The 12 passenger L'Impressionniste, sister ship 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. Her light and airy interior features picture windows and selections of prints, fabrics and wall colorings reminiscent of the turn of the century era after which she has been named. She offers a sun-deck, spa pool, 12 bikes, and an always open inclusive bar.
A choice of single cabin, stateroom or junior suite is available and we can offer both double or twin bed configuration. All cabins are air conditioned and have en-suite facilities. She is crewed by a professional crew of six - Captain, Master Chef, Tour Guide, Deck Hand/Steward and two Housekeepers who will assure you have everything you need on your all inclusive vacation.
Below you can find some of the highlights of the cruises we are currently offering on L'Impressionniste, along with some examples of the cuisine and fine wines the master chef will present you with on board. You can view the current itineraries and maps by clicking "L'Impressionniste Cruises" on the menu on the right where you will also find links to the photo gallery, deck plan and cruise rates.
Visit Clos de Vougeot, home of the Chevaliers du Tastevin
Sample the renowned Domaine Jafflin at a wine tasting
Visit Beaune, including a tour of Hotel Dieu Hospice and Main Champy
Enjoy a tour of Abbaye de la Bussiere
A Lunch ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant
Tour the 13th century Chateau de Commain
Explore Dijon and Ducal Palace
Filet d'Agneau au Basilic, Magret de Canard, Poulet à L'Estragon
Chateau de la Saule 2005, Domaine Corsin, Pouilly Fuisse, Domaine Laroche, Chablis Pr. Cru, Domaine Bruo Clair, Marsannay, Gevrey Chambertin, Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue, Musigny
Aisy Cendré, Bouton de Culotte, Epoisses, Ami du Chambertin
From 2012, for this barge, we will be offering a chauffeured transfer service to and from a designated hotel in central Paris.