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La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque

From
€4,490 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
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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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
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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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 bicyclesItinerary 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.

 

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 to Château d’ Ancy-le-Franc, a 16th century Renaissance masterpiece
  • Visit to the beautiful canalside villages of Montbard
  • Private champagne tasting at a boutique champagne house in Les Riceys
  • Champagne aperitif and gourmet lunch with a Baroness at Château de Ricey-Bas
  • Excellent towpath for walking & biking. “Biking Plus” option available
  • 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 2019

20% off per cabin on April 14 & 21; May 5 & 26; June 16 & 30.
*No single supplement on April 14 & 21; May 5 & 26; June 16 & 30.

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Junior Suite Single Supplement Book Before
March 31 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros
April 7 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros
April 14, 21 3,592 Euros 3,672 Euros None 1 April 2019
April 28 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros
May 5 4,200 Euros 4,280 Euros None 1 April 2019
May 12, 19 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros
May 26 4,725 Euros 4,815 Euros None 1 April 2019
June 2, 9, 23 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros
June 16, 30 4,200 Euros 4,280 Euros None 1 April 2019
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)

25% off per charter on April 28; May 12 & 19

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before
March 331 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 39,450 Euros 40,725 Euros 41,700 Euros 42,675 Euros 43,650 Euros 1 April 2019
May 5, 26 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros
May 12, 19 39,450 Euros 40,725 Euros 41,700 Euros 42,675 Euros 43,650 Euros 1 April 2019
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

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
Golf Charter up to 12 ppl 500 Euros per person

*Cannot be combined with any other special offers.

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.

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. *Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

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
You are 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 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 an early lunch, visit the moat-encircled Château de Commarin to be treated to a private demonstration of the medieval sport of falconry. The close up encounter with these majestic birds against the backdrop of the castle grounds is an amazing experience and afterwards, meet Count Bertrand de Vogue, the current resident and 26th generation of the de Vogue family to maintain continuous residence since the 13th century, who will give a fascinating insight into the Château’s history. This is followed by a private tour of the building. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
Morning cruise with excellent towpath walking or cycling, passing the 18th century Forges de Buffon. Then, after lunch, head 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, 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. You 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, 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, 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 visit the town of Chablis, dating back to Roman times, and enjoy a private wine tasting at the prestigious Domaine Laroche. There, you will also visit the 1000-year-old Obediencerie, originally part of the monastery of St Martin, the founders of Chablis, where for centuries, the domaine’s wines have been aged. Later, return to the barge for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

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

**Note: Other locations available for private charter bookings. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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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