25th - 31st August 2019
Our Walking Cruise, led by James was as wonderful as ever. This year, James was accompanied by Min, a ‘Master of Wine’ expert and lecturer with a passion for sharing information on the wines of France. On the last evening, under the impressive Cathedral of St Etienne in Auxerre, Min presented an array of sparkling wines of France. A fitting finale to a memorable cruise.
The daily walks took our group of family and friends along paths and tracks, up and over the hills, alongside rivers and through vineyards. Burgundy was certainly looking beautiful, with hints of Autumn colours, as summer draws to a close. At every opportunity, there was swimming in the River Yonne; there really is nothing like swimming in a river, we all agreed.
Nicolas as ever, wowed with his food, surpassing everyone's expectations of a week of gastronomy. Glasses were raised and praises offered to our modest and gifted chef, who delighted and surprised with his culinary delights.
Hotel barge Luciole
Cruising since 1976
Phone: 00 44 1625 576880
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23 Adlington Road, Bollington
SK10 5JT England
1-2 Quai de la Republique, Auxerre
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