Join the exciting 7-day cruising adventure aboard the L’Art de Vivre and be blown away by the delectable food, stunning structures and breathtaking views all over Burgundy. Explore Auxerre by wandering through the streets to view the luxurious Renaissance houses and the magnificent cathedral situated close to the river. Indulge in the taste of Chablis Petit Chablis, a high-quality wine that can be found in the cellars of Domaine. Explore Noyers-sur-Serein and the beautiful villages in Burgundy. If you wish to see the view from above, you can ride in a hot air balloon and witness the beauty of Burgundy.
Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
Visit the cellars of Domaine and enjoy a private wine tasting of Chablis and Petit Chablis
Tour Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
Visit the picturesque town of Vezelay and its hilltop basilica
Guests are picked up from their hotel in Paris and transferred to L’Art de Vivre by private chauffeured minibus. Following a champagne welcome, you are free to explore the medieval town of Auxerre or take a stroll along the banks of the River Yonne before returning for dinner on board.
The cruise will start by traveling through some locks and past vineyard-clad hillsides to the rural mooring at Vincelles. The excursion will continue by cruising to Chablis where you can find the most famous white wines in the world. You will also get to taste some of the local Petit Chablis and Chablis wines. Dinner will be served on board.
Breakfast will be served on board and your excursion will begin by heading to the medieval town of Auxerre. This town is the capital of Lower Burgundy and is proud of its luxurious Renaissance houses, exquisite churches and the exceptional cathedral situated close to the river. You will then return to the hotel barge cruise southwards and passing through wealthy pasture lands and Charolais cattle to the peaceful village of Mailly-la-Ville. Lunch will be served on board and you will have an opportunity to enjoy a walk or bicycle along the towpath. Dinner is also served on board.
Noyers-sur-Surein is where you can find half-timbered houses, pillars, ashlars, and pinnacles. Aside from the spectacular houses, you can find a charming 14th-century medieval market village. The excursion will continue to cruise past the cliffs at Le Saussois, a great natural setting for a hiking adventure. If you do not prefer to hike, you can always enjoy walking or bicycle rides along the towpath. Dinner will be held at a local restaurant.
Enjoy your excursion going to the town of Vézelay, one of the most important places of pilgrimage in the Christian world. It is also known for the Romanesque Basilica of St Mary Magdalene, Romanesque sculpture, and stunning views besieged countryside. Lunch will be served on board and more cruising through the picture-perfect Yonne Valley to arrive at Lucy-sur-Yonne. Dinner is also served on board.
A final cruise at the beautiful canal-side village of Chevroches starts the day and you will have an opportunity for a walk or bicycle rides. In the afternoon, you will visit the sophisticated Château de Bazoches which was built in the 12th century and was visited by Richard the Lionheart. Eventually, château was remodeled by Maréchal Vauban. The elevated hillside will provide you wonderful views and photo opportunities. Tonight, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.
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20 hours ago
Clara and Rhenee were gracious and available. Phone contact is so important to answer questions and discuss all aspects of trip. If not immediately available they scheduled a time to speak.
They were knowledgeable, honest, realistic and very friendly. They are both very professional and take their role seriously.
20 hours ago
Jason has been wonderful. He is full of information and was very willing to listen to what was of interest to us.
2 days ago
The ability (of Kassandra) to tailor a guided trip to my exact preferences is very valuable to me, as well as the ability (of Kassandra) to provide expert guidance on destinations and travel dates. I also appreciate the ability of the backup staff (Maria Ignacio, Exito Travel) to coordinate all the details to make the travel logistics easy for the customer.
2 days ago
Our Costa Rica trip was amazing! Kassandra planned everything and the excursions, hotels, overall organization were outstanding. Everything worked out smoothly, the excursions guides were knowledgeable allowing us to see so much of the fauna and flora of the country. The hotels were great as well, all in fantastic locations and with beautiful views.
2 days ago
This is our 7th trip Kassandra has planned and she is wonderful to work with. She is responsive, helpful, patient and knowledgeable. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work together with her. We love Adventure Life!