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Randle
From
US$11,550 Per Group

Charming Class

 

Embark on a classic cruise on board the beautiful Randle. She cruises along the scenic Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne of Burgundy.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTRAN0217
  • Itinerary
    Clamecy to Auxerre
  • Cabins
    2
  • Max Passengers
    4
From
US$11,550 Per Group

Charming Class

 

Embark on a classic cruise on board the beautiful Randle. She cruises along the scenic Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne of Burgundy.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTRAN0217
  • Itinerary
    Clamecy to Auxerre
  • Cabins
    2
  • Max Passengers
    4
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Experience the charming and scenic region of Burgundy on board the Randle. Visit ancient cathedrals, historic chateaux, world-famous vineyards and wineries and enjoy authentic French cuisine paired with superb wines. The Randle offers full board and half board cruises.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to
    • Clamecy, a flowery medieval town on the banks of the Nivernais Canal
    • Château de Druyes, dating from the 11th century
    • Auxerre, a medieval town, and its magnificent cathedral
    • Noyers-sur-Serein, a pretty Burgundian village
    • Vezelay town and its hilltop basilica
    • Deux Pont restaurant
    • Grottes-de-Arcy, limestone caves
    • Irancy, Chitry and Chablis wine villages.
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 3 crew members
  • Transfers between Dijon and Randle
  • Cruise from April to October/Sunday departures
  • Other itineraries and half-board cruises available
  • This barge is only available to be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group (minimum 2 passengers).

Cruise Cuisine

  • Goats cheese and chive soufflé, warm puy lentil salad with walnuts and shallots, mixed salad leaves with balsamic vinaigrette, terrine forestiere.
  • Asparagus forestiere with lemon butter, roasted red peppers with tomatoes & anchovies, bulgour wheat with confit of lemon and fresh herbs, plateau de fromage.
  • Baked trout on a bed of roasted fennel, new potatoes & chive salad with moutarde de meaux, sauté radishes, and julienne glazed carrots.
  • Caramelized red onion tart, red cabbage salad with Roquefort & walnuts, marinated aubergines with peppers capers & olives, plateau de fromage.
  • Moules mariniere, sauté squid, pan fried scallops, Plateaux de fruit de mer, freshly cooked crab, prawns oysters, welks.

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Itinerary 

Clamecy to Auxerre

Day 1, Sunday
Your chauffeured private car meets you at your Paris hotel, airport arrivals, or station. Usual pick up time of 2:00 pm.Arrive to Clamecy, (pop’ 4,500) an old town nestled in rolling landscape of the Nievre region from whence the Nivernais canal gets its name. Welcome aboard with champagne and fait maison gougére pastries. Take a walk into Clamecy with winding cobbled streets and magnificent 16c church St Martin. Clamecy was also the seat of the bishop of Bethlehem for 600 years and a centre of logging for 400, now a picturesque town with a museum of the region and good restaurants.

Evening dining at 2 pieces cuisine; a small and charming restaurant set in the 15th century old town bank building. Select from a short menu of excellent seasonal dishes.

Day 2, Monday
We depart at 9:00 am and descend the town lock onto the river Yonne and then onto the Nivernais canal, the morning cruise takes us past the limestone cliffs of Basville and 15th century fortified farm. After stopping for lunch we continue to our destination of the day Lucysur-Yonne (pop’ 151) with 11th century church, river, and old mill pond nearby.

Our afternoon tour takes us to 11c Druyes Castel and les belles Fountaine. Followed by an evening tour to UNESCO Vezelay with its grand basilica dedicated to Mary Magdalen Also with many boutique shops, café’s, and restaurants.

We dine just ten minutes from Vézelay at les Deux Pont restaurant, a farmhouse style restaurant with cozy log fire in the winter and a menu from fresh local produce.

Day 3, Tuesday
At 9:00 am, we set off along the meandering canal past hilltop villages and the magnificent white coral cliffs of Rochers-du-Saussois. After lunch, we arrive at the foot of the hilltop village of Mailly-le-Chateau (pop’ 567) with 14th century Chateau perched in the very edge of a tall escapement, and fortified 13th century church.

Afternoon guided tour to the limestone caves of the Grottes-de-Arcy, a fascinating cave system which runs for over 500m under the hillside and contains many 28,000 year old Palaeolithic paintings representing Bears, Rhino, and Mammoth.

Evening dining aboard the Randle; our chef prepares a delicious three course dinner complemented with two bottles of Premier-Cru Burgundy wine.

Day 4, Wednesday
Today is morning market day at the pretty village of Noyers-sur-Serein. A very picturesque and fortified village with 15c timber framed houses with intricate carvings, home to many artists, a potter, a jeweller and a leather maker. Stroll the cobbled streets and market stalls, buy a gift for friends back home.

After lunch aboard the Randle, we make our way along winding canal and river Yonne to the pretty canal side Village of Accolay (pop’ 467) once famous for its unique pottery.

Evening dining at the Hostellerie-de-la-fontaine*, a surprisingly good find in such a quiet village with elegant under-croft restaurant or al fresco on balmy evenings.

Day 5, Thursday
9:00 am departure from our mooring as we cruise along the Yonne valley with vineyards coming into view on the hillsides above. After lunch we moor on the river at Vincelles overlooking a watermill with vineyards in the distance.

Take an afternoon guided tour to the pretty wine villages of Irancy, Chitry, and Chablis. Try Burgundy Pinot Noir reds, and the famous Chablis Chardonnay, with guided tour of the grand-cru vineyards and a wine tasting in the village.

Evening dining aboard the Randle; our chef prepares a delicious three course dinner complemented with two bottles of Premier-Cru Burgundy wine.

Day 6, Friday
At 9:00 am, The Randle departs. Today, we are cruising on the river Yonne, with open vistas as we cruise past the pretty riverside villages of Bailly and Vaux, after lunch we arrive to our destination, Auxerre (pop’ 45,000).

Auxerre has been a prosperous town since roman times and is dominated by the 11- 16c St Étienne cathedral built on the high ground overlooking the river. Although a bustling and modern town it maintains its 15c charm with many timber framed houses and pretty streets, a great place for shopping or just people watching from one of the busy street side cafés.

Evening dining in Auxerre La P’tite beusaude*; a charming small restaurant where the focus is on traditional Burgundy cuisine.

Day 7, Saturday

After breakfast aboard, we bid you á bientót for your chauffeured transfer to your Paris or Dijon hotel, station, or airport.
 



Demi-Pension

Day 1, Sunday
Your chauffeured private car meets you at your Paris hotel, airport arrivals, or station. Usual pick up time of 2:00 pm. Arrive to Clamecy, (pop’ 4,500) an old town nestled in rolling landscape of the Nievre region from whence the Nivernais canal gets its name. Welcome aboard with champagne and home made gougére pastries. Take a walk into Clamecy with winding cobbled streets and magnificent 16c church St Martin. Clamecy was also the seat of the bishop of Bethlehem for 600 years and a centre of logging for 400, now a picturesque town with a museum of the region and good restaurants.

Evening dining:
2 pieces cuisine: A small and charming restaurant set in the 15c old town bank building. Select from a short menu of excellent seasonal dishes.

Hostellerie de le poste, the old staging hotel in the town centre, more formal with an extensive wine list.

Day 2, Monday
We depart at 9:00 am and descend the lock onto the river Yonne and then onto the Nivernais canal, the morning cruise takes us past the limestone cliffs of Basville and a 15th century fortified farm. After stopping for lunch, we continue to our destination of the day, Lucy-sur-Yonne (pop’ 151) with 11c church, river, and old mill pond nearby.

Guided afternoon tour takes you to Vezelay, a UNESCO world heritage site, fortified town, and grand basilica dedicated to Mary Magdalen, which is said to contain her relic. Stroll the pretty streets with many boutique shops, café’s, and restaurants.

Stay in Vezelay for the evening and dine at; The Cheval Blanc, a charming restaurant in which elegantly presents cuisine prepared with a lighter touch. The Terrace; facing the basilica this bistro style restaurant offers classic dishes on charming surroundings. Or just ten minutes from Vézelay, les Deux Pont restaurant, a farmhouse style restaurant with cozy log fire in the winter and a menu from fresh local produce.

Day 3, Tuesday
At 9:00 am, we set off along the meandering canal past hilltop villages and the magnificent white coral cliffs of Rochers-du-Saussois. After lunch, we arrive at Mailly-le-Chateau (pop’567) with 14c Chateau perched in the very edge of a tall escapement, and fortified 13th century church.

Afternoon guided tour to the limestone caves of the Grottes-de-Arcy. A fascinating cave system which runs for over 500m under the hillside and contains many 28,000 year old Palaeolithic paintings representing Bears, Rhino, and Mammoth.

Evening dining at the 13th century moated Chateau Aullt de-Lugny, which offers haute cuisine gastronomique in very magnificent surroundings. Or dine in the village of Mailly-le-chateau where Le Castel hotel offers classic Burgundian fare in charming grandeur.

Day 4, Wednesday
Today is morning market day at the pretty village of Noyers-sur-Serein. A very picturesque and fortified village with 15c timber framed houses with intricate carvings, home to many artists, a potter, a jeweller and a leather maker. Stroll the cobbled streets and market stalls, buy a little something for friends back home.

After lunch aboard the Randle, we make our way along winding canal and river Yonne to the pretty canal side Village of Accolay (pop’ 467) once famous for its unique pottery.

Evening dining at the Hostellerie-de-la-fontaine, a surprisingly good find in such a quiet village with elegant under-croft restaurant or al fresco on balmy evenings.

Day 5, Thursday
9:00 am departure from our mooring as we cruise along the Yonne valley with vineyards coming into view on the hills above. After lunch we moor on the river at Vincelles overlooking a watermill with vines on the hills in the distance.

Take an afternoon guided tour to the pretty wine villages of Irancy, Chitry, and Chablis. Try Burgundy Pinot Noir reds, and the famous Chablis Chardonnay, with guided tour of the grand-cru vineyards and a wine tasting in the village.

Evening dining just across the river from our mooring at the Auberge-de-les-tilleuls where chef Alain Renaudin prepares gastronomic dishes from fresh local ingredients.

Day 6, Friday
The Randle departs at 9:00 am. Today, we are cruising on the river Yonne, with open vistas as we cruise past the pretty riverside villages of Bailly and Vaux, after lunch we arrive to our destination, Auxerre (pop’ 45,000).

Auxerre has been a prosperous town since roman times and is dominated by the 11-16th century St Étienne cathedral built on the high ground overlooking the river. Although a bustling and modern town, it maintains its 15c charm with many timber framed houses and pretty streets, a great place for shopping or just people watching from one of the busy street side cafés.

Evening dining, there are many restaurants, here’s two we like:

  • La P’tite Beusaude - A charming small restaurant where the focus is on traditional Burgundy cuisine.
  • l’Aspérule, (Michelin Starred) - The cuisine like the deco of this small restaurant has a simplicity and lightness in presentation but delivers delightful and complex flavours.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast aboard, we bid you á bientót for your chauffeured transfer to your Paris or Dijon hotel, station, or airport.

Barge Details 
  • 3 crew
  • 21 metres long
  • 1 twin en suite cabin with bunk beds/1 double en suite cabin
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck
  • Bicycle available on board
  • Rowing boat, satellite TV, DVDs
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned car
Dates & Prices 

2018 Departures

Half Board

Departure Dates 6 nights
April 1, 8, 15 USD11,550
April 22, 29 USD12,840
May 6, 13 USD12,840
May 20, 27 USD14,465
June 3, 10, 17, 24 USD14,465
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 USD14,465
August 5, 12, 19, 26 USD14,465
September 2, 9, 16, 23 USD14,465
September 30 USD11,550
October 7, 14, 21, 28 USD11,550

Full Board

Departure Dates 6 nights
April 1, 8, 15 USD13,495
April 22, 29 USD15,195
May 6, 13 USD15,195
May 20, 27 USD16,885
June 3, 10, 17, 24 USD16,885
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 USD16,885
August 5, 12, 19, 26 USD16,885
September 2, 9, 16, 23 USD16,885
September 30 USD13,495
October 7, 14, 21, 28 USD13,495

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in US Dollars and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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