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L'Art de Vivre

L'Art de Vivre

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€3,590 Per Person

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The charming L’Art de Vivre was built in 1917 in England. It was converted into a luxury hotel barge in 1975. She cruises along the Canal du Nivernais from Auxerre to Chevorches.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTLDV0816
  • Itinerary
    Auxerre to Chevroches
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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€3,590 Per Person

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The charming L’Art de Vivre was built in 1917 in England. It was converted into a luxury hotel barge in 1975. She cruises along the Canal du Nivernais from Auxerre to Chevorches.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTLDV0816
  • Itinerary
    Auxerre to Chevroches
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesBonusBonus Each cabin booked receives a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stein.Itinerary Itinerary Cruise between Auxerre and Chevroches.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

L’Art de Vivre is a French expression which means “the art of living”. The barge represents the French “L’Art de Vivre” itself. Relax on board as she cruises along the scenic Canal du Nivernais past the lovely Burgundy countryside.

 

L’Art de Vivre features four, comfortable cabins with en-suite facilities, saloon or dining room, sun deck with spa pool and loungers. Bicycles are also available for exploring the canal’s towpath.

 

Receive a free signed copy of French Odyssey, one per cabin booked.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to
    • Auxerre, medieval town, and its magnifi cent cathedral
    • Noyers-sur-Serein, classed as one of the ‘most beautiful villages of France’
    • Vezelay town and its hilltop basilica
    • Château de Bazoches, home to the Marquis de Vauban
    • Local Chablis and Petit Chablis winery for wine tasting
    • Optional: hot air balloon tour
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 4 crew members
  • Transfers between Paris and L’ Art de Vivre
  • Cruise from April to October/Sunday departures
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

Approximate transfer duration between Paris & L’Art de Vivre = 2.5 hours

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 2pm
  • Drop-off point:  The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 12:00 noon

 

For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: One location of the groups choice in Paris at 2:00 pm OR a TGV train station close to the barge after 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off point: One location of the groups choice in Paris by 12:00 noon OR at a local TGV train station by 10:00 am

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Terrine de Pêcheur façon Maison; Tourte Chaude d'Escargots à la Ciboulette; Filet de Rouget au Safron


Wine Cellar
Terrine de Pêcheur façon Maison; Tourte Chaude d'Escargots à la Ciboulette; Filet de Rouget au Safron


Cheese Board
Brie; Maroilles; Pont L'Eveque; St Marcellin

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Itinerary 

Auxerre to Chevroches

Day 1, Sunday
Meet at the designated meeting point in Paris, and then transfer to L’Art de Vivre with a welcome champagne. You can explore the town or take a stroll along the banks of River Yvonne. Dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
The morning cruise takes you to the village of Vincelles. The afternoon excursion is to Chablis, the wine district in Burgundy famous for producing French white wines. Experience wine tasting in one of the town’s cellar. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, the excursion is to the medieval town of Auxerre. Return to the hotel barge for our cruise southwards through rich pasturelands past grazing Charolais cattle to the sleepy village of Mailly-la-Ville. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
In the morning, visit the market of Noyers-sur-Surein, one of the most beautiful villages of France. In the afternoon, we cruise past the cliffs at Le Saussois, a stunning natural setting with an international climbing centre. There will be an opportunity to enjoy delightful walks or bicycle rides along the towpath. Dinner ashore tonight at a local restaurant.

Day 5, Thursday
In the morning we enjoy an excursion to the pilgrimage town of Vézelay, one of Burgundy’s most famous treasures with the Romanesque Basilica of St Mary Magdalene. After lunch back on board L’Art de Vivre, enjoy an afternoon cruise through the picturesque Yonne Valley to our mooring at Coulanges. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
The morning cruise will take you to the beautiful countryside, and then takes us to our final mooring at the pretty canalside village of Chevroches and again this is a perfect time for a walk or a bicycle ride. In the afternoon, we visit Château de Bazoches. The château was later remodelled by Maréchal Vauban. Captain’s farewell dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, disembark L’Art de Vivre and transfer to the designated drop-off point in Paris.

Barge Details 

L'Art de Vivre Deck Plan

L'Art de Vivre deck plan

  • 4 crew
  • 31 metres long
  • 4 twin/double en suite cabins (10 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck with spa pool
  • 8 bicycles available on board
  • Telescope, CD Player, iPod dock, library, games
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

10% off per cabin on September 17. 20% off per cabin on October 22
No single supplement on September 17

Departure Dates (Sunday) Stateroom per person Single supplement Book Before
September 3, 10, 17, 24 4,190 Euros 1,550 Euros
September 17 3,771 Euros None 15 September 2017
October 1 4,190 Euros 1,550 Euros
October 8, 15 3,590 Euros 1,550 Euros
October 22 2,872 Euros 1,550 Euros 20 October 2017

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl
September 3, 10, 17, 24 29,200 Euros 30,100 Euros 31,000 Euros
October 1 29,200 Euros 30,100 Euros 31,000 Euros
October 8, 15, 22 25,100 Euros 25,900 Euros 26,700 Euros

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement
April 8, 15, 22 3,690 Euros 1,400 Euros
April 29 4,350 Euros 1,600 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 4,350 Euros 1,600 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 4,350 Euros 1,600 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 4,350 Euros 1,600 Euros
July 22, 29 3,690 Euros 1,400 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 3,690 Euros 1,400 Euros
August 26 4,350 Euros 1,600 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4,350 Euros 1,600 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 3,690 Euros 1,400 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

10% off per charter on April 8, 15, 22 & 29; May 6; August 12, 19 & 26

Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
April 8, 15, 22 23,310 Euros 24,030 Euros 24,750 Euros 15 September 2017
April 29 27,180 Euros 27,990 Euros 28,800 Euros 15 September 2017
May 6 27,180 Euros 27,990 Euros 28,800 Euros 15 September 2017
May 13, 20, 27 30,200 Euros 31,100 Euros 32,000 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 30,200 Euros 31,100 Euros 32,000 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 30,200 Euros 31,100 Euros 32,000 Euros
July 22, 29 25,900 Euros 26,700 Euros 27,500 Euros
August 5 25,900 Euros 26,700 Euros 27,500 Euros
August  12, 19 23,310 Euros 24,030 Euros 24,750 Euros 15 September 2017
August 26 27,180 Euros 27,990 Euros 28,800 Euros 15 September 2017
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 30,200 Euros 31,100 Euros 32,000 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 25,900 Euros 26,700 Euros 27,500 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available for Supplement per charter
Wine Appreciation Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl 3,500 Euros
Cycling Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl 3,300 Euros
Walking Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl 2,500 Euros
Family Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl None
Tennis Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl None

Wine appreciation cruises for charter groups include a comprehensive wine itinerary with additional winery visits, private tastings and the services of a professional wine guide. Also includes an upgrade of the wine list to include additional premier and grand cru wines.

Cycling cruises include daily cycling with a professional cycling guide and an upgrade of bicycle.

Walking cruises include daily walking with a professional walking guide.

Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels.

Tennis cruises include pre-booked and paid courts and transfers to and from the tennis clubs.

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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