HOTEL BARGES / ART DE VIVRE
Art de Vivre8 berths
Burgundy Nivernais ?
Luxury cruise vacations aboard L'Art
de Vivre on the Nivernais
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.
The region simply oozes charm and the cruise is a journey back in time along a magical waterway. The Nivernais
remains an undiscovered region, well off the beaten track on the edge of the Morvan
hills. The sleepy hamlets, white grazing Charolais
cattle, woods and forests are typical of the scenery we cruise through.
The Canal du Nivernais region is where time seems to have stood still for over two hundred years. The hand-swung bridges are a delight and we pass old logging sites which are now almost a forgotten memory for the local people.
This is the original home of luxury hotel barging and yet today, a barge is a rarity, welcomed by all, and every journey is a great event.
- 8 Guests
- 4 Crew
- 4 twin/double staterooms with private bathrooms
- 8 Touring bikes
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Air conditioned minibus
- 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
Cuisine Aboard Regional Specialities
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