' FINESSE '

 
Cruising in Southern Burgundy
St-Julien-sur-Dheune to St-Jean-de-Losne (or reverse)
on the Canal du Centre and River Saône

Cruise route map
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FINESSE Barge - Artists impression
  • 128 FEET LONG
  • 8 GUESTS
  • 5 CREW
  • 4 TWIN OR DOUBLE STATEROOMS, EACH WITH PRIVATE EN SUITE BATHROOM (EACH APPROX. 265 SQUARE FEET INCLUDING BATHROOMS)
  • DEMONSTRATION GALLEY (KITCHEN)
  • 8 GOOD QUALITY TOURING BICYCLES
  • CENTRALLY HEATED AND AIR CONDITIONED
  • SUN DECK AND SPA POOL (HOT TUB/JACUZZI)
  • AIR-CONDITIONED MINIBUS
  • TELESCOPE/CD/iPOD DOCK/WI-FI (SUBJECT TO RECEPTION)
Finesse is a brand new, luxurious hotel barge which began cruising the scenic River Saône and Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy in May 2016. Built to exacting standards with luxury and space in mind, Finesse offers elegant, modern accommodation for up to 8 passengers in four beautifully decorated and spacious twin or double-bedded suites (approximately 265 sq. ft. including the en suite bathroom), each air-conditioned and with wonderfully appointed, chic and modern bathrooms. She boasts a huge, but tasteful saloon with panoramic windows and a demonstration galley where guests can watch their chef preparing delicious gourmet meals. The ambiance on board is extremely relaxing due to the plentiful natural light, and you could be forgiven for thinking that you’re cruising on a yacht on the Meditteranean! Outside, guests can relax on the large sun deck with its lovely al fresco dining area, ultra comfortable seating (for dining outside or simply relaxing and watching the world float by) and discreetly elegant spa pool. With her doting crew of five to look after your every need, Finesse is the perfect vessel on which to meander through the vineyards and undulating countryside of Southern Burgundy. A highlight of the cruise is a gastronomic lunch ashore at the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Montrachet in Puligny-Montrachet.

2017 PRICES (USD) VALUE SEASON REGULAR SEASON
Suite per person (based on two sharing) $ 6750 $ 7850
Single supplement $ 2450 $ 2850
Charter for up to 6 guests $47500 $54000
Charter for up to 7 guests $49000 $56200
Charter for up to 8 guests $50500 $58400

VALUE SEASON: April 09,16; July 23,30; August 06,13,20; October 08,15,22 2017
REGULAR SEASON: April 23,30; May 07,14,21,28; June 04,11,18,25; July 02,09,16; August 27; September 03,10,17,24; October 01 2017


Southern Burgundy cruise highlights may include:

Visit to the 14th Century Château de Germolles (excellently preserved former residence of the Dukes of Burgundy, with its ducal chapel, medieval wall paintings and romantic gardens)
Gastronomic lunch at the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Montrachet in Puligny-Montrachet
A private wine-tasting at the 17th century Château de Chamirey in Mercurey
Visit to Beaune, including the Hôtel-Dieu Hospice
Tour of the historic city of Dijon and its wonderful markets
Tour of ancient Autun with its Roman gates, a 17,000 seat amphitheatre and 12th Century cathedral
Famous wine-producing village of Santenay
Excellent opportunities for walking and cycling

The 'Finesse' is pleased to be able to offer the following special interest and theme cruises in 2017. Please contact us for itineraries, supplements, inclusions and availability:

- Wine appreciation (Charter only, $4000 supplement)
Includes upgrade of all wines served on board and the services of a professional Wine Guide

For 2017 cabin bookings:
PICK-UP: Sunday, 16:00, at Dijon TGV train station (Gare de Dijon-ville) OR at 16:15 at the 'Grand hotel La Clouche Dijon McGallery by Sofitel'
DROP-OFF: Saturday, around 11:00, at your choice of location in Lyon, Dijon or Le Creusot TGV station

For 2017 charter bookings:
PICK-UP: Sunday, 16:00, at one location chosen by the group in Lyon, Dijon or at Le Creusot TGV station
DROP-OFF: Saturday, around 11:00, at one location chosen by the group in Lyon, Dijon or at Le Creusot TGV station

CRUISES START ON A SUNDAY AND END ON THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY

TO CONTACT US
Phone: +33 561 59 20 07, Fax: +33 561 59 23 54
Phone (Toll-Free from USA + Canada): 1-800-688-0245
Email: info@bargecompany.com
Web: www.bargecompany.com

The Barge Cruise Company Ltd, 2 Allée de Castelnouvel, 31490 Léguevin
FRANCE