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La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque

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€4,190 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 €9,940 per charter*
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From
€4,190 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 €9,940 per charter*
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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
You will meet at the assigned meeting point in Paris then transfer to a barge moored in Venarey-les-Laumes. Enjoy a welcome champagne and canapés. After you settle into your cabin, enjoy a sumptuous dinner aboard.

Day 2, Monday
After breakfast, explore the picturesque village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain. It is listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France. The village is filled with ramparts, cobblestone streets and fortified gates. It is known as producer of anise-flavored candy called Anise de Flavigny. The village is also the shooting location of the movie Chocolat. You can also tour Semur-en-Auxious and Alesia.
After lunch, cruise through rolling fields and woodlands. You have great walking and biking opportunities in the canal side villages of Noget, Courcelles and Les Granges. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
Today’s cruise will take you to Abbaye de Fontenay, passing by Forges de Buffon. Abbaye de Fontenay is a Cisterian abbey founded in 1118 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to the barge and continue to Ravieries. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
In the morning, visit Noyers-sur, a medieval village and listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France. The village has a well-preserved medieval centre.
Return to the barge and enjoy lunch on board. You afternoon cruise will take you to Ancy-le-Franc passing by the Charcolais cattle. Dinner ashore at a local restaurant.

Day 5, Thursday
Visit Château d’Ancy-le-Franc. This beautiful chateau contains the biggest collection of Renaissance murals. In the afternoon, continue the cruise along the Burgundy Canal, and then moor at Lezinnes. Dinner on board. 

Day 6, Friday
After breakfast, enjoy a cruise to your final stop at Tanlay. You can cycle or walk into the village of Saint Vinnemer. After lunch, tour the vineyards and town of Chablis. Chablis is known for producing the famous French white wines. Enjoy a private wine tasting at a famous winemaker such as Domaine Régnard. You can also tour the nearby Château de Tanlay before a final dinner on board. 

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, disembark La Belle Epoque. Transfer to the assigned drop-off point in Paris.

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 2017

Departure Dates (Sunday) Stateroom per person Junior Suite per person Single supplement
October 22 4,190 Euros 4,350 Euros 1,150 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on October 22

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before
October 22 34,000 Euros 35,120 Euros 36,000 Euros 36,880 Euros 37,760 Euros 20 October 2017

Rates for 2018

10% off per cabin on April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; August 5, 12, 19 & 26

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Junior Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before
April 1, 8, 15, 22 3,915 Euros 4,041 Euros 1,600 Euros 5 January 2018
April 29 4,581 Euros 4,671 Euros 1,850 Euros 5 January 2018
May 6, 13, 20, 27 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
July 22, 29 3,915 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 4,581 Euros 4,041 Euros 1,600 Euros 5 January 2018
August 26 5,090 Euros 4,671 Euros 1,850 Euros 5 January 2018
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 4,350 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

10% off per charter on April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; August 5, 12, 19 & 26

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before
April 1, 8, 15  22 39,600 Euros 40,860 Euros 41,850 Euros 42,840 Euros 43,830 Euros 5 January 2018
April 29 45,810 Euros 47,340 Euros 48,510 Euros 49,680 Euros 59,850 Euros 5 January 2018
May 6, 13, 20, 27 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
July 22, 29 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 39,600 Euros 40,860 Euros 41,850 Euros 42,840 Euros 43,830 Euros 5 January 2018
August 26 45,810 Euros 47,340 Euros 48,510 Euros 49,680 Euros 50,850 Euros 5 January 2018
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros

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

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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