La Belle Epoque

The 12-passenger La Belle Epoque in Burgundy has been designed with both elegance and passenger comfort in mind.  All fully climate-controlled, La Belle Epoque offers a sun-deck spa pool, wood paneled saloon and dining room, and other luxury facilities.



The Salon/Dining Room provides a comfortable 325 sq. ft. and features:

  • 2 built-in sofa areas
  • Coffee table
  • Fully-stocked mahogany bar with bar stools
  • Antique drinks cabinet
  • Mahogany dining table with seating for fourteen (14) people

The salon is home to an antique Barograph and gramophone as well as an antique interlock telephone exchange board dating from 1913 which stands in the passageway to the cabins. The salon is dressed in teak wood paneling and wallpaper, hardwood ceiling, carpeting throughout, and Art Nouveau painting of La Belle Epoque adorning its walls.


There are two (2) Sun Decks on board La Belle Epoque, one of which is a shaded Iroko hardwood deck that houses the sunken Jacuzzi. The shaded deck is approximately 118 sq. ft. while the other is a spacious 437 sq. ft. open-air gathering area.  The beautiful deck furniture consists of:

  • 2 steamer chairs
  • 10 reclining chairs
  • 1 large table
  • 4 parasols

The Sun Deck is perfect for sun bathing and enjoying the beautiful scenery as you slowly wind through the canals of France.


Passengers are welcome to walk or cycle using the onboard bicycles as often as they like.  Most People choose to disembark the barge at a lock to visit local villages, then return to the canal and meet the barge further along (the barge travels slowly; therefore, this is not a problem).

An air-conditioned, 9-seater (including driver) VW Caravelle minibus and an air-conditioned, 6-seater VW Sharan minibus are also available for excursions by vehicle.

Salon/Dining Room

La Belle Epoque sun deck

Sun Deck

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At A Glance

  •  Up to 12 passengers, Classic Traditional

  • From USD$5,150 per person

  • Region: Burgundy Region

  • Access: Paris TGV Station / Airport

  • Start City: Tanlay

  • End City: Venarey

  • Cruise Highlights: visit the Abbaye de Fontenay – a UNESCO World Heritage site, eWine tasting of Chablis wines in the cellars of a renowned Domaine, Visit to Château d'Ancy-le-Franc and visit one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy – Noyers-sur-Serein.

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