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.