The Burgundy region in France hosts rolling hills covered with oak and maple forests as well as world renown vineyards, hearty cuisine and pastoral French countryside. Visit the 15th century chateaus, medieval villages such as Chateauneuf en Auxois, go wine tasting in Meursault or stroll through the covered market of Dijon. Our barge trips in Burgundy take you through the heart of central/northeastern France at a leisurely pace in luxurious, comfortable style.
The Burgundy region of France offers a variety of cruises on either the Nivernais Canal or the Burgundy Canal. We recommend and offer trips on both!
On the Nivernais canal there is continuous variety. We cruise through lands where Charolais cows graze by the water's edge. Stone-built villages invite you to visit, with their painted shutters and doorways framed in roses. Centuries-old locks mark the way, a contact with a life-style where hustle knows no place. There are many places to moor the barge and quaint hand-wound locks with their lock houses and gardens. If you wish, you can ride a bike or stroll along the old towing path to the next stone-built bridge or lock, before joining the barge again.
Historically and culturally rich, the Burgundy region in France hosts a vast variety of cheeses, in all shapes, sizes and colours, strong in character or mild and fresh and all can be enjoyed with full-bodied red Burgundies, or perhaps with lighter white Chablis wines. Burgundy’s gastronomic tradition is certainly rich and diverse. Learn how the construction of the 155-mile Burgundy Canal, a masterpiece of pre-Industrial Revolution design, forever changed the social evolution of the Burgundy area in France.