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European Waterways - L'Art de Vivre - France - 2015 Season

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(Deposit must be recieved by 22 May 2015)

CRUISING LOWER BURGUNDY

2015 Rates in EUR ( Euros ) for 6 nights on either:
per person based on a double occupancy per cabin or a whole boat basis
ACCOMMODATION VALUE REGULAR
Stateroom per person €3,250 €3,790
Single Supplement €1,200 €1,350
Charter 6 guests wholeboat €22,600 €26,100
Charter 7 guests wholeboat €23,400 €27,000
Charter 8 guests wholeboat €24,200 €27,900

Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted


DEPARTURE DATES - (sundays) RATE ROUTE
April - 12, 19, 26 Value Burgundy
May - 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 Regular Burgundy
June - 07, 14, 21, 28 Regular Burgundy
July - 05 Regular Burgundy
July - 12, 19, 26 Value Burgundy
August - 02, 09, 16 Value Burgundy
August - 23, 30 Regular Burgundy
September - 06, 13, 20, 27 Regular Burgundy
October - 04 Regular Burgundy
October - 11, 18, 25 Value Burgundy
March departure dates are available for Charter Groups only

Cruise Highlights Cuisine Aboard
  • Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
  • Wine tasting of fine Chablis wines in a 12th century cellar
  • Visit Chateau de Bazoches, home of Maréchal Vauban
  • Tour Noyers, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
  • Visit picturesque Vézelay and its hilltop basilica
  • Explore the medieval town of Clamecy
  • Optional Hot Air Ballooning
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling

Regional Specialities
Terrine de Pêcheur façon Maison,
Tourte Chaude d'Escargots à la
Ciboulette, Filet de Rouget au Safron

Wine Cellar
Domaine Ferrari, Irancy Les Palottes
Domaine Bouchard Pere & Fils,
Pouilly Fuisse; Domaine Borgnat, Coulanges la Vineuse

Cheese Board
Brie, Maroilles, Pont L'Eveque,
St Marcellin

THEMED CRUISES

BARGE AREA AVAILABLE FOR COST
Walking Cruises Burgundy Charter (Max 8) €1,600 per charter
Individuals: Walking Cruise in Burgundy is available on the 30th September and 14th October 2012 on La Belle Epoque for people booking individual cabins. No extra supplement is payable for this individual Walking departure. Walking cruises include daily walking with a professional Walking Guide.
Wine Appreciation Cruises Burgundy Charter (Max 8) €2,200 per charter
These supplements cover extra expenses which include a comprehensive and customisable wine itinerary, an upgrade of all wines served on board to include more Premier and Grand Cru wines and the services of a professional Wine Guide.
Cycling Cruises
Burgundy
Charter (Max 8)
€2,200 per charter
Cycling Cruise: Include daily cycling with a professional Cycling Guide and an upgrade of bicycle for duration of your cruise

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CRUISE INCLUDES:
Price for L' Art de Vivre includes:Transfers by chauffeured Mercedes Minibus between Paris and the hotel barge, a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 4 crew and use of barge facilities, which include bicycles and spa pool.

CLASSIC BURGUNDY ITINERARY FOR AUXERY TO CHEVROCHES

For Reverse Itineraray see here

Sunday, Day 1 Auxerre
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and transferred to the barge moored in Gurgy. Following a Champagne Welcome, you are free to explore or take a stroll along the banks of the River Yonne before returning for dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Auxerre to Vincelles
Our morning cruise takes us past vineyard-clad hillsides to our rural mooring at Vincelles. The afternoon excursion is to Chablis, home of one of the most famous white wines in the world. A tasting at family run winery, Jean-Marc Brocard will introduce you to some of the local Petit Chablis and Chablis wines. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Vincelles to Mailly - la - Ville
After breakfast, our excursion is to the medieval town of Auxerre. Originally the capital of Lower Burgundy, the town prides itself on its fine churches and particularly its magnificent cathedral. We then return to the hotel barge for a cruise southwards through rich pasturelands past grazing Charolais cattle to the town of Mailly-la-Ville. Dinner on board

Wednesday, Day 4 Mailly-la-Ville to Le Saussois
This morning, we visit the charming 14th century medieval market village of Noyers, one of the most beautiful villages in France, on an excursion through delightful countryside. In the afternoon we cruise past the Saussois cliffs where an international climbing centre creates a spectacular setting. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy spectacular walks before dinner ashore at a local auberge.

Thursday, Day 5 Le Saussois to Lucy-sur-Yonne
In the morning we enjoy an excursion to the town of Vezelay, one of Burgundy's most famous treasures with the Romanesque Basilica of St Mary Magdalene, craft shops and fine views of the surrounding countryside. Lunch on board followed by an afternoon cruise through the Yonne Valley to arrive at Lucy-sur-Yonne. Dinner on board

Friday, Day 6 Lucy-sur-Yonne to Chevroches
A morning cruise through beautiful countryside then takes us to Chevroches. In the afternoon, we visit the Chateau of Bazoches, whose illustrious visitors included Richard the Lionheart and which was later remodelled by Marechal Vauban. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board

Saturday, Day 7 Chatel Censoir
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the **designated drop off point.

 **The designated meeting and drop off point is Paris. Other options are available for charter groups

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks, cruise will be in reverse

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BURGUNDY CYCLING CRUISE ITINERARY - Chevroches to Auxere

Sunday, Day 1 Chevroche
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and transferred to the elegant L' Art de Vivre in Chevroche. The Captain and crew welcome you aboard with a champagne welcome. Dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Chevroche to Lucy-sur-Yonne
This morning we leave Chevroche and enjoy a gentle cruise to Clamecy. We depart the barge and visit the Le Chateau de Bazoches-du-Morvan, whose illustrious visitors included Richard the Lionheart and which was later renovated Marechal Vauban. Lunch on board and then we continue our cruise to Lucy-sur-Yonne with wonderful cycling and walking opportunities. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Lucy-sur-Yonne to Le Saussois
This morning we visit the town of Vezelay, one of Burgundy's most famous treasures with the Romanesque Basilica of St Mary Magdalene, craft shops and fine views of the surrounding countryside. We then cruise to the renowned Saussois cliffs with their international climbing centre and then on to Le Saussois. There is ample opportunity for walking and cycling today. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Le Saussois to Mailly-la-Ville
We start the day with a tour of the charming mediaeval village of Noyers-sur-Surein on market day, one of the most beautiful villages in France. After lunch we cruise to the sleepy village of Mailly-la-Ville, through delightful countryside. Dinner ashore tonight at a local auberge

Thursday, Day 5 Mailly-la-Ville to Vincelles
This morning's cruise takes us through some delightful locks and past vineyard-clad hillside to Vincelles. The afternoon excursion is to St Bris with its extraordinary network of subterranean medieval passages. A wine tasting at family run winery Jean-Marc Brocard in Chablis introduces us to petite Chablis and Chblis wines. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Vincelles to Auxerre
This morning we take in the rustic beauty of vineyard-clad slopes as we cruise to Auxerre. In Auxerre visit the cathedral of St Etienne and wander the streets lined with half-timbered houses. Shopping opportunities abound in Auxerre. A sumptuous Captain's Farewell Dinner completes the day.

Saturday, Day 7 Auxerre
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the **designated drop off point.

**The designated meeting and drop off point is Paris. Other options are available for charter groups.

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

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