The Classic Nivernais in the company of our own Piano Trio
FRC-BWT-810920/803163 French Canals
8 Nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Three full days cruising on the Canal du Nivernais between Auxerre and Clamecy
  • Complimentary Bar whilst cruising
  • Guided visits to Vézelay Basilica and Visitor Centre, Grotte d'Arcy, Château Ancy le Franc
  • Visit and wine-tasting La Croix Montjoie vineyard
  • One dinner out at the Abbaye de Reigny
  • Free time in Auxerre, Chablis, Clamecy
  • Music, music, music!
  • Travel day stops in or near Reims and Laon
At A Glance

What's Included

  • Executive Coach Travel departing from Ashford and Folkestone
  • Assistance with booking taxi connections and/or hotel stay pre-departure
  • Eurotunnel or Ferry crossings
  • 7 Nights Hotel stay at The Logis St François in the village of Vermenton, with breakfast
  • Daily cruise itinerary with on-board lunch
  • Tea, coffee and drinks from the bar during cruising

What's Not Included

Day 1
UK - Auxerre

Depart the UK this morning for your trip into Auxerre.

Day 2
Auxerre - Vermenton

Travel by coach into Auxerre and then cruise the Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne back to Vermenton.

Day 3

This morning, visit the UNESCO-listed Basilica at Vézelay, before Flo and her colleagues play for us in the spellbinding setting of this majestic building. Then board the coach for the short hop to the remote hilltop vineyard of La Croix Montjoie. In the afternoon there is the opportunity to visit the Grotte d'Arcy.

Day 4
Châtel-Censoir - Clamecy

Enjoy scenic cruising today between Châtel-Censoir and Clamecy, with the small town of Coulanges-sur-Yonne as midpoint. There should be time to explore a little of Clamecy on arrival.

Day 5

Today, you have a free day in Auxerre, where the spectacular waterfront with the Cathedral St Étienne and Abbaye St Gervais make this one of the most attractive skylines in all of France.


Day 6
Châtel-Censoir - Vermenton

Four your final day of cruising, you will board at Châtel-Censoir and cruise back to Vermenton, passing through the villages of Merry-sur-Yonne, Mailly-le-Château (another splendid viewpoint), Mailly-la-Ville, Prégilbert, Ste-Pallaye and Accolay. In the evening you will visit the restored Cistercian Abbey of Reigny, where you will enjoy supper courtesy of our hosts Béatrice and Louis-Marie Mauvais.

Day 7
Chablis - Vermenton

This morning, the coach will take you to the stunning Château Ancy-le-Franc where you can enjoy an audio-guided visit, before travelling onwards to the town of Chablis. From here it is a half-hour journey through the vineyards back to Vermenton.

Day 8
Auxerre - UK

Set out for home this morning with a brief call at Pontigny Abbey.