This unique concept is made available to travelers who wish to remain independent with an appropriate support in term of services and logistic. As a self-catering cruise package, the cruise does not include meals (just breakfast) or any guided excursions. The guests will be free to use all the barge’s equipment with our help and support.
- Crew (3 persons): Captain, Hostess and minibus Driver
- Bed linen, towels
- Bicycles (x6)
- End of the stay cleaning (no cabin cleaning daily service)
- Fuel and port tax
- Guests transfer (Train station or pre-agreed local meeting point to/from Barge)
- 9 seater air conditioned minibus with driver for transfers and pre-arranged outings/restaurant visits
- Welcome Cocktail
- Breakfast Buffet daily
Hand soap, shower gel, shampoo, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing detergent, toilet tissue and cleaning products/material
Fresh flowers, fruit bowl, fresh bread, tea, coffee milk, sugar, butter and jam
Bottled water, A bottle of red and white wine, A bottle of rosé and crémant de Bourgogne
If you would like to go to the supermarket (on your arrival day or at any time) to stock up on provisions, we will happily take you there.
You will have as well the full details about villages markets and food shops along the route in your cruise.
Accommodations: 2 Twin bed cabins + 1 Double bed cabin -- all with individual A/C and private bathroom
Lounge, Dining Room, Sun Deck and bicycles
Open Kitchen: Electric & gas stove, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, micro-wave, ice machine
Laundry: Washing machine, dryer, iron
Full details on possible excursions (on foot, by bicycles or by car) are made available to you in an information pack on the barge upon your arrival. They do not need to be booked in advance so you can decide you daily activities as you go.
The on-board information also includes a list of suggested restaurants with phone numbers and average prices.
Note: For each cruise stop, we will recommend the most suitable visit and/or activity which will show you the wonders of the Côte Chalonnaise and the Côte de Beaune.
Arrival Sunday at around 4PM, departure after breakfast on the following Saturday at around 10:00AM.
(Note: The nearest train stations: Le Creusot / Chalon-sur-Saône / Dijon)
The cruise starts from Saint Julien-sur-Dheune to Seurre with various stops, and takes place on the Canal du Centre from Saint Julien-sur-Dheune to Chalon-sur-Saône and then on the Saône river to Seurre.
A typical day is breakfast on board between 8 & 9AM, followed by navigation which can be from 2 hours to 5 hours, depending on the schedule, stops along the way and visits which we keep no more than 10 to 30 minutes drive from the barge location for your full enjoyment.
Activities, Visits and Cruise Pace is based on your personal interests and preferences: Vineyards, Cellar Visits & Tastings / Castles & Abbeys / Golf, Hiking & Bicycling / Town Visits (Dijon, Beaune) / Markets & regional product discoveries (Mustard, Truffle...)