Itinerary on the Canal du Centre

The Burgundy Cruise 7 days / 6 nights along the « Canal du Centre » in southern Burgundy to share with you the Gastronomic Delights.

Cruising from Saint-Julien-sur-Dheune to Seurre.




Guests are met at Le Creusot TGV  railway station in the afternoon and taken by mini bus to La Vie en Rose, which is moored on the tranquil Canal du Centre in the pretty village of Saint-Julien-sur-Dheune. Champagne Welcome and dinner in the evening gives us the opportunity to chat about the coming weeks itinerary, while you gently unwind from your journey.


Saint-Julien-sur-Dheune –> Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune

The day begins with a cruise to the village of Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune wich will be our mooring for the evening. After a lunch aboard La Vie en Rose, we visit by mini bus the famous « Château de Couches » known as the « Château de Marguerite de Bourgogne ». It is a magnificent XIIe Century fortress classified to the « Monument Historique » which presents all the differents phases of its building from end XIe up to XIXe. On the way back to La Vie en Rose, we will propose you an excursion through the Maranges villages to the mountain of the 3 crosses, a magnificent panorama ! We will finish this first day in a local auberge to discover the regional cooking (not included).


Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune –> Santenay

We depart Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune for a leisurely cruise to the village of Santenay, which nestles amongst the famous vineyards and preserved landscape of the Southern Côte de Beaune. This morning we will take the the direction of Mercurey for a meeting with an old friend winegrower « Agnes » in the Domaine Meix-Foulot . Agnes will take us in her vineyards for an outside tasting and then return in the winery to tell us how she makes her wine. Today for lunch… maybe a picnic, surprise !! This afternoon will be the opportunity to discover the wonders of the « Côte Chalonnaise » , you might enjoy the magnificent views offered by this region. On the way back we will stop at Russily, charming typical village for an authentic goat farming visit and why not, a cheese tasting !

We return to La Vie en Rose for a relax evening and dinner onboard.


Santenay –> Chagny

We start the day with a short cruise to the town of Chagny where we will moor for the evening. After a relaxing breakfast we depart for the historic town of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Today is the market day and for lunch we propose the restaurant « Le Conty » (not included) a wonderful dining place with a pleasant cellar atmosphere. We will dedicate this afternoon for a visit of the historic « Hospices de Beaune » and the Hotel Dieu, built in the XVe century (with a private guide) .Then free time for shopping in the pedestrian zone and why not a « Café » in the village square ! We return to La Vie en Rose through the vineyards for a restful evening and dinner on board.


Chagny –> Fragnes

This morning we continue with our cruise towards Fragnes, ideally situated to discover the « Côte Chalonnaise », where we will moor for the evening. In the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise propose ruby-coloured red wine and delicate white wine of great renown coming from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Aligoté. After a lunch onboard depart for the visit of the wonderful Château de Rully. The Chateau de Rully is a medieval fortress built in the 12th century, since the origin the Chateau has been kept in the same family. The current owner will be your private guide and he will tell you the history of his ancestors. We will finish the tour by a wine tasting in the old kitchen of the Chateau.

To continue this wonderful evening you will enjoy a dinner taken ashore (not included) in a local auberge or, if you wish a « Gatronomic Experience », you might appreciate the restaurant « Lameloise » the only Michelin 3 stars *** restaurant in Burgundy, icon of the French cuisine.


Fragnes –> Seurre

This morning we take a short car ride to the town of « Chalon-sur-Saône » (the birthplace of the photography). Chalon has a Cathedral with a lovely square surrounded by medieval buildings. A is it market day today, the square filled with fruit and vegetables stalls and the other streets littered with all sorts of market traders selling a plethora of goods. A real insight into french life. We return to La Vie en Rose for lunch and a leisurely cruise to the village of Seurre. This evening your farewell meal starts with cocktails and canapés on the deck overlooking the Saône river.



After a last breakfast, guests are taken by our private chauffeur to Le Creusot TGV railway station in good time to catch their train.

Nb : The cruise program has been set-up in order to optimize the mini-bus transit time but the visits during the week can be tailored to the Guest’s wishes.

Why not a visit of « Dijon » or « Clos-de-Vougeot »

Don’t hesitate to contact us for your specific requests !