Accommodating up to 8 passengers
L'Art de Vivre is rated 4 star
Crew members : 4
Length 104′12″ ft (32 metres)
Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)
Number of bicycles : 8
Up to 8 guests
Double cabins : 4
Spa or pool
CD player / iPod Dock
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G Duncan ; USA; September 2019
5 stars for the barge, destination, Hotels Afloat booking service and the overall Hotels Afloat experience.
Our boat was beautifully kept and every member of the crew went above and beyond to make our trip perfect.
Jane Nee; October 2017
Dear Emma,I am now back home; but, wishing I was still in France on "L'Art de Vivre". The trip was fabulous, from start to finish. The crew took such good care of us; the food, the service, the fun---it was incredible. I will be doing this again. Thank you, so much, for your assistance in making this possible.
Denis Ives; June 2017
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 crew was great.
Boat rate = 7/10
Cruiseappreciate = The cruise from Chevroches to Auxerre on the Nivernais Canal went from calm and bucolic to concluding at a bigger town (Auxerre). That felt right. Interesting moorings and visits.
I rate Hotels Afloat an 8 out of 10: Attention to detail though would like more info about tours and visits on the site...
We may book again, depending upon locations, routes and costs.
A cruise aboard this stately ship will surely leave you with a taste for the finer side of life, which is exactly 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.
|Accommodation 2020 USA/CANADA||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|
|Accommodation 2020 UNITED KINGDOM||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|
|Accommodation 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€|
|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