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Historic town of Auxurre and Yonne River in Burgundy

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Example 7 Day Cruise aboard L'Art de Vivre
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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.
L' Art de Vivre cruising past AuxerreTaste the wines of FranceSunset view of Yonne River in BurgundyVineyards of FranceHistoric town of Auxurre and Yonne River in 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
Places Visited
  • Europe
  • France
  • Auxerre
  • Chevroches
  • European Union
  • Le Saussois
  • Lucy-sur-Yonne
  • Mailly-la-Ville
  • Vincelles
Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.

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Day 1: Auxerre | Embark

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.

Day 2: Vincelles | Chablis

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. 

Day 3: Mailly-la-Ville

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. 

Day 4: Noyers-sur-Surein | Le Saussois

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.

Day 5: Lucy-sur-Yonne

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.

Day 6: Chevroches

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.

Day 7: Chevroches | Disembark

After breakfast, guests are transferred to their hotel in Paris.


L'Art de Vivre

L'Art de Vivre Saloon
L'Art de Vivre, dining area
L'art de Vivre sundeck

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No Single Supplement 20647
Take advantage of no single supplement for select 2024 cruises. This offer cannot be combined with any other special offers. Single cabins are capacity-controlled. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
Applies to Aug 4, 2024 departure

Per person starting at
$5,690 2-3 travelers
Rates are subject to change without notice. Book early to get the best rate.
L'art de Vivre Cabin
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Main Deck
100 sq. ft. including modern en suite facilities. Each room has twin or double beds, wardrobe, small table and a private bathroom with shower


- All children under the age of 18 years accepted onboard qualify for a discount of $300 per child per week. 
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Selected regional wines and alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • All sightseeing tours and admittance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Superior Châteaux vintage wines
  • Passport or Visa fees



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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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