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Cruise In France On The Canal de Bourgogne In Southern Burgundy Aboard The Deluxe Hotel-Barge RENDEZ-VOUS


BARGE CRUISES: SEVEN DAYS/SIX NIGHTS
The 6-passenger Rendez-Vous is another offering from the owners of the ultra deluxe barge Prosperite, bringing their brand of casual elegance to this deluxe barge. We visited this barge in August 2015, stayed on board, and met with the owners.Our latest visit was in April 2017 when we had an incredible dinner on board! We continue to be 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 a large canopy 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.


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Rendez-Vous' Deck Plan
Rendez-Vous' Deck Plan



RENDEZ-VOUS
2018 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE REGULAR
Apr 1 thru Oct 27
Charter for up to 6
$31,500





RENDEZ-VOUS
2019 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE REGULAR
Mar 31 thru Oct 26
Charter for up to 6
$31,500


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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


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


Rendez-Vous
2019 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Mar 31 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Apr 7 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Apr 14 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Apr 21 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Apr 28 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
May 5 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
May 12 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
May 19 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
May 26 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Jun 2 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jun 9 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Jun 16 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jun 23 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Jun 30 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jul 7 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Jul 14 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Jul 21 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Jul 28 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Aug 4 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Aug 11 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Aug 18 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Aug 25 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 1 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Sep 8 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 15 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Sep 22 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Sep 29 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Oct 6 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Oct 13 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois Regular
Oct 20 Vandenesse en Auxois-Fleurey-sur-Ouche Regular
Oct 27 Fleurey-sur-Ouche-Vandenesse en Auxois

*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.




SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Canal de Bourgogne
Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois 2018

Cotes de Beaune Vineyards
Cotes de Beaune Vineyards

Chateauneuf en-Auxois
Chateauneuf en-Auxois

Hospice de Beaune
Hospice de Beaune

Chateau de Clos de Vougeot
Chateau de Clos de Vougeot

Dijon Market
Dijon Market

Sunday - Arrival at Fleury-sur-Ouche - Welcome Aboard
In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Rendez-Vous at the designated meeting point in either Paris, Dijon or Geneva. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to Rendez-Vous, moored in the village of Fleurey-sur-Ouche. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard. Meals: Dinner onboard

Monday: Fleury-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche - Discover an Authentic "Domaine Bourguignon"
This morning's cruise is the perfect time to laze in the hot tub on deck, or take a leisurely stroll or gentle pedal on the towpath. This afternoon, enjoy a wine tour in the world-famous vineyards of the Côtes de Beaune during an escorted excursion to an authentic "Domaine Bourguignon". Discover a private wine cellar built in the 16th century by the Cistercien monks, and then sip, sample, and savor at a winetasting. Return to the Rendez-Vous and relax with drinks and dinner onboard. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

Tuesday - Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussière-sur-Ouche - Explore a Magnificent Medieval Castle
Relax on deck and admire the beautiful scenery during this morning's cruise. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, the village perched atop the hill overlooking the Canal. Châteauneuf's imposing position refers to its history as a 15th century fortress. A tour of the Château reveals architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France's history. Return to the barge and enjoy an evening stroll or bicycle ride on the towpath as Chef prepares tonight's dinner. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Wednesday - Moored at La Bussière-sur-Ouche - The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Begin the day with a drive through the Côte d'Or vineyards to the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a tour of the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse Beaune's lively pedestrian area, lined with shops and cafes. Enjoy lunch at a local bistro, and then attend a mustard tasting, where the methods of making this Burgundian treat are revealed. Return to Rendez-Vous for dinner and drinks. Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

Thursday - La Bussière-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche - The Iconic Vineyards of Burgundy
As Rendez-Vous cruises this morning, explore the towpath with a tranquil traipse or gentle pedal. An afternoon visit to Clos de Vougeot reveals where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. The ancient Clos now serves as the headquarters of the wine society Chevaliers du Tastevin, who annually award special labels to the finest Côte d'Or vintages. Discover the preserved presses from which these Burgundian wines were first produced. A private tasting at a local cellar follows. Chef presents dinner onboard. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner aboard

Friday - Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois - Destination Dijon
The town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles", the region's food market, presents a panorama of colorful produce; mustard jars are cheerfully displayed in boutiques; and public gardens are vibrant with greenery and scenery. Shop, stroll, and sip your way through this small city brimming with authentic French life. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois, while the towpath beckons for one last leisurely stroll or gentle pedal. Enjoy a final feast at the Captain's Dinner. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner aboard

Saturday - Transfer from Vandenesse-en-Auxois - A Sad Farewell
After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point in either Paris, Dijon or Geneva. Meals: Breakfast onboard

Please note: This is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions. Cruise will run in the reverse direction on opposite weeks.


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




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This page last updated August 3, 2018