Enjoy the epicurean lifestyle as you cruise through the beautiful 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 Michelin starred or cosy bistro, the choice is yours, evening chauffeur service is included for your dining pleasure.
This cruise includes one dinner aboard and dining at delightful restaurants ashore at additional to cost. This offers true flexibility, dine Michelin style or local 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 in the picturesque Burgundy village of Chevroches. Enjoy a Champagne welcome aboard, meet the crew and settle in.
Before dinner enjoy an evening stroll around nearby historic town of 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 600 years before the revolution.
Chef Denis Guenot prepares revisited regional cuisine, young, inventive, and adapted to the rhythm of the seasons. Enjoy accompanied by excellent Burgundy wines.
Chef Gael arrives with fresh croissants and prepares a delicious continental breakfast as we commence our cruise descending onto the river Yonne, past limestone cliffs and the 14c fortified farm Chartreuse-de-Bassville.
Terrine of Roasted Summer Vegetables with a Tomato & Basil Salsa, Warm Puy lentil salad with walnuts and shallots, Mixed salad leaves with a balsamic vinaigrette, Plateau de Fromages
Vézelay La Croix Montjoie "Voluptueuse"
Continuing to our destination of the day, the canal side village of Lucy-sur-Yonne. Visit the 11c church with restored stained glass windows and nearby mill pond.
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.
Salmon marinated with Beetroot & Dill
Parma wrapped Pork Fillet stuffed with Sage & Shallots
Santenay premier-cru from the Côte d'Or
Continuing along the meandering canal we pass hilltop villages and the magnificent white cliffs of Rochers-du-Saussois,
Asparagus Feuilleté with lemon butter, Roasted Red peppers with basil & Goat’s Cheese, Cous-cous Cherry Tomato & Herb Salad, Plateau de Fromages.
Givry Premier-Cru from the Côte Chalonnaise
Afternoon cruise to the riverside village of Mailly-la-Ville where we moor for the evening.
Take an Afternoon guided tour to the caves of the Grottes d'Arcy. A fascinating cave system formed over millions of years with stalactites, crystal formations, and over two hundred fascinating 28,000 year old Palaeolithic cave paintings representing Bears, Rhino, and Mammoth.
Enjoy a traditional Burgundy cuisine at Les Coûtas a short stroll away from our mooring in the village
OR FOR A GRAND NIGHT OUT.
Dine at the grand Michelin starred Chateau, 20 minutes from our mooring, private chauffeur service included.
Wednesday is morning market day at the picturesque village of Noyers-sur-Serein. A medieval fortified village with ornate 15c timber framed buildings, it is listed as one of the 159 prettiest villages in France, "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France".
Home to artists, a potter, a jeweller, and a leather worker, stroll the cobbled streets and market stalls, buy a little something for friends back home.
Roasted Haddock with Braised Fennel & Fennel Velouté, New Potatoes & Chive Salad, Green Bean Salad with Herbs & Hazelnuts, Plateau de Fromages.
Rully Domaine Belleville
Followed by an afternoon cruise along the canal and river Yonne to the pretty canal side village of Accolay.
A short walk from our mooring and with an elegant 17th century vaulted stone dining room, or al fresco on balmy evenings.
The refined gastronomy with local accents is punctuated with creative notes and fresh seasonal products.
A fine wine list or a selection of wines by the glass
A morning cruise takes us along the Yonne valley with vineyards coming into view on the hills above.
Caramalised Red Onion Tart, Red cabbage salad with roquefort & walnuts, Marinated Aubergines with peppers, capers & olives, Plateau de Fromages.
Chablis premier-cru from the nearby vineyards
After lunch we continue to the riverside village of Vincelles.
Tour the famous grand-cru vineyards of Chablis or take a private tasting at one of the family vineyards in the surrounding villages of Chitry, Bailly or Irancy.
Set on the banks of the river Yonne, Alain Renaudin prepares according to the seasons and its inspirations traditional and gastronomic cuisine.
A member of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France,
River cruising along the Yonne with open vistas past pretty riverside villages.
Panaché of Mushrooms Filo Parcels, Pea & Burrata Salad with a Confit of Lemon Dressing, Verrines of Avocado Red Pepper & Dill Pesto; Heirloom tomato Salad, Plateau de Fromage.
Santenay Premier-Cru from the Côte d'Or
After lunch we continue to our destination, the historic town of Auxerre, prosperous since Roman times, the birthplace of Saint Germain.
A town of Art and History Auxerre is dominated by the 11-16c cathedral St Étienne overlooking the river. Bustling and modern it maintains its charming 15c timber framed buildings and cobbled streets, take our private tour to the cathedral and historic centre or self guide as you wish.
A charming restaurant where Jérôme and Sylvie Carpentier focus on traditional Burgundy cuisine.
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.
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6 night private diners cruise for up to four Passengers.
Included : 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 1 dinner aboard, tours, entrance fees, evening chauffeur service, and Paris transfers.
Not included : 5 Dinners ashore at local restaurants along our route. Add additional dinners aboard with our Cruise Builder.
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Six Nights Dine Around.
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Go Your Own Way.
UNESCO listed Vézelay Abbey.
Enjoy a traditional French market.
Dine at a Michelin Château.
At charming local restaurants.
With Your Private Gourmet Chef
Tour the canal-side paths by bike.
Fresh from the oven each morning
Barge cruise along the beautiful Nivernais.