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Cest La Vie Barge

C'est le Vie

Upper Loire Itinerary

Montargis to Sancerre

Briar Canal and Lateral to Loire Canal

Highlights: Sancerre Winery, Faiencerie of Gien, Chateau of St Fargeau

Montargis, Chateau of La Bussiere and Canal bridge of Briare



Restaurant: Local Restaurant

Sunday:  Welcome to C’est la Vie!

You’ll be met at 3:00pm in the lobby of your Paris hotel and chauffeured to the C’est La Vie

A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.


Monday: Sightseeing: Chateau of La Bussiere - Cruise to Joulgonne

After your first breakfast of locally baked croissants and other pastries, now is the perfect time to put on your walking shoes and stroll on the tow path alongside the C’est La Vie as we cruise to the village of Montbouy.
After lunch you will be driven to the Château of La Bussiere, it is a prime example of a medieval fortress built in the 12th Century. Open to the public since 1962, when the Count Henri de Chasseval decided to exhibit his extensive collection of material and pieces of art from around the world about fishing, but it’s not all about fishing, there are the grounds to visit with its 18th Century vegetable garden and a pond with a 300 year old Lebanon Cedar tree standing close by and much more.
Tonight’s dinner is ashore at the 1 star Michelin restaurant “Auberge les Templiers.”


Tuesday:  Sightseeing: Montargis - Cruise to Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses

Before we start our afternoon cruise to Rogny les Sept Ecluses, we take a short ride back to Montargis for a tour of this fine town, with its 131 bridges, you can see why its nick name is “little Venice”. With many buildings from 15th & 16th centuries, you will never be short of interesting architecture which will catch your eye. Discover the feudal castle, the half timbered buildings, shops and cafes. Perhaps buying some Pralines for which Montargis is famous.

Lunch is waiting for your return, before we cast off and start our next part of our journey.

Dinner on board.

Wednesay:  Sightseeing: Faiencerie of Gien - Cruise to Ouzouer sur Trezee

The town of Gien, famous the world over for its splendid tableware is where we are headed this morning, after a visit to the pottery, take a walk through this market town and discover its remarkable history, built on the banks of the Loire river, there has been a settlement here since Romans times.

Returning to the C’est La Vie for lunch and an afternoons cruise, passing the 7 old locks of Rogny (hence its name Sept Ecluses) dating back to the reign of Henry IV, it was a major feat of engineering for its time, we make our way to the town of Ouzouer sur Trézée.

Dinner on board.


Thursday:  Sightseeing: Chateau of St Fargeau - Cruise to Chatillion sue Loire

This morning’s cruise takes us to the town of Chatillon sur Loire, crossing over the Loire River at Briare on the “Pont Canal”, this aqueduct designed by Gustave Eiffel, was constructed in 1890.

The Château of St Fargeau is this afternoon’s destination, dating from the 10th century; it was built by the bishop of Auxerre and has undergone many additions and restorations over the years.

Returning on board in time for cocktails and dinner.


Friday:  Sightseeing: Sancerre - Cruise to "Les Fouchards"

Our final cruise takes us to the hamlet of “Les Fouchards” situated 8 miles from Sancerre and close to Cosne sur Loire.

After a buffet lunch we will take a short drive through the vineyards to visit the fortified town of Sancerre. This hill top medieval site gives you panoramic views over the Loire river and of the neighbouring vineyards of Pouilly Fumé.

The town of Chavignol (also famous for its goat’s cheese) is where you will have a private wine tasting of this famous Sauvignon Blanc

Return to the “C’est La Vie” for the Captain’s Dinner, which ends your cruise in style.


Saturday:  Return to Paris

Departure time is 9:30AM after breakfast. You’ll then be chauffeured back to Paris for the end of the morning.

We hope to see you again on the C’est la Vie!


Please note that the cruise itinerary alternates direction each week.

 

Ces't le Vie

Year 2024 Rates in US Dollars

ACCOMODATION
VALUE
REGULAR
Charter 8 guests wholeboat
$56,280
$61,320
Charter 7 guests wholeboat
$52,920
$58,120
Charter 6 guests wholeboat
$47,700
$54,000
Per Person - double occupancy
$7500
$8000
Single Cabin supplement
$4000
$5000

 

DEPARTURE DATES
RATE
ROUTE
April 7, 14, 21, 28
Value
Upper Loire
May 5, 12, 19, 26;
Regular
Upper Loire
June 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11
Regular
Champagne
Aug 25; Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13
Regular
Upper Loire
Oct 20
Value
Upper Loire

Year 2025 Rates in US Dollars

ACCOMODATION
VALUE
REGULAR
Charter 8 guests wholeboat
$61,600
$66,000
Charter 7 guests wholeboat
$58,100
$62,300
Charter 6 guests wholeboat
$54,000
$59,400
Per Person - double occupancy
$7900
$8500
Single Cabin supplement
$4000
$5000

 

Year 2025 Rates in US Dollars (5 night charter)

ACCOMODATION
CHARTER
Charter 8 guests wholeboat
$60,400
Charter 7 guests wholeboat
$57,400
Charter 6 guests wholeboat
$55,200

 

DEPARTURE DATES
RATE
ROUTE
April 6, 13, 20
Value
Upper Loire
Apr 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8
Regular
Upper Loire
June 23, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24
Regular
Champagne
Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12
Regular
Upper Loire
Oct 19, 26
Value
Upper Loire

 


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