Cruise the Canal du Nivernais in Northern Burgundy aboard the beautiful L’Art de Vivre! This is one of the most scenic routes, deep in rural France. Enjoy the countryside on bicycle, riding on the towpaths along the canal, or from the on deck hot tub. Grab a glass of wine or cup of tea and relax in the skylit salon. The four wood-paneled cabins are all identical in size. This ship is perfect for groups that want to get away together – family, friends, or even co-workers. Charter the whole barge, or book an individual cabin and make new friends on your French barge cruise!

Deck Plan

The Deck Plan, Accommodations and Amenities aboard the L'Art de Vivre barge cruise in Burgundy.

Gourmet Dining

The onboard chef will be creating regionally inspired fare throughout the week, with light buffet at lunch and multi-course gourmet dinner with fine wine pairings from local vineyards. Breakfast will be continental, consisting of fresh baked goods from a local boulangerie, cheese, cereal, fruit, yogurt, coffee, juice and tea. Sample lunch could include a green pea and olive salad, sea bass with creamed leeks, an assortment of cheeses, and biscuits. A sample dinner could include wild mushrooms in a puff pastry, duck breast in a cassis sauce with carrot puree and braised endive, and assortment of cheeses, iced hazelnut mousse with raspberry coulis and after-dinner drinks.


Dates and Rates

L’Art de Vivre cruises from April thru October, annually.

Your dream French vacation is available to book now. Call USA River Cruises: (800) 578-1479.

Included in the rates: 6-nights/7-days in a cabin with private bath; chauffeured transfers from Paris airport to the barge, and return; all onboard meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning; all wines with lunch and dinner; open bar; daily escorted excursions and use of the onboard bicycles.

Rates do not include: airfare to and from France; cancellation insurance; crew gratuities.