The Experience

Charming ‘Elisabeth,’ an ideal choice for families with children, cruises the popular Burgundy Canal – and, in response to demand from repeat guests, expands her routes in 2014 to include other Burgundian waterways and the Upper Loire.

Day 1: SATURDAY
Meet in Paris for transfer to Elisabeth, moored in the village of Tanlay. After a welcome champagne reception, settle in on board or enjoy a stroll in town. Begin the chocolate-filled week with an irresistible dessert after a delicious dinner this evening.

‘Elisabeth’ | Meals: D
Day 2: SUNDAY
This morning, cruise to Lezinnes to visit the romantic Chateau d’Ancy-le-Franc . Taste some of the local Tonneroise wines before another wonderful dinner on board the barge this evening.

‘Elisabeth’ | Meals: B L D
Day 3: MONDAY
Cruise to Ancy-le-Franc today for a pleasant drive to the picturesque town of Chablis for a wine tasting and visit to a chocolaterie to taste the delicious “Pillars of Chablis.’ Continue to medieval Noyers, a beautiful fortified village with half-timbered houses and cobbled streets. Return to ‘Elisabeth’ for leisure time in the lovely village of Ancy-le-Franc.

‘Elisabeth’ | Meals: B L D
Day 4: TUESDAY
Begin the day with a leisurely cruise to Ravières to visit the Grottes d’Arcy-sur-Cure, a prehistoric site with some of the oldest cave paintings in the world. Tonight’s dinner is followed by another sensational chocolate creation.

‘Elisabeth’ | Meals: B L D
Day 5: WEDNESDAY
This morning, Elisabeth cruises an especially scenic route to Montbard. After lunch, visit Fontenay Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most complete Cistercian monastery in France. Tonight,™s on-board demonstration is an instruction in the making of tiny chocolate petit fours.

‘Elisabeth’ | Meals: B L D
Day 6: THURSDAY
Today’s cruise to Venarey-les-Laumes offers fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. Lunch is in the hilltop village of Flavigny (where the film Chocolat was made). Time permitting, enjoy a tasting at the winery of Flavigny Alesia before visiting the site of Alesia, with its Roman ruins and amphitheater dating from 345 BC. This evening’s captain’s dinner includes a final gourmet chocolate delight.

‘Elisabeth’ | Meals: B L D
Day 7: FRIDAY
After breakfast, transfer back to Paris where your journey concludes.

Meals: B

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