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Barging in France: Burgundy – Domaine Laroche

Grapes & Gastronomy at Domain Laroche

Enjoy a tour through the world-renowned wine village of Chablis to the celebrated Domaine Laroche aboard either the 12-passenger La Belle Epoque, or the 8-passenger L'Art de Vivre on a Burgundy barge cruise. Guests will delight in a private tasting and cellar tour, and those aboard L'Art de Vivre will also enjoy a gastronomic lunch served by a private chef in the domaine's dining hall.

Domain Laroche

Viticulture, Vineyards, and the Environment

Fans of Chablis wines are sure to be impressed at Domaine Laroche. Your guide will take you through the wine-making process as you leisurely stroll through the ancient vineyards. Laroche passionately believes that the best wine can only be made using the finest grapes and is currently undergoing active conversion to organic viticulture. His approach is to create optimal conditions to achieve top-quality fruit – purity and typicity being the heart of the Domaine Laroche philosophy. "We have our own specifications relying on a few simple principles: no weed killers, no pesticides, no anti-botrytis treatments. These must help the vine and not disturb their general balance of the ripening of grapes". His team shares this view of working in tune with nature, encouraging low yields and natural ecology in order to produce fruit that is true to its vineyard origins.

The Obédiencerie

Domain Laroche Obediencerie

During the tour, guests will have the opportunity to experience the Obédiencerie, dated at over one thousand years old. It was originally part of the monastery of St. Martin, and was where the monks developed the craft of winemaking in the Middle Ages all the way to the French Revolution. To this day, it remains in the same location for the aging of the wines. Some say that the Obédiencerie could tell the history of Chablis wines on its own. Guests will observe the 9th century cellars and the 13th century double press.

Lunch time

Domain Laroche Bottle

After a delicious wine tasting, guests from the French Hotel Barge L'Art de Vivre will partake in a spectacular four-course lunch served exclusively for the group by the private chef. The perfect way to end a fascinating tour of Chablis wines.

Visit Domain Laroche on a Barge Cruise in Burgundy

Experience some of Chablis' finest crus at Domaine Laroche aboard a Burgundy barge cruise with French hotel barges L'Art de Vivre and La Belle Epoque. With extravagant cuisine and Burgundy wine served on board, along with five-star hospitality, they are the perfect choice to discover Northern Burgundy.

L'Art de Vivre

Hotel Barge L'Art de Vivre - Barging in France, Burgundy -

Northern Burgundy: Canal du Nivernais
Up to 8 guests
Charters and Cabin cruises
Themed Cruises:
Bike, Family, Golf, Tennis, Walking, Wine

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La Belle Epoque

Hotel Barge LA BELLE EPOQUE - Barging in France, Burgundy -

Northern Burgundy: Canal du Bourgogne
Up to 12 guests
Charters and Cabin cruises
Themed Cruises:
Family, Golf, Walking, Wine

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