Cruise the beautiful Yonne river through Burgundy to its confluence with the Seine.
An important trade route for centuries transporting wine, timber and produce to an ever expanding Paris, quiet and meandering, the river Yonne flows through a picturesque wooded valley passing historic towns, famous vineyards and grand chateaus. Travel in the footsteps of impressionist artists J M W Turner, Alfred Sisley, and writer Robert Louis Stevenson on An Inland Voyage of a lifetime.
Includes one dinner aboard, dining at delightful restaurants ashore is additional to cost. Offers true flexibility, dine Michelin style or cosy Bistro, as you like, and experience the delight of French restaurant dining at your own pace.
At 2pm the captain greets you at your agreed Paris meeting point, hotel, station or airport arrivals lounge for a private transfer to the Randle waiting in the historic Burgundy town of Auxerre. Enjoy a Champagne welcome aboard, meet the crew and settle in.
A prosperous town since Roman times and the birthplace of Saint Germain, Auxerre is a town of Art and History. 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 small charming restaurant where Jérôme and Sylvie Carpentier focus on traditional Burgundy cuisine.
A days cruising along the river Yonne, stopping for lunch at the pretty riverside village of Gurgy, takes us to the town of Joigny.
English Romanticist J M W Turner sketched from the banks of the river in 1820 and the town still remains much the same today. Joigny was fortified in the 10th Century and still retains its eastern ramparts and gate towers, cobbled streets, and ancient buildings.
visit the vineyards famous for its pinot gris grape variety, a favorite wine of the King Louis XIV.
Chef Jérôme Joubert prepares dishes skilfully by combining local cuisine with inventiveness, and subtly masters the complex science of harmonising flavours, aromas and textures.
Today we take a morning cruise along the meandering river to Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, Founded in 1163 by King Louis VII to protect the then limits of his French kingdom.
King Phillip II Augustus held Parliament here in 1204 and the impressive fortified towers and moat still guard the town today. Impressionist artist Francis Picabia painted Le peuplier, effet de soleil, Villeneuve-sur-Yonne 1906 from the banks of the river.
Take an afternoon stroll around the town in the footsteps of kings and impressionists.
Franco-American actress Leslie Caron, An American in Paris, Gigi, participated in its renewal with its cinematographic aspect and sense of charm. Masterfully managed by Jérôme Fertel, the restaurant offers cuisine concocted by passionate chef Gesabelle Leal, who gives pride of place to fresh, but also to local produce.
Today’s cruise takes us to Sens with its mighty Gothic 12c cathedral St Etienne, the first of its kind in Europe and where Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury took refuge in 1164.
Enjoy a stroll through this popular town with it's Roman street plan, ancient buildings, market hall, shops and cafés.
To quote chef and owner Patrick Gauthier “The kitchen starts in the morning at the market, these are the products that dictate the chefs’ recipes, plus a little love and a lot of passion.”
Enjoy a culinary delight at this contemporary restaurant with elevated position overlooking the river Yonne.
Today we make a cruise to the quiet riverside village of
Missy-sur-Yonne, stopping on the way at Pont-sur-Yonne.
Take an Afternoon tour to Provins, a fortified medieval town and UNESCO world heritage site. From the beginning of 2nd millennium Provins was important town in the territory of the powerful Counts of Champagne, and became the venue for great annual trading fairs linking northern Europe to the Mediterranean world.
A lovely riverside auberge next to our mooring, simple and fresh for a evening of relaxation with river views and graceful swans.
Today we cruise onto grand river Seine, which takes us to our destination, Moret-sur-Loing. Impressionist artist Alfred Sisley painted from the banks of the river and writer Robert Louis Stevenson met his wife to be in a nearby village, and who's French river travels inspired him to write An Inland Voyage. It remains as charming and picturesque as it did then, stroll in the footsteps of writers, poets and artists in this idyllic place.
We take an afternoon tour to the nearby grand Chateau de Fontainebleau, the real palace of the Kings of France. 500 years older than Versailles and with over 1500 rooms covering five acres including Marie Antoinette’s Turkish boudoir and the private rooms of Napoleon and Josephine.
Our chef Gael prepares a delicious gourmet dinner complemented with selected a premier-cru wine of the region.
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, other dining options are 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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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.
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|6 Nights EURO||
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