A journey through Burgundy's vineyards


Hotel Barge L’Impressionniste

L’Impressionniste is in many ways similar to our other 12 passenger hotel barge in Burgundy, La Belle Epoque, offering an onboard ambience that combines traditional and more modern French influences.

Her light and airy interior features picture windows and prints reminiscent of the era after which she has been named. In the spacious saloon with its rich-coloured teak flooring and soft lighting, there are balloon-backed dining chairs and comfortable leather sofas that complete the effect.

The cabins, each one bearing the name of a renowned Impressionist painter, offer a choice of accommodation in two junior suites or four staterooms, complemented by modern en suite shower rooms. Twin or double bed configurations are also available.

L’Impressionniste glides gently through the picturesque Ouche Valley in Southern Burgundy through locks with their charming lock-houses. You will see medieval villages perched on hilltops and have the opportunity to discover a region famed for its history and viticulture, with visits to such places as Beaune, the local ‘wine capital’, and the elegant city of Dijon.

Cruise Highlights

  • Visit Clos de Vougeot, home of the Chevaliers du Tastevin
  • Private wine tastings in the cellars of renowned Burgundy domaines
  • Tour of Dijon and its markets
  • Visit to 13th century Château de Bussy-Rabutin
  • Visit to Beaune, including Hôtel-Dieu Hospice
  • Gastronomic private lunch at Château de Beaune
  • Visit to medieval Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
  • Optional hot air ballooning
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
  • “Biking Plus” option available

Classic Cruise Itineraries

Classic Cruise – Southern Burgundy

Typical Cuisine & Wine


Regional Specialities

Filet d'Agneau au Basilic;Magret de Canard au Ratafia de Bourgogne; Poulet à L'Estragon
Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar

Domaine Laroche, Chablis Premier Cru; Domaine Bruno Clair; Marsannay; Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils, Meursault ‘Les Clous’
Cheese Board

Cheese Board

Aisy Cendré; Bouton de Culotte; Epoisses; Ami du Chambertin; Le Petit Vougeot


Process was easy and value good

Mrs Laurie Pennacchi

Luxury afloat, served hand and foot. The crew were absolutely magnificent. It was different to anything we've done before. I'm just sorry it has...

Steve Finan , Scotland

We reserved the Renior suite and were happy with our choice. It was quiet and very well appointed. There was one slight downside...

Lindsay &Jenny , NSW Australia

I will be sending a more detailed letter. To be brief, it exceeded our hopes, mind you not just our expectations BUT our hopes....

Thomas , Moscow



the trip was cheerfully and professionally handled. the Captain as well as all of the staff were friendly, cheerful, and in helpful. I no...

Mrs Jacqueline Fowkes , New York City

Deck Plan

Deluxe 12 Passengers 6 Crew More Details

2018 Cruise Rates

Junior Suite$5,350$6,190
Single Supplement$1,900$2,150
Charter (Whole Barge)
Charter 8 passengers$52,400$59,800
Charter 9 passengers$54,100$61,900
Charter 10 passengers$55,400$63,600
Charter 11 passengers$56,700$65,300
Charter 12 passengers$58,000$67,000
Departure Dates (Sunday)RatesCruise Region
Apr 8, 15, 22ValBurgundy
Apr 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15RegBurgundy
Jul 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19ValBurgundy
Aug 26; Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30RegBurgundy
Oct 7, 14, 21ValBurgundy

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