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 the captain greets you at our agreed Paris meeting point, hotel, station or airport arrivals lounge for a private transfer to the Randle waiting on the picturesque lake 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.
Our afternoon tour takes us to the Château de Chastellux, home to François Jean de Beauvoir, Marquis de Chastellux, a military strategist and close friend to George Washington who helped him defeat the British at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781.
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.
Cruising past bucolic meadows with herds of white charolais cattle and horses we arrive at the small canal side village of Asnois, with nearby watermill.
The afternoon tour is to nearby village of Tannay to les caves
tannaysiennes built in 1568 by Claude de La Porte, sample their excellent Pinot Noir red, and Chardonnay & Melon white wines.
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 the old town of Clamecy.
Before dinner enjoy an evening stroll around historic Clamecy, nestled in the rolling landscape of the Nievre region from where the Nivernais Canal gets its name. Wander through the meandering cobbled streets 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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€ 10,901.00, 4 passengers
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