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L'Art de Vivre - Walking Cruise

L'Art de Vivre - Walking Cruise

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€22,590 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Get ready for an exciting cruise vacation to Burgundy in a first class barge, L'Art de Vivre! This is certainly a fun-filled journey between the lovely villages of Auxerre and Chevroches!

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LDVWAL0816
  • Itinerary
    Auxerre to Chevroches
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,436 per couple*
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From
€22,590 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Get ready for an exciting cruise vacation to Burgundy in a first class barge, L'Art de Vivre! This is certainly a fun-filled journey between the lovely villages of Auxerre and Chevroches!

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LDVWAL0816
  • Itinerary
    Auxerre to Chevroches
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,436 per couple*
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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 bicyclesItinerary Itinerary Cruise between Auxerre and Chevroches.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Be enthralled by the best of Burgundy as you witness its gorgeous sceneries and stroll around exquisite villages such as Auxerre, Vaux, Chablis, Irancy, Noyers sur Serein and more! Admire the medieval passages and streets along your journey and enjoy a wine tasting at the 12th century cellars of Monsieur Bersan. Experience this voyage of a lifetime!

 

Note: Walking themed cruises are charter only.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Explore the medieval town of Auxerre
  • Walk through the farmland of Vaux village
  • Wine tasting at the cellars of Monsieur Bersan
  • Discover the glorious cathedral of Auxerre
  • Visit Noyers sur Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
  • Visit the Chateau de Bazoches
  • Explore Vezelay and its stunning Basilica
  • Walk along the canal of Chevroches

Inclusions

  • Transfers by chauffeured Mercedes mini bus between Paris and the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 6 crew
  • Use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles and spa pool
  • Library of books and maps 
  • Board games 
  • Boules 
  • Hi-Fi system with CD player with selection of CDs
  • Nordic walking sticks (on request)

 

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
Guests are met at the designated meeting point and transferred to the barge moored in Auxerre. 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.

Day 2, Monday
After cruising out of Auxerre we leave the barge to walk through farmland to the village of Vaux. Continuing along the river we arrive at La Coeur Barrée where we meet the barge for lunch. In the afternoon we tour the Chablis vineyards ending at St Bris. Here we see the intricate network of medieval passages beneath the village before tasting the outstanding wines of the region in the 12th century cellars of Monsieur Bersan, the region’s foremost producer.  Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
From Vincelottes we wander through the Auxerrois vineyards with superb views of the Yonne valley below us. En route to the ancient town of Cravant Donjon we pass through the picturesque village of Irancy, home of many well known wines.

Our afternoon excursion is to the glorious gothic cathedral of Auxerre. Afterwards there is time to meander through the mediaeval streets at leisure before returning to our mooring in Accolay. In the evening we dine in a local restaurant that is well known for its Burgundian specialities and the standard of its cuisine.

Day 4, Wednesday
From Accolay we walk the wooded valley of the River Cure, passing the ruins of Regny Abbey before a gentle traverse back to the Yonne at the tiny hamlet of Sere where we rejoin the barge. In the afternoon we visit Noyers sur Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy.

Day 5, Thursday
From Mailly we leave the Yonne to walk through open fields to Merry sur Yonne. En route we stand on top of the dramatic Roches du Saussois, cliffs that tower dramatically 200 feet above the river. After lunch we visit the ancient Chateau de Bazoches, home of Sebastien Vauban, the Frenchman who revolutionised siege warfare in the late 17th century.  Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
This morning we visit Vezelay with its stunning romanesque Basilica, the scene of the “calling” of the Second Crusade in 1146, and its fine speciality shops. In the afternoon we walk along the canal into Chevroches. Aboard for our final evening, the Captain hosts our Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the designated drop off point.

Barge Details 

L'Art de Vivre Deck Plan

L'Art de Vivre deck plan

  • 100 feet long
  • 8 passengers
  • 4 crew
  • 4 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 8 touring bikes/1 tandem on request
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)
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
Walking Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl 2,500 Euros

Walking cruises include daily walking with a professional walking guide.

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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