Cruising near Dijon
Saturday: Dijon - Plombieres les Dijon
We will meet you at Dijon TGV station at 3 pm, and then transfer you to the barge moored in the nearby port.
Enjoy a welcome drink on the deck and our Cocktail cruise passing through 5 locks, to Plombieres les Dijon.
This evening you will dine on board as our guests.
Sunday: Plombieres les Dijon - Fleurey sur Ouche
After an excellent nights sleep, this morning we will visit a local truffle farm, LOr des Valois, to discover this delicacy, and see the truffle dogs at work! Lunch, based on truffles, will be included.
We will cruise in the afternoon, and there will be time to cycle or walk along if you wish, as we travel together through 8 locks.
Dinner will be served on board (included)
Monday: Fleurey sur Ouche - Lock 34
We will continue our cruise along the canal through the Ouche Valley, passing through another eight locks this morning.
After lunch on board, we will head off to a family-owned Domain Armelle Rion in Vosne Romanee to enjoy some wine-tasting, including the prestigious Grand Cru, Clos de Vougeot.
This evening, you can dine at lock 34, an authentic lock house which has been converted into a welcoming "Guinguette" serving home-made dishes. (at guests expense)
Tuesday: Lock 34 - La Bussiere
We will begin our day with a visit to the beautiful town of Dijon with a colourful market.
Choose from the rich palate of fresh ingredients with the help of our chef: When you return to Magnolia, he will prepare you a fantastic lunch 'a la plancha' on our outdoor kitchen. (included)
After lunch, we will take a gentle cruise to La Bussiere, where guests can dine in the stunning surroundings of the Abbaye de la Bussiere or Babirey sur Ouche(at guests expense)
Wednesday: La Bussiere - Pont d'Ouche
The cruise today takes us through 6 locks to Pont d'Ouche, a charming village.
Lunch can be taken at Pont d'Ouche, or the Chateau de St Sabine (at guests expense) This afternoon we visit Beaune, and it's world-famous Hospice.
Cameras at the ready!
This is a beautiful town, and the Hospice itself is stunning.
There will be ample time to explore the boutiques at your leisure.
After a busy day, it's time to relax at our "Home-Hosted" dinner with a local French family (included)
Thursday: Pont d'Ouche - Escommes
Our cruise today involves 19 locks!
In the afternoon, we can visit Chateauneuf en Auxois, one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Perched high above the canal, enjoy the superb views of the valley and take a tour of the magnificent chateau.
Guests can lunch here or at Chez Lucotte, a traditional French restaurant at Vandenesse en Auxois (at guests expense)
Back on board, why not take a dip in the hot tub before preparing to dine on board, as our guests..
This evening we will have ample time to look back on a wonderful week.
Friday: Escommes - Dijon
After a hearty breakfast, depart to Dijon for your onward journey.
This is a sample itinerary and subject to change. On alternate weeks, the cruise is in the reverse direction.