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L'Art de Vivre - Cycling Cruise

L'Art de Vivre - Cycling Cruise

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€25,900 Per Charter

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Explore the charming region of Burgundy with our fantastic cycling cruise on board L'Art de Vivre. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LDVCYC0816
  • Itinerary
    Auxerre to Chevroches
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €3,200 per charter*
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From
€25,900 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Explore the charming region of Burgundy with our fantastic cycling cruise on board L'Art de Vivre. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LDVCYC0816
  • Itinerary
    Auxerre to Chevroches
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €3,200 per charter*
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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 bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Auxerre and Chevroches.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Discover the Burgundy's lush countryside wtih tour cycling cruise on board L'Art de Vivre. As she cruises along the Nivernais Canal, cycle along the towpaths and admire the scenic vineyards, hilltop villages and more.


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

 

Note: Cycling themed cruises are charter only.


Cruise Highlights

  • Free time to explore Auxerre. 
  • Cycle to Vallan, Escamps and Chastenay, and Irancy. 
  • Cycle to Mailly le Chateau and The Rochers du Saussois. 
  • Visit Vezelay, a beautiful hilltop village. 
  • Cycle through Fontenay the forest of Chauffour-Ferrieres. 
  • Discover the Burgundy countryside in 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
Meet at the designated meeting point and transferred to the barge moored in Auxerre, Burgundy. Following a Champagne Welcome, you are free to explore the mediaeval town of Auxerre or take a stroll along the banks of the River Yonne before returning for dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
This morning, head off through the cherry orchards up to Vallan, Escamps and Chastenay. Enjoy a cooling break while visiting the subterranean caverns at Taingy, from which the famous Burgundian limestone was extracted to build monuments such as the Pantheon and la Madeleine in Paris, and even the first water tower in Chicago! Buffet Lunch. Return to the barge via Molesmes and Charentenay with optional wine tasting chez Mr.Bon, in the hamlet of Migé. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
Our itinerary today takes you to the narrow streets of Irancy, the latest wine village to be awarded its own appellation-controlée. Continue on a narrow track straight up through the vineyards and plunge down to St Bris where a short break is spent in the 12th C. cellars of Mr.Bersan. Cross country on the ‘Grande Randonnée track 13’ follows with buffet lunch/barbecue in the grounds of a 17th C watermill. An afternoon cycle circuit takes in Accolay, and Fontenay sous Fouronnes before rejoining the barge at Bazarnes for a short evening cruise to Mailly la Ville. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
As the barge leaves Mailly la Ville, disembark at the first lock and follow the GR 13 along the banks of the River Cure through Bessy and Arcy sur Cure. An old Roman road leads back over the hill down to Pregilbert where L’Art de Vivre is mooring up-lunch ashore. Afternoon cycling to Mailly le Chateau and The Rochers du Saussois, with perhaps a stop at the 14thC tower, studio of local artist M.Rose, before rejoining the barge at Le Saussois. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
As the L’Art de Vivre slips its mooring, this morning’s ride traverses the Bois d’Arcy and climbs to one of Burgundy’s most picturesque hilltop settings, Vezelay. After discovering the world famous Romanesque Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene, a swoop downhill takes us through St. Père sous Vezelay to meet our chef, setting up a buffet luncheon on the banks of the R.Cure, alongside the mediaeval bridge at Pierre Perthuis. Our afternoon ride is through Fontenay and the forest of Chauffour-Ferrières to the village of Lucy sur Yonne where the barge is moored for the night. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
A morning cruise through beautiful countryside then takes us to Chevroches. Later we cycle to Dornecy through the Fôret de Champôrnot. We enjoy a buffet lunch somewhere in the greenery, and then back to the barge, along the towpath, moored at Chevroche. Captains 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 2018

10% off per cabin on April 8, 15, 22 & 29; August 5, 12, 19 & 26

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement Book Before
April 8, 15, 22 3,321 Euros 1,400 Euros 5 January 2018
April 29 3,915 Euros 1,600 Euros 5 January 2018
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 3,321 Euros 1,400 Euros 5 January 2018
August 26 3,915 Euros 1,600 Euros 5 January 2018
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; 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 5 January 2018
April 29 27,180 Euros 27,990 Euros 28,800 Euros 5 January 2018
May 6 30,200 Euros 31,100 Euros 32,000 Euros
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  5, 12, 19 23,310 Euros 24,030 Euros 24,750 Euros 5 January 2018
August 26 27,180 Euros 27,990 Euros 28,800 Euros 5 January 2018
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
Cycling Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl 3,300 Euros

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

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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