Rendez-Vous hotel barge

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The barge Rendez-Vous

Accommodating up to 6 passengers

View of the Rendez-Vous

Rendez-Vous is rated 5 out of 5

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Specifications

Crew members : 4

Boat size
Length 91′10″ ft (28.00 metres)
Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)

Number of bicycles : 6

Accommodation

Up to 6 guests

Double cabins : 1

Twin cabins : 2

Also...

Central heating

Air-conditioning

Spa or pool

Wifi

Demonstration galley

CD player with bluetooth access

iPad

Rendez-Vous photos and videos

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About the barge

We are delighted to present this stunning, spacious barge for 6 passengers, cruising on the Burgundy Canal.
Debuting in July 2015, she has been making waves ever since!

Get ready to be blown away by stunning scenery, to learn a little history and to taste some truly remarkable local products during a wonderful cruise aboard Rendez-Vous.
Bringing a touch of modern luxury to the Burgundy Canal, Rendez-Vous is truly unique and boasts a sleek, modern interior.

On arrival, you'll be wowed by the spacious, well-designed top deck, which includes a covered sun deck, a hot tub, two anti-gravity lounge chairs and banquette seating for six.
An additional seating area with a loveseat and two chairs provides an intimate touch.
Bikes are neatly stored and can be made available whenever you wish to race the barge or explore the local villages.

The designer furniture in the saloon can be adjusted to suit your lounging style: we want you to feel at home.
Relax in contemporary surroundings while the panoramic windows ensure wonderful views and plenty of light.

The open demonstration galley invites you to watch the chef creating your menus; you may even come away with some mouth-watering recipes to impress your next dinner guests.

The dining room table seats six comfortably and is always beautifully set with fresh flowers and crisp, colourful linens.
Each day you will be treated to a variety of traditional and personalized dishes created by your on-board chef, using some ultra-modern techniques!
Of course, no meal is complete without wine and cheese, and a range will be served, including Burgundy vintages among others.

The CD player has Bluetooth access, allowing you to play your favourite music, so you can set the ambiance and tone as you wish!
For those quiet moments, make use of the board games, an iPad, and Wi-Fi access when available.

After an enjoyable day, retire to your luxurious cabin.
Spacious with high ceilings, each cabin has a queen or two twin beds, opening windows, individually controlled central heating and air-conditioning, a bedside iPod dock with USB port, reading lights, hanging space and a safe.
The en-suite bathrooms are simply gorgeous and feature waterfall taps and rainfall showerheads.
There are heated towel racks, hair dryers, Occitaine bath products, bathrobes, and plenty of storage space too.

An experienced crew of 4 cater for your every need during your cruise, with warmth and enthusiasm.

Plan of Rendez-Vous

Plan of the barge

Rendez-Vous cruise routes & itineraries

Cruising between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and Vandenesse-en-Auxois on the Burgundy Canal

Sunday: Arrival at Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Chauffeured transfers from Paris- Of course!
To begin your journey in style, one of the Rendez-Vous crew will meet your party at your Paris hotel at 2.00 pm, and escort you by private minibus to the barge, moored in the quaint village of Fleurey-sur-Ouche on the beautiful Canal de Bourgogne.
ETA is 5pm -6 pm.
Our traditional champagne reception await you... meet the crew, unpack and relax, perhaps taking a gentle walk as the sun sets, before your first gourmet dinner on board.

Monday: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Cycling in the Grand Cru vineyards
Enjoy the first of many delicious breakfasts served from the open galley before we begin this morning's cruise from Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche, through breath-taking scenery.
After lunch, the first of our enjoyable excursions takes you to the Cote de Nuits, where we can cycle through the vineyards along the Route des Grand Crus.
We'll also visit the Clos de Vougeot to discover the role that medieval monks played in the development of winemaking techniques, and of course, enjoy a tasting.
Return to Rendez-Vous for evening dinner.

Tuesday: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Visit a unique Market Place designed by Eiffel (of Tower Fame)
After a hearty breakfast, we'll get on our way to Dijon, a vibrant town with a well-preserved medieval quarter contrasting with the more modern.
Our walking tour will include the Cathedral with its gargoyles and finish at the enticing Les Halles Market.
Designed by Dijon's very own Gustave Eiffel in the 19th century, it houses a lively market every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a vast array of local produce including meat, cheeses, poultry, wine, fruit and vegetables and ready-to-eat pastries.
We will return to Rendez-Vous for lunch and then enjoy a peaceful afternoon cruise to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche, a very quaint village flower bedecked village.
Enjoy a walk alongside the barge, or explore by bicycle if you are feeling energetic, or simply sit back and relax on deck to admire the gorgeous countryside at you glide along.

Wednesday: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Full day in Beaune, the Wine Capital of the Cote d'Or
Rendez-Vous is the only barge to offer a full day out in Beaune, the wine capital of the Cote d'Or. Beneath the cobbled streets, the wine cellars house millions of bottles of various crus.
Like a true Burgundian, you will being the day with a special wine tasting!
We will then move on to visit the world-famous Hospice, the Hotel Dieu, a hospital dating back to Medieval times which was still in use during the 20th century.
The building is immaculately preserved and maintained... the main hall, chapel and pharmacy being particularly fascinating.
In the inner courtyard, you can admire the beautiful roof tiles, an emblem of Burgundy.
After lunch at a lively bistro in the town, it's time to taste another delicacy of the region, mustard... followed by free time to explore the boutiques in the pedestrian zone and perhaps enjoy a coffee on the main square.
We'll return to the Rendez-Vous for dinner on board in the peaceful mooring at La Bussiere sur Ouche.

Thursday: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont dOuche
A magical castle above the Burgundy canal
This morning we will cruise from La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche.
After lunch on board, we will visit one of the most beautiful villages in France, Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, where you can visit local craft shops, tea-shops, bistros and the stunning fairy tale castle perched high over the canal. Do walk to the view point to see the whole valley spread out before you... You can take a great panoramic photo shot here.
We then return to enjoy dinner on board.

Friday: Pont dOuche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Cheese tasting in the countryside
Make the most of this morning, for it's the last cruise of our magical journey toward Vandenesse-en-Auxois.
After lunch, we'll take a visit to a local cheese farm for a tasting, and will then surprise you with another activity before returning to Rendez-Vous for a last, festive dinner of fine food and reminiscing of the week.

Saturday: Return to Paris
Au Revoir
After your final breakfast on board, it will be time to depart at 9am for your return to Paris, to one central location in Paris or to the Charles de Gaulle Airport, ETA 1pm.
Please book your onward travel accordingly.
Alternatively, we can return the entire party to one location in Geneva or Zurich in Switzerland; ETA 2pm .
Please consult with us before booking your out-bound flights from either city.
We hope you enjoyed your cruise aboard Rendez-Vous. Bon retour!

Cruising near Dijon dates and rates

Accommodation Regular
Whole boat charter for up to 6 guests; 6 nights all inclusive 30000
Prices in USD
- Departure Dates -
Regular April 3 - October 23 2016
April 2 - October 22 2017

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