The Prosperite is an ultra-deluxe 8-passenger barge on the Canal de Bourgogne in Southern Burgundy. Prosperite’s Barge Manager has longstanding connections in the Burgundy region, having worked in the barge industry since 1993. He works with local sommeliers, artisans and community members to bring regional expertise to the Prosperite guests. The cabins are generous in size, providing you a personal haven. The open kitchen is perfect if you’re looking to collect some french cooking tips from your onboard chef. The vibrant itinerary is full of intimate experiences that will immerse you in Burgundian life, from working vineyards to markets and villages along the way. Evenings are perfect for walking or biking along the towpath, or relax in the ondeck hot tub.
The onboard chef will be creating regionally inspired fare throughout the week, with light buffet at lunch and multi-course gourmet dinner with fine wine pairings from local vineyards. Breakfast will be continental, consisting of fresh baked goods from a local boulangerie, cheese, cereal, fruit, yogurt, coffee, juice and tea. Sample lunch could include whole baked salmon in salt with buerre blanc sauce, salad of carrot and coriander, haricot vert, blueberry and pistachio clafoutis with vanilla bean ice cream, and assorted local cheeses. A sample dinner could include young asparagus, avocado, and quail egg with parmesan tuiles and truffle dressing, lamb wellingtons with baby spring vegetables and slices of braised lamb poitrine, an assortment of local cheeses, and orange and vanilla panna cotta with vanilla-poached rhubarb crumbles and basil sorbet.
Rates & Dates
Prosperite cruises from April thru October, annually. The Prosperite is only available to charter for groups up to 8 passengers.
2018 and 2019 dates are available to book now. Call USA River Cruises: (800) 578-1479.
Included in the rates: 6-nights/7-days in a cabin with private bath; chauffered transfers from Paris airport to the barge, and return; all onboard meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning; all wines with lunch and dinner; open bar; daily escorted excursions and use of the onboard bicycles.
Rates do not include: airfare to and from France; cancellation insurance; crew gratuities.