The Full Board Gourmet Cruise - Six Nights

Enjoy the epicurean lifestyle as you cruise through the beautiful Burgundy countryside from bucolic village to Michelin 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 and aboard, an evening chauffeur service is included for your dining pleasure.

Six night private full board gourmet cruise for up to four passengers, Burgundy Canal-du-Nivernais, Chevroches to Auxerre.

Sunday - Paris Rendezvous

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.  

Champagne Welcome Aboard

Before dinner enjoy an evening walk in the nearby historic town of Clamecy nestled in the rolling landscape of the Nievre from where the Nivernais Canal gets its name. Stroll 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. 

Evening dining at Hostellerie de le poste.

Chef Denis Guenot prepares revisited regional cuisine, young, inventive, and adapted to the rhythm of the seasons. Enjoy accompanied by excellent Burgundy wines.

Monday - Tour Vézelay 

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. After stopping for lunch we continue 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.

Vézelay World Heritage Site Tour.

Our guided afternoon tour takes us to Vézelay, an UNESCO world heritage site and medieval fortified town with Romanesque Basilica housing a relic of Mary Magdalene. Stroll the picturesque village with it's many boutiques, art galleries and cafés.

Evening dining

Dine within the splendid setting of Vézelay.
Enjoy an evening at one of Vézelay's choice of excellent restaurants from cosy bistros to haut cuisine.

Tuesday - Cave Paintings

Continuing along the meandering canal as we pass hilltop villages and the magnificent white cliffs of Rochers-du-Saussois, arriving after lunch at the riverside village Mailly-la-Ville for our evening mooring.

Palaeolithic Cave Paintings 

Take an Afternoon guided tour to the caves of the Grottes-de-Arcy. A fascinating cave system with stalactites, crystal formations and over 200 amazing 28,000 year old Palaeolithic cave paintings representing Bears, Rhino, and Mammoth.

Evening Dining Aboard The Randle.

Chilled Cherry Tomato Gazpacho
Supreme of Chicken with a panaché of wild Mushrooms
Tarte Tatin & Basil Ice Cream

Paired with a sumptuous Givry 1er Cru from the Côte Chalonnaise 

Wednesday - Market Day 

Wednesday is morning market day at the picturesque village of Noyers-sur-Serein, a medieval fortified village in an oxbow river setting listed as one the 176 "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France".

Medieval Village Market & Tour 

Home to many artists, a potter, a jeweller, and a leather worker. Stroll the cobbled streets and market stalls, buy a little something for friends back home. After lunch aboard we make an leisurely afternoon cruise along canal and river Yonne to the pretty canal-side village of Accolay. 

Evening Dining, Michelin Choice.
The Michelin Starred Chateau Vault-du-Lugny, (suppliment applies.)

Enjoy an evening at the magnificent 12th century moated chateau with peacocks and centuries old trees. (Supliment Applies). 


A short walk from our mooring and with an elegant 17th century vaulted stone dining room, or al fresco on balmy evenings.

Thursday - Vineyard Tour 

A morning cruise takes us along the Yonne valley with vineyards appearing on the hillsides above. After a gourmet lunch aboard we stop at Vincelles on a picturesque riverside mooring. Enjoy an private tour to the wine villages of Irancy, Chitry, or Chablis.

Chablis Grand-Cru Tour

Tour the famous Grand-Cru vineyards of Chablis or take a private tasting to one of the family vineyards in the surrounding villages.

Evening Dining Aboard The Randle 

Salmon marinated with Beetroot & Dill
Parma wrapped Pork Fillet stuffed with Sage & Shallots
Fraisier Cake

Paired with a fine premier-cru Chablis from the afternoon's tour. 

Friday - Historic Auxerre

River cruising along the Yonne with open vistas and past pretty riverside villages. After a sumptuous lunch aboard we arrive to our final destination, the historic town of Auxerre (pop’ 45,000)
Prosperous since Roman times and the birth place of Saint Germain.

A City Of Art & History 

A city of Art & 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.

Captain's dinner at restaurant l'Aspérule 

Chef Takayuki Nagayoshi, previously at the Hotel Georges V, Paris, 3* Michelin under the tutelage of Christian Le Squer, welcomes you to his diminutive restaurant where, like the pretty woodland flower after which it is named, the cuisine is delicate fresh and precise, with harmonious and clear marriages of flavours and textures. 

Saturday - Sad Farewell 

After a delicious breakfast aboard we bid you au revoir for your private transfer to your Paris hotel, station, or airport departure lounge.

Vegetarian And Vegan Options 

Suggested menus and restaurants only, other options available, 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.

Unwind aboard your private charter péniche with fine wine and gourmet cuisine.

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Paris Transfers Included 

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 with any queries you may have.

Whats included?
  • The Randle,a 22 metre (72ft) private riverboat with modern comforts and classic charm.
  • Mercedes V Class Avantgarde : Paris Transfers, Tours, and evening chauffeur service.
  • Crew of three; Captain and Owner, gourmet chef, and tour guide host.
  • Fine Dining with selected premier-cru wine whilst aboard.
  • Air conditioned and en-suite mahogany panelled cabins.
  • Private guided tours to vineyards, chateaux, castles, and places of interest.
  • Electric bicycles for exploring villages and towns.
  • Rowing launch for exploring the tranquil backwaters of the river Yonne
  • Wi-Fi, music system, and satellite TV/DVD
  • Evening restaurant chauffeur service included.
  • Options include Golf, Spa, Fly Fishing, Horse Riding, Ballooning, and Boating.
  • Open bar with a good selection of fine Burgundy wines, spirits and artisanal beers.
  • Perfect for couples, family, and friends.

6 night private full board cruise for up to four Passengers.
Included : 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners aboard, 2 dinners ashore, tours, entrance fees, evening chauffeur service, and Paris transfers.

Not Included : Wine and drinks at the four dinners ashore. Crew gratuity. 

Whole Boat Charter Before April 1 and after Oct 12 April 1 to May 4 May 5 to Oct 12
Six Nights Full Board 2024

Charter Prices In USD
$18,835.00 - 4 passengers

$17,310.00 - 3 passengers

$15,780.00 - 2 passengers
$18,835.00 - 4 passengers

$17,310.00 - 3 passengers

$15,780.00 - 2 passengers
$19,770.00 - 4 passengers

$18,670.00 - 3 passengers

$17,560.00 - 2 passengers
Six Nights Full Board 2025

Charter Prices In USD
$18,835.00 - 4 passengers

$17,310.00 - 3 passengers

$15,780.00 - 2 passengers
$18,835.00 - 4 passengers

$17,310.00 - 3 passengers

$15,780.00 - 2 passengers
$19,770.00 - 4 passengers

$18,670.00 - 3 passengers

$17,560.00 - 2 passengers

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