Barging – Burgundy East

BURGUNDY is the heart of France and with over 900kms of waterways, superb food & wine, a rich legacy of art, architecture & culture and close proximity to Paris, it is perfect for barge cuising.  The Burgundy Canal links the Seine and Saone rivers and a tunnel at the summit divides it into two regions; the Yonne side (WEST) and Cote d’Or side (EAST).

EASTERN Burgundy is based around Dijon and includes the Cote d’Or side of the Burgundy Canal, the Saone River and the Canal du Centre.  The Burgundy Canal descends through the beautiful, wooded Ouche Valley to Dijon, then crosses the flat plains to the Saone river.  The river flows south past the world-famous Cote d’Or vineyards to Chalon-sur-Saone where the Canal du Centre connects it with the Upper Loire via the Cote de Beaune vineyards.

The Barges 

  • L’Impressionniste is a 38m barge cruising the Burgundy Canal on the Cote d’Or side between Escommes at the summit, and Fleurey-sur-Ouche.  12 guests are accommodated in four cabins and two suites, looked after by a crew of 6.   The cruise features visits to the Cote d’Or vineyards, Beaune and Clos de Vougeot, plus Dijon and Chateau de Bussy-Rabutin.   The all-inclusive 6 night cruise includes transfers between Paris and the barge and is priced from 4350 euros per person   Contact us for a brochure & more information, or view a video HERE.


  • Magnolia is a 38m modern, owner-operated, 6 passenger charter barge cruising the Burgundy canal on the Cote d’Or side between Escommes at the summit, and Fleurey-sur-Ouche.  Owners Nicolas and Magali offer the usual cruise format with half day excursions and the choice of full-board or half-board.  Transfers from Dijon station are included.  The half-board charter with excursions is priced at 17,800 Euros and the full-board charter is 22,230 Euros.   Contact us for more information.

Saroche burg

  • Saroche is a 38m owner-operated barge, offering whole barge charters for up to 6 guests on the Burgundy Canal from August to October.  They cruise between Gissey-sur-Ouche and Escommes, at the summit of the canal.  Highlights include the Cote d’Or vineyards, Beaune’s magnificent Hotel Dieu, Chateauneuf-en-Auxois and Dijon  – and they try to customise every cruise to their guests’ interests.  The all-inclusive 6 night whole barge charters include transfers from Paris and prices are in US dollars, starting at US$30,000.  Individual cabin bookings are possible for some weeks and are priced from US$6,500 per person.  In late July and early August, the Saroche offers a unique cruise from Champagne to Burgundy.               Contact us for more information.
  • Papillon  An elegant owner-operated 6 passenger charter barge cruising the Burgundy Canal between Escommes and Fleurey.  
    Take advantage of a discount of US$1000 per person for bookings confirmed by 21 April for their all-inclusive 6 night cruises for parties of 4, 5 or 6 people starting in June, July and August.  This will reduce the total charter rate, which includes transfers from Paris, to US$25,500 for six guests, US$23,400 for five guests and US$23,000 for four guests.   What a bargain!        Contact us for more information.

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