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Cruising between Plombieres-les-Dijon and Vandenesse-en-Auxois on the Burgundy canal

8 passengers

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Luxury barge

Prosperite highlights


  • Visit the ancient quarters of Dijon, the colourful indoor market, designed by Gustave Eiffel, and the many boutiques
  • Explore Beaune and the world-famous Hotel Dieu hospice
  • Discover the Cistercian Abbey at La Bussiere, and dine in the Michelin starred restaurant
  • Wine tasting along the Route des Grand Crus and a visit to the abbey at Clos du Vougeot
  • Discover the art of goat cheese production on a local farm
  • Visit the medieval village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, one of the prettiest villages in France and with stunning views

Cruise route & itinerary

Prosperite cruise file


  • From 6750 USD per person
  • Charters from 54,000 USD


  • Crew members : 6
  • Up to 8 guests
  • Suites : 4

Boat size

  • Length 124′8″ ft (38 metres)
  • Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)


  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Spa or pool
  • Wifi
  • Demonstration galley
  • iPad and iDocking station
  • Ironing board & iron in each suite
  • Bicycles : 8

About the barge "Prosperite"


About the hotel barge "Prosperité"

The Prosperite is a stunning barge.
Designed by an American hotelier in 2003, the barge offers a truly ultra-deluxe experience while reflecting a relaxed, contemporary lifestyle.
For 2020, several enhancements add value to this 6* experience:

A new Mercedes bus with individual reclining seats guarantees optimum comfort for the round-trip transfers and all excursions throughout your stay.
All bathrooms have been completely renovated, providing larger shower stalls, new sinks units with plenty of storage.  The coveted baths remain for the comfort of our guests.
All staterooms will be recarpeted and have new artwork adorning the walls, while staterooms 2 and 3 will have new headboards.
The salon and dining room will have a beautiful oak floor, complemented by a walnut cocktail table, giving the area a completely fresh look.
For those looking to take some exercise, brand new Hybrid bikes will be on board.

The four, 270 square foot cabins, with ceiling heights of 6ft. 9in. to 7ft., can be configured with one king-size bed or two twins.
The en-suite bathrooms are equally stylish and spacious, with brand new showers and bathtubs, as well as complimentary bathrobes.
Each cabin has a sitting area with a desk.
During the day, either relax in the saloon with its leather furniture or enjoy the view from the sundeck, where you can take a dip in the Jacuzzi.
Why not watch the chef at work in the demonstration kitchen, while you enjoy drinks, snacks and desserts from the 'open refrigerator'?
Perhaps you'll pick up some tips that will be the envy of your next dinner guests!
The separate dining room is both elegant and refined with picture windows, top quality furnishings and antiques.

Home-from-home facilities:
iPad for passengers' use and docking stations for iPhones
Wi-Fi throughout
Ironing board and iron in each cabin
Hybrid bicycles

Prosperite deck and cabin plans

Prosperite photo gallery

Prosperite cruise routes & itineraries

Cruising between Plombieres les Dijon and Vandenesse en Auxois on the Burgundy canal

Cruise map for Prosperite

Sunday: Paris, Lyon, Geneva or Dijon to Plombieres-les-Dijon
A member of the Prosperite crew will meet your party at one pick up location in central Paris, Lyon or  Geneva at 2 pm,  or Dijon at 4 pm,  and then chauffeur you via Mercedes minivan to the barge, at anchor in the petite port of Plombieres-les-Dijon, located outside the larger town of Djon.
You'll be welcomed by the traditional champagne reception, and enjoy the first of many gourmet dinners on board.

Monday: Dijon to Fleurey sur Ouche
Where Medieval Monks Made Wine
Prosperite leaves Dijon, heading on to the Burgundy Canal for a tranquil morning cruise through the first of many locks.
After lunch, devote the afternoon to an introduction to the Cote D'Or wine region lying south of the canal.
First, we'll drive through the vineyards and villages of the Route des Grand Crus on the way to Clos de Vougeot, a 12th-century chateau where Cistercian monks learnt the art of winemaking.
Marvel at the ancient wine presses and soak in the ambience of this elegant chateau surrounded by vineyards.
We return to Prosperite, now moored in Fleurey-sur-Ouche.

Tuesday: Fleurey sur Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Join the locals at the Dijon Market
This morning we'll drive to Dijon for a morning devoted to this lovely town.
We'll walk the historic district, with its colourful tiled rooftop buildings, and then stop at the Covered Food Market, which was designed by Gustave Eiffel!
A vast selection of local produce, fish, cheeses, bread, baked good and delicious delicacies bring the bustling market to life.
There will be time to browse in the tiny boutiques lining the cobbled streets, too.
Then it's back to Prosperite for lunch and an afternoon cruise to Gissey-sur-Ouche.
Why not take one of the barge's bikes for a meander along the towpath, or indeed a nearby village or two?
Dinner on board ends this beautiful day.

Wednesday: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Dinner at a Michelin-Starred Restaurant
A short morning cruise to Le Bussiere-sur-Ouche begins this eventful day.
After lunch, begin with a quick stop at "La Ferme du Poisset", a nearby farm which produces very fine goat cheese, which we'll be tasting!
Then on to the adorable village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois perched high on a hill overlooking the canal.
Here is an enchanting old chateau - very simple but with history and ghosts around every corner.
Then walk the cobbled streets of the village and browse in the craft shops.
Then we return to Prosperite where there will be time to prepare for dinner at Abbaye de la Bussiere, a former Cistercian Abbey now immaculately restored into a hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant.
Bon appetit!

Thursday: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
Medieval Hospice in Beaune - Plus Shopping!
This morning we cruise deeper into the Ouche Valley to Pont d'Ouche.
Now is a great time to cycle, walk or simply relax on deck and watch scenes of great beauty float by.
After lunch, it's back into the Mercedes Minivan for a cruise high-point: An excursion to Beaune.
This enchanting town is the wine capital of Cote d'Or: underneath its streets lie hundreds of miles of wine cellars.
Visit the 15th-century hospital Hotel Dieu, which is gorgeously preserved and provides a unique glimpse of life in the Middle Ages.
There may be time for an impromptu wine-tasting, to browse the shops or enjoy a cafe in the square.
Then its back to Prosperite to relive the day at dinner on board.

Friday: Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse en Auxois
The ultimate French Wine Tasting Experience
Our final morning cruise takes Prosperite to Vandenesse-en-Auxois.
Take a last, long morning to relax!
Then it's back to the Cote d'Or vineyards, passing through colourful villages on the way to a cellar tour/wine-tasting at Domaine Prieur-Brunet in Santenay.
Return to your barge - now your home from home - for cocktails and the festive Captain's Dinner, to end your Prosperite cruise in style!

Saturday: Return to Paris
A Sad Farewell
You'll depart between 8 am and 9 am and be chauffeured either to one location in central Paris, or one location at Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Please do not book flights before 2 pm on the departure day.
Transfers which fall outside of these specific parameters can be arranged by us before departure, at your expense.

The Valley Ouche rates and dates

2020 USD rates
Whole boat charter for 8 60000 54000
Whole boat charter for 7 58100 52500
Whole boat charter for 6 56400 48900
Accommodation Regular Value
Price per cabin (minimum 2 to confirm) 7500 6750
Prices are shown in US dollars
- Departure Dates 2020 -
Value April 26; July 12 to August 23
October 18 & October 25
Regular May 3 to July 5; August 30 to October 11 

Prosperite Testimonials

Guests have said...

5 stars for the Prosperity barge, the Burgundy Canal and the Hotels...

Stephanie R, USA; Cruised September 2019

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