Burgundy Valley Canal Boats, Cooking Lessons,
Culinary Vacation
Canal Barge cruise with a chef on board
Cruises on the Burgundy Canal will cover some historic territory.

The Canal de Bourgogne or Burgundy Canal provides north to south access through eastern France and connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea through the Rivers Seine and Yonne to the north, and the rivers Rhone and Saone to the south.  

The City of Beaune, south of Dijon is noted for its cobble streets and is considered the wine capital of the Burgundy Valley.  
Many Burgundy Valley Barge tours leave from the port of Dijon,  go north and then return
List: Burgundy Valley Canal Barge Tours on the Burgundy Canal
Culinary Tours, Burgundy Canal
Canal Barge Tours,Culinary Cruise
the evening meal below the castles of the 11 th century Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
Burgundy Valley canal boats offer cooking lessons on a week-long barge cruise. Wine tasting cruises and culinary cruises travel through the Burgundy Valley of Eastern France.
Burgundy Valley Canal Boats offer culinary cruises with cooking demonstrations and lessons, wine tasting, and cheese making in the Burgundy Valley, France
Several providers offer the full Barge Cruise Including a Wine With Cooking Lessons.

The sample list above right shows options for a barge cruise through the Burgundy Valley of Eastern France.

A culinary barge cruise will include trips to the local restaurants of renown and to the vineyards and wine cellars.
Burgundy Canal
Cooking Lessons
  • Boat La Reine Pedauque
The luxury narrow boat, La Reine Pedauque, offers culinary cruises with a chef on board, wine tasting, and cooking lessons.
Cooking lessons from Chef and owner while cruising south of Dijon and the Ouche Valley, six passenger, AC, open bar, tv, spa, cycles, van support.  Cruising from Saint Jean de Losne to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois.
  • Canal Barge Amaryllis
The 8 passenger ultra deluxe Amaryllis offers support and much more.  Available as charter only to families and friends.
The canal boats tie up in the afternoon and guests are free to bike barge's air conditioned van to a vineyard, wine cellar, or notable restaurant.  
A culinary barge cruise will include bikes on board, van support, a chef, a wine expert, wine cellar, cheese board,  and an open bar.
Canal Boats tie up for the night below Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
Best Time To Go To the Burgundy Valley:   
  • Cruise Season, Hiking and Biking
April to October  is canal cruise season and good times to go to Burgundy for Barge Tours, Dijon visits, biking and hiking along the canal and veloroutes, and the culinary cruise vacation.  
  • Weather
The weather in Burgundy is temperate March and April (50-75 F) Showers could come in any month but will be of short duration.  Weather is good in September October, great months to visit.
  • Low Season
From  April to mid May the barge tours and hotels will not be booked solid so prices are lowered.  Mid July and all of August can also offer lower prices because much of France goes on a six-week vacation.  The last two weeks of October can be low season and the end of the cruise season for some providers.
  • High season
Hotels in the area and barge trips have their high season, mid May to Mid July and early September to mid October.   
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Auto Europe offers selection, price, and ease of booking on the web.   Shop online well ahead of your trip and choose air, hotel or auto in France.  Rentals available at TGV Stations
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