Cruising on the Loire canals

Montargis to
Saint Florentin

Cruise Route & Itinerary

Canal du Loing, River Seine, Yonne & Burgundy canal.

7 days, 6 nights
Chablis, Gothic Cathedral of Sens, Abbey of Pontigny
Dinner at the 2 star Michelin restaurant La Cote St Jacques
Medieval town of Moret Sur Loing, Fontainebleau


Day by day program

on your cruise from the Upper Loire to Burgundy

Sunday: Welcome to C'est la Vie!

Paris to the "C'est la Vie" moored in Montargis

Paris to the Loire

Your party will be met in Paris at 3pm by our driver and driven to the "C'est la Vie" which is moored in the town of Montargis.
A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.

Monday: Sightseeing Chateau of Fontainebleau.

Cruise to Nemours

Morning canal cruise to the town of Nemours, in the afternoon we take a drive to the Chateau of Fontainebleau, built by Francois 1st in the 16th century, this splendid Chateau was home for many of the French kings and Napoleon.

Return to the boat for cocktails and dinner.

Tuesday: Sightseeing Moret sur Loing

Cruise to Moret sur Loing

Time to put on your walking shoes this morning as the boat cruises towards Moret sur Loing, arriving mid afternoon. A walking tour of the town will find you in the house of Alfred Sisley, a 19 century English painter who was born in Paris, but also lived in Moret and painted landscapes of this area and of the river Thames and Hampton Court in England.

Dinner awaits you aboard the C'est la Vie.

Wednesday: Sightseeing the 1st Gothic Cathedral in Sens

Cruise to Sens

Leaving the canal we join the river Seine, after 2 hours cruising we join the river Yonne which takes us to the city of Sens, where in the afternoon you will be able to walk through the charming streets and visit one of the first great Gothic Cathedrals named after Saint-Etienne, the building of which began in 1140, returning to the boat moored up on the banks of this historic city.

C'est la Vie welcomes you for cocktails and dinner.

Thursday: Sightseeing the Abbey of Pontigny

Cruise to Joigny

Dinner ashore at La Cote St Jacques

Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the banks of the river Yonne as we make our way to the town of Joigny. After lunch we take a short drive to the abbey of Pontigny, A 12th century gem tucked away in this quite town in rural Burgundy.

Return to the C'est La Vie with time to relax before your dinner ashore at the 2 star Michelin restaurant "La Côte Saint Jacques".

Friday: Sightseeing Chablis

Cruise to St Florentin

Leaving the Yonne river we join the Canal Du Bourgogne at Laroche – Migennes, where you leave the boat to take a sort drive to the town of Chablis, famous the world over for its white wines, after a private wine tasting we rejoin the C'est La Vie for lunch and an afternoon cruise to St Florentin.

Captains' dinner finishes your cruise in style.

Barge cruise route map the Upper Loire to Burgundy

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