Simply put, the Captain and crew of L’Art de Vivre nailed a perfect “10”……The barge itself was everything we had hoped for, the French countryside idyllic. But what truly made this event special were the warmth, consideration, and thorough professionalism of the crew. Julien, Dean, Rebecca, and Jean Sebastian provided a thousand and one personal touches and flourishes that made this a cruise for the ages. They unhesitatingly put forth any extra effort needed to add to our enjoyment. Please extend to them our deepest appreciation. As well, extend our sympathies to your other Captains who, though undoubtedly capable in their own right, must pale in comparison to Jules’ masterful stewardship. Again, thank you for providing such a delightful holiday for our merry band. Rest assured that we will highly recommend barging on L’Art de Vivre to our friends here in the colonies.
We have arrived back in Australia after and extended holiday in Europe. We and 4 of our Aussie friends had an amazing week aboard the L'Art De Vivre commencing 27th June. The crew consisting of Julian Allsop, Dean Savage and Rebecca Chew were a pleasure to be with. Julian is very knowledgeable about his wines, Dean is a magician in both the driving and maintenance on the barge and Rebecca couldn’t do enough to help us and a pleasure to be around. The locations we went to and the restaurants they recommended were first class. We certainly would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who asks. Should we or any of our friends choose to go barging again they will be the crew we ask for.
Graham and Faye