The 8 passenger L'Art de Vivre started life as a Scottish munitions carrier and survived long enough to be transformed by a team of skilled crafts-men into a floating celebration of the Burgundian "good life". Her facilities include a sun deck, spa pool and 8 bikes perfect for gentle tow path rides. The air conditioned interior includes a comfortable saloon, dining room and an always open inclusive bar.
Your air conditioned, en-suite cabin has either a twin or double configuration at your request. The crew of four comprises Captain, Tour guide, Master Chef and Housekeeper, all with a love for the region, and all secure in the knowledge that their vessel represents L'Art de Vivre itself.
L'Art de Vivre is also available for 'Tandem Cruises' with the 12 passenger La Belle Epoque for larger groups of up to 20 passengers.
Below you can find some of the highlights of the cruises we are currently offering on L'Art de Vivre, along with some examples of the cuisine and fine wines the master chef will present you with on board. You can view the current itineraries and maps by clicking "L'Art de Vivre Cruises" on the menu on the right where you will also find links to the photo gallery, deck plan and cruise rates.
Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
Wine tasting of fine Chablis wines in a 12th century cellar
Visit Chateau de Bazoches, home of Maréchal Vauban
Tour Noyers, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
Visit picturesque Vézelay and its hilltop basilica
Explore the medieval town of Clamecy
Optional Hot Air Ballooning
Terrine de Pêcheur façon Maison, Tourte Chaude d'Escargots à la Ciboulette, Filet de Rouget au Safron
Sancerre, Chablis, Pouilly Fumé,Cote de Nuits, Hautes Côtes de Beaune
Brie, Maroilles, Pont L'Eveque, St Marcellin
From 2012, for this barge, we will be offering a chauffeured transfer service to and from a designated hotel in central Paris.