The Rendez-Vous is your boutique Burgundy hotel on the Canal de Bourgogne in Southern Burgundy. With only 6 passengers, this cruise is the perfect charter for a small group of family or friends who have an anniversary or birthday to celebrate. This barge is great for foodies, as the onboard chef combines traditional French ingredients with contemporary techniques – plus paired with fantastic local wines! The kitchen is open for you to visit with the chef and enjoy informal cooking demonstrations. Cruise along the canal, enjoying the expansive view from the ondeck hot tub. Or grab a glass of wine and relax in the salon.
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, haricot vert, salad of carrot and coriander, blueberry and pistachio clafoutis, and an assortment of local cheeses. A sample dinner could include spiced chevre parcels on fig and grape salad, pan roasted charolais beef filet with asparagus, potato croquette and fresh pea puree, an assortment of local cheese, and lime curd tart with pistachio marscarpone, minted strawberries and gin jello.
Rates & Dates
Rendez-Vous cruises from April thru October, annually. The barge is available to charter only, for up to 6 guests.
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.