French Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque : Champagne Wednesdays

The French Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque:
Enjoy Champagne Wednesdays

French Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque

The luxury Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque spends her time cruising through the diverse and scenic wine country of Northern Burgundy. They have decided to bolster their itinerary with a weekly trip to a unique section of the Champagne region.

A Private Tasting at a Champagne Institution

Found on the sun-drenched slopes of central Côte des Bar in the south of Champagne is Les Riceys. This area is renowned for some 2,086 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines and famed for being the only region in the world with three Appellations d’Origine contrôlée.

Following breakfast aboard the barge, guests will be driven to the charming Maison Alexandre Bonnet for a private champagne tasting; lauded for its exceptional Blanc de Noirs and iconic Rosé des Riceys. The Alexandre Bonnet Champagne House sits on a quiet, picturesque street at the heart of the town.

Lunch With Aristocracy
Next there is a short drive to Château de Ricey-Bas. With its 12th century vaulted cellars and thousand year history, it’s the ideal location to appreciate the rolling vineyards and enjoy a glimpse of family life in a rural château. 
Château de Ricey-Bas
Here, guests will be greeted with a Champagne aperitif and a gourmet lunch with the Baroness herself, which will be taken in either a private salon or the atmospheric vaulted 13th century kitchen. The remainder of the afternoon may be spent strolling the beautiful gardens or exploring the regal château interiors.

Upon returning to La Belle Epoque, she will begin her cruise to Ancy-le-Franc, with plenty of opportunity to walk or cycle along the towpath… or sit on deck with another glass of bubbly!

 Sit back and enjoy the view with glass in hand

About French Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque

The French Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque is available for barging cruises on the Canal de Bourgogne in Burgundy, France. She accommodates up to 12 passengers in 6 guest cabins, each with ensuite, private bathrooms. There is a crew of six to pamper you during your barging vacation.

La Belle Epoque

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