Hotel Barge France | C'est La Vie Luxury Hotel Barge

C'est La Vie is a fully crewed, luxury hotel barge offering barge cruises in France. Including river cruises through Burgundy, the Loire and Champagne

The Hotel Barge


The C'est La Vie is a luxury hotel barge which offers you high quality wines, food and hospitality from its experienced captain and crew. Starting life as a commercial barge in 1960 it transported goods across Holland, Belgium and France before being converted in Belgium to a very high standard in 2004.

So as one of the newest luxury hotel barges it is fully equipped with all modern amenities. On the upper deck the lounge and dining areas are air-conditioned and numerous windows give you a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.

Barge Cruises in France


Burgundy & Ile-de-France Hotel Barge Cruise 2021

Barge Cruises in France - Burgundy & Ile-de-France Hotel Barge Cruise 2021

Burgundy canal, river Yonne, river Seine & river Marne cruise route. 7 days, 6 nights. Highlights: Chateau of Vaux le Vicomte, Sens 1st Gothic Cathedral, Barbizon, Caves of Bailly Lapierre. Restaurant: La Cote St Jacques in Joigny (2 stars Michelin).

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Burgundy Hotel Barge Cruise 2021

Barge Cruises in France - Burgundy Hotel Barge Cruise 2021

Ravières to St Florentin on the Burgundy canal cruise route. 7 days, 6 nights including stops at Chablis, Château of Ancy-le Franc, Medieval town Noyers, Abbey of Fontenay, Auxerre and the Hostellerie-des-Clos restaurant.

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Haute de France & Upper Loire Hotel Barge Cruise 2021

Barge Cruises in France - Haute de France & Upper Loire Hotel Barge Cruise 2021

7 days, 6 nights Upper Loire Hotel Barge Cruise including stops at a Sancerre winery, Faiencerie of Gien, Château of St Fargeau, Montargis, Château of La Bussière and Canal bridge of Briare.

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Champagne Hotel Barge Cruise 2021

Barge Cruises in France - Champagne Hotel Barge Cruise 2021

Château Thierry to Reims on the Champagne canal cruise route. 7 days, 6 nights including stops at Belleau-wood, Moet & Chandon champagne house and Haultevilliers.

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Upper Loire Hotel Barge Cruise 2021

Barge Cruises in France - Upper Loire Hotel Barge Cruise 2021

7 days, 6 nights Upper Loire Hotel Barge Cruise including stops at a Sancerre winery, Faiencerie of Gien, Château of St Fargeau, Montargis, Château of La Bussière and Canal bridge of Briare.

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Burgundy Hotel Barge Cruise 2020

Barge Cruises in France - Burgundy Hotel Barge Cruise 2020

Ravières to St Florentin on the Burgundy canal cruise route. 7 days, 6 nights including stops at Chablis, Château of Ancy-le Franc, Medieval town Noyers, Abbey of Fontenay, Auxerre and the Hostellerie-des-Clos restaurant.

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Hotel Barge Guest Comments


The whole crew were top notch

We had a wonderful, relaxing time on the barge. The whole crew were top notch, friendly and professional. The food, wine & cheese were outstanding; we also enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers. This was the 2nd barge trip for us, in totally different parts of France, C’est La Vie and the Marne itinerary […]

~ M&G M, VA USA

C’est La Vie est extraordinaire

In my North Carolina French – C’est La Vie est extraordinaire. The food, wine, accommodations, service, excursions and ambience were all superb and easily exceeded our lofty expectations. Olivier, Deb, Tom, Adam, Alix & Heloise seemed to anticipate our every need or desire, for drinks, food, this & that – and all with such warmth […]

~ B&S H, WA

Laughter to remember

A wonderful week, great accommodations, special food, friends and laughter to remember until the next time, thanks to the crew for making our visit special.

~ L&G B, NC USA

We will be back

Merci, Merci, Merci! We cannot thank you enough for sharing the Marne River and its canal with us. Your gracious hospitality, friendship & efficient staff, (Heloise, Alix) Adam’s culinary skills & talent, Tom’s cruising skill & pride in caring for the C’est La Vie! Deb & Olivier you both are wonderful hosts and it’s obvious […]

~ M & E W NC, USA

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Fine dining onboard & onshore

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Fine dining onboard & onshore

As well as the finest French wine and cuisine you’ll enjoy onboard the C’est La Vie Luxury Hotel Barge, we also make a stop at the finest restaurants.

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Hotel Barge Guest Blog

Guest Trips

Hotel Barge Guest Blog

Here is a great guest blog from Howard and his party as they cruised our Champagne route on board the C’est La Vie Luxury Hotel Barge.

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Burgundy Barge Cruise Sights

Places to Visit

Burgundy Barge Cruise Sights

Here are the some of the sights you’ll likely see on a Burgundy Barge Cruise on board the C’est La Vie Luxury Hotel Barge.

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Churches of Champagne

Places to Visit

Churches of Champagne

Working on a luxury hotel barge has given me insights into the beauty of the many different styles of the cathedrals and churches of Champagne.

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Barbizon School of Painters

Places to Visit

Barbizon School of Painters

We visit the Barbizon School of Painters on our Saint Florentin to Meaux Barge Cruise cruise route aboard the C’est La Vie Luxury Hotel Barge.

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Loire River Cruise

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Loire River Cruise

Loire river cruises are a great way to explore this charming region of France. We have two luxury hotel barge cruise routes that take in the Loire.

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