HOTEL BARGES / AMARYLLIS
Saint Léger sur Dheune to Dijon
Sunday – Paris to Dijon
Board at St-Léger-sur-Dheune and meet your crew for a Champagne reception.
Later, dine on wonderful French cuisine.
Cruise the Canal du Centre, enjoying the beautiful countryside. Choose to walk or cycle along the towpath.
Visit Château de Chamirey , a family wine estate in Mercurey . Enjoy a tour of the vineyards, property and wine cellar. Finish by sampling the fine wines.
Return to the barge for evening cocktails.
Cruise the Canal du Centre to Fragnes before crossing to the River Saône .
Enjoy a walking tour of Chalon-sur-Saône’s boutiques, square and half-timbered buildings. Browse the shops or relax at a pavement cafe.
In the evening, dine at a local Michelin-starred restaurant.
Cruise through the River Saône valley to Seurre .
Visit Beaune , the wine capital of Burgundy.
Tour the magnificent 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu a charity hospital, and enjoy a wine tasting. Explore the wonderful architecture and fine shopping.
Cruise to St-Jean-de-Losne , the barging capital of France.
In the evening stroll around its port and see the many barges.
Leave the river and enter the Burgundy Canal. Choose to walk or cycle along the towpath.
Visit the medieval Clos de Vougeot where Cistercian monks began making wine in the 12th century.
The château is the headquarters of the celebrated wine society, Chevaliers du Tastevin .
After a degustation , join the barge at Longecourt.
Visit Dijon’s magnificent Ducal Palace and Grey Poupon mustard shop. Browse the wonderful food market.
In the evening try a Kir aperitif with local Cassis blackcurrant liqueur and Aligoté wine.
In the evening enjoy a farewell gala dinner.
Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.