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L'Impressionniste: Luxury Canal Cruises in France In Southern Burgundy On The Canal de Bourgogne Cruise In France On The Canal de Bourgogne In Southern Burgundy Aboard The Deluxe Hotel-Barge L'IMPRESSIONNISTE


BARGE CRUISES: SEVEN DAYS/SIX NIGHTS
Special Places Travel Logo.  EMAIL: info@specialplacestravel.com or PHONE: 1-877-642-2743 (001.443.321.3614 outside US/Canada).The 12-passenger L'Impressionniste, sister ship to La Belle Epoque in Burgundy, began life as a cargo barge in Holland before undergoing a complete transformation into the powerful canal and river cruiser she is today. Her light and airy interior features picture windows and selections of prints, fabrics and wall coverings that are reminiscent of the turn of the century era for which she has been named. There are two large junior suites and four staterooms with twin or queen size beds. Each cabin also has its own ensuite bathroom with shower. She is crewed by a knowledgeable Captain, Master Chef, Tour Guide and a crew of three.

L'Impressionniste cruises in Southern Burgundy on the Canal de Bourgogne between Fleurey sur Ouche and Escommes. This itinerary includes excursions to Dijon, Beaune, Clos de Vougeot, the headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin, a private wine tasting at a family run Domaine in the heart of Nuits-St-Georges on the route des Grands Crus, and the 12th century Abbaye de la Bussiere, with lunch at the abbey's Michelin-starred restaurant.

We have visited and cruised on L'Impressionniste many times over the years and have found that it consistently provides a great cruise, great cuisine and wines and excellent excursions. It also offers family cruises, wine appreciation charters and golf charters -- itineraries and rates can be provided upon request. We were last on board in April 2017 when they were renovating the salon with new banquette seating.


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L'Impressionniste's Deck Plan
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Dining Aboard L'Impressionniste:
SAMPLE MENU

A taste of the gourmet cuisine served aboard L'Impressionniste. BREAKFAST
LUNCH
DINNER
DESSERTS
SAMPLE WINE LIST
Domaine Laroche, Chablis Premier Cru; Domaine Bruno Clair, Marsannay; Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils, Meursault 'Les Clous'; Domaine Comte Georges de Vôgué, Musigny; Château de la Saule, Montagny Premier Cru; Domaine Jadot, Ladoix 'Les Clous d'Orge'

Passenger Comments:


It was so much more than I imagined. The barge was beautiful, the service wonderful, the tours were fabulous, and the food and ambiance was amazing.
N.V. MA USA September 2015

It was fantastic. Loved everything about it! Even 6 days of rain and overcast did not spoil the fun. Dana and I were both very impressed. The high points were the cruising itself, through such beautiful countryside. The captain was a special treat, his being French was very nice and gave a special flavor to the trip. The meals were excellent and presented beautifully!
S.W. MO, USA July 2014

The barge trip was absolutely wonderful. It was about the best trip I've ever taken!
A.A., PA, USA, June 2013

We thought the crew, food and wine were outstanding and the crew all were all very congenial, pleasant and competent. We had an outstanding experience and a trip of a lifetime!
C & B C., NH, USA, September 2012

It was a fantastic vacation. The crew was wonderful, the food was unbelievable and the accommodations were great. The accommodations were very good, very clean and well kept but the food was the best part of the vacation!
P.M., CT, USA, September 2012

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Burgundy: Canal du Bourgogne
Escommes to Fleurey Sur Ouche 2017

Sunday - Escommes
Guests are met at the designated meeting point in Paris and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the elegant L'Impressionniste. A champagne reception welcomes you on board and the opportunity to meet the captain and crew. Enjoy a stroll into Escommes before dinner on board.

Monday - Escommes to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
We begin our voyage this morning from the canal summit in Escommes, 1,250 feet above sea level and cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois. This afternoon we visit Château 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 château surrounded by its moat. Dinner on board.

Tuesday - Vandenesse-en-Auxois to Pont d'Ouche
This morning we cruise to Pont d'Ouche, crossing the only canal bridge on the Burgundy Canal and a perfect time to explore the towpath on foot or bicycle. After lunch, we visit the medieval village, craft shops and castle of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, once an outpost of the Dukes of Burgundy and offering a fine overview of the feeder lakes, canal and surrounding countryside. Dinner on board.

Wednesday - Pont d'Ouche to La Bussière-sur-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 vineyard owned by the domaine Bouchard et Père Fils. There, a wine expert will give us a real insight into the production of its Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines. We continue to Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine country, for a winery tour and private tasting of Bouchard et Père Fils wines before enjoying a gastronomic lunch in the delightful orangery of Château de Beaune, owned by the winery since 1820. Afterwards, we visit the fascinating 15th century Hôtel-Dieu Hospice and explore the quaint shops of the town, before returning to the barge for a short evening cruise to La Bussière. Dinner on board.

Thursday - La Bussière-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
After breakfast, we cruise to Gissey-sur-Ouch, again with plenty of opportunity to walk or cycle along the ever-present towpath past sleepy villages and pretty lock houses. In the afternoon we visit Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin, who annually award prized special labels to the finest Côte d'Or vintages. We also enjoy a tasting of fine Burgundy wines in the cellars of the reputable domaine, Château André Ziltener, a family-run winery built on the foundations of an old Cistercian abbey.  Dinner on board.

Friday - Gissey-sur-Ouche to Fleurey-sur-Ouche
This morning, we take a walking tour of old Dijon, including a visit to the vivid flower and produce markets, mustard shops and the impressive Notre-Dame de Dijon, or enjoy some excellent shopping time. Return to the hotel barge for lunch and a leisurely afternoon cruise, with perhaps a walk or bicycle ride to the next lock or two, to arrive at our final mooring at Fleurey-sur-Ouche. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday - Fleurey-sur-Ouche
After breakfast, guests are transferred to the designated drop off point in Paris.

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.   On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.



L'Impressionniste
2017 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 23 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Apr 30 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
May 7 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
May 14 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
May 21 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
May 28 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jun 4 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jun 11 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jun 18 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jun 25 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jul 2 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jul 9 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jul 16 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jul 23 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
       
Cruise Schedule* ... continued

Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 30 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Aug 6 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Aug 13 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Aug 20 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Aug 27 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 3 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Sep 10 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 17 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Sep 24 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Oct 1 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Oct 8 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Oct 15 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Oct 22 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value

2017 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 23 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Apr 30 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
May 7 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
May 14 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
May 21 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
May 28 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jun 4 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jun 11 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jun 18 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jun 25 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jul 2 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jul 9 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jul 16 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jul 23 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 30 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Aug 6 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Aug 13 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Aug 20 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Aug 27 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 3 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Sep 10 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 17 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Sep 24 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Oct 1 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Oct 8 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Oct 15 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Oct 22 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value

L'Impressionniste
2018 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 8 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Apr 15 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Apr 22 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Apr 29 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
May 6 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
May 13 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
May 20 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
May 27 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jun 3 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jun 10 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jun 17 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jun 24 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jul 1 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jul 8 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jul 15 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
       
Cruise Schedule* ... continued

Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 22 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Jul 29 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Aug 5 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Aug 12 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Aug 19 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Aug 26 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 2 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Sep 9 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 16 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Sep 23 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 30 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Oct 7 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Oct 14 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Oct 21 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value

2018 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 8 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Apr 15 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Apr 22 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Apr 29 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
May 6 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
May 13 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
May 20 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
May 27 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jun 3 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jun 10 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jun 17 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jun 24 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jul 1 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jul 8 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Jul 15 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 22 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Jul 29 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Aug 5 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Aug 12 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Aug 19 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Aug 26 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 2 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Sep 9 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 16 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Sep 23 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 30 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Regular
Oct 7 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value
Oct 14 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Escommes Value
Oct 21 Escommes-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Value


*Note: Cruise directions and sample itineraries may be in reverse and are subject to change and may depend on bookings and local navigation conditions. Alternate excursions of equal appeal are substituted when needed. For charter cruises special itineraries can be arranged.


The L'Impressionniste's route through the Southern Burgundy, from Escommes to Fleurey sur Ouche on the Canal de Bourgogne.
The L'Impressionniste's route through the Southern Burgundy, from Escommes to Fleurey sur Ouche on the Canal de Bourgogne. For a more detailed look at the cruise route, view our map of the Canal de Bourgogne.



L'IMPRESSIONNISTE
2017 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE VALUE
Apr 9 thru Apr 29
Jul 23 thru Aug 26
Oct 8 thru Oct 28
REGULAR
Apr 30 thru Jul 22
Aug 27 thru Oct 7
Stateroom (per person, double occupancy)
$5,150
$5,990
Junior Suite (per person, double occupancy)
$5,350
$6,190
Single Occupancy Supplement
$1,900
$2,150
Charter for 8
$52,400
$59,800
Charter for 9
$54,100
$61,900
Charter for 10
$55,400
$63,600
Charter for 11
$56,700
$65,300
Charter for 12
$58,000
$67,000
Wine Cruise Charter Supplement
$5,000
$5,000
Golf Supplement (pp w/ 4 players minimum)
$600
$600


Golf cruises include 4 pre booked tee times and transfers to and from the clubs.

Wine cruise includes a comprehensive and customisable wine itinerary, an upgrade of all wines
served on board to include more Premier and Grand Cru wines and the services of a professional Wine Guide.


L'IMPRESSIONNISTE
2018 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE VALUE
Apr 8 thru Apr 28
Jul 22 thru Aug 25
Oct 7 thru Oct 27
REGULAR
Apr 29 thru Jul 21
Aug 26 thru Oct 6
Stateroom (per person, double occupancy)
$5,150
$5,990
Junior Suite (per person, double occupancy)
$5,350
$6,190
Single Occupancy Supplement
$1,900
$2,150
Charter for 8
$52,400
$59,800
Charter for 9
$54,100
$61,900
Charter for 10
$55,400
$63,600
Charter for 11
$56,700
$65,300
Charter for 12
$58,000
$67,000


What's Included
- 7 days and 6 nights on the barge, all cabins with private bath
- Transfers from Paris to the barge and return
- All meals beginning with dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Saturday, including lunch at a Michelin star restaurant
- All wines with lunches and dinners
- Open bar
- All escorted side-excursions (golf at additional cost)
- Use of bicycles

What's Not Included
- Overseas air transportation to Paris and return
- Suggested 5-7% gratuity for the crew, to be paid in equivalent Euros to the captain




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