Let La Douce France pass you by quietly.
Why Cruise Through Burgundy? No traffic jams, no crowds, no traffic hysteria with caravans in small villages. Quiet sailing, beautiful views and seeing everything while you are still in your own nice cabin every night.
It is possible with a river cruise on the Yonne and adjacent canals through Burgundy, the region that inspired artists such as Turner and Sisley to create beautiful paintings.
It is is also very attractive, sailing by private riverboat past castles, villages and vineyards.
If you want to walk around, The Randle, a river cruiser, moors
You can eat on board, the chef sails with you, but also ashore and if you want to see a little further away, a bicycle or car with driver is waiting for you.
If you are a traveller for whom the close quarters of a cruise ship dining room or swimming pool are the stuff of pandemic nightmares, it might be time to consider a French barge micro-cruise aboard the Randle. Our voyages offer no risk of exposure to “tick box” tourist attractions, tour buses, or crowds of any find.
A day aboard starts with a few hours of cruising through canals, tributaries and locks, where passengers have the chance of biking or walking alongside the boat, whose top speed maxes out at 4 mph. Lunch onboard is followed by afternoon visits to castles, villages and wineries. Evenings are spent stargazing on deck and sharing stories and photos from the day.
Besides the sense of security we offer our travellers, including access to storybook villages and secluded natural areas, there is the chance to travel at a slower pace and take in the true heart of France, find our more at www.edgecharter.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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