L'Art De Vivre

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 craftsmen into a floating celebration of the Burgundian "good life".

L'Art De Vivre dining L'Art De Vivre bar L'Art De Vivre Salon


Constructed in 1917 as a munitions carrier
Last refit in 2009
Measures 100 ft. long by 16.5 ft. wide
Four (4) onboard cabin accommodations
Eight (8) passenger capacity
Individually Controlled Air Conditioning and Central Heating
Two (2) 220V generators with silent "night" mode capability
Maximum speed of 10 knots
Carries 10 tons of fresh water and 2 tons of fuel


Four (4) crew members consisting of Tour Guide/Deckhand, Chef, Housekeeper, and Captain. Generally British, this crew of four speaks both English and French (some may speak other languages, as well).


  • Salon/Dining Room
  • Sun Deck


HI FI system with CD player
Eight (8) touring bikes (18 speed)
Internet Access
Board games
Small library of books & maps
Binoculars for birdwatching


L'Art De Vivre has a gangway to deck level from the bank of the canal with two (2) handrails. There are then four (4) steps from the deck to the salon without handrails that may be slightly hazardous, and another four (4) steps down to the cabins; crew members will also assist in any way they can. If you would like to hire a wheelchair so that it is available on your arrival, please specify at the time of booking. The nominal hire charge should be paid directly to the Captain on arrival.

The well-planned accommodation of L'Art De Vivre offers a choice of four air-conditioned twin/double staterooms with full en-suite facilities.

At A Glance

  •  Up to 8 passengers, Classic & Traditional

  • From USD$4,490 per person

  • Region: Burgundy Region

  • Access: Paris TGV Station / Airport

  • Start City: Auxerre/Chevroches

  • End City: Chevroches/Auxerre

  • Cruise Highlights: Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral, enjoy wine tasting of fine Chablis wines in a 12th century cellar, tour Noyers – one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy, & visit picturesque Vézelay and its hilltop basilica.

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