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La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque

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€4,350 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

La Belle Epoque was built in Netherlands in 1930 carrying timber from Burgundy to Paris. She was renovated and converted to a luxury hotel barge in 1995. She now cruises from Veneray-les-Laumes to Tanlay through the lovely Burgundy Canal.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTLBE0816
  • Itinerary
    Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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From
€4,350 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

La Belle Epoque was built in Netherlands in 1930 carrying timber from Burgundy to Paris. She was renovated and converted to a luxury hotel barge in 1995. She now cruises from Veneray-les-Laumes to Tanlay through the lovely Burgundy Canal.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTLBE0816
  • Itinerary
    Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €1,038 per couple*
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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 drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesBonusBonus Each cabin booked receives a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stein.ItineraryItinerary Cruise between Venarey-les-Laumes andTanlay.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

The classic La Belle Epoque can accommodate up to 12 passengers. She features beautiful 2 Junior Suites and 4 state rooms with en-suite facilities, spacious salon/dining room and sun deck with spa pool. Your captain leads a friendly crew of six including a master chef, deck hand, tour guide and two hostesses.

 

Receive a free signed copy of French Odyssey, one per cabin booked.

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to
    • Abbaye de Fontenay, a UNESCO World Heritage site
    • Chablis winery for private wine tasting
    • Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, quaint Burgundy village and film location of ‘Chocolat’ (2000)
    • Forges de Buffon, an industrial heritage masterpiece built in 1768
    • Château d’Ancy-le-Franc, a 16th century masterpiece
    • Noyers-sur-Serein, classed as one of the ‘most beautiful villages of France’, and its market
    • Optional: hot air balloon tour
  • All meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 6 crew members
  • Transfers between Paris and La Belle Epoque
  • Cruise from March to October/Sunday departures
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

Approximate transfer duration between Paris & La Belle Epoque = 2.5 hours

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 1:45 pm
  • Drop-off point:  The Hotel Westminster by 12:00 noon

 

For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: One location of the group's choice in Paris at 1:45 pm OR a TGV train station close to the barge after 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off point: One location of the group's choice in Paris by 12:00 noon OR at a local TGV train station by 10:00 am

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialties
Filet d'Agneau au Basilic; Magret de Canar; Poulet à L'Estragon  


Wine Cellar
Fers Saint Eloi Grande Cuvée Fleurie; Montagny Premier Cru; Domaine Jadot, Moulin à Vent; Domaine Michelo; Meursault  


Cheese Board 
Aisy Cendré; Bouton de Culotte; Epoisses; Ami du Chambertin 

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Itinerary 

Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at our meeting point in central Paris** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to La Belle Epoque. A full crew Welcome Aboard with champagne and canapés. After time to settle into your cabin you will enjoy your first dinner on board and an introduction to Burgundy’s excellent cuisine.

Day 2, Monday
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, then we cruise through woodlands and rolling fields with great towpath biking and walking opportunities past the tiny canalside villages of Nogent, Courcelles and Les Granges. After lunch, we enjoy either a stroll around the hilltop village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the film ‘Chocolat’ was set, or a tour of the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois. On the way from the summit of Mount Auxois, we also look at Alesia, where the last battle between the Gauls and Romans took place in 52 B.C. and visit the impressive museum. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
Morning cruise with excellent towpath walking or cycling, passing the 18th century Forges de Buffon. Then after lunch we escort you to the exquisite UNESCO World Heritage Site of Abbaye de Fontenay founded by St Bernard in 1118. Representing a distinctive example of early Cistercian architecture and virtually intact, Fontenay allows an exceptional glimpse of Cistercian life and industry with its peaceful gardens, ponds and fascinating cloisters, dormitories and scriptorium. Return to the barge and cruise to Ravières. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
A truly unique day lies ahead. Following breakfast aboard we head to Les Riceys, the only wine growing area of the Champagne region to have 3 Appellation d’Origine Contrôlées. Here we visit the Maison Alexandre Bonnet for a private champagne tasting, a family owned Champagne house renowned for a stunning yearly harvest of Pinot Noir that leads to some utterly exquisite vintages. After you’ve tasted an array of champagnes we take a short drive to Château de Ricey-Bas; with its 12th century vaulted cellars and thousand year history it’s the ideal location to appreciate the rolling vineyards and enjoy a glimpse of family life in a rural château. Here we will be greeted for a Champagne aperitif and a gourmet lunch with the Baroness herself, which we take in either the private salon or the atmospheric vaulted 13th century kitchen. We will spend the remainder of the afternoon strolling the beautiful gardens or exploring the regal château interiors. Upon your return to the barge we’ll begin our cruise to Ancy-le-Franc, with plenty of opportunity to walk or cycle along the towpath… or sit on deck with another glass of bubbly! Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
This morning, we visit Château d’Ancy-le-Franc. This beautifully symmetrical, 16th century masterpiece contains France’s biggest collection of Renaissance murals and is set in magnificent gardens and parkland. In the afternoon, a gentle cruise as your hotel barge continues along the Burgundy Canal and descends through the picturesque locks to moor at Lezinnes. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
After breakfast, we enjoy a leisurely cruise to our final mooring at Tanlay, with the opportunity to cycle or walk into the picturesque village of Saint Vinnemer. Following lunch, we tour the vineyards and town of Chablis, dating back to Roman times and enjoy a private wine tasting at a renowned winemaker such as the family-run Domaine Jean Marc Brocard, which makes the most of the region’s wonderful local terroir to produce high quality wines, before returning to the barge for Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, guests are transferred to Paris**.

**Note: Other locations available for private charter bookings.

Barge Details 

La Belle Epoque Deck Plan

  • 6 crew
  • 39 metres long
  • 2 Junior Suites (14-15 sqm)
  • 4 en-suite cabins (12 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck with spa pool
  • 12 bicycles available on board
  • CD player, iPod dock, telescope and books
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2018

10% off per cabin on September 2 & 30; October 7 & 21. No single supplement on October 21.

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Junior Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before
August 19 4,350 Euros 4,090 Euros 1,600 Euros  
August 26 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros  
September 9, 16, 23 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros  
September 2, 30 4,581 Euros 4,671 Euros 1,850 Euros 14 September 2018
October 7, 21 3,915 Euros 4,041 Euros 1,600 Euros. None on October 21 14 September 2018
October 14 4,350 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros  

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on October 14

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before
August 19 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros  
August 26 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros  
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros  
October 7, 21 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros  
October 14 35,200 Euros 36,320 Euros 37,200 Euros 38,080 Euros 38,960 Euros 14 September 2018

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available For Supplement per charter
Wine Appreciation Burgundy Charter up to 12 ppl 4,300 Euros
Walking Burgundy Charter up to 12 ppl 3,000 Euros
Family Burgundy Charter up to 12 to 20 ppl None

Rates for 2019

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Junior Suite Single Supplement
March 31 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros
April 7, 14, 21 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros
April 28 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros
May 5, 12, 19, 26 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros
July 7, 14 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros
July 21, 28 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros
August 4, 11, 18 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros
August 25 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros
October 6, 13, 20 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

*10% off per charter on March 31; April 7, 14, 21 & 28; August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2019. Book on or before September 14, 2018.

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl
March 31 45,200 Euros 46,600 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros
April 7, 14, 21 45,200 Euros 46,600 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros
April 28 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros
May 5, 12, 19, 26 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros
July 7, 14 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros
July 21, 28 45,200 Euros 46,600 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros
August 4, 11, 18 45,200 Euros 46,600 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros
August 25 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros
October 6, 13, 20 45,200 Euros 46,600 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros

*Not combinable with other offers.

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Available for Supplement
Family Charter up to 12 ppl None
Walking Charter up to 12 ppl 3,250 Euros per charter
Wine Appreciation Charter up to 12 ppl 5,000 Euros per charter

Wine appreciation cruises for charter groups include a comprehensive wine itinerary with additional winery visits, private tastings and the services of a professional wine guide. Also includes an upgrade of the wine list to include additional premier and grand cru wines.

Walking cruises include daily walking with a professional walking guide.

Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels.

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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