Burgundy Cruise-Auxerre to Nemours
Departing every Sunday between June 24 and Sept 9, 2010
Experience this little known method of travel and relax in the intimate
atmosphere of small group barging. Meander the quite canals of one of
France’s noted wine regions. Wander the marketplaces of small villages.
Cycle alongside the canal. Luxuriate in your private chef and sample
local wines from the Absoluut open bar.
Sunday, Day 1 Auxerre
We meet you at your hotel in Paris at 14.00 hours, in our M.B. Bus &
transfer to Absoluut2 moored at Auxerre, for a Champagne reception &
introduction to the facilities. Time for a fantastic walking tour around this
ancient town. You will be transported to another time as we walk through
the winding streets passed the well-preserved half-timber facades.
Auxerre features some of the best gothic architecture in Europe with its
churches, crypts and abbey. And the clock tower from the 15th.
Monday, Day 2 Auxerre to Yonne River
A morning cruise down the Yonne River before lunch and an afternoon
visiting the celebrated Chablis & tasting her wines, Through the
vineyards to Irrancy to taste the Pinot Noir. Continuing to Cave de Bailly
for a sparkling tasting and tour of the statues in the cavernous caves.
Tuesday, Day 3 St Florentine to Joigny
This morning we visit St. Florentin on the Canal du Burgundy to visit a
goat Farm where they make the Chevre cheese. Then on to Joigny with
its fascinating architecture. Time to explore or play boule, & take a spa.
Wednesday, Day 4 Joigny to Villeneuve-sur-Yonne
This morning we cruise to Villeneuve sur Yonne, home of Louis XIII &
more celebrated Lesley Carron, We lunch by the quay then continue on
to the quaint medieval town of Sens. Here we visit the 11th century
masterpiece that is St Etienne Cathedral and Museum which features a
impressive collection of Gallo-Roman antiquities. And Napoleon’s hat.
Sens is a great town to walk around and enjoy the French atmosphere or
do some shopping.
Thursday, Day 5 Villeneuve-sur-Yonne to Moret-sur-Loing
Today we finish the Yonne River, cruise on the Seine River & start on
the Canal du Loing… a beautiful cruise to arrive at Moret sur Loing,
We tour this village of flowers and towers, made famous by Impressionist
artist Alfred Sissly.
Friday, Day 6 Moret-sur-Loing to Nemours
A drive through the Forest of Fountainblue brings us to the Chateau…
home to 34 different Sovereigns from the 16th C. We tour the State
apartments and Napoleon 1st. Imperial inner Apartment. After lunch we
cruise along the canal to Nemours. All the locks today are manual, & you
are invited to join in, it’s easier than you think & fun.
Saturday, Day 7 Nemours to Paris
After breakfast, we disembark and transfer you back to your hotel in
Paris where your tour ends.
All-inclusive price of $3,450-3,750, per person double occupancy,
includes all meals & beverages, all excursions - see areas that are not
covered by other motor coach tours, and Open bar
Ship details: Built as a private yacht in 1994, new owners took over in
2006 and totally remodeled the barge adding in wifi, flat screen tvs with
CNN and new furnishings throughout and all rooms have air-conditioning
and heating. SatelliteTV and email access is also available.
Golf Charters: In France we have the best selection of golf courses.
Golf Charters are always available at a cost of $27,500 ($29,700 high
season) when chartering 8 passenger Absolute2. Prices include golf
fees, meals at golf clubs and transfers. Golfing is also possible on hotel
departures on own expense.
8 Passengers; 2 suites with queen (190 sq ft) or twin bed (170 sq ft), 2
queen/twin bedded (115 sq ft)
5 Crew members
Satellite TV with CNN
Wi-fi on board and computer connection in the cabins
Central air conditioning/heating
"Around the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate..."J.R.R. Tolkien