charming and picturesque town today. stroll the paths of this idyllic setting

Palace of the Kings of France. 

We take an afternoon tour to the nearby grand Chateau de Fontainebleau, the real palace of the Kings and Queens of France. 500 years older than Versailles and with over 1500 rooms covering five acres including Marie Antoinette’s Turkish boudoir and the private rooms of Napoleon and Josephine.

Captain's Dinner Aboard the Randle

Our chef Gael prepares a delicious gourmet dinner complemented with selected a 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.

Vegetarian and Vegan Options 

Suggested menus and restaurants only, other options available, please enquire about our vegetarian and vegan cruises. All food allergies and preferences are catered for, it is our chef's pleasure to cook to your exact requirements.

Unwind aboard your private charter péniche with fine wine and gourmet cuisine,

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Paris Transfers Included

The suggested itinerary above can be tailored to your exact requirements and focused on your subjects of interest.

Evening dining options are as your choosing

Please CONTACT US with any queries you may have.

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.

Included : 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 1 dinner aboard, Tours, entrance fees, evening chauffeur service and Paris transfers.

Not included : 5 Dinners ashore at local restaurants along our route. Add addition dinners aboard with our Cruise Builder. 

Whole Boat CharterBefore April 18 and after Oct 11April 19 to May 16May 17 to Oct 10
6 Nights EURO€ 11,631.00 - 4 passengers

€ 9,303.00 - 2 passengers
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€ 11,313.00 - 2 passengers
 

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All customers cruising in 2020 may change their plans up to seven days prior to boarding without incurring any cancellation fees. They will receive a 100 percent future cruise credit that can be used for any equivalent 2020, 2021 or 2022 cruise.

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