European Waterways
La Belle Epoque 12 Passenger Luxury Barge
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La Belle Epoque is a spacious, luxurious hotel barge and sister ship to L'Impressionniste. Although she originally carried logs from Burgundy to Paris, she was skilfully converted in the late 1990's into a delightful hotel barge. She is now the perfect vessel for cruising the Burgundy Canal with its towpaths that are ideal for walking and cycling.

She has been designed with both elegance and passenger comfort in mind and offers a sun deck with spa pool, wood-panelled saloon/dining room and other luxury amenities. The spacious cabins offer a choice of twin or double beds with marble en suite facilities. The Captain leads a crew of six comprising Master Chef, Deck-Hand, Tour Guide and two Hostesses.

Deck Plan
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Cruise Highlights
Typical Cuisine
  • Visit the Abbaye de Fontenay
  • Wine tasting of Chablis wines in the cellars of a renowned Domaine
  • Visit the village of Flavigny sur Ozerain,location of the film 'Chocolat'
  • Visit to Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc
  • Visit to Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
  • Visit to famous battle site of Alesia
  • Optional hot air ballooning
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
  • "Biking Plus" option available
  • Regional Specialities
    Filet d'Agneau au Basilic, Magret de Canar, Poulet a L'Estragon
  • Wine Cellar
    Fers Saint Eloi Grande Cuvee Fleurie, Montagny Premier Cru, Domaine Jadot, Moulin a Vent, Domaine Michelo; Meursault
  • Cheese Board
    Aisy Cendre, Bouton de Culotte, Epoisses, Ami du Chambertin