Prosperite  barge cruise


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8 passengers 6 star rating

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

Prosperite highlights


  • Private visit of Chateau d'Arcelot
  • Dijon: Discover the hidden gems with our tour guide
  • Private visit to the Hospice de Beaune
  • Explore the Medieval chateau of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, one of the prettiest villages in France and with stunning views
  • Exclusive family-owned vineyard visit
  • Excellent towpath for cycling and walking

Cruise route & itinerary

Prosperite cruise file


  • Charters from 57,000 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

Guests have awarded

Guests have said...

5 stars for the Prosperity barge, the Burgundy Canal and the Hotels Afloat experience!

Bonjour Emma,
We had an absolutely wonderful trip on the Prosperite and I cannot thank you... continue reading

Stephanie R, USA; Cruised September 2019

About Prosperite barge cruises

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 round-trip transfers and all excursions throughout your barge cruise.
All bathrooms have been completely renovated, providing larger shower stalls, and 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

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Prosperite cruise route & itinerary

The Valley Ouche map

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

Sunday: Arrival at Plombieres-les-Dijon 
Chauffeured transfers from Paris, of course!
To begin your journey in style, one of the Prosperité crew will meet your party at either Paris, Lyon or Geneva at 2 pm, or in Dijon at 4 pm, and escort you by private minibus to the barge, moored in the tiny village of Plombieres-les-Dijon.
ETA is from 5 pm - 6 pm.
Our traditional champagne reception awaits you. Meet the crew, unpack and relax, perhaps taking a gentle walk as the sun sets, before your first gourmet dinner on board.

Monday: Plombieres-les-Dijon  to Gissey-sur-Ouche
A private chateau experience
This morning we will cruise from Plombieres-les-Dijon to Gissey-sur-Ouche: Explore the towpath or relax on the deck or in the hot tub,  and wonder at the beauty, flora and fauna in view.
After lunch on board, we will visit the Chateau d'Arcelot, the first neo-classical castle of Burgundy. Madame la Comtesse de Loisy, the owner of the chateau, welcomes us personally before we take a private tour of the beautiful grounds and savour some homemade gourmet specialities. We'll then return to Prosperité where the chef will present another elegant dinner onboard.

Tuesday: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Dijon, the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy
We begin the day with a morning cruise through the peaceful countryside.  After lunch on board, we will visit some of the hidden gems of Dijon, the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy. Throughout the town, there is an array of beautiful boutiques, public gardens, ancient buildings and of course, bistros, all enticing us to enjoy authentic French life.  Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the ancient capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, before we return to Prosperité.
After an early evening stroll, it's time for our cocktails before dinner.

Wednesday: Private tour of Hospice de Beaune
Take your time to relax this morning while once again enjoying the beautiful scenery as we cruise.  Why not join the Captain in the wheelhouse to see how it's done,  or the chef in the open galley for an informal demonstration?
After lunch on board, we set off in the private minibus to journey through the stunning vineyards of the Cote d'Or, arriving in Beaune, the region's wine capital. Our tour guide takes us to the world-famous immaculately preserved Hospice, the Hotel Dieu, a hospital dating back to Medieval times which was still in use during the 20th century.
The main hall, chapel and pharmacy are particularly fascinating.
In the inner courtyard, you can admire the beautiful roof tiles, an emblem of Burgundy.
We'll return to the Prosperité for aperitifs and appetizers followed by dinner on board.

Thursday:  La Bussiere-sur-Ouche  to Pont d'Ouche
Exclusive family-owned vineyard visit
Salut! as we say in Burgundy!  This morning we visit a boutique winery, the Domaine Amiot-Servelle, producing Premier Cru vintages with organically-farmed grapes. Stroll through the stunning vineyards while we discover the ancient art of wine-growing, before a hosted wine tasting.
We'll return to the Prosperité for lunch and our afternoon cruise.  You may like to take a walk or cycle ride to build up an appetite for this evening's dinner ashore in the beautiful Abbaye de la Bussiere, an ancient Cistercian abbey, with a beautiful garden and an award-winning gourmet bistro.

Friday: Pont dOuche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Quaint medieval village overlooking the Burgundy Canal
What better way to end our week than a final morning cruise in the beautiful countryside, followed by an afternoon exploring the hilltop village, Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, including a walking tour of the chateau.  With some of the best views in Burgundy, the fairytale castle towers high above the valley below. 
Return to Prosperité for sunset cocktails and canapes, ahead of the Captain's Dinner.

Saturday: Return to Paris
Au Revoir
After breakfast on board, it will be time to depart at 9 am for your return to the designated drop-off point.
We hope you enjoyed your cruise aboard Prosperité. Bon Retour!

More information about the Burgundy Canal

Prosperite rates

The Valley Ouche

2023 USD rates
Whole boat charter for 8 64, 000 USD
Whole boat charter for 7 60, 200 USD
Whole boat charter for 6 57, 000 USD

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2023: April 9th to October 22nd: All regular dates

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