Belmond’s Fleet

The Hirondelle is one of the five barges on Belmond's current roster, which offers cruises in three contrasting regions.

Burgundy Hideaways

I never tire of driving along the back roads of France, and I find the sculpted landscapes of Burgundy especially appealing.

Châteaux Visits in Burgundy

Fortifications dot the strategic Burgundian landscape, ranging from well-defended manor houses to romantic castles bristling with mosaic-roofed towers.

Tasting Grands Crus

The grand cru wines of Burgundy are among the most coveted and expensive wines in the world.

Burgundy Restaurant Discoveries

As one might expect, the Cote d'Or has no shortage of excellent restaurants complete with superlative wine lists.

Bookshelf: 'Shadows in the Vineyard'

In this true crime story, Maximillian Potter relates the attempt to extort 1 million euro from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti by poisoning its best vineyards.

The Spirit of Burgundy

Our first evening on the barge, I asked for a digestif of marc de Bourgogne. I was shocked they had none on the barge because so few people ever requested it.

Contemporary Art in Burgundy

Burgundy has much to recommend it, but its contemporary art scene is hardly world-renowned.

Visiting the Fabled Vineyards of Burgundy

Burgundy has been a place in which to experience the world's most elevated wines and cuisine, and for present-day epicureans, its status remains unchallenged.

Letter From the Editor, October 2016

In this month's issue, Mr. Harper details his trip aboard the Hirondelle, cruising along Burgundy's idyllic canals. Three St. Barths resorts are also reviewed.

Video: A Cruise in Burgundy, France

Watch Mr. Harper's video from his stay aboard the Hirondelle as he explores the backcountry of France along the country's extensive network of canals.

Video: A Stay at La Borde in Burgundy, France

Watch Mr. Harper's video from La Borde, a rural estate with just five suites, four of which are Junior Suites, tucked deep in the pastoral heart of Burgundy.

Barging Through Burgundy

Cruising the canals of Burgundy and sampling the fine food and wines along the way. Read more about our travels through wine country.

Wines the World Over

In the signature line of his emails, Andrew Harper's wine concierge, Hal Oates, includes a short blurb from the Bible: "Wine to gladden the heart of man." That sentiment is shared not only by Oates, but also by the growing number of travelers who head off in search of great wine destinations year after year.

Notable September Events

Notable September Events