Cruising between Vermenton and Chevroches
Elisabeth will cruise on the Nivernais Canal in 2020 & 2021. She is the only 6-passenger barge on this peaceful, rural canal.
Sunday - Vermenton
We meet you in Paris for your transfer to the barge, in our air-conditioned minibus. Welcome aboard! You will enjoy a champagne welcome with your captain and crew. We enjoy a very short cruise to the tiny village of Accolay. After settling into your guest rooms, you can enjoy a walk around the village to work up an appetite for your first Dinner onboard introducing you to the exciting local cuisine and wines of Burgundy.
Monday - Accolay to Mailly-La-Ville
The first day of your study in relaxation begins with a leisurely breakfast of your choice. After breakfast, your excursions start. The first is to Chablis! Visit the old town surrounded by its 17,000 acres of Chardonnay vines. Taste the different classifications at prestigious wineries. On your return to Elisabeth, lunch is served. This afternoon, your first cruise will be a gentle glide along the Canal du Nivernais to Mailly la Ville. You can look forward to relaxing, reflecting on your experiences of the day and enjoying another fabulous dinner. After Dinner, you can make the most of your unique and comfortable surroundings, taking in the sunset and wildlife, as everything else is looked after by your hosts.
Tuesday - Mailly-ll-Ville to Le Saussois
After breakfast, we will take you to one of the prettiest villages in France. Famous for its beautiful narrow streets, medieval buildings as well as its wonderful artisanal shops offering an array of locally made products, Noyers will not disappoint. On your return, you will be served another delicious lunch. The afternoon is spent onboard relaxing during the cruise to Le Saussois. Dinner on board.
Wednesday- Le Saussois to Chatel Censoir
This morning, you will discover the beautiful city of Auxerre. Situated on the banks of the Yonne, your tour guide will tell the story of the city through its array of impressive buildings. On our return to Elisabeth, lunch will be served. The afternoon is spent onboard relaxing during the cruise to Chatel Censoir. Another evening of fine wine, delicious food and great company awaits you.
Thursday - Chatel Censoir to Pousseaux
Today, we tour the caves of the Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure. Carved out of the limestone landscape by subterranean river systems this fascinating cavern features some of the oldest cave paintings in Europe. We return to Elisabeth for lunch and our leisurely cruise to our next destination of Pousseaux. Cocktails, canapés and Dinner on board.
Friday - Pousseaux to Chevroches
This morning, why not enjoy a walk or a cycle along the towpath; passing picturesque countryside through which Elisabeth cruises on her way to our final destination of Chevroches. Today's tour takes us to the town of Vezelay. One of the must-see UNESCO listed sites found in Burgundy. The town is crowned by its 12th-century basilica from where St.Bernard of Clairvaux delivered his rousing speech before the 2nd crusade of 1147. This evening we celebrate your time aboard Elisabeth with the Captain's Gala Dinner.
Saturday - Chevroches
After breakfast, sadly it's time to say goodbye - à la prochaine fois! Your private transfer will drop you back to your pre-arranged departure point. (Auxerre or Paris)