Yonne & Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a pleasant river cruise along the quiet and meandering rivers Yonne and Seine set within picturesque valleys of wooded hillsides, historic towns, vineyards, and open fields. Travel in the footsteps of romanticist and impressionist painters J M W Turner and Sisley who were inspired by the natural of the region.

Whole boat charter for up to 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.

Sunday

You chauffeured private car meets you at your Paris hotel, airport arrivals, or station. Usual pickup time 2pm for onward transfer to Auxerre (pop. 45,000).Welcome aboard the Randle with captain’s Champagne reception, and homemade gougére pastries.

Auxerre has been a prosperous town since roman times and is dominated by the 11-16c St Étienne cathedral built on the high ground overlooking the river. Although a bustling and modern town it maintains its 15c charm with timber framed buildings and cobbled streets.

Evening dining : La P’tite Beursaude

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

Monday

A days cruising along the river Yonne, stopping for lunch at the pretty riverside village of Gurgy takes us to the town of Joigny (pop. 11,012).
English Romanticist JMW Turner sketched here in 1820 and the town still remains much the same today. Joigny was fortifed in the 10th Century and still retains its eastern ramparts and gate towers, cobbled streets and ancient buildings.

Evening dining : Le Rive Gauche

Run by Catherine Lorain, the daughter of a Michelin
chef, le Rive Gauche offers gourmet dining and
splendid river views.

Tuesday

Today we take a morning cruise to Villeneuve-surYonne (pop. 5,200). Founded in 1163 by King Louis VII. King Phillip II Augustus held Parliament here in 1204, and the impressive fortifed city gates still remain intact today.

Evening dining : La Lucarne-aux-Chouettes

I riverside restaurant once owned by well-known French actress and dancer, Leslie Caron.

Wednesday

Today’s morning cruise takes us to Sens (pop. 26,600), with its mighty Gothic 12c cathedral St Etienne, the frst of its kind in Europe. Enjoy a tour through this popular market town. Our overnight mooring is just five minutes from the town centre.

Evening dining : Restuarant La Madeleine

To quote the chef 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.”

Thursday

Today we make a cruise to the riverside village of
Missy-sur-Yonne, Stopping on the way at
Pont-sur-Yonne for lunch, it is close to where
Napoleon was victorious against the Austrian army in
1814. Take an Afternoon tour to the ancient fortifed
and UNESCO listed town of Provins, or visit nearby
18c Chateau Motte Tilly

Evening dining : Auberge des Cynes

A quaint Riverside restaurant close to our mooring

Friday 

Today we cruise onto grand river Seine, which takes us to our destination, Moret-sur-Loing. Where 19c Impressionist William Sisley painted from the banks of the river and it still remains a very charming and picturesque town today. 

Take an afternoon tour to the nearby grand and ornate Chateau de Fontainebleau, the country residence to the Kings and Queens of France for over seven centuries.

Evening dining : Aboard the Randle

Our chef Gael prepares a delicious three course dinner complemented with selected a premier cru wine of the region.

Saturday

After breakfast aboard we bid you á bientót for your
chauffeured transfer to your Paris hotel,
station, or airport.

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.

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