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Hotel Barge Finesse

Finesse is a luxurious, double-decker hotel barge that cruises the scenic River Saône and Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy.
Built to exacting standards with luxury in mind, she offers accommodation for up to 8 passengers in four spacious twin or double-bedded suites (approx. 265sq ft including en suite), each air-conditioned and with beautifully appointed shower-rooms. She also boasts a large saloon with panoramic windows and a demonstration galley where guests can watch their chef preparing delicious gourmet meals.
She has a very modern and well-designed interior, offering plenty of natural light. Outside guests can relax on the large sun deck with its alfresco dining area, comfortable seating and spa pool.
With her doting crew of five to look after you, Finesse is the perfect vessel on which to meander through the vineyards and undulating countryside of Southern Burgundy.

Cruise Highlights

Typical Cuisine

  • Tour of historic Dijon and its wonderful markets
  • Visit to the 14th century Château de Germolles
  • Tour and tasting of fine wines at 17th century Château de Chamirey in Mercurey
  • Gastronomic lunch ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant
  • Visit to Beaune, including Hôtel Dieu Hospice
  • Tour of ancient Autun and its 12th century cathedral
  • Excellent opportunities for walking and cycling
  • "Biking Plus" option available


Regional Specialities
Tournedos of Charolais beef served with glazed carrots & asparagus, shallot tarte tatin & red wine sauce; Duo of pan-roasted and confit quail on wild mushroom and sautéed watercress with a cassis syrup; Montgolfier of Escargots with a garlic crème; Oeufs en Meurette served on toasted pain d'épices

Wine Cellar
Meursault; Pouilly-Fuissé; Nuits-St-Georges; Santenay; Chenas; Chablis; Gevrey-Chambertin; Sancerre

Cheese Board
Chaource; Brillat-Savarin; Reblochon; Abondance


Sample Itineraries for Finesse

Finesse - Wine Appreciation Cruise in Burgundy
Finesse - Classic Cruise in Burgundy

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