Meet in Paris and then drive to luxurious 'C’est la Vie,' moored in the small village of Ravières. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, settle into your spacious cabin before a gourmet dinner on board.
Cruise to Ancy-le-Franc today with time to walk or cycle along the towpath. After lunch on board the barge, visit 12th-century Abbaye de Fontenay, one of France's oldest Cistercian monasteries.
Tour the Renaissance château of Ancy-le-Franc with its magnificent courtyard and beautiful parkland. After a leisurely afternoon cruise, drive to Chablis for dinner ashore at Hostellerie des Clos, set in a converted hospital and adjacent to a former 12th-century winery.
The charming medieval village of Noyers-sur-Serein awaits today. One of the most beautiful towns in France, its colorful atmosphere includes old ramparts, half-timbered buildings and a lively market. Cruise to the port town of Tanlay this afternoon with more opportunities for walking and cycling.
Return to the wine town of Chablis today for a tasting of the local vintages. Meet the viticulturists who expertly grow the pampered grapes used in the region's famous white wines.
A final cruise today takes you to St-Florentin, terraced into the hillside overlooking the Armaçon River. Visit the town of Auxerre and visit Cathédrale St-Etienne, built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Return to the barge for a gala Captain's dinner tonight.
After breakfast, transfer back to Paris, arriving in late morning.
Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.
'C'est la Vie' also cruises in the Champagne region from Jun 30 to Aug 10 and in the Upper Loire from Aug 18 to Sep 28. Contact A&K for details.
2020 Travel | 2020 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.