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Cruising Northern Burgundy by Barge

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 7 Days/ 6 Nights

Prices from: $4,450 pp/do*

Single Price: $6,100 pp

2016 Dates: Sunday Departures: April 10th thru October 23rd.

2017 Dates: Sunday Departures: April 9th thru October 22nd.

Ships: L'Art de Vivre Barge

Notes: Value Season Rates: $4450 pp/do. Regular Season Rates: $5150 pp/do. Barge is available for charter for 6, 7, or 8 passengers.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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This Northern Burgundy canal cruise aboard the 8-passenger L’Art de Vivre is about slowing down and enjoying life with those you love! Charter this boutique barge to celebrate an anniversary or retirement, or just to get away with good friends and relax for a week. Enjoy modern, continental cuisine, a great glass of French wine, and a dip in the on-deck hot tub.


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Value Season Rates: $4450 pp/do ($6100 single)
Regular Season Rates: $5150 pp/do ($7000 single)
Charter rates available upon request. Call USA River Cruises: 800-578-1479.

Cruise rates include:

  • chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge and return
  • all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch and dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions
  • use of onboard bicycles.

Cruise rates do not include airfare, cancellation insurance and gratuities.

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Sunday: Paris to Auxerre

Your chauffeur will pick you up at 2pm in Paris, taking you to the champagne welcome awaiting you onboard the L’Art de Vivre, moored in Auxerre.

Monday: Auxerre to Vincelles

Cruising past vineyard-covered hills, we’ll moor in Vincelles this morning. In the afternoon, we’ll visit Chablis, home of one of the world’s most famous white wines. We must have a tasting, of course, at one of the town’s aged cellars!

Tuesday: Vincelles to Mailly la Ville

We’ll have a morning excursion after breakfast, visiting the magnificent cathedral in Auxerre. The barge will cruise past grazing Charolais cattle, so take this time to enjoy the pastoral views of French countryside. Relax on deck, perhaps in the hot tub, with some wine.

Wednesday: Mailly la Ville to Le Saussois

Have your cameras ready as we visit the 14th century medieval market village of Noyers and cruise past the Saussois cliffs.

Thursday: La Saussois to Coulanges

Our morning will be spent in Vezelay, home to the Romanesque Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene.

Friday: Coulages to Chevroches

This morning we’ll cruise through the countryside before reaching our final mooring in Chevroches. Take an excursion to the Chateau of Bazoches before our Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Saturday: Chevroches to Paris

You’ll be chauffeured to Paris after breakfast. Plan to arrive in Paris at 1pm. Are you interested in lengthening your vacation with a few nights stay in Paris? Ask our agents for hotel and tour recommendations.


This is a sample itinerary, subject to change depending on local conditions. Route also runs in reverse on alternate weeks.

Photo Credit: Barge Lady