Rendez-Vous barge cruise


Luxury barge cruises

Add to my favourites

Cruise highlights

4 passengers
★★★★★ 5 star rating

  • 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
  • Exclusive family-owned vineyard visit
  • Excellent towpath for cycling and walking

Rendez-Vous cruise route & itinerary

Rendez-Vous cruise file


  • Charters from 31,500 USD

Boat size

  • Length 91′10″ ft (28.00 metres)
  • Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)


  • Crew members : 4
  • Up to 4 guests
  • Suites : 2


  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Spa or pool
  • Wifi
  • Demonstration galley
  • CD player with bluetooth access
  • iPad
  • Bicycles : 4

Guests comments

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

Rated barge 5/5

Rob B. USA, June 2018

About Rendez-Vous barge cruises

We are delighted to present this stunning, spacious barge for 4 passengers, cruising on the Burgundy Canal.

Get ready to be blown away by stunning scenery, learn a little history and 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.
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 various traditional and personalized dishes created by your onboard 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.

The CD player has Bluetooth access, allowing you to play your favourite music, so you can set the ambience and tone as you wish!
For those quiet moments, use 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 a 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, hairdryers, Occitaine bath products, bathrobes, and plenty of storage space.

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

  • 2 suites. Both with ensuite bathrooms with showers. Both with a choice of one Queen or two Twin beds
  • Cabin 1 – 200 sq ft
  • Cabin 2 – 200 sq ft
  • Cabin ceiling height is 6’8″
  • Bathroom ceiling height is 6’5″

Rendez-Vous deck and cabin plans

Rendez-Vous deck plan

Rendez-Vous photo gallery

Click any photo to zoom

Rendez-Vous cruise route & itinerary

Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes map

Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes

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 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 Fleurey-sur-Ouche.
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:  Fleurey-sur-Ouche 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 Rendez-Vous 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 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 Rendez-Vous.
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 Rendez-Vous 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 Rendez-Vous 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 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 itself.  With some of the best views in Burgundy, the fairytale castle towers high above the valley below. 
Return to Rendez-Vous 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 Rendez-Vous. Bon Retour!

Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes rates

2024 USD rates
Whole boat charter for 4 guests 32, 400 USD
2025 USD rates
Whole boat charter for 4 guests 35, 200 USD
Prices in USD


These are sample itineraries, on alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction.

Availability for Rendez-Vous

Rendez-Vous operates on a private charter basis only

Rendez-Vous enquiries and reservations

Price quote, availability and bookings
for the barge "Rendez-Vous"

Please complete the form and select your preferred dates for a prompt reply.


When clicking Book Now no payment is required at this stage, a member of our staff will contact you with more information.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and Google
Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.