rendez vous - burgundy


canal cruising in france


rendez vous - burgundy

canal cruising in france


hotel barge in france



Casual luxury, genuine hospitality, and a keen eye for quality
are the hallmarks of the Rendez-Vous, with spaces and places
perfect for a week’s worth of fun and relaxation.


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rendez vous - burgundy

Canal Barge in France


"One of the best, most relaxing vacations I've ever taken!"

"We had an absolutely wonderful time on our trip!! It exceeded our expectations. The crew was absolutely superb!! They attended to our every need with good humor and professionalism. We threatened to kidnap them and take them home with us! Hostess Camille, Captain Fred, Tour Guide Spencer and Chef Joe each did their respective jobs with aplomb and they worked well together. I think our family melded well with their family. The cuisine was delicious, beautiful, plentiful, and everything we could hope for. We loved Chef Joe's daily descriptions of what he was doing. The wines were wonderful and complimented the food well. Only trouble is we ate and drank too much! We all loved the cheese selections lovingly described by Camille at lunch and dinner. Spencer's sightseeing tours were perfect...not too much, not too little. His knowledge and connections in the region made the excursions very personal and special. Our cabins were very comfortable. The rooms were nicely appointed, great bathrooms! Summing up our experience...one of the best, most relaxing vacations I've ever taken! I would recommend this trip to anyone!"



 




THE 6 PASSENGER BARGE rendez vous

Rendezvous is designed for guests who want a high quality cruise but also an experience which reflects their interest in cuisine and wine, fitness, and immersion into the culture and people of France. Personalized, fun, active. Rendezvous will pack a lot of casual living into its space, including an open kitchen, large and canopied deck, and cozy cabins with every amenity. Décor will be contemporary and comfortable, with high quality furniture, fabrics and accent pieces, all hand-selected.


on board


itinerary - Fleury-sur-Houche to Vandenesse en Auxois


SUNDAY - Arrival at Fleurey- sur- Ouche
Welcome aboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Rendez-Vous at the designated meeting point in either Paris, Dijon or Geneva. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to Rendez-Vous, moored in the village of Fleurey-sur-Ouche. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.

MONDAY - Fleurey- sur- Ouche to Gissey- sur- Ouche
Bicycle through the Grand Cru Vineyards!

Relax on deck and admire the beautiful scenery during this morning's cruise. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, the village perched atop the hill overlooking the Canal. Chateauneuf's imposing position refers to its history as a 15th century fortress. A tour of the Chateau reveals architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Return to the barge and enjoy an evening stroll or bicycle ride on the towpath as Chef prepares tonight's dinner.


TUESDAY - Gissey- sur- Ouche to La Bussiere- sur- Ouche
Explore a Magnificent Medieval Castle

Relax on deck and admire the beautiful scenery during this morning's cruise. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, the village perched atop the hill overlooking the Canal. Chateauneuf's imposing position refers to its history as a 15th century fortress. A tour of the Chateau reveals architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Return to the barge and enjoy an evening stroll or bicycle ride on the towpath as Chef prepares tonight's dinner.


WEDNESDAY - Moored in La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
The Best of Burgundy in Beaune

Begin the day with a drive through the Cote d’Or vineyards to the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a tour of the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse Beaune's lively pedestrian area, lined with shops and cafes. Enjoy lunch at a local bistro, and then attend a mustard tasting, where the methods of making this Burgundian treat are revealed. Return to Rendez-Vous for dinner and drinks.


THURSDAY - La Bussiere sur Ouche to Pont d’Ouche
The Iconic Vineyards of Burgundy

As Rendez-Vous cruises this morning, explore the towpath with a tranquil traipse or gentle pedal. An afternoon visit to Clos de Vougeot reveals where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. The ancient Clos now serves as the headquarters of the wine society Chevaliers du Tastevin, who annually award special labels to the finest Cote d’Or vintages. Discover the preserved presses from which these Burgundian wines were first produced. A private tasting at a local cellar follows. Chef presents dinner onboard.


FRIDAY - Pont d’Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Destination Dijon

The town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the region's food market, presents a panorama of colorful produce; mustard jars are cheerfully displayed in boutiques; and public gardens are vibrant with greenery and scenery. Shop, stroll, and sip your way through this small city brimming with authentic French life. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois, while the towpath beckons for one last leisurely stroll or gentle pedal. Enjoy a final feast at the Captain's Dinner.


SATURDAY - Transfer from Vandenesse-en-Auxois
A Sad Farewell

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point in either Paris, Dijon or Geneva.



On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

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    charter


    private charter



  • 2018 season
    6 nights all inclusive

    1 Apr / 27 Oct


    US$ 31500









Price for Rendez Vous includes:

Cruise Rate Includes: 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath, chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge & return, all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch & dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.



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!