Burgundy Barge Cruise on board L'Art de Vivre

Classic Cruise in Burgundy

Renowned for its world-class wines, beautiful medieval villages and impressive chateaux’s, Burgundy is criss-crossed by a network of canals and some wonderful countryside making it a perfect choice for a hotel barging holiday. 

Met in Paris, you will transfer to the medieval town of Auxerre to begin a six day cruise along the Canal du Nivernais passing through delightful locks and countryside ranging from rolling vineyards to pastureland with plenty of opportunity to hop off your barge to explore on foot or bicycle.

On shore excursions include wine-tasting in Chablis, home to one of the world’s most famous white wines, a visit to the pilgrimage town of Vezelay and the Romanesque Basilica of St Mary Magdalene plus the chance to explore the 12th Century Chateau de Bazoches.

On board L’Art de Vivre

Built in England during WWI, L’Art de Vivre has a wonderful history and since her wartime escapades has been lovingly renovated into a luxury Hotel Barge mixing traditional and contemporary styles.

  • 4 twin/double ensuite staterooms sleeping up to 8 passengers
  • Crew of 4
  • CD Player/iPod dock
  • Air Conditioned
  • Central Heating
  • Sun Deck & Spa Pool
  • On-board Telescope
  • 8 touring bikes
  • Wifi (subject to local reception)


L'Art de Vivre departs Auxerre every Sunday between April and October and cruises in the opposite direction on alternate weeks.

Limited Offer
  • From £2,960 per person on a per cabin basis
  • Including: Return flights to Paris, all transfers, 6 nights on board L'Art de Vivre with all meals, drinks and excursions
  • From £2,750 per person based on 8 people chartering L'Art de Vivre
  • Including: Return flights to Paris, all transfers, 6 nights on board L'Art de Vivre with all meals, drinks and excursions
  • If you would prefer to travel to Paris on the Eurostar we can arrange this and you could consider extending your trip and spending a few nights in Paris either before or after your cruise.

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