Rendez-Vous hotel barge

The barge Rendez-Vous

Accommodating up to 6 passengers

View of the Rendez-Vous

Rendez-Vous is rated 5 star

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  • Discover the history of the Clos de Vougeot and the Tastevin
  • Dijon: Stroll through the spectacular market place designed by Eiffel, and tour the magnificent Cathedral
  • Visit the Hospice de Beaune, wine tasting and mustard tasting
  • Explore the Medieval chateau of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois
  • Optional hot-air ballooning
  • Excellent towpath for cycling and walking

Cruise information file for Rendez-Vous

Specifications

Crew members : 4

Boat size
Length 91′10″ ft (28 metres)
Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)

Number of bicycles : 6

Accommodation

Up to 6 guests

Double cabins : 1

Twin cabins : 2

Also...

Central heating

Air-conditioning

Spa or pool

Wifi

Demonstration galley

CD player with bluetooth access

iPad

Rendez-Vous photos and videos

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Testimonials for Rendez-Vous

Rob B. USA, June 2018

Our experience could not have been better. Everything was perfect!

Rated barge 5/5

About the barge "Rendez-Vous"

We are delighted to present this stunning, spacious barge for 6 passengers, cruising on the Burgundy Canal.
Debuting in July 2015, she has been making waves ever since!

Get ready to be blown away by stunning scenery, to learn a little history and to taste some truly remarkable local products during a wonderful cruise aboard Rendez-Vous.
Bringing a touch of modern luxury to the Burgundy Canal, Rendez-Vous is truly unique and boasts a sleek, modern interior.

On arrival, you'll be wowed by the spacious, well-designed top deck, which includes a covered sun deck, a hot tub, two anti-gravity lounge chairs and banquette seating for six.
An additional seating area with a loveseat and two chairs provides an intimate touch.
Bikes are neatly stored and can be made available whenever you wish to race the barge or explore the local villages.

The designer furniture in the saloon can be adjusted to suit your lounging style: we want you to feel at home.
Relax in contemporary surroundings while the panoramic windows ensure wonderful views and plenty of light.

The open demonstration galley invites you to watch the chef creating your menus; you may even come away with some mouth-watering recipes to impress your next dinner guests.

The dining room table seats six comfortably and is always beautifully set with fresh flowers and crisp, colourful linens.
Each day you will be treated to a variety of traditional and personalized dishes created by your on-board chef, using some ultra-modern techniques!
Of course, no meal is complete without wine and cheese, and a range will be served, including Burgundy vintages among others.

The CD player has Bluetooth access, allowing you to play your favourite music, so you can set the ambiance and tone as you wish!
For those quiet moments, make use of the board games, an iPad, and Wi-Fi access when available.

After an enjoyable day, retire to your luxurious cabin.
Spacious with high ceilings, each cabin has a queen or two twin beds, opening windows, individually controlled central heating and air-conditioning, a bedside iPod dock with USB port, reading lights, hanging space and a safe.
The en-suite bathrooms are simply gorgeous and feature waterfall taps and rainfall showerheads.
There are heated towel racks, hair dryers, Occitaine bath products, bathrobes, and plenty of storage space too.

An experienced crew of 4 cater for your every need during your cruise, with warmth and enthusiasm.

  • 3 cabins. All with ensuite bathroom with shower .All with a choice of one Queen or two Twin beds
  • Cabin 1 – 120sq ft
  • Cabin 2 – 103 sq ft
  • Cabin 3 – 103sq ft
  • Cabin celing height is 6’8″
  • Bathroom ceiling height is 6’5″

Plan of Rendez-Vous

Plan of the hotel barge Rendez-Vous

Rendez-Vous cruise routes & itineraries

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

Sunday: Arrival at Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Chauffeured transfers from Paris- Of course!
To begin your journey in style, one of the Rendez-Vous crew will meet your party in Paris or Geneva at 2.00 pm, (or Dijon at 5.00 pm) and escort you by private minibus to the barge, moored in the quaint village of Fleurey-sur-Ouche on the beautiful Canal de Bourgogne.
ETA is 5pm -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: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Where Monks made wine!
This morning we will cruise from La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche: Explore the towpath or simply relax and wonder at the beauty, flora and fauna in view.
After lunch on board, we will visit the Clos de Vougeot where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century, to view the preserved presses from which early Burgundian wines were first produced. The ancient Clos is now the headquarters of the Chevaliers du Tastevin, awarding special labels to the finest Cote d'Or vintages. We'll then enjoy a private tasting in a local cellar before returning to Rendez-Vous where the Chef will present another fine dinner onboard.

Tuesday: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Dijon, the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy
Monday is market day in nearby Dijon, and not to be missed!  The ancient "Les Halles" was designed by Gustave Eiffel, and still house market stalls brimming with local produce three times a week. From mustard to wine, to fruit and vegetables and flowers, a riot of colour and fragrances fill the air offering a pleasurable assault of the senses.  Outside the market place, there is an array of beautiful boutiques, public gardens, ancient buildings and of course, bistros, all brimming with authentic French life.  Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the ancient capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, before we return to Rendez-Vous for our lunch and afternoon cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois.
After an early evening stroll, it's time for our final feast at the Captain's Dinner.
Return to Rendez-Vous for evening dinner.


Wednesday: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche  to Pont d'Ouche
A magical castle above the Burgundy canal
Take your time to relax this morning while once again enjoying the beautiful scenery.
After lunch on board, we will visit one of the most beautiful villages in France, Chateauneuf-en-Auxois.  Your Tour Guide escorts you and will explain the history of its 15th-century fortress perched high above the valley. Discover the remarkable contrast between deprivations and decadence of France's history through the architecture and timeworn relics of the castle.  In the village, you can visit local craft shops, artists studios and tea-rooms or simply admire the incredible views.  You can take a great panoramic photoshoot from the designated viewpoint. 
We then return to Rendez-Vous where you can enjoy a quiet stroll or bicycle ride or simply relax while awaiting tonight's dinner.

Thursday:  Pont dOuche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Burgundy delicacies and history in Beaune
We begin the day with a gentle cruise, during which you can join your Captain in the wheelhouse, the chef in the galley, or relax on deck.
After lunch, we head to Beaune for the first of two enthralling visits in the factory Fallot, the last independent mill in Burgundy,  to discover the gentle art of mustard making.
Our second visit 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 Rendez-Vous for aperitifs and appetizers followed by dinner on board in the stunning mooring at Pont d'Ouche.

Friday: Vandenesse-en-Auxois to Escommes
The best wine tastings!
What better way to end our week than a final morning cruise in the beautiful countryside, followed by an afternoon in the prestigious vineyards of the Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet for a private wine tasting of their boutique wines.  The cellars date back to the XI and XV centuries.  The Picard family, owners since 1951, welcome us to the cellars for a fabulous tasting.
Return to Rendez-Vous for 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 9am for your return to Paris, Dijon or Geneva.
Please book your onward travel accordingly.
Alternatively, we can return the entire party to one location in Geneva or Zurich in Switzerland; ETA 2 pm.
Please consult with us before booking your out-bound flights from either city.
We hope you enjoyed your cruise aboard Rendez-Vous. Bon Retour!

Cruise rates


Cruising near Dijon dates and rates

2020 USD rates
Accommodation Regular
Whole boat charter for up to 6 guests; 6 nights all inclusive 31500
Prices in USD
- Departure Dates 2020 -
Regular  26 April - 25 October 

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