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Amazing Canals on the Wine & Water Barge

We just returned from a week in the Burgundy Canals aboard the Wine & Water Barge and had the best... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Playa del Rey, California
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Fantastic Bike route

Excellent canal riding: safe with no cars/ lots of picturesque villages with castles/ interesting... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We just returned from a week in the Burgundy Canals aboard the Wine & Water Barge and had the best vacation ever. I didn’t know what to expect from the canals but was simply hoping for peace and quiet... and some wine! We were so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Excellent canal riding: safe with no cars/ lots of picturesque villages with castles/ interesting eateries & gardens. what a great discovery! We used Chassignelles as our base which is literally steps from the canal tow-path. Biking in both directions is excellent & there is another...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank bqgore
Phillip A, Front Office Manager at Canal de Bourgogne, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your comments and remarks. And yes the small markets are beginning to come back to Burgundy after many years of absence.

Reviewed 14 June 2018

This was our 3rd barge trip - having cruised the canals in Loire Valley and lower Burgundy. Those cruises were amazing - and we didn't think we could beat that experience. The C'est la Vie is the BEST barge on the French Canals...it is not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank terrycarlson2018
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This is our third trip with Max and Bea on their barge, the “Wine and Water.” Those two are the perfect owner operators of any barge in France. They are very very helpful, without being intrusive. They’re very knowledgeable, and, again, the staff they have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Heathcote H
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We have just returned after a week with friends on the Wine & Water Barge tour in Burgundy. It was a perfect vacation. Amazing food and wine, warm and friendly service from Max and Bea and their charming staff. Gorgeous scenery and lots to do...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Janice A
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Just got back from taking the trip of a lifetime - 2 couples spending a week on board Wine-Water with Max, his wife Bea, master chef Shelby and Linzi, our daytime guardian angel. Everything about the cruise was better than imagined - the accommodations, the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

It was one of the best experiences! All four of us would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a leisure adventure. The whole crew went above and beyond. Even though the weather wasn't the best everyday, everyone made the days on the boat memorable....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Babylisa13
Phillip A, Front Office Manager at Canal de Bourgogne, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hello. Thank you for your comments. As your review is more about a specific barge and not the Burgundy Canal, please consider moving your comment to their own page. https://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g187111-d12003709-Private_Cruise_and_Bike_Tours_THE_BURGUNDY_CANAL_NEAR_DIJON_6_max-Dijon_Cote_d_Or_Bou.html All the best Phillip

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Just got home from a week on the L'Impressioniste on the Burgundy canal. Wow! Wonderful scenery, haute cuisine, great wine selections from the area, superb captain & crew who took care of our every need. This section of the canal from Fleury Sur Ouche and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank David W
Phillip A, Public Relations Manager at Canal de Bourgogne, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your cruise. It's ok promoting the canal and the barge, but I think you could ease off the free publicity you're trying to create for "BL". Looking forward to you re-editing your review.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

We rented a Linssen 34.9 from France Fluviale (France Afloat), one of the several all-over France canal boat hire agencies and did the Tonnerre - Vermenton route. We had booked for four people but one couple had to drop out because of a family emergency....More

Date of experience: May 2017
6  Thank Grivola
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Our week aboard L'Art de Vivre (European Waterways) barge was one we will never forget. The barge is just lovely. The rooms are small but beautifully clean and very comfy beds. The washrooms were surprisingly bigger than we thought they would be. The 4 staff...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank PhemeK
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mohamed n
15 June 2018|
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Response from Phillip A | Property representative |
In the town of Pouilly en Auxois, there is boat trip which also takes you through the tunnel. Pouilly en Auxois is at the summit of the canal, 44kms from Dijon.
carol p
10 February 2018|
Response from weluvtrvl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I’m not familiar with any of that type of information.
4 October 2017|
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Response from Phillip A | Property representative |
With the T&Cs we cant give you a direct link. At the top of the page you read "Europe France Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Things to do in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Burgundy Canal". Click on Burgundy Canal, you'll then see "Web... More