Saint-Léger-Sur-Dheune to Dole (7 Days)

Cruise Line: Belmond Cruises
Saint-léger-sur-dheune, France to Dole, France
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DAY 1
Saint-léger-sur-dheune, France

Board the barge at Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune and meet your crew over a champagne reception. In the evening enjoy your first dinner on board, with decadent local cuisine and fine wines.

DAY 2
Fragnes, France
Château de Chamirey, Mercurey, France
Fragnes, France

Begin with a picturesque cruise along the Canal du Centre. After lunch tour Château de Chamirey, a family-run wine estate, complete with a tasting session. Then take a scenic drive back to the barge in time for cocktails and dinner.

DAY 3
Fragnes, France

Complete your cruise along the Canal du Centre and moor in the pretty village of Fragnes for lunch. The estate's owner takes you on a tour of Château de Germolles, the last remaining residence of the Dukes of Burgundy. Explore Chalon-sur-Saône at your leisure, admiring the beautiful architecture, visiting the quaint antique shops or people-watching in the many sidewalk cafés.

DAY 4
Beaune, France
Verdun-sur-le-doubs, France

Admire the scenery as you cruise the verdant valley to the town of Beaune. Tour the magnificent 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu a charity hospital come museum that reveals Burgundy's history. Enjoy a private wine tasting before exploring the charming old town at your leisure. This evening, moor at Verdun-sur-le-Doubs and dine out at a beautiful, Michelin-rated restaurant.

DAY 5
Saint-jean-de-losne, France

Continue your journey to Saint-Jean-de-Losne, the barging capital of France. Visit Clos de Vougeot, a medieval château and headquarters of the Chevaliers du Tastevin society. Rejoin the barge after a local degustation.

DAY 6
Dole, France

Join the Rhone-Rhine Canal on your leisurely morning cruise. In the afternoon embark on a walking tour of historic Dole, birthplace of Louis Pasteur. Visit a number of sites, including a hidden fromagerie where you can sample some local Jura cheeses. Moor in the port of Dole for a spectacular farewell gala dinner.

DAY 7
Dole, France

After breakfast, bid adieu to the crew and disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Saint-Léger-Sur-Dheune to Dole map

About the Ship

Belmond Afloat in France - Hirondelle
Belmond Afloat in France - Belmond Hirondelle

Belmond Hirondelle is exquisitely styled in light and airy design giving a sense of floating on air instead of water. Four generously sized en-suite cabins accommodate up to eight guests. Dine on exceptional French cuisine in the light-filled lounge or recline on deck with a cocktail in hand as you sail through the stunning Franche-Comte region of France.

What's Included

Included

  • Selection of books, games, satellite TV, DVDs and CDs

  • Bose iPod docking station

  • WiFi and computer with internet access

  • Sun deck with 360˚ view, sun loungers, two tables and large parasol

  • Dining room and a shaded alfresco dining area on deck

  • Spacious and light lounge area

  • All meals and beverages included

  • Daily excursions included

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