'L'Art de Vivre' - Canal du Nivernais (2016)

Originally a British lumber carrier, 'L'Art de Vivre' was transformed into a floating celebration of the art of living in traditional Burgundian style. Cruise past hillsides dotted with vineyards, stop in Chablis for a tasting at a renowned cellar and view the magnificent limestone cliffs at Le Saussois. Visit medieval villages with half-timbered houses and spectacular churches, including Romanesque Basilique Ste-Madeleine, famous as the starting point of the Crusades. Unique itineraries can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests, such as family, walking, golf or wine appreciation.

Time Event Description
30th Nov -0001
'L'Art de Vivre' - Canal du Nivernais (2016) Meet in Paris for transfer to ‘L’Art de Vivre,’ moored at Auxerre. After a welcome reception, enjoy a fine dinner.
1st Dec -0001
'L'Art de Vivre' - Canal du Nivernais (2016) Cruise past vineyard-cladhillsides to a rural mooring at Vincelles.After lunch, head to Chablisfor a tasting of the local wine at arenowned cellar.
2nd Dec -0001
'L'Art de Vivre' - Canal du Nivernais (2016) Return to Auxerre, theoriginal capital of Lower Burgundy, toexplore the medieval town center andfine churches. This afternoon, pass richpasturelands with grazing Charolaiscattle as the barge cruises to Mailly-la-Ville.
3rd Dec -0001
'L'Art de Vivre' - Canal du Nivernais (2016) Visit the medievalvillage of Noyers, nestled in a loop of theSerein River, with its picturesque half-timberedhouses and cobbled streets. Inthe afternoon, cruise past the SaussoisCliffs, home to an international rockclimbing center.Dinner is ashore this evening.
4th Dec -0001
'L'Art de Vivre' - Canal du Nivernais (2016) Stop in Vézelay, one of Burgundy’s most famous towns, with its Romanesque Basilique Ste-Madeleine. There is time to browse in the craft shops before returning to the barge for lunch and a cruise to the evening mooring at Lucy-sur-Yonne.
5th Dec -0001
'L'Art de Vivre' - Canal du Nivernais (2016) After breakfast, cruise through the beautiful countryside to Chevroches. In the afternoon, visit Château de Bazoches, home of Marquis de Vauban, one of the foremost military engineers of his age. The château’s illustrious list of visitors includes King Philippe-Auguste and Richard the Lionheart. Return to the barge for a farewell dinner to celebrate your journey this evening.
6th Dec -0001
'L'Art de Vivre' - Canal du Nivernais (2016) Disembark after breakfast and transfer back to Paris, where your journey ends..

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