A New Way to Explore Wine Country

There are many ways to experience wine country.

By car.
By tour bus.
By limousine.
By train.
By bicycle.
On horseback.
By cruise ship.

And now, there’s yet another way: by barge.

If your impression of a barge is based on something you saw in New York Harbor or some other busy industrial port, you’ll be amazed and delighted by the Napoleon barge.

I like to think of it as a really big, tricked-out houseboat.

There are three decks on the Napoleon. Up top, guests can use exercise equipment or simply lounge in a Jacuzzi.

On the main deck, there’s one state cabin, along with a salon and dining room.

And down below—still above the water line, this being a barge—are the other four guest cabins.

What part of the world does the Napoleon explore? France’s Burgundy and northern Rhone regions.

Which means that guests can expect to enjoy some fabulous wines, both on board and off. Planned excursions include time in Beaune and Lyon.

Cabins cost $6,050 per person, based on double occupancy, for the upcoming October 20-26 excursion.

Individual cabins are rarely available on the Napoleon, as the barge typically hosts small groups that fill all the beds. So this is a seldom-available opportunity for a couple to have a unique wine country experience.

For further information, email pascale@wine-tours-france.com.

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