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La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque

From
€4,350 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

La Belle Epoque is a spacious luxury hotel barge which has been designed with both elegance and passenger comfort.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Itinerary
    Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €2,076 per couple*
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From
€4,350 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

La Belle Epoque is a spacious luxury hotel barge which has been designed with both elegance and passenger comfort.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Itinerary
    Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €2,076 per couple*
ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS CRUISE
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.Itinerary Itinerary Cruise between Venarey-les-Laumes andTanlay.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

La Belle Epoque features a sun-deck, spa pool, 12 bikes and an always open inclusive bar, creating a vessel perfect for a relaxing, luxurious cruise. The entire interior is air conditioned including the wood panelled saloon, dining room and spacious cabins. There is a choice of twin or double beds and all cabins have marble en-suite facilities. A single cabin is also available. The captain leads a crew of six, including a deck hand, master chef, tour leader, and two housekeepers.

 

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

 

Special Offer

  • Free hotel night at Hotel Westminster for charter bookings on available dates in 2018. Book on or before May 14th, 2018. This offer is combinable with other advertised promotions.

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Abbaye de Fontenay, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Wine tasting of chablis wines in the cellars of a renowned Domaine
  • Visit the village of Flavigny sur Ozerain,location of the film ‘Chocolat’
  • Visit to Château d’Ancy-le-Franc
  • Visit to Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
  • Visit to the 18th century Forges de Buffon
  • Optional: Hot Air Balloon

 

Inclusions

  • Transfers by chauffeured Mercedes Mini bus between Paris and the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 6 crew
  • Use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles and spa pool
  • Small library of books and maps
  • Board games
  • WiFi Internet access
  • Nodic walking sticks (on request)
  • Hi-Fi system with CD player, radio and iPod docking station

 

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 

 

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

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Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2018

10% off per cabin on April 22; May 6; July 1 & 29 & August 12. 20% off per cabin on June 17.
No single supplement on April 22, May 6 & June 17.

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Junior Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before
April 8, 15 4,350 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
April 22 3,915 Euros 4,041 Euros None 14 May 2018
April 29 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
May 6 4,581 Euros 4,671 Euros None 14 May 2018
May 13, 20, 27 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
June 3, 10, 24 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
June 17 4,072 Euros 4,152 Euros None 14 May 2018
July 1 4,581 Euros 4,671 Euros 1,850 Euros 14 May 2018
July 8, 15 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
July 22, 4,350 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
July 29 3,915 Euros 4,041 Euros 1,600 Euros 14 May 2018
August 5, 19 4,350 Euros 4,090 Euros 1,600 Euros
August 12 3,915 Euros 4,041 Euros 1,600 Euros 14 May 2018
August 26 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
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)

20% off per charter on April 29 & May 13. 10% off per charter on July 15 & August 5.

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before
April 1, 8, 15, 22 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
April 29 40,720 Euros 42,080 Euros 43,120 Euros 44,160 Euros 45,200 Euros 14 May 2018
May 6,  20, 27 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
May 13 40,720 Euros 42,080 Euros 43,120 Euros 44,160 Euros 45,200 Euros 14 May 2018
June 3, 10, 17, 24 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
July 1, 8 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
July 15 45,810 Euros 47,340 Euros 48,510 Euros 49,680 Euros 50,850 Euros 14 May 2018
July 22, 29 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
August 5 39,600 Euros 40,860 Euros 41,850 Euros 42,840 Euros 43,840 Euros 14 May 2018
August 12, 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, 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.

Itinerary 

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.

Cruise Details 

La Belle Epoque Deck Plan

  • 128 feet long
  • 12 passengers
  • 6 crew
  • 2 Junior Suites (150 to 165 sq ft)
  • 4 state rooms (125 to 130 sq ft)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 12 touring bikes/1 tandem on request
  • 2 Air-conditioned minibuses
  • WiFi (Subjec to local reception)

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AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
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