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Luxury barge tour in Burgundy and Beaujolais

A journey filled with emotions and peacefulness

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A luxury barge tour in Burgundy and Beaujolais


An American family



2 weeks

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A family with their 3 teenagers wanted to discover the famous wine producing region of Burgundy in a different and exclusive approach. Indeed, they were looking for intimacy, off the beaten path discoveries and exceptional food and wine experiences.

Barging was certainly a great bet: a luxury barge tour in Burgundy combined with a gourmet exploration in Lyon and the Beaujolais would do perfectly! We therefore suggested them to start in Lyon, France’s gastronomy capital, and then going North to explore the Beaujolais and finally Burgundy. Cruising along on a privatized barge allowed them to enjoy true luxury and privacy, at their own pace.

We carefully selected unique stopovers and experiences, for a trip like no other. We made sure this river journey was beyond their expectations! A luxury barge tour in Burgundy offers so much: a beautiful scenery, quaint villages everywhere, vineyards and wine estates around, local auberges which serve delicious and rich cuisine… ENJOY!

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A personalized discovery of Lyon, focused on unique local gastronomic experiences: a delicious chocolate workshop with a chocolate maker in the heart of the old city; a meeting with a Michelin Starred Chef to learn the secret of one of his iconic dishes; a guided stroll in the city’s “Temple of Gastronomy” with tastings of local specialties…

An exploration of the Golden Stones Country in the Beaujolais: the ochres-yellow stone built villages; an insight view of a family wine estate with the owners and an enjoyable lunch at their place.

A fun visit of one of Europe’s “books towns”.

An introduction to Burgundy, decoded by wine experts: a tasting of old vintages in the middle of the vineyards; a barrel making workshop for an interactive way of learning about the impact on wines; the privileged discovery of a Grands Crus estate with the owner through his vines, winery and cellar; a privatized visit of one of the remaining residences of the Dukes of Burgundy…

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Read also our articles on why you should visit Burgundy and Lyon & Rhone valley on your next luxury tour

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Marie Tesson had created for us in November 2017 a tailor made journey around vineyard in the Burgundy region.Our clients from different cultures and backgrounds but all of them with high expectations were absolutely delighted.Ms. Tesson did a great job, her knowledge, her skills and her capacity to listen and to adapt were key factors for the success of our journey.I highly recommend Ms. Tesson to any client who wishes a high quality event.
Hi Marie,We had a delightful time! Thank you very much for designing a great tour. We particularly enjoyed the olive oil tour/tasting, truffle hunting, and cooking class. Thibault was a fantastic tour guide, too. I particularly appreciated his flexibility and patience with us. (…) Again, we had a lovely time and appreciate your effort for making our vacation great. I already miss Provence!
Highly recommend. I am not easily impressed, but Marie managed the impossible throughout our entire Champagne experience. She was able to secure private and exclusive access to prestigious houses, which is a privilege reserved only for major distributors and celebrities. Each visit was unique, exclusive, educational and delicious. Looking forward to working with her to explore the rest of France.
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