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European Canal Barge Cruises

'C'est la Vie' - Canal de Briare & Canal Latéral à la Loire 2017


7 Days from $6,690

Limited to 8 guests

Relax in oversized cabins on a cruise along the Upper Loire aboard lovely 'C'est la Vie.' Visit Sancerre for a private wine tasting of Sauvignon Blanc. Cross over the Loire River at Briare on the canal bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel. Visit Gien, famous for its tableware (faïence) . View the seven stair locks in Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses, tour Château de Sully, and cruise to Montargis, often called a "Little Venice," to stroll to its feudal castle.

'C'est la Vie' - Burgundy Canal Vessel

Vessel Information

Passengers: 8

Crew: 6

Length: 128 feet

Width: 16 feet

Cabins: 4 king/twin, each with en suite bathroom

Cabin Size(s): 220-236 square feet

Departs: Sundays from Paris

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris and then drive to luxurious 'C’est la Vie,' moored in the hamlet of Les Fouchards, six miles from Sancerre. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, settle into your spacious cabin before a gourmet dinner on board.

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Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

Cruise to the village of Beaulieu this morning. After lunch on board, disembark for a short drive through local vineyards to visit to the fortified town of Sancerre, where you will enjoy a private wine tasting of the region's famous Sauvignon Blanc. Take in panoramic views over the Loire River and the neighboring vineyards of Pouilly Fumé from this medieval hilltop village.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

Cruise to Ouzouer-sur-Trézée, crossing over the Loire River at Briare on the famous 19th-century canal bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel. Then visit Château de Saint-Fargeau. Dating from the 10th century, it was built by the Bishop of Auxerre and has undergone many additions and restorations over the centuries. Enjoy dinner ashore this evening at the Michelin-starred Auberges des Templiers.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

Drive to the town of Gien, the world-famous center for French faïence (tableware). After an opportunity to look over its renowned pottery, walk through this market town and discover its remarkable history. After lunch on board, cruise to the town of Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses to see an amazing set of seven stair locks dating from the 16th-century reign of Henry IV.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Montbouy this morning. Then, visit Château de la Bussière with its works of art and wonderful gardens. Return to the barge with time to relax before dinner.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Cruise to Montargis today — with its many canals and 131 bridges, it is often called a "Little Venice." Take a stroll to discover the feudal castle and half-timbered buildings. Perhaps stop to enjoy one of the town's famous pralines. Return to the barge for a gala Captain's dinner tonight.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast, transfer back to Paris, arriving in late morning.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.
'C'est la Vie' cruises in Burgundy from Apr 16 to Jul 29. Contact A&K for details.

Alternate Route:
Jul 30 - St-Florentin to Montargis Contact A&K for details.


Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability. 

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 15 - Oct 28, 2017
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,690
    Single Supplement
    $3,690
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $49,300
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
Journey Details

Minimum age: 17 (independent bookings only); No minimum age for charters.

Independent Bookings available with a minimum of 2 booked cabins.

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests.

'C'est la Vie' cruises in Burgundy from Apr 16 to Jul 29. Contact A&K for details.

Alternate Route:

Jul 30 - St-Florentin to Montargis. Contact A&K for details.


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