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European Canal Barge Cruises

'C'est la Vie' - Burgundy Canal 2018

7 Days from $6,995

Limited to 8 guests

Relax at a canopied teak-wood table on the sundeck of lovely 'C'est la Vie' and sip a glass of Champagne as you float along the Burgundy Canal, watching the ever-changing scenery of vineyard-clad hillsides and charming villages. Moor at Noyers and wander the local market. Visit a local cellar in the town of Chablis and taste the area's famous white wines. Dine one evening at a family-run auberge (inn) . You always return to your beautifully appointed home away from home to relax with an apéritif or stroll along the towpath. 'C'est la Vie' is available for charter, and itineraries can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests.
'C'est la Vie' - Burgundy Canal Vessel

Vessel Information

128 feet long, 16 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating

Capacity for 8 in 4 king/twin suites, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Sun deck, partially covered by a retractable canopy for al fresco dining

Bicycles available

Internet access (limited in some areas)

All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included

Deck Plan
Day 1

You are met in Paris and driven to the barge, moored in the town of Ravières, where a welcome reception awaits. Later, enjoy your first gourmet dinner on board ‘C’est la Vie.’

'C'est la Vie'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2

Cruise this morning to Ancy-le-Franc. Take a walk through the village and then return to the barge for a buffet lunch. Afterward, visit the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the 12th Century by St. Bernard.

'C'est la Vie'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Visit the gorgeous Renaissance Château d'Ancy-le-Franc, renowned for its 16th-century wall paintings and frescoes that are said to rival those of Fontainebleau. Return to the barge for lunch and an afternoon cruise to the small town of Lézinnes. This evening, have dinner ashore at a charming local restaurant.

'C'est la Vie'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Walk through the cobbled streets of medieval Noyers and wander the local market. View the old ramparts and half-timbered 15th-century buildings along the banks of the Serein River. Then drive back to ‘C’est la Vie’ past wheat fields and grazing animals for lunch and an afternoon cruise on the Burgundy Canal to Tanlay. This is an ideal opportunity to walk along the towpath, visiting the small villages along the way.

'C'est la Vie'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

On a morning cruise, pass through the old town of Tonnerre, whose architecture spans many eras, from Roman to medieval. This afternoon, visit the town of Chablis, where you have the opportunity to taste some of the famous white wines of this region in one of their local cellars and enjoy a drive through hillside vineyards.

'C'est la Vie'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

Cruise toward St-Florentin today. After lunch, drive to Auxerre, a historic town set on the banks of the Yonne River. First settled by the Romans, Auxerre boasts a cathedral, an abbey and a church. Stroll along the narrow, medieval streets and window shop along the way or relax with a coffee at a local café. Return to ‘C’est la Vie’ for a captain’s dinner this evening, ending your cruise in style.

'C'est la Vie'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

After breakfast, you are chauffeured to Paris.

Meals: Breakfast

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

2019 Travel | 2019 prices available on request. Please 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 May 20 - Jun 23, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Single Supplement
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    6-night charter
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Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings)is 17 years old.

Independent Bookings available with a minimum of 2 booked cabins.

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

'C'est la Vie' cruises in the Upper Loire and in Champagne. Contact A&K for details.

Alternate Routes:
Jun 24 - St-Florentin to Montargis
Aug 26 - Montargis to Meaux
Contact A&K for details.

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