The 12-passenger L'Impressionniste, sistership to La Belle Epoque, began life as a cargo barge in Holland before undergoing a complete transformation into the powerful canal and river cruiser she is today.
Enjoy cruising through Southern Burgundy aboard L'Impressionniste
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 guest cabins, each one bearing the name of a renowned Impressionist painter, offers choice of accommodation in two junior suites and four staterooms, complemented by modern ensuite shower rooms. Twin or double bed configurations are also available.
She is crewed by a professional crew of six – Captain, Master Chef, Tour Guide, Deck Hand/Steward and two Hosts/Hostesses who will ensure you have everything you need on your all-inclusive vacation.
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.
- 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
- 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
Burgundy boasts some of the world's finest wines with almost 60,000 acres of sun-lit vines and arguably the prettiest canal in France. Experience fine cruising in Burgundy. Medieval villages are surrounded by unspoiled countryside where gastronomic delights are a culture in themselves. Taste the famous escargots, dine on a typical meal of Poulet aux Romarin in Papillotes, or Truite à la Chablisienne accompanied by a full-bodied Burgundian red wine or lighter Chablis white. Simply indulge in the utter enjoyment every day delivers aboard.