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European Canal Barge Cruises

'L'Art de Vivre' - Canal du Nivernais 2019


7 days from $4,690

Limited to 8 guests

Offer

Savings available on select cabin and charter dates. Contact A&K for details.

Originally a British lumber carrier, 'L'Art de Vivre' was transformed into a floating celebration of the art of living in traditional Burgundian style. Cruise past hillsides dotted with vineyards, stop in Chablis for a tasting at a renowned cellar and view the magnificent limestone cliffs at Le Saussois. Visit medieval villages with half-timbered houses and spectacular churches, including Romanesque Basilique Ste-Madeleine, famous as the starting point of the Crusades.
'L'Art de Vivre' - Canal du Nivernais Vessel

Vessel Information

100 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

Capacity for 8 in 4 double/twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining, with spa tub

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

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

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris for transfer to ‘L’Art de Vivre,’ moored at Auxerre. After a welcome reception, enjoy a fine dinner.

'L'Art de Vivre'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

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.

'L'Art de Vivre'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

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.

'L'Art de Vivre'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

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 cliffs at Le Saussois, home to an international rock climbing center. Dinner is ashore this evening.

'L'Art de Vivre'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

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.

'L'Art de Vivre'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

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.

'L'Art de Vivre'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

Disembark after breakfast and transfer back to Paris, where your journey ends.

Meals: Breakfast

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

2020 Travel | 2020 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 Apr 7 - Apr 27, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,690
    Single Supplement
    $1,750
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $35,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 28 - Jul 20, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $5,390
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $40,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 21 - Aug 24, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,690
    Single Supplement
    $1,750
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $35,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Aug 25 - Oct 5, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $5,390
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $40,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 6 - Oct 26, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $4,690
    Single Supplement
    $1,750
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $35,000
    Single Supplement
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.

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

Cycling, family, golf, tennis, walking and wine theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

New bookings only. Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at anytime.


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