L'ART DE VIVRE

L'ART DE VIVRE

 

BURGUNDY CRUISE

Auxerre to Chevroches

Burgundy boasts some of the world's finest wines with almost 60,000 acres of sunlit vines and arguably the prettiest canal in France. The Nivernais Canal randomly meanders along the path of the picturesque River Yonne, This delightful exchange brings you to the finest cruising in Burgundy. Medieval villages are surrounded by unspoiled countryside where gastronomic delights are a culture in themselves.

 

Sunday, Day 1 PARIS TO AUXERRE

Guests are met at the Hotel Westminster in Paris and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the pretty L'Art de Vivre. 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.

Monday, Day 2 AUXERRE TO VINCELLES

Our morning cruise takes us past vineyard-clad hillsides to our rural mooring at Vincelles. The afternoon excursion is to Chablis, home of one of the most famous white wines in the world. A tasting in one of the town's aged cellars will introduce you to some of the local Petit Chablis and Chablis wines. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 VINCELLES TO MAILLY LA VILLA

After breakfast, our excursion is to the medieval town of Auxerre. Originally the capital of Lower Burgundy, the town prides itself on its fine churches and particularly its magnificent cathedral. We then return to the barge for a cruise southwards through rich pasture lands past grazing Charolais cattle to the town of Mailly la Ville. Dinner on board

Wednesday, Day 4 MAILLY LA VILLA TO LE SAUSSOIS

This morning, we visit the charming 14th century medieval market village of Noyers one of the most beautiful villages in France, on an excursion through delightful countryside. In the afternoon we cruise past the Saussois cliffs where an international climbing centre creates a spectacular setting. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy spectacular walks before dinner ashore

Thursday, Day 5 LE SAUSSOIS TO LUCY SUR YONNE

In the morning we enjoy an excursion to the town of Vezelay, one of Burgundy's most famous treasures with the Romanesque Basilica of St Mary Magdalene, craft shops and fine views of the surrounding countryside. Lunch on board followed by an afternoon cruise through the Yonne valley to arrive at Lucy sur Yonne. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 LUCY SUR YONNE TO CHEVROCHES

A morning cruise through beautiful countryside then takes us to Chevroches. In the afternoon, we visit the Chateau of Bazoches, whose illustrious visitors included Richard the Lionheart and which was later remodeled by Marechal Vauban. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 CHEVROCHES

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the designated drop off point.


On alternative weeks the cruise is in reverse direction.
This itinerary is subject to change

L' ART DE VIVRE

 

2017 Rates

L'Art de Vivre
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Regular 35400
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Value 30800
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Regular 36700
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Value 31900
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 38000
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 33000
Single supplement Regular 1850
Single supplement Value 1650
Stateroom per person Regular 4150
Stateroom per person Value 4450

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
May 7, 14, 21, 28 Regular Burgundy
Apr 30 Regular Burgundy
June 04,11,18,25 Regular Burgundy
Aug 27 Regular Burgundy
July 02,09,16 Regular Burgundy
Aug 06,13,20 Value Burgundy
Sep 03,10,17,24 Regular Burgundy
Oct 08,15,22,29 Value Burgundy
Oct 01 Regular Burgundy
Apr 02,09,16,23 Value Burgundy

2018 Rates

L'Art de Vivre
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Stateroom per person Value 4490
Stateroom per person Regular 5250
Single supplement Value 1700
Single supplement Regular 1900
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Value 31300
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Regular 38200
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Value 32400
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Regular 37500
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 33500
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 38800

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Apr 8, 5, 22 Value Burgundy
Apr 28 May 6, 13, 20, 27Jun 3,10,17,24,Jul1,8,15 Regular Burgundy
July 22,29 Aug 5,12,19 Value Burgundy
Aug 26, Sept 2, 9, 16,23,30 Regular Burgundy
Oct 7, 14, 21 Value Burgundy

 

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