HOTEL BARGES / FLEUR DE LYS

Itinerary

Day one
Board at Dijon's Port du Canal and meet your crew for a Champagne reception.
Enjoy a delicious dinner on board.

Day two
Leave Dijon and cruise along the River Ouche past unspoiled villages and forest-covered hills.
You can choose to walk or cycle alongside on the towpath. Enjoy a wonderful dégustation in Vougeot .
Visit Clos de Vougeot , a medieval château and headquarters of the Chevaliers du Tastevin society. See the ancient wine presses once used by Cistercian monks.
Back on board, cruise to Fleurey-sur-Ouche village.

Day three
Tour historic Dijon and visit the magnificent Ducal Palace and the Grey Poupon mustard shop.
Enjoy browsing the wonderful shops, or simply relax in a pavement café .
Have lunch on board and watch the beautiful passing scenery as you cruise to Gissey .

Day four
Cruise the picturesque Ouche valley to La Bussière sur Ouche .
In the afternoon, drive to the hilltop village of Châteauneuf en Auxois . Visit its 12th-century castle and take in the splendid views.
In the evening enjoy a wonderful dinner at Abbey de la Bussière . This restored Cistercian abbey is now a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Day five
Cruise past stunning rolling hills to Pont d'Ouche . After lunch visit Beaune , capital of the Burgundy wine region.
Visit the magnificent 15th-century charity hospital Hôtel-Dieu. Browse the shops or stroll through the cobbled streets.
Enjoy a wine tasting before returning to the barge.

Day six
In the morning cruise to Vandenesse .
After lunch on board, visit Château de Pommard . This estate is set among the vines of the Côte de Beaune.
Enjoy a tour of the cellars and tasting before taking in a fine art exhibition.
In the evening enjoy a farewell gala dinner.

Day seven
Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.