' L'ART DE VIVRE '

 
Cruising in Burgundy
Canal du Nivernais (between Auxerre and Chevroches, near Clamecy)

Cruise route map
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L'ART DE VIVRE Barge
  • 100 FEET LONG
  • 8 GUESTS
  • 4 CREW
  • 4 TWIN/DOUBLE STATEROOMS, ALL WITH PRIVATE EN-SUITE BATHROOMS
  • 8 GOOD QUALITY TOURING BICYCLES
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • CENTRAL HEATING
  • SPA-POOL
  • AIR CONDITIONED MINIBUS
  • WI-FI (SUBJECT TO LOCAL RECEPTION)
The enchanting Nivernais Canal remains one of Burgundy’s undiscovered treasures. Sleepy hamlets, wooded slopes and grazing Charolais cows pass so close you can brush them with a hand as you gently cruise this dream-like route aboard L’Art de Vivre. This very pretty 8 passenger hotel-barge started life as a Scottish ammunition carrier and was transformed during 1997 by a team of skilled craftsmen into a floating celebration of ‘The Good Life’ in traditional Burgundian style.
The sundeck is an explosion of colour throughout the season with a grand array of bright petunias really stealing the show. The excellent quality teak deck furniture with comfy cushions enable guests to really relax and make maximum use of outdoor deck space, and the heated spa pool is the jewel in the crown of this heavenly barge. Your crew of four comprises Captain, Tour Guide, Master Chef and Hostess, all of whom share a love of the Nivernais Canal and are ready and eager to cater to your every need. This cruise region simply oozes traditional French charm and you may soon find yourself easily forgetting what day it is! This cruise route is exceptionally good for walking or cycling cruises due to the excellent tow path that follows the route for most of the itinerary.
L'Art de Vivre can also cruise in tandem with the Belle Epoque (taking 12 guests, and subject to availability), thus accommodating charter groups of up to 20 passengers.

2017 PRICES (USD) VALUE SEASON REGULAR SEASON
Stateroom per guest $ 4490 $5250
Single supplement $ 1700 $1900
Charter for 6 guests $ 31300 $36200
Charter for 7 guests $ 32400 $37500
Charter for 8 guests $ 33500 $38800


VALUE SEASON DATES: April 09,16,23; July 23,30; August 06,13,20; October 08,15,22 2017
REGULAR SEASON DATES: April 30; May 07,14,21,28; June 04,11,18,25; July 02,09,16; August 27; September 03,10,17,24; October 01 2017



Cruise Highlights may include:

The medieval town of Clamecy and its 13th Century cathedral
The hilltop basilica of Vézelay
Visit to Auxerre with its timbered houses and 12th century cathedral that dominates the skyline
Visit to the 12th Century Chateau de Bazoches - home of Maréchal Vauban
Wine-tasting in the world-famous village of Chablis


The Art de Vivre is pleased to be able to offer special interest and theme cruises in 2017. Please contact us for itineraries, supplments, inclusions and availability:

Cycling Cruises (Charter only, $3700 supplement)
Includes daily cycling with a professional Cycling Guide and an upgrade of bicycle for duration of your cruise
Family Cruises (Charter only, no supplement)
Tennis Cruises (Charter only, no supplement)
Tennis Cruises include pre booked and paid courts and transfer to and from the clubs
Walking Cruises (Charter only, $2800 supplement)
Includes daily walking with a professional Walking Guide
Wine Appreciation Cruises (Charter only, $4000 supplement)
Includes a comprehensive and customisable wine itinerary, an upgrade of all wines served on board to include more Premier and Grand Cru wines and the services of a professional Wine Guide.

For cabin bookings:
PICK-UP: Sunday, 14:00 at the Westminster Hotel in Paris
DROP-OFF: Saturday, around 12:00 at the Westminster Hotel in Paris

For charter bookings:
PICK-UP: Sunday, 14:00 at one chosen location in Paris OR around 16:00 at a TGV station close to the cruise route
DROP-OFF: Saturday, around 12:00 at one chosen location in Paris OR by 10:00 at a TGV station close to the cruise route

CRUISES START ON A SUNDAY AND END ON THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY

TO CONTACT US
Phone: +33 561 59 20 07, Fax: +33 561 59 23 54
Phone (Toll-Free from USA + Canada): 1-800-688-0245
Email: info@bargecompany.com
Web: www.bargecompany.com

The Barge Cruise Company Ltd, 2 Allée de Castelnouvel, 31490 Léguevin
FRANCE