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L'Art de Vivre

L'Art de Vivre hotel barge

8 passengers

star rating

Save 20% per charter on these 2020 dates

September 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th; October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

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April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th; May 2nd, 9th & 16th; June 20th & 27th; July 4th & 11th; August 8th & 15th
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L'Art de Vivre highlights

Highlights

  • Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
  • Wine tasting of Chablis and Petit Chablis in the cellars of a renowned Domaine
  • Visit the hilltop Basilica of Vezelay
  • Visit Chateau de Bazoches
  • Dinner ashore at the 5-Star Chateau de Vault de Lugny
  • Optional hot-air ballooning
  • Excellent towpath for cycling and walking
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Auxerre to Chevroches

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Prices

  • From 4690 USD per person
  • Charters from 32,600 USD

Specifications

  • Crew members : 4
  • Up to 8 guests
  • Double cabins : 4

Boat size

  • Length 104′12″ ft (32 metres)
  • Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)

Also

  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Spa or pool
  • Wifi
  • CD player / iPod Dock
  • Bicycles : 8

Guests have said...

The boat was generally as expected.  By chance, we had only 4 passengers not 8, and that gave an unexpected feeling of space and comfort. In addition the service and work of the... continue reading

Denis Ives; June 2017

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About the barge "L'Art de Vivre"

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A cruise aboard this stately ship will surely leave you with a taste for the finer side of life, which is precisely what L'Art de Vivre personifies.
The barge comprises four suites which can be configured as twins or doubles, each with modern en-suite facilities.
You may choose to relax by using our bikes or by lounging on the sun deck or in the Jacuzzi. You may even take a hot air balloon flight to view the surrounding area (an optional extra on this cruise).

L'Art de Vivre has quite a history! The barge was originally built in England during WWI to act as a supply vessel to allied troops of the Somme.

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L'Art de Vivre cruise routes & itineraries

Cruising between Auxerre and Chevroches on the River Yonne and Nivernais Canal in Burgundy

Cruise map for L'Art de Vivre

Auxerre
Sunday
Guests are met at the ideally positioned Hotel Westminster in Paris and transferred by private, chauffeured minibus to the pretty LArt de Vivre.
Following a Champagne welcome, you are free to explore the Medieval town of Auxerre or take a stroll along the banks of the River Yonne before returning for dinner on board.

Auxerre to Vincelles
Monday
Our morning cruise takes us through some delightful locks and past vineyard-clad hillsides to our rural mooring at Vincelles.
The afternoon excursion is to Aubigny, to explore the fascinating quarry, an underground wonderland of stonework.
We'll then introduce you to some excellent wines in the cellars of Bailly-Lapierre where we enjoy a private tasting.
Dinner on board.

Vincelles to Mailly-la-Ville
Tuesday
After breakfast, our excursion is to the medieval town of Auxerre.
Formerly the capital of Lower Burgundy, the town prides itself on its beautiful churches and notably the magnificent cathedral situated close to the river. There are numerous lavish Renaissance houses here.
We then return to the hotel barge for a cruise southwards through rich pastures, past grazing Charolais cattle to the sleepy village of Mailly la Ville.
After your relaxed lunch on board, perhaps this is an excellent time to enjoy a walk or bicycle ride along the towpath.
Dinner on board.

Mailly-la-Ville to Le Saussois
Wednesday
This morning we head to Chablis to the prestigious cellars of Domaine Laroche for a private tasting, followed by a delicious gourmet lunch in the Domaine's beautiful dining hall.
In the afternoon, we cruise past the cliffs at Le Saussois, a stunning natural setting, with an international climbing centre.  Do the cliffs hide a hidden romantic sign? Can you spot it?
There will also be an opportunity to enjoy delightful walks or bicycle rides along the towpath before dinner ashore in the 5-star hotel Le Chateau de Vault-de-Lugny.  This secluded and romantic setting dates back almost 900 years!

Le Saussois to Lucy-sur-Yonne
Thursday
In the morning, we continue our journey through the Yonne Valley to our mooring at Lucy-sur-Yonne. After lunch on board,  we enjoy an excursion to the fascinating pilgrimage town of Vezelay, one of Burgundy's most famous treasures.  Savour the light and atmosphere within the Romanesque Basilica of St Mary Magdalene, the perfect place for some quiet contemplation.  In the village, you'll discover craft shops and excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
Dinner aboard.

Lucy-sur-Yonne to Chevroches
Friday
After our busy afternoon, yesterday now is the time to relax and admire the scenery during our morning cruise through beautiful countryside to our final mooring at the pretty canalside village of Chevroches.
In the afternoon, we visit the elegant Chateau de Bazoches, built in the 12th century and known as an excellent example of a trapezoidal construction. Illustrious visitors to the chateau included Richard the Lionheart.
Marechal Vauban later remodelled the chateau, and there are beautiful views from its elevated hillside setting.
Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Chevroches
Saturday
After breakfast, guests are transferred to the Hotel Westminster in Paris.

Auxerre to Chevroches rates and dates

USD rates 2020 for USA and CANADA residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 41000 USD 35500 USD
Whole boat charter for 7 39600 USD 34300 USD
Whole boat charter for 6 38200 USD 33100 USD
Stateroom per person 5550 USD 4750 USD
Single supplement 2000 USD 1750 USD
STERLING rates 2020 for UNITED KINGDOM residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 £28500 £24500
Whole boat charter for 7 £27600 £23800
Whole boat charter for 6 £26700 £23100
Stateroom per person £3890 £3290
Single supplement £1400 £1200
EURO rates 2020 ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 34500€ 29500€
Whole boat charter for 7 33400€ 28700€
Whole boat charter for 6 32300€ 27900€
Stateroom per person 4650€ 3990€
Single supplement 1700€ 1500€
Prices include: Local transfer between local meeting point and the hotel barge (approximate transfer duration 2hr30), a luxury 6-night cruise, all meals on board cartered for by the on-board Master Chef, an open barge 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alocoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise; excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 4 crew and use of the barge facilities, which include bicycles and spa pool.
 
Themed charters:
Wine appreciation charters 5250 USD / £4000/ 4500€ supplement
Golf charter 450 USD / £350 / 400€ supplement per player
Cycling charters 4250 USD / £2500 / 2850€ supplement
Walking charters 3250 USD / £2500 / 2850€ supplement
Tennis charters: No supplement

- Departure Dates 2020 -
Value April 5 to April 19
July 19 to August 23
October 4 to October 25
Regular April 26 to July 12 
August 30 to September 27

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