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
  • Tour of Dijon and its markets
  • Private Falconry Display & Tour at the Château de Commarin
  • Gastronomic private lunch and wine tasting 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


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The experience I had clearly demonstrated that European Waterways' prime goal was to deliver an unequaled cruise where I felt totally pampered and cared...

Mr Robert Paul Blanchet

Well balanced programme of cruising and visits. Good food and wine.

Miss Wendella Laughlin , Bradford on Avon

Great tour, interesting and relaxing!

Mr Robert Porta

Great barge, great and knowledgeable crew, great sights, great, meals, great wines, great cheeses, great everything.

Mr Thomas Wukitsch

Beautiful home for 7 days

Mr Gehan Aluvihare

What we spent compared to what we got was absolutely spot on. The accommodations, the food, the serve, the fact that our group...

Prof Jack Ruebensaal , Los Angeles, CA

Lovely way to travel through Burgundy

Ms Angela Zappia

Excellent service, excellent wine food, interesting excursions, comfortable cabins. Wonderful countryside. As much exercise as one might want. Whats not to like?

Mr Walter Paine

At first, it sounds a bit expensive but once you experience the trip, it is a great value

Mr Steven Muha

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

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