C’est la Vie is owned and operated by the remarkable Captain Olivier and Hostess Deb Megret, barge industry veterans since 1985 and 1986, respectively. Their reservoir of talent is apparent upon boarding the C’est la Vie, as every detail has been thoughtfully addressed.
This handsome barge welcomes guests to four of the most spacious and luxuriously-appointed cabins on the canals, a wonderful amenity for those to whom personal space is paramount. A newly refurbished salon ensures hours of comfortable socializing with friends both old and new.
Outdoor living is equally as exquisite. While relaxing on the expansive teak deck, guests are pampered by the attentive crew, perhaps while savoring a glass of wine from the well-stocked cellar. Active pursuits such as bicycling and strolling along the canal’s towpath are the perfect way to explore the region’s natural beauty.
Culinary delights reveal the region’s abundance of food and wine; locally-produced vintages, many from the celebrated vineyards of Sancerre, are perfectly paired with seasonally inspired gourmet cuisine. Guided excursions to the area’s attractions and antiquities encourage guests to explore the Upper Loire’s best sights and scenes.