A Riverboat Journey Aboard The Randle.
Take time away from the fast-lane of 21th century life and transport yourself back in time to the slow pace of the canal and river era, the “Belle Epoque”. Like a parallel world lost in time that still exists in France, but you will need find it to discover its secrets.
An icon of canal travel is the life bridge, or “Pont Levis” as it slowly raises, as it has been doing for the past 190 years, to let the Randle pass on its way to our destination.
Viewed from the canal the magnificent chateau Faulin nestles in the Burgundy countryside, a space it has occupied for over 500 years, once defending its occupants from intruders it now makes a beautiful backdrop as we cruise through the valley.
Vineyards come into view, as we continue our journey, a fine Burgundy pinot noir has been produced locally for generations and is served aboard the Randle, just five miles from barrel to boat.
Of course, there is nothing better than a cool glass of Rosé as we gently cruise on a warm summer’s afternoon.
Destination Auxerre, welcoming river-boaters for over 2000 years and a fascinating city of art and history, enjoy discovering its hidden secrets, boutique shops and cosy cafés.
Travel with us aboard the Randle and discover hidden France and luxury and style, to find out more please visit our website www.edgecharter.com or contact me directly at email@example.com
|Tim Harrold is owner and captain of the Randle, a beautiful and classically styled river boat fitted with two en-suite cabins and all the modern facilities to travel in comfort.|
Tim offers private barge tours on the picturesque Burgundy Canal du Nivernais and river Yonne. A luxury cruise with Tim and his crew includes gourmet cuisine, fine wine, and guided tours by private car to vineyards and chateaux. Learn more about Edge Charter and barge trips on the Randle along Burgundy's canals and rivers here.
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