High quality and great value cruising in Burgundy: Dijon itinerary

Brightly and colourfully decorated throughout, MS Jeanine is one of CroisiEurope’s fleet of five up-to-the-minute hotel barges. She cruises in Burgundy.

Jeanine has eleven double cabins, each bookable on an individual basis. Each well-designed cabin has an outside view with picture window, air conditioning, TV, radio and safe and each has an en-suite shower-room.

At a Glance

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Hotel Barge Jeanine :: Key Features

  • Smart class (3*)
  • Four routes in southern Burgundy
  • Charter and cabin bookings, 6 nights, 7 days, April to October*
  • 22 guests / 11 cabins with en-suite bathrooms
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating throughout
  • Full board, on-board dining
  • Sun deck with Jacuzzi
  • Bicycles available
  • Wifi (limited in some places)
  • Air-conditioned coach for transfers and excursions

Hotel Barge Jeanine: Cruise Highlights

  • Excursions along the ‘Route du Grand Crus’ and other famous vineyards for wine-tastings
  • Guided tours and plenty of time to explore historic city centres along the route
  • Stroll and bike along the towpaths and country lanes in the beautiful countryside of Burgundy
  • In March, November and December, MS Jeanine operates four-day cruises through Paris on the Canal St Martin.

What’s included:
All meals and drinks on board (*excluding Champagne, special wines and fine brandies);excursion fees and associated transport

Not included:
Travel to/from the barge; travel, medical and cancellation insurance; tips for the crew (not expected)

Hotel Barge Jeanine:  Cruise routes in Burgundy
Canal du Centre, Canal de Bourgogne, River Saone

Jeanine cruises four, scenic seven-day, six-night routes between St-Leger-sur-Dheune (on the Canal du Centre), Chalon-sur-Saône on the Saône river, Dijon (on the Canal de Bourgogne) and Besançon and Montbeliard (on the Canal Rhône a Rhin) in Burgundy, the land of the great wine appellations. Excursions along the way include visits to historic towns and villages, and wine-tasting at local vineyards.

Typical itinerary:

Hotel Barge Jeanine Cruise : Dijon to St Leger-sur-Dheune

hotel barge burgundy jeanineDay 1 – Arrival
Meet in Dijon for transfer by coach to Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune. Welcome on board, meet the crew and settle in before dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 2 – St Leger to Chagny
Coach excursion to Nolay, the Cirque du Bout du Monde, the Cozanne River and the Mont de Sène overlooking the Santenay vineyards. Lunch on board and then explore the charming wine-producing village of Santenay. Cruise to Chagny for dinner on board and moor for the night.

Day 3 – Chagny to Chalon-sur-Saone
Opportunity to cycle along the Green way path along the banks of the Doubs, alongside Jeanine. Lunch on board and then a tour of Chalon-sur-Saône, birthplace of Joseph Nicéphore Niepce, one of the inventors of photography. Dinner on board.

Day 4 – Chalon-sur-Saone to Saint Jean-de-Losne
Continue the cruise, with cycling alongside possible. Lunch on board and then a guided tour of Saint Jean-de-Losne and a tasting of local specialities from Burgundy. Dinner on board.

Day 5 – St Jean de Losne to Petit-Ouges
A full day’s cruising, with time to fully relax on deck and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Canal de Bourgogne. Lunch on board and arrival in Petit-Ouges late in the afternoon to stay overnight. Dinner on board.

Day 6 – Petit-Ouges to Dijon
Cruise on towards Dijon. Lunch on board and then an excursion along the Burgundy Grands Crus Wine Route, through villages and the finest and most prestigious of the Burgundy vineyards. Gala dinner on board and overnight mooring in the port of Dijon.

Day 7 – Departure
Buffet breakfast on board and disembark at 09:00 for onward travel

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Please enquire about Jeanine and her other itineraries in this region
*In March, November and December, Jeanine operates memorable four-day cruises through the very centre of Paris on the Canal St Martin.

Hotel Barge Jeanine cruises in southern Burgundy

Barge Cruising – The Saone and South Burgundy

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River Saone – Canal du Centre – Doubs/Canal Rhone-Rhine

The Saone is one of the most attractive rivers in France: wide, sleepy and unhurried, it wends its way from the mountains of the Vosges to the Rhone, linking up with the Burgundy Canal, the River Doubs and the Rhone au Rhine Canal and passing through delightful countryside replete with wildlife – herons, kites and the pale Charolais cattle that come down to the waterside to drink. Macon offers an ideal base for discovering the Beaujolais – a rolling crest of hills famous for the production of light red wine, or if you prefer fuller Burgundy reds then a rendezvous at Clos Vougeot will provide ample opportunity for tasting. Beaune is another major centre for viticulture and the town’s ancient hospital with its dazzling glazed tiled roof is an unmissable attraction.

Formerly an outpost on the border between the historic kingdoms of France and Burgundy, Verdun sur le Doubs is now better known for the delicious stew made from locally caught river fish – Pochouse. Also on the River Doubs, Dole retains much of its medieval character and Besancon, with its spectacular citadel designed by the French military architect Vaubun, is worth the journey further upstream.

Fans of photography will be keen to visit Chalon-sur-Saone, the home of Nicéphore Niepce and thus regarded as the birthplace of this popular art form: the colourful Sunday market offers perfect opportunities for taking vivid holiday snaps.

Getting There
Hotel barges often collect and return guests to a pre-agreed Paris or Dijon hotel. The primary French international airport is at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and there are European-flight airports at Dole and Lyon. There are also TGV express train stations at Dijon, near Dole, Macon, Le Cruesot (near Montchanin) and Lyon; and many other towns in the region have railway connections.

– [below] In the region: Besancon, Dole, Verdun sur le Doubs, Chalon-sur-Saone, Macon, Clos Vougeot, Beaune, Germolles –

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Besancon ©M Akpovi | Dole ©sosni | Verdun ©B Bonin | Chalon ©M Chanaud | Clos ©markjone | Beaune ©Michael Evans | Others ©FW, wikimedia, n/a

Hotel Barge Jeanine: Details and Facilities

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  • Dimensions: 128ft x 17ft
  • All cabins: 110 sq ft including the bathrooms
  • Twin beds onlyHotel Barge Jeanine Burgundy
  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Sun Deck with Jacuzzi and BBQ
  • Dining Room, Bar, Lounge
  • Bicycles Available
  • Wi-Fi
  • Professional English and French speaking crew of 5

Other items on board:

  • TV and radio
  • 220v Electricity
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone (for internal calls)

Hotel Barge Jeanine: Cuisine

One of the highlights of the cruise is the outstanding cuisine prepared by superb French chefs. Guests can indulge in three/four course lunches and dinners, offering a variety of French and regional dishes that complement the region in which they are travelling. Guests also enjoy a selection of wines with their meals, as well as at the bar.

From time to time, Jeanine invites chefs such as Paul Bocuse, Marc Haeberlin or Emile Jung to organise gastronomic cruises full of taste and flavour.

Dining aboard Jeanine is always a pleasure. Food is taken seriously and it shows.

Hotel Barge Jeanine – 2019 Rates  ➤ 2020 Rates

Cabin and Charter bookings
Thursday to Wednesday

Besançon to Dijon
July 4
Aug 1
Oct 10

Dijon to Besançon
July 11
Aug 22

Besançon to Montbelliard
Oct 24

Per Cabin bookings
Twin Cabin: from 2,135 EUR per person
Single Occupancy Supplement: 925 EUR

Charter for up to 22 guests:
Between Besançon and Dijon – 30,200 EUR
Between Besançon and Montbelliard – 25,250 EUR

Hotel Barge Jeanine – 2020 Rates

Cabin and Charter bookings
Thursday to Wednesday

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