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Rendez-vous: Luxury Canal Cruise in France On The Canal de Bourgogne In Southern Burgundy Cruise In France On The Canal de Bourgogne In Southern Burgundy Aboard The Deluxe Hotel-Barge RENDEZ-VOUS


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 6-passenger Rendez-vous is the latest offering from the owners of the ultra deluxe barge Prosperite, bringing their brand of casual elegance to this newly renovated deluxe barge. We visited this barge in August 2015, stayed on board, and met with the owners and visited again in May 2016. We were impressed with the barge's stylish contemporary decor and high quality furnishings. The large open salon has leather sofas, a demonstration kitchen, a dining table with seating for six and panoramic windows throughout for viewing the countryside. There are three comfortable cabins (103-120 sq ft each) with a choice of twin beds or queen bed, each with a beautiful tiled bathroom with bowl sink, heated towel rack and large shower. On deck are a hot tub, lounge chairs, dining table for six, and two loveseats with large umbrellas for shade.

The Rendez-vous cruises on the picturesque Burgundy Canal in the Southern Burgundy wine region, and offers daily excursions, including a visit to the historic regional capital of Dijon and lunch in its famous market, built by Dijon's native son, Gustave Eiffel, take a bicycle ride through some of the famed vineyards of the Cote d'Or, enjoy a full day in the walled city of Beaune, the heart of the Burgundy wine region and a delightful destination for shopping and a visit to a cheese farm to learn the arts of affinage and a wine tasting of some of Burgundy's most sumptuous wines.


Features




Rendez-vous' Deck Plan
Rendez-vous' Deck Plan



Dining Aboard The Rendez-vous:
Sample Dinner Menu

A taste of the gourmet cuisine served aboard the Rendez-vous. DINNER
DESSERTS
SAMPLE WINE LIST
Puligny Montrachet 1er cru les referts, V. Girardin; Chablis Grand Cru 'Bougros' 2012, Domaine du Colombier; Meursault 'Charmes' 1er Cru 2012, Prieur-Brunet; Pernand Vergelesses 'Clos Berthet'-1er Cru, Dubreuil Fontaine; Sancerre, Henri Bourgois; Sauvignon de Saint Bris; Saint Véran; Pouilly Fuisée; Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru Cazetiers, Phillippe Leclerc; Chinon; Fixin, Bourgogne Pinot Noir


SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Canal de Bourgogne
Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois 2017

Sunday - Fleurey-sur-Ouche - Chauffeured transfers from Paris
At 2:00 pm, a member of Rendezvous crew will meet your party at one hotel of your party's choice in central Paris and chauffeur you to the barge, moored at Fleury-sur-Ouche, a small village on the beautiful Canal de Bourgogne.  Estimated arrival time is between 5:00 pm and 6:00 p.m. Alternatively, your entire party may be met at 4:00 pm in one location in the immediate area of Dijon and Beaune and then chauffeured to the barge. Meet your crew at the traditional champagne reception, unpack and perhaps take a walk as the sun sets-all this anticipating the first of many gourmet dinners on board.

Monday - Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche - Bicycle through the Grand Cru Vineyards!
After a delicious breakfast served from the open kitchen, our morning cruise delves deeper into "La France Profond" as Rendez-Vous cruises from Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche through the river valley and incredible scenery. After lunch on board, we'll take you to the vineyards of the Côte de Nuits for a cycling tour along the Route des Grands Crus. Visit the Clos de Vougeot, where medieval monks invented winemaking techniques and then enjoy a wine tasting. Return to Rendez-Vous for dinner on board.

Tuesday - Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche - Visit a Unique Food Market Designed by Eiffel (of Tower fame)
This morning, we'll depart after breakfast for a visit to vibrant Dijon with its well-preserved medieval core. After a walking tour, which will include the Cathedral, enter the gorgeous Les Halles Market. Gustave Eiffel, a native son of Dijon, designed the market in the 19th century. One of France's largest and best-known markets, Les Halles comes to life every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with an incredible selection of meats, candies, cheeses and, of course, fruits and vegetables along with ready-to-eat pastries. Return to Rendez-Vous for lunch and an afternoon cruise to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche. This is the perfect time to walk on the towpath or explore by bicycle, or just sit on deck and absorb the gorgeous countryside as it floats gently by.

Wednesday - Moored in La Bussiere-sur-Ouche - Full Day Out in Beaune, Wine Capital of the Cote d'Or
Beaune is the unofficial capital of the Côte d'Or, with millions of bottles of wine stored in cellars beneath its cobblestoned streets. This thriving town's raison d'etre is wine: making it, tasting it, selling it, but most of all, drinking it. Begin the day with a special wine tasting, where you will be presented with a selection of wines for your sampling pleasure. The tour then continues at the Hospice, also known as the Hotel Dieu, an immaculately preserved medieval hospital, which amazingly was in full use until the early 20th century.  Then, have lunch at a lively bistro and continue the day with a private mustard tasting-then enjoy free time to shop in the pedestrian zone and stop in the square for a café. Return to Rendezvous and dinner on board at your peaceful mooring.

Thursday - La- Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche - A Chateau Perched High Over the Canal!
Cruise from La Bussiere to Pont d'Ouche in the morning, After lunch, we'll visit the village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois with its fairy tale castle perched high over the canal. Tour the castle as well as the village, with its delightful small crafts shops. Return for dinner on board.

Friday - Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois - Cheese Tasting Deep in the Countryside
This morning, it's your last, wonderful cruise to Vandenesse en Auxois in the morning. After lunch, it's time for a cheese tasting at a local farm. We are looking for other amazing activities to be announced later. Then it's back to Rendezvous for a last, festive dinner and reliving of your week on board.

Saturday: Chauffeured Transfer Back to Paris - A Sad Farewell
Depart at 9:00 am for your return transfer back to the one location of your choice in central Paris, or alternatively, your entire group returning to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Estimated arrival time at both locations is 1:00 pm. Please make all travel plans on the basis of this timing. Breakfast is your last on board meal. We hope you enjoyed your cruise on Rendezvous.

Note:  This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.  ON alternate weeks the barge cruises in the opposite direction.


Rendez-vous
2017 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 2 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Apr 9 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Apr 16 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Apr 23 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Apr 30 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
May 7 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
May 14 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
May 21 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
May 28 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Jun 4 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jun 11 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Jun 18 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jun 25 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Jul 2 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jul 9 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
       
Cruise Schedule* ... continued

Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 16 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jul 23 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Jul 30 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Aug 6 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Aug 13 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Aug 20 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Aug 27 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 3 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Sep 10 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 17 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Sep 24 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Oct 1 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Oct 8 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Oct 15 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Oct 22 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular

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

*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.


Rendez-vous' route through Southern Burgundy, from Fleurey sur Ouche to Vandenesse en Auxois on the Canal de Bourgogne.
Rendez-vous' route through Southern Burgundy, from Dijon to Vandenesse en Auxois on the Canal de Bourgogne. For a more detailed look at the cruise route, view our map of the Canal du Bourgogne.




RENDEZ-VOUS
2017 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE REGULAR
Apr 2 thru Oct 28
Charter for up to 6
$30,000


What's Included
- 7 days and 6 nights on the barge in suites with private baths
- Transfers from Paris to the barge and return via private minibus
- All meals beginning with dinner on Sunday, through breakfast on Saturday, including one dinner at a Michelin star restaurant
- All wines with lunches and dinners
- Open bar
- All escorted side-excursions (hot air ballooning, golf, etc. at additional cost)
- Use of bicycles

What's Not Included
- Overseas air transportation to Paris and return
- Suggested minimum 5% gratuity for the crew, to be given to the captain in equivalent euros
- Trip cancellation insurance



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