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.
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 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.
Layered Roasted Vegetable Terrine with a Caper Dressing
Seared Duck Breast with a Cherry & Port Sauce
Paired with a fine pinot noir Santenay premier-cru from the Côte d'Or
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.
Our guided afternoon tour takes us to Vézelay, an UNESCO listed world heritage site and fortified town with Romanesque Basilica containing the relic of Mary Magdalene. Stroll the picturesque village with many boutiques, art galleries, cafés, and restaurants.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy an evening at the magnificent 12th century moated chateau with peacocks and centuries old trees.
Chef Franco Bowanee’s cuisine is a poem, a surprise for the eyes as well as healthy and delicious. It has a harmonious mix of regional Bourgogne products – some directly from the Château’s vegetable garden with its 140 varieties of fruit, vegetables and spices from Mauritius.
Wednesday is morning market day at the picturesque village of Noyers-sur-Serein. A medieval fortified village with ornate 15c timber framed buildings in an oxbow river setting, it is listed as one of the 159 prettiest villages in France, "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France".
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 a delicious lunch aboard the Randle makes an afternoon cruise along the canal and river Yonne to the canal side village of Accolay.
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
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.
Tour the famous Grand-Cru vineyards of Chablis or take a private tasting to one of the family vineyards in the surrounding villages.
Salmon marinated with Beetroot & Dill
Parma wrapped Pork Fillet stuffed with Sage & Shallots
Paired with a fine premier-cru Chablis from the afternoon's tour.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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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 full board cruise for up to four Passengers.
Included : 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners aboard, tours, entrance fees, evening chauffeur service, and Paris transfers.
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Six Nights Full Board.
$15,055.00 - 4 passengers
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With Your Private Gourmet Chef
Included On Our Full-board Cruise.
Tour the canal-side paths by bike.
Hand picked and hand made with love
Fresh from the oven each morning
delicious, home made and local cuisine
Private dining aboard the Randle
Barge cruise along the beautiful Nivernais.