Preparing for cruise of Burgundy region of France on European Waterways’ La Renaissance

La Renaissance
La Renaissance

Slowly, smoothly barging through the valleys and canals of Burgundy, encountering the Loire, Saone and Seine Rivers. Disembarking to explore vineyards, famous, family-owned wineries and medieval villages.

Visiting historic chateaux like Chateau de La Bussiere or “fisherman’s castle,” Chateau Sully-sur Loire where Joan of Arc and Voltaire were exiled and the royal and imperial Chateau de Fountainbleau, home for seven centuries’ of royal residents.

Meanwhile, the chef shops and prepares gourmet meals of local, seasonal specialties to be accompanied by wines of the region.

Such is what I expect of life aboard European Waterways’ La Renaissance, a luxury hotel barge with seven other guests for six nights.

Will it be as idyllic as it sounds?

I, and you, will find out when I arrive in Paris the morning of April 19 and board Renaissance in Chatillon-sur Loire that afternoon for a champagne welcome.

I’ll be posting daily, pending Wi-Fi access, to show and tell you what it is like. No need to worry about rough seas on this trip, but fingers are crossed for sunshine and temperatures milder than the 40-50-degree (F) in Paris today.

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