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La Belle Epoque
sleeps: 1-12
bedrooms: 6
bathrooms: 6
amenities: Swimming Pool, Maid or Cook
US$ 3,050- US$4,350

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Property Description
La Belle Epoque, Burgundy, France on the Nivernais canal
The 12 passenger La Belle Epoque is a state-of-the art luxury hotel barge and sistership to L'impressionniste in our European fleet. La Belle Epoque has been designed with both elegance and passenger comfort in mind, and offers a sun-deck spa pool, chartroom, wood panelled saloon and dining room, together with other luxury facilities, all fully air-conditioned. The spacious cabins offer a choice of twin or double beds, with marble en-suite facilities. The Captain leads a crew of six, comprising Master Chef, Tour guide, House keeper and two Stewardesses.
* All-inclusive - open bar, free wines,gourmet cuisine, entry fees to excursions * Explore enchanting Auxerre * Wine tasting of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in a 12th Century cellar * Visit St. Bris with its underground passages * Foie Gras tasting with a noble Chablis * Visit Vézelay, a medieval hilltop village * Gastronomic dinner ashore * Optional Hot Air Ballooning regional specialities on board Filet d'Agneau au Basilic, Magret de Canard, Poulet à L'Estragon wine cellar on board Chablis, Vosne Romanée, Domaine Laroche, Nuit St-Georges, Epineuil cheese on board Aisy Cendré, Bouton de Culotte, Epoisses, Ami du Chambertin

Auxerre to Clamecy, Burgundy, France Sunday, Day 1 Paris to Auxerre Guests are met at Hotel Ampere in Paris at 1:30 PM and transferred to the elegant La Belle Époque in Burgundy. Following a Champagne Welcome, you are free to explore the medieval town of Auxerre or take a stroll along the banks of the river Yonne before returning for dinner aboard. Monday, Day 2 Auxerre to Vincelles Our morning cruise takes us past vineyard-clad hillside to Vincelles where we moor in rural bliss. The afternoon excursion is to St Bris with its extraordinary network of medieval passages beneath the town. A wine tasting introduces you to the outstanding Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the 12th century cellars of Monsieur Bersan. Dinner aboard. Tuesday, Day 3 Vincelles to Vermenton The morning excursion to the town of Auxerre allows us to discover the medieval town centre. Originally the capital of Lower Burgundy, Auxerre prides itself on a collection of fine churches. During the afternoon we cruise through rich pasturelands and past grazing Charolais cattle to Vermenton. Dinner ashore in a local auberge. Wednesday, Day 4 Vermenton to Mailly le château We take a morning cruise southwards through the Yonne valley past dramatic steep cliffs to the market town of Mailly. In the afternoon we enjoy an excursion to Vézelay, one of Burgundy’s most famous treasures with the Romanesque Basilica of St Mary Magdalene, craft shops and fine views of the surrounding countryside. Dinner aboard. Thursday, Day 5 Mailly le château to Lucy sur Yonne In the morning we cruise past the Saussois cliffs where an international climbing centre creates a spectacular setting to Lucy sur Yonne. In the afternoon we visit the Chateau of Bazoches, home of Maréchal Vauban, whose illustrious visitors included Richard the Lionheart. Dinner aboard. Friday, Day 6 Lucy sur Yonne to Clamecy A morning cruise through beautiful countryside towards Clamecy. Take a short walk into Clamecy for a tour of Clamecy Cathedral and also the Logging and Barging Museum. There is also time to wander through the narrow streets lined with ancient buildings and an opportunity for shopping before returning to the barge. Captain’s farewell dinner aboard. Saturday, Day 7 Clamecy to Paris Disembark after breakfast, and arrive at Hotel Ampere in Paris by about 1pm. On alternative weeks the cruise is in reverse direction. This itinerary is subject to change

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