elisabeth - burgundy

canal cruising in france

hotel barge holidays in france

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elisabeth - burgundy

canal cruising in france

hotel barge in france

We expect all our guests to treat Elisabeth as their home from home during their stay.
Relax in the comfortable sofas with a cocktail from the bar, read a book on the exclusive
sun terrace or curl up to watch a romantic movie using our modern entertainment system.

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Elisabeth - burgundy

Canal Barge in France

Welcome aboard Elisabeth, l'Esprit du Bonheur...


Elisabeth is an historic hotel barge on the Canal de Bourgogne offering unique, luxury bed and breakfast and all-inclusive cruising holidays. Recently updated, she has been specifically designed for comfort, tranquillity and privacy whilst boasting a spacious and light environment with modern hotel facilities. All three guest rooms provide air-conditioned, private ensuite facilities with access to the saloon, bar with tea and coffee making facilities and dining area. During your stay we provide unrivalled personal service from our dedicated and experienced crew. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the canal from the comfortable, shaded terrace.

on board

burgundy cruise

Tanlay to Venarey les laumes on the Canal de Bourgogne
April - 23 October

Day 1 - Tanlay

After being met at a pre-arranged meeting point in Paris and transferred to Elisabeth, you will enjoy a champagne welcome with your captain and crew. After settling in to your guest rooms, you will enjoy your first dinner onboard introducing you to the wonderful local cuisine and wines of Burgundy.

Day 2 - Tanlay to Lezinnes

The first day of your study in relaxation begins with a leisurely breakfast of your choice. After this, your first cruise will be a gentle glide in to Lezinnes. After lunch your excursions begin. The first is to the Champagne region! You will be visiting the unique houses of Southern Champagne with opportunities to stock-up your cellars!. On your return to Elisabeth your only task is to relax and reflect on your experiences and enjoy another sumptuous dinner. • After dinner, you can relax and make the most of your unique and comfortable environment, taking in the sunset and wildlife, as everything else is looked after by your hosts.

Day 3 - Lezinnes to Ancy-le-Franc

After an early breakfast, we will take you to one of the prettiest villages in France. Today you will be able to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the traditional food and drink market in the beautiful medieval village of Noyers. You will get to sample more of the wonderful local produce the Burgundy region has to offer. Perhaps try out your French and haggle with a stall holder or two for some ingredients of today’s lunch?! • On our return to Elisabeth, lunch will be served. The afternoon is spent onboard relaxing during the cruise to Ancy-le-Franc. Another evening of fine wine, delicious food and great company awaits you.

Day 4 - Ancy-le-Franc to Ravières

This morning, you will discover the Renaissance delights of the Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc. • On your return, you will be served another delicious lunch. The afternoon is spent onboard relaxing during the cruise to Ravières. Dinner on board.

Day 5 - Ravières to Montbard

Today, we tour the vineyards and town of Chablis soaking up the atmosphere of this famous town and taste some excellent samples of this celebrated wine. We return to Elisabeth for lunch. Then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy a leisurely cruise to our next destination of Montbard. Cocktails, canapés and dinner on board.

Day 6 - Montbard to Venarey-les-Laumes

After a leisurely morning, why not enjoy a walk or a cycle along the towpath; passing picturesque villages through which Elisabeth cruises on her way to our final destination of Venarey-les-Laumes. • After today’s afternoon tour of the oldest preserved Cistercian abbey at Fontenay, we celebrate your time aboard Elisabeth with the Captain's Gala Dinner.

Day 7 - Departure

After breakfast, sadly it's time to say goodbye - à la prochaine fois!". Your private transfer will drop you back to your chosen point in Paris.

Please note that the itinerary can be in the opposite direction.

  • 2019

    all inclusive charter

    6 person charter

  • 7 day / 6 night Cruise
    all inclusive

    April - October

    US$ 30000

Price for elisabeth includes:

• Bar • TV • Bluetooth sound system • Movie library • Extensive book library • Neal's Yard toiletries • Bath robes & fluffy towels • Hair dryers • Laptop sized safe • Mountain bikes • Wireless internet throughout

These rates do not include:
• Insurance • Personal expenses • Gratuities to the crew (between 7 and 10%)

To avoid currency exchange fees,
• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card. • New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card. • US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.

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Bon voyage!