L'Impressionniste hotel barge

Cruising between Fleurey sur Ouche and Escommes on the Burgundy canal

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The barge L'Impressionniste

Accommodating up to 12 passengers

View of the L'Impressionniste

L'Impressionniste is rated 5 out of 5

Cruise file for L'Impressionniste

Specifications

Crew members : 6

Boat size
Length 126′4″ ft (38.50 metres)
Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)

Number of bicycles : 12

Accommodation

Up to 12 guests

Junior suites : 2

Double cabins : 4

Also...

Central heating

Air-conditioning

Spa or pool

Wifi

DVD player / TV

2 air-conditioned minibuses

L'Impressionniste photos and videos

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About the barge

L'Impressionniste

To step aboard this hotel barge is akin to entering the palette of an impressionist artist.
L'Impressionniste is beautifully decorated with wall colourings, prints and fabrics of the turn of the century era.
The luxury accommodation is fully air-conditioned in elegantly decorated twin or double suites with marble en-suite fitted bathrooms.
You may choose to relax by using our 12 bikes, fitness centre, sauna or sun deck with Jacuzzi.
You may even take a hot air balloon flight (an optional extra on this cruise).

Plan of L'Impressionniste

Plan of the barge

L'Impressionniste cruise routes & itineraries

Cruise map for L'Impressionniste

Fleurey sur Ouche
Sunday
Guests are met at the Hotel Westminster in Paris and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the elegant L'Impressioniste.
A Champagne reception welcomes you on board and the opportunity to meet the Captain and crew.
Then enjoy your first dinner on board.

Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Sainte Marie sur Ouche
MondayAfter lunch, we visit Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin, who award a special prized label to the finest Cote d'Or vintages each year.
On the way back to the hotel barge, we enjoy a tasting of fine Burgundy wines in the reputable Domaine, Chateau Andre Ziltener, a family-run winery built on the foundations of an old Cistercian abbey.
Dinner on board.

Sainte Marie sur Ouche to La Bussiere
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Dijon, including a visit to the vivid produce markets, mustard shops and the impressive Notre Dame de Dijon, or enjoy some excellent shopping time.
Return to L'Impressioniste for lunch and a leisurely afternoon cruise to La Bussiere, and perhaps a walk or cycle to the next lock or two.
Dinner on board.

La Bussiere to Pont d'Ouche
Wednesday
After a short morning cruise, we set off on a drive through the vineyards, stopping en route at the Vigne de L'enfant Jesus, a famous vinyeard owned by the Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils.
There, a wine expert will give us a real insight to the production of the Domaine's Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines.
We continue to Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine country, for a winery tour and a private tasting of Bouchard Pere et Fils wines before enjoying a gastronomic lunch in the orangery of the Chateau de Beaune.
Afterwards, we visit the facinating 15th century Hotel Dieu Hospice, and explore the town, before returning to the barge for a short evening cruise to Pont d'Ouche.
Dinner on board.

Pont D'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Thursday After lunch on board, we visit the medieval village, craft shops and castle of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, once an outpost of the Dukes of Burgundy and offering a fine view of the feeder lakes, canal and surrounding countryside.
Dinner on board.

Vandenesse-en-Auxois to Escommes
Friday
Our last day's leisurely cruise takes us to the canal summit, 1250 feet above sea-level, just before the Pouilly tunnel.
This afternoon we visit Chateau de Bussy-Rabutin and see the portrait gallery created by the disgraced courtier of King Louis XIV, before strolling through the gardens and enjoying views of the Chateau surrounded by a moat.
Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Escommes
Saturday
After breakfast, guests are transferred to the Westminster Hotel in Paris.

The Burgundy Canal near Dijon dates and rates

Accommodation Regular Value
Charter 12 passengers whole boat 67000 58000
Charter 11 passengers whole boat 65300 56700
Charter 10 passengers whole boat 63600 55400
Charter 9 passengers whole boat 61900 54100
Charter 8 passengers whole boat 59800 52400
Stateroom per person 5990 5150
Junior suite per person 6190 5350
Single supplement 2150 1900
Prices are shown in US dollars
Sterling and euro price available on request for non US/Canadian citizens
- Departure Dates -
Value April 9 to April 23
July 23 to August 20
October 8 to October 22
Regular April 30 to July 16
August 27 to October 1

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