L'Impressionniste hotel barge

Cruising between Fleurey sur Ouche and Escommes on the Burgundy canal
The barge L'Impressionniste

Accommodating up to 12 passengers

View of the L'Impressionniste

L'Impressionniste is rated 5 out of 5

  • 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
  • Visit to 13th century Chateau de Bussy-Rabutin
  • Visit to Beaune, including Hotel-Dieu Hospice
  • Visit to medieval Chateauneuf-en-Auxois
  • Optional hot-air ballooning
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling

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From 5350 USD per person

Charters from 52,400 USD


Crew members : 6

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

Number of bicycles : 12


Up to 12 guests

Junior suites : 2

Double cabins : 4


Central heating


Spa or pool


DVD player / TV

2 air-conditioned minibuses

L'Impressionniste photos and videos

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Testimonials for L'Impressionniste

Lorraine G, USA; Family charter, July 2018

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

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

Yvonne & Randy Symons; June 2017

Roomy cabins, nice outside deck space  (Renior Junior suite & Sisley Stateroom)
Beautiful countryside on the Burgundy Canal

We rate Hotels Afloat a 10/10 for attention to detail and their site
Will probably book again

Best cruises ever, fantastic crew with special attention to my husband with walking issues!




About the barge "L'Impressionniste"

L'Impressionniste barge cruises

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 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 hotel barge L'Impressionniste

L'Impressionniste cruise routes & itineraries

Cruise map for L'Impressionniste

Fleurey sur Ouche
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
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
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.

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

Cruise rates

The Burgundy Canal near Dijon dates and rates

Accommodation Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 12 67000 58000
Whole boat charter for 11 65300 56700
Whole boat charter for 10 63600 55400
Whole boat charter for 9 61900 54100
Whole boat charter for 8 59800 52400
Stateroom per person 5990 5150
Junior suite per person 6190 5350
Single supplement 2150 1900
Whole boat charter for 12 68800 59500
Whole boat charter for 11 67100 58200
Whole boat charter for 10 65400 56900
Whole boat charter for 9 63700 55600
Whole boat charter for 8 61600 53900
Stateroom per person 6150 5290
Junior suite per person 6350 5490
Single supplement 2200 1950
Prices are shown in US dollars
Sterling and euro prices available on request for non-US/Canadian citizens.
Wine appreciation charters 6000 USD supplement
Golf charters 600 USD supplement per player
Culinary charters 150 USD per person
- Departure Dates -
Value April 1 to April 22
July 22 to August 19
October 7 to October 21
Regular April 29 to July 15 
August 26 to September 30

- Departure Dates 2019-
Value April 7 to April 21
July 21 to August 18
October 6 to October 20
Regular April 28 to July 14 
August 25 to September 29

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