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L'Art de Vivre

Hotel Barge L'Art de Vivre

L’Art de Vivre was built in England during World War One as a supply vessel to the allied troops of the Somme. She has been carefully transformed by skilled craftsmen into a floating celebration of the Burgundian “good life”.

The comfortable cabins have modern en suite facilities and the delightful saloon combines contemporary leather with more traditional furnishings.

There is a sun deck to relax on with a glass of wine as you glide through the pretty Burgundy countryside, a relaxing spa pool and, of course, bicycles for exploring the towpath before rejoining the hotel barge at one of the locks up ahead.

Your crew of four comprises a Captain, Master Chef, Tour Guide and Hostess, all with a love of the Nivernais Canal and secure in the knowledge that their vessel represents “L’Art de Vivre” itself.

The region simply oozes charm and the cruise is a journey back in time along a magical waterway.

Cruise Highlights 

 Typical Cuisine

  • Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
  • Wine tasting of Chablis and Petit Chablis in the cellars of a renowned Domaine
  • Tour Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy 
  • Visit the picturesque town of Vezelay and its hilltop basilica
  • Visit elegant Château de Bazoches
  • Optional hot air ballooning 
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
  • "Biking Plus" option available

Regional Specialities
Terrine de Pêcheur façon Maison; Tourte Chaude d'Escargots à la Ciboulette; Filet de Rouget au Safron

Wine Cellar
Domaine Ferrari, Irancy ‘Les Palottes’; Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils; Pouilly Fuissé;  Domaine Borgnat; Coulanges la Vineuse 

Cheese Board
Brie; Maroilles; Pont L'Eveque; St Marcellin


L'Art de Vivre is owned and operated by Go Barging Ltd


Sample Itineraries for L'Art de Vivre

L'Art de Vivre - Classic Cruise in Burgundy
L'Art de Vivre - Family Cruise in Burgundy
L'Art de Vivre - Cycling Cruise in Burgundy
L'Art de Vivre - Walking Cruise in Burgundy
L'Art de Vivre - Tennis Cruise in Burgundy
L'Art de Vivre - Wine Appreciation Cruise in Burgundy

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