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".



The Salon/Dining Room provides a comfortable 273 sq. ft. and features:

  • 2 sofas
  • Coffee table
  • Fully-stocked mahogany bar with bar stools
  • Iroko dining table with seating for up to nine (9) people

The breathtaking, spacious Salon/Dining Room is dressed with teak paneling and wallpaper with a Formica ceiling and brass light fittings. It has carpeting throughout and paintings on the walls.


The Sun Deck is a spacious 275 sq. ft. open-air gathering area with plenty of shade and boasts a heated Jacuzzi for six (6) people.  The beautiful deck furniture consists of:

  • 2 steamer chairs
  • 8 reclining chairs
  • 1 large table
  • 2 parasols.

The Sun Deck is perfect for sun bathing and enjoying the beautiful scenery as you slowly wind through the canals of France.


Passengers are welcome to walk or cycle using the onboard bicycles as often as they like.  Most People choose to disembark the barge at a lock to visit local villages, then return to the canal and meet the barge further along (the barge travels slowly; therefore, this is not a problem).

An air-conditioned, 9-seater (including driver) VW Caravelle minibus is also available for excursions by vehicle.

L'Art De Vivre salon

Salon/Dining Room

L'Art De Vivre sun deck

Sun Deck

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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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