This was originally part of the monastery of St Martin, the founders of Chablis.We return to the barge ready for the Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.Typically you will experience gentle afternoon breezes, warm seas and friendly waterside tavernas.The sheltered waters of the Ionian offer a vast array of tranquil bays and enchanting fishing harbours and villages. Friendly staff and top notch facilities on board I rate the boat a 10We enjoyed all the visits with the exception of the winery.
Then after lunch we escort you to the exquisite UNESCO World Heritage Site of Abbaye de Fontenay, founded by St Bernard in 1118.
After time to settle into your cabin, you will enjoy your first dinner aboard and an introduction to Burgundy's excellent cuisine.
Venarey-les-Laumes to Montbard Monday Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, then we cruise through woodlands and rolling fields with great towpath biking and walking opportunities past the tiny canalside villages of Nogent, Courcelles and les Granges to our mooring at Montbard.
Representing a disctinctive example of early Cistercian architecture and virtually intact, Fontenay allows an exceptional glimpse pf Cistercian life and industry with its peaceful gardens, ponds and fascinating cloisters, dormitories and scriptorium.
Return to the barge for a relaxing early evening cruise to Ravieres. Ravieres to Ancy-le-Franc Wednesday This morning is all about Champagne!