Meet in Paris for transfer to ‘L’Art de Vivre,’ moored at Auxerre. After a welcome reception, enjoy a fine dinner.
Cruise past vineyard-clad hillsides to a rural mooring at Vincelles. After lunch, head to Chablis for a tasting of the local wine at a renowned cellar.
Return to Auxerre, the original capital of Lower Burgundy, to explore the medieval town center and fine churches. This afternoon, pass rich pasturelands with grazing Charolais cattle as the barge cruises to Mailly-la-Ville.
Visit the medieval village of Noyers, nestled in a loop of the Serein River, with its picturesque half-timbered houses and cobbled streets. In the afternoon, cruise past the Saussois Cliffs, home to an international rock climbing center. Dinner is ashore this evening.
Stop in Vézelay, one of Burgundy’s most famous towns, with its Romanesque Basilique Ste-Madeleine. There is time to browse in the craft shops before returning to the barge for lunch and a cruise to the evening mooring at Lucy-sur-Yonne.
After breakfast, cruise through the beautiful countryside to Chevroches. In the afternoon, visit Château de Bazoches, home of Marquis de Vauban, one of the foremost military engineers of his age. The château’s illustrious list of visitors includes King Philippe-Auguste and Richard the Lionheart. Return to the barge for a farewell dinner to celebrate your journey this evening.
Disembark after breakfast and transfer back to Paris, where your journey ends..
Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.