Vincelles - France

Vincelles is located in the Burgundy region of France on the left bank of the River Yonne. It is located on the old Roman road of Agrippa, south of Auxerre and close to the point where the Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne diverge. The village was given to the Abbey of St Germain by the Bishop of Auxerre in 635AD. It was chosen as the perfect spot to store and ship the Coulanges-la Vineuse wines. Across the river from Vincelles is a 13th century cellar (now a disco) where wine was loaded onto barges for Paris. There is a simple but pretty church to be seen in the village and a small chateau dating from 1775 set in a beautiful park. This is also a good spot from which to visit surrounding wine villages like St-Brix-le-Vineaux, Irancy, Coulanges and Cravant. St-Brix-le-Vineaux was an important fortified market centre and has old half-timbered and stone buildings. At one time there were 17 towers and three entrances to the walled town while underground galleries connected all the houses and streets. These are now used as wine cellars. Tanlay is one of the ports from which you can visit the vineyards and town of Chablis, dating back to Roman times. The following 17 cruises call at Vincelles. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.