L'ART DE VIVRE
Burgundy boasts some of the world's finest wines with almost 60,000 acres of sunlit vines and arguably the prettiest canal in France. The Nivernais Canal randomly meanders along the path of the picturesque River Yonne. This delightful exchange brings you to the finest cruising in Burgundy. Medieval villages are surrounded by unspoiled countryside where gastronomic delights are a culture in themselves.
Sunday, Day 1 PARIS TO AUXERRE
Guests are met at Laroche Migennes train station at 16:45 or Hotel Maxime in Auxerre at 17:15 and transferred to the elegant L’Art de Vivre in Auxerre, Burgundy. 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 aboard.
Monday, Day 2 AUXERRE TO VINCELLES
Our morning cruise takes us past vineyard-clad hillsides to our rural mooring at Vincelles. The afternoon excursion is to Chablis, home of one of the most famous white wines in the world. A tasting in one of the town’s aged cellars will introduce you to some of the local Petit Chablis and Chablis wines. Dinner aboard.
Tuesday, Day 3 VINCELLES TO MAILLY LA VILLA
After breakfast, our excursion is to the medieval town of Auxerre. Originally the capital of Lower Burgundy, the town prides itself on its fine churches and particularly its magnificent cathedral. We then return to the barge for a cruise southwards through rich pasturelands past grazing Charolais cattle to the market town of Mailly la Ville. Dinner aboard.
Wednesday, Day 4 MAILLY LA VILLA TO LE SAUSSOIS
This morning, we visit the charming 14th century medieval village of Noyers, one of the most beautiful villages in France, on an excursion through delightful countryside. In the afternoon we cruise past the Saussois cliffs where an international climbing center creates a spectacular setting. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy spectacular walks before returning for dinner aboard.
Thursday, Day 5 LE SAUSSOIS TO LUCY SUR YONNE
In the morning we enjoy an excursion to the town of Vézelay, one of Burgundy’s most famous treasures with the Romanesque Basilica of St Mary Magdalene, craft shops and fine views of the surrounding countryside. Lunch ashore today at a wonderful auberge Les Millesimes., followed by an afternoon cruise through the Yonne valley to arrive at Lucy sur Yonne. Dinner aboard.
Friday, Day 6 LUCY SUR YONNE TO CLAMECY
A morning cruise through beautiful countryside then takes us to Clamecy. Take a short walk into Clamecy to visit the town, the Collegiale de St Martin and also the Logging and Barging Museum. The narrow streets lined with ancient buildings also present an opportunity for shopping. In the afternoon, we visit the Chateau of Bazoches, whose illustrious visitors included Richard the Lionheart and which was later remodeled by Maréchal Vauban. Captain’s Farewell Dinner aboard.
Saturday, Day 7 CLAMECY
Disembark after breakfast and arrive at Laroche Migennes train station by 10am.
On alternative weeks the cruise is in reverse direction.
This itinerary is subject to change
Burgundy - Paris - Ampère Villiers Hotel - Sunday 1.30 pm
Individual Bookings: Child 12 to 17 years traveling with an adult $300 reduction
Charter bookings: Child reduction of $300 applicable for all children aged 0-17 years.
- All cruises require a minimum of 2 passengers to guarantee departures.
- *Cycling Cruises are available for charter groups at a supplement of $3000 per charter. Please contact us for itinerary.
- *Walking Cruises are available for charter groups at a supplement of $2500 per charter. Please contact us for itinerary.
- Family Cruises are available for charter groups only except for special family cruises which are available for individual cabin bookings. Please contact us for itinerary. No supplement applies.
|L'Art de Vivre|
|Accommodations||Rate Type||Rate Amount|
|Stateroom per person||Value||4490|
|Stateroom per person||Regular||5250|
|Charter 6 passengers wholeboat||Value||31300|
|Charter 6 passengers wholeboat||Regular||38200|
|Charter 7 passengers wholeboat||Value||32400|
|Charter 7 passengers wholeboat||Regular||37500|
|Charter 8 passengers wholeboat||Value||33500|
|Charter 8 passengers wholeboat||Regular||38800|
|Departure Dates (Sunday)||Rate Type||Route|
|Apr 8, 5, 22||Value||Burgundy|
|Apr 28 May 6, 13, 20, 27Jun 3,10,17,24,Jul1,8,15||Regular||Burgundy|
|July 22,29 Aug 5,12,19||Value||Burgundy|
|Aug 26, Sept 2, 9, 16,23,30||Regular||Burgundy|
|Oct 7, 14, 21||Value||Burgundy|
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