Ravieres to Saint Florentin in the north of Burgundy
Your party will be met in Paris at 3 pm by our driver and chauffeured to the Cest la Vie moored in the town of Ravieres.
A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first of many gourmet dinners aboard.
Enjoy a morning cruise to the village of Ancy le Franc, which will allow you time to walk off a breakfast of locally baked croissants and other pastries.
After a buffet lunch, you will be chauffeured to the 12th century Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay founded by St Bernard.
After visiting this Unesco World Heritage site, you will return to the "C'est la Vie" for dinner.
Gorgeous Renaissance Chateau + Dinner at Le Pot d'Etain
You can walk or be chauffeured for this morning's visit to the gorgeous Renaissance chateau of Ancy le Franc.
Renowned for its 16th-century wall paintings and frescos (which are said to rival Fontainebleau, Ancy le France has been extensively and sensitively restored.
Return to the barge for lunch and an afternoon cruise to the small town of Lezinnes.
From here you can be chauffeured to the village of L'Isle sur Serein for your dinner ashore at the family-run restaurant of 'Le Pot d'Etain.
Charming Medieval Village
This morning you will visit the medieval village of Noyers.
Wander the cobbled streets, enjoy the local markets or discover the old ramparts and half-timbered buildings from the 15th/16th centuries along the river Serein.
Drive back to the "Cest la Vie" through fields of wheat and grazing animals in time for lunch and an afternoon cruise to Tanlay.
Now is the perfect moment to put on your walking shoes and explore the towpath and small villages along the way.
Enjoy dinner aboard.
Winetasting in Chablis
We take a morning cruise and pass through the old town of Tonnerre with Roman and Medieval buildings.
After lunch, visit the town of Chablis, where you can taste some of the famous white wines of the region in a local cellar and enjoy a drive through the vineyards.
Return to the "C'est la Vie" for another gourmet dinner on board.
Explore historic Auxerre
This morning's cruise will take us to the town of St Florentin by early afternoon.
After lunch, you will visit Auxerre, located on the banks of the River Yonne.
Auxerre was first settled by the Romans and boasts architectural jewels such as the ornately painted 15th century Clock Tower, soaring Gothic cathedrals and an abundance of Renaissance houses bordering tree-lined squares.
Napoleon, Joan of Arc and Charles VII all passed through this elegant town.
Auxerre is the ideal place to stroll along its narrow streets, window shop or just sit and relax with a coffee in one of its many cafes.
Return to the "C'est la Vie" for the Captain's Dinner, which ends your cruise in style.
A sad farewell
After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back to Paris at the end of the morning.
The estimated arrival time in Paris is approximately noon.
We hope to see you again on the "C'est la Vie".
Waterways on this route ·Burgundy Canal