L'Impressionniste  barge cruise

L'Impressionniste

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Cabins: April 9th & April 16th, 2023
Valid until October 28th

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12 passengers 5 star rating

Cruising between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and Escommes on the Burgundy canal

L'Impressionniste highlights

  • Visit Clos de Vougeot, home of the Chevaliers du Tastevin
  • Wine tasting in the cellars of renowned Burgundy Domaines
  • Tour of Dijon and its markets
  • Private tour of the Chateau de Commarin, accompanied by its aristocratic owner + falconry display
  • Visit Beaune, including Hotel-Dieu Hospice
  • Gastronomic private lunch and wine tasting at Château de Beaune
  • Visit medieval Chateauneuf-en-Auxois
  • Optional hot-air ballooning
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling

Cruise route & itinerary

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Fleurey to Escommes

L'Impressionniste cruise file

Prices

  • From 5590 USD per person
  • Charters from 57,900 USD

Specifications

  • Crew members : 6
  • Up to 12 guests
  • Junior suites : 2
  • Double cabins : 4

Boat size

  • Length 126′4″ ft (38.5 metres)
  • Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)

Also

  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Spa or pool
  • Wifi
  • DVD player / TV
  • 2 air-conditioned minibuses
  • Bicycles : 12

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We enjoyed it very much.  Very likely to book with Hotels Afloat again, rated 5/5 *

Rated barge 4/5 *; rated region 4/5 *

Lorraine G, USA; Family charter, July 2018

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About L'Impressionniste barge cruises

Hotel 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.
All cabins can be configured as double or twin.

You may choose to relax by using our 12 bikes or sun deck with Jacuzzi.
You may even take a hot air balloon flight (an optional extra on this cruise).

L'Impressionniste deck and cabin plans

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L'Impressionniste cruise route & itinerary

Fleurey to Escommes map

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

Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Sainte-Marie-sur-Ouche
Monday
We begin the cruise along the delightful canal du Bourgogne passing through sleepy villages and pretty lock houses.  After lunch, we visit Clos de Vougeot, the headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin, who award a special prized label to the finest Cote d'Or vintages each year. We will tour the iconic cellars.
On the way back to the hotel barge, we enjoy a tasting of fine Burgundy wines in another long-established Domaine.
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 take time for some excellent shopping in the small boutiques.
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 vineyard owned by the Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils.
There, a wine expert will give us a real insight into the production of the Domaine's Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines.
We continue to Beaune, the 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 step back in time in the fascinating 15th-century Hotel Dieu Hospice with a wealth of fascinating exhibits.  There is time to 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
This morning we cross the aqueduct to our mooring at Vandenesse-en-Auxois. After lunch on board, we visit this medieval fairytale village, craft shops and a castle. Once an outpost of the Dukes of Burgundy and offering an excellent view of the feeder lakes, canal and surrounding countryside, Vandenesse-en-Auxois stands proud above the valley below.  Do remember to take both daytime and evening photos!  The chateau takes on a magnificent beauty when lit up at night.
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 the moat-encircled Chateau de Commarin.  Owner and current occupier, Count Bertrand de Vogue will be your guide.  He is the 26th generation of his family to live here!  A superb, close-up encounter with birds of prey in a beautiful falconry display takes us back to Medieval times.
We return to the barge to our wonderful Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

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

More information about the Burgundy Canal


L'Impressionniste rates

Fleurey to Escommes

2023 USD, for American and Canadian residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 12 78, 000 USD 67, 000 USD
Whole boat charter for 11 76, 100 USD 65, 400 USD
Whole boat charter for 10 74, 200 USD 63, 800 USD
Whole boat charter for 9 72, 300 USD 62, 200 USD
Whole boat charter for 8 70, 000 USD 60, 200 USD
Junior suite per person 7, 490 USD 6, 390 USD
Stateroom per person 6, 950 USD 5, 950 USD
Single supplement 2, 500 USD 2, 200 USD
2023 STERLING rates for UNITED KINGDOM residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 12 £56, 500 £49, 000
Whole boat charter for 11 £55, 100 £47, 800
Whole boat charter for 10 £53, 700 £46, 600
Whole boat charter for 9 £52, 300 £45, 400
Whole boat charter for 8 £50, 600 £43, 900
Junior suite per person £5, 450 £4, 650
Stateroom per person £5, 050 £4, 350
Single supplement £1, 800 £1, 600
2023 EURO rates ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 12 67, 000 € 57, 500 €
Whole boat charter for 11 65, 300 € 56, 000 €
Whole boat charter for 10 63, 600 € 54, 500 €
Whole boat charter for 9 61, 900 € 53, 000 €
Whole boat charter for 8 59, 800 € 51, 200 €
Junior suite per person 6, 450 € 5, 550 €
Stateroom per person 5, 990 € 5, 090 €
Single supplement 2, 100 € 1, 800 €
2022 USD, for American and Canadian residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 12 74, 200 USD 63, 500 USD
Whole boat charter for 11 72, 400 USD 62, 200 USD
Whole boat charter for 10 70, 600 USD 60, 900 USD
Whole boat charter for 9 68, 800 USD 59, 600 USD
Whole boat charter for 8 66, 600 USD 57, 900 USD
Junior suite per person 6, 990 USD 5, 950 USD
Stateroom per person 6, 590 USD 5, 590 USD
Single supplement 2, 350 USD 2, 050 USD
2022 STERLING rates for UNITED KINGDOM residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 12 £52, 000 £45, 300
Whole boat charter for 11 £50, 700 £44, 200
Whole boat charter for 10 £49, 400 £43, 100
Whole boat charter for 9 £48, 100 £42, 000
Whole boat charter for 8 £46, 500 £40, 700
Junior suite per person £4, 850 £4, 190
Stateroom per person £4, 650 £4, 050
Single supplement £1, 650 £1, 450
2022 EURO rates ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 12 61, 800 € 53, 000 €
Whole boat charter for 11 60, 400 € 51, 800 €
Whole boat charter for 10 59, 000 € 50, 600 €
Whole boat charter for 9 57, 600 € 49, 400 €
Whole boat charter for 8 55, 800 € 47, 900 €
Junior suite per person 5, 850 € 4, 890 €
Stateroom per person 5, 550 € 4, 690 €
Single supplement 2, 000 € 1, 700 €
Prices include: Local transfer between Paris and the hotel barge (approximate transfer duration 3h15), a luxury 6-night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on-board Master Chef, an open barge 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise; excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 6 crew and use of the barge facilities, which include bicycles and spa pool.
 
Optional extras
Electric bikes : 1st bike: 600 USD / £440 / 500€ ; Additional bike : 300 USD / £220 / 250€
Wine Appreciation charters  7000 USD / £5000 / 5750€  supplement
Golf charters: 650 USD / £450 / 525€ supplement per player
Culinary charter:  160 USD / £115 / 135€ per person supplement
- Departure Dates 2022-
Value April 3 to April 24
July 17 to August 21
October 9 to October 23
Regular May 1 to July 10 
August 28 to October 2
- Departure Dates 2023-
Value April 2 to April 23
July 16 to August 20
October 8 to October 22
Regular April 30 to July 9 
August 27 to October 1

L'Impressionniste availability

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08 October 2022 1 junior suite
29 October 2022 Available
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22 April 2023 4 cabins
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