La Belle Epoque
The 12 passenger La Belle Epoque is a state of the art luxury hotel barge and sister ship to L'Impressionniste in our European fleet. La Belle Epoque has been designed with both elegance and passenger comfort in mind. She offers a sun-deck, spa pool, 12 bikes and an always open inclusive bar. These together with other luxury facilities create a vessel perfect for a relaxing, luxurious cruise.
La Belle Epoque is also available for 'Tandem Cruises' with the 8 passenger L'Art de Vivre for larger groups of up to 20 passengers.
The entire interior is air conditioned including the wood panelled saloon, dining room and spacious cabins. We offer a choice of twin or double beds and all cabins have marble en-suite facilities. A single cabin is also available. The Captain leads a crew of six, comprising Master Chef, Tour guide, Deck Hand/Steward and two Housekeepers.
Below you can find some of the highlights of the cruises we are currently offering on La Belle Epoque, 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 "La Belle Epoque Cruises" on the menu on the right where you will also find links to the photo gallery, deck plan and cruise rates.
- Visit the Abbaye de Fontenay, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Wine tasting of Chablis wines at Saint Bris de Vineaux in the Bersan cellars
- Visit the village of Flavigny sur Ozerain, location of the film 'Chocolat'
- Visit to Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
- Visit to the 18th century Forges de Buffon
- Gastronomic dinner ashore
- Optional Hot Air Ballooning
Filet d'Agneau au Basilic, Magret de Canard, Poulet à L'Estragon
Chablis, Vosne Romanée, Domaine Laroche,
Nuit St-Georges, Epineuil
Aisy Cendré, Bouton de Culotte, Epoisses, Ami du Chambertin
Maps and Itineraries for La Belle Epoque
From 2012, for this barge, we will be offering a chauffeured transfer service to and from a designated hotel in central Paris.
La Belle Epoque is owned and operated by Belle Epoque Charters Ltd.