With its well-rounded itinerary, attentive crew, and stunning cruise route, the L’Art de Vivre is styled as a timelessly chic floating country inn, fitting very well into the idyllic scenery of Northern Burgundy.
The inviting décor and informal atmosphere aboard this lovely barge offers a tranquil vacation deep within the countryside of rural France. Gently plying one of the most scenic cruise routes in all of barging, the vessel floats past lovely towns and rambling pastures; weeping willow trees line the shore and charming country cottages come into view often.
Guests can admire this remarkable scenery as they relax in the hot tub on the on the deck or watch from the skylit salon’s comfortable couches, perhaps with a glass of wine or cup of tea. For those inspired to be more active, a bicycle ride or leisurely walk along the manicured towpath is the perfect afternoon activity. Cozy and comfortable, the wood-paneled cabins are identical in size – and are quite cute!
Culinary delights are integral aspects of the L’Art de Vivre’s experience; gourmands will be thrilled by the seasonal cuisine inspired by the region’s many epicurean specialties. Guests are further treated to the hand selected wine pairings during lunch and dinner, which reveal the area’s renowned Burgundies.
Escorted excursions round out this classic canal cruise, and include visits to area attractions and local landmarks, as well as a very special private winetasting deep in the vineyards of Chablis.