Enjoy the epicurean lifestyle as you cruise through the beautiful bucolic Burgundy countryside from restaurant to restaurant. France is renowned for its cuisine and here in our corner of Burgundy we have a choice of some very wonderful dining establishments, dine at cosy bistros and aboard, the choice is yours, evening chauffeur service is included for your dining pleasure.
Rolling wooded hills, green pastures and tranquil evening moorings are the features of this beautiful Burgundy cruise along the upper Nivernais Canal.
Includes two dinners aboard however dining at delightful restaurants ashore is additional to cost. Offers true flexibility, dine Michelin style or cosy Bistro, as you like, and experience the best of French restaurant dining at your own pace.
At 2pm we rendezvous at your preferred Paris meeting point, hotel, station or airport arrivals lounge for a private transfer to the Randle waiting on the picturesque lake, Etang-de-Baye, enjoy a Champagne welcome aboard, meet the crew and settle in.
Enjoy a stroll around the lake with its sparkling waters, sailing boats and fishermen, all set in a region of outstanding natural beauty and national park of the Morvan.
Chef Gael prepares a gourmet dinner from fresh local and seasonal produce.
Salmon marinated with Beetroot & Dill
Parma wrapped Pork Fillet stuffed with Sage & Shallots
Paired with a fine premier-cru from the Chablis vineyards.
Chef Gael arrives with fresh croissants and prepares a delicious continental breakfast as we commence our cruise by passing through three tunnels set deep in a stone walled ravine like the entrance to an ancient lost city,
We then descend the engineering marvel of sixteen consecutive locks, stopping for lunch along the way, to arrive to our tranquil evening mooring at Sardy.
Tour the Gallo-Roman site of Compierre, the ruins of a town that disappeared at the end of the 4th century AD: Ruins of a theatre, butcher's house, octagonal temple, artisanal stalls and forum. Located on a once important Roman road linking Autun to Auxerre.
The old coaching inn set in the town centre offers traditional Burgundy cuisine in relaxed surroundings.
Today our morning cruise takes us to the canal side village Chitry-les-Mines, named after silver mines worked here during the Renaissance.
Take an afternoon tour to the 14c fortified chateau in the village, with its splendid interior and its fascinating history which includes serving as a German command post in WWII whilst simultaneously hiding British airmen smuggled there by the French Resistance.
Set in a mix of the old and the new, classic and modern, countrified and urban. Chef Phillip cooks according to the seasons and gladly welcome you to the shade of the old chestnut tree or in the restaurant next to the fire.
This morning’s cruise takes us along the meandering canal and under three drawbridges to arrive at the small farming community of Dirol.
Take an afternoon tour to Chateau-de-Bazoches, built on Roman foundations and dating from 12c it was home to the military engineer Marquis de Vauban. Considered one the of the greatest military engineers of all time he was responsible for the fortification of over 160 places, towns and ports in France during the reign of King Louis XIV. 12 of the forts are now world heritage sites and his influence remained for many decades after his death.
Set in the centre of the pretty village of Monceaux-le-Comte, Ron and Katrina prepare classic french dishes in a restaurant with such retro style ambiance that could be the perfect setting for a classic French film noir.
This morning we take a trip to the nearby Town of Lormes for the market of products of the region, retuning to the Randle for lunch before setting of on an afternoon cruising past bucolic meadows with herds of white charolais cattle we arrive at the small canal side village of Asnois, with nearby watermill.
Evening dining aboard the Randle
Chef Gael prepares a gourmet dinner from fresh local & seasonal produce.
Gambas Flambées au Cognac
Tournedos of Beef with Parsley & walnut pesto
Profiteroles au Chocolat
Paired with another delicious Pinot Noir of the region, Savigny-les-Beaune from the captain's cellar.
Today the meandering canal-du-Nivernais takes us to our destination, Clamecy.
Our guided afternoon tour takes us to Vézelay, an UNESCO listed world heritage site and fortified town with Romanesque Basilica housing the relic of Mary Magdalene. Stroll the picturesque village with many boutiques, art galleries and cafés.
Before dinner enjoy an evening stroll through the cobbled streets historic Clamecy, with ornate timbered houses to the magnificent 16c church St Martin. Clamecy was also the seat of the bishop of Bethlehem for six hundred years before the revolution.
The town's old staging inn where once the postal carriage arrived and passengers rested dined. Chef Denis Guenot prepares revisited regional cuisine, young, inventive, and adapted to the rhythm of the seasons. Enjoy accompanied by excellent Burgundy wines.
After a delicious breakfast aboard we bid you au revoir for your private transfer to your Paris hotel, station, or airport departure lounge.
Suggested menus only, please enquire about our vegetarian and vegan cruises. All food allergies and preferences are catered for, it is our chef's pleasure to cook to your exact requirements.
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The suggested itinerary above can be tailored to your exact requirements and focused on your subjects of interest.
Evening dining options are as your choosing
Please contact us for any queries you may have.
6 night private diners cruise for up to four Passengers.
Included : 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 2 dinners aboard, tours, entrance fees, evening chauffeur service, and Paris transfers.
Not included : 4 Dinners ashore at local restaurants along our route. Add additional dinners aboard with our Cruise Builder.
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Six Nights Dine Around.
$14,440.00 - 4 passengers
$16,010.00 - 4 passengers
$16,962.00 - 4 passengers
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Go Your Own Way.
Early morning anglers on the lake
Cruising though the Collancelle cutting
Home to Louis XIVth's chief engineer
Enjoy a traditional French market.
With Your Private Gourmet Chef
Dine at charming local restaurants.
Private dining aboard the Randle
Nivernais Canal Cruising near Combres