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.
7 days, 6 nights Champagne Hotel Barge Cruise for 2021 including visits to WW1 battlefield and cemetery of Belleau-wood and American monument, Boizel Champagne house and more.READ MORE
7 days, 6 nights Hauts-de-France & Upper Loire Hotel Barge Cruise including vistirs to a WW1 Museum in Meaux, Chateau of Vaux le Vicomte, Medieval town of Moret sur Loing, Barbizon and more.READ MORE
7 days, 6 nights Upper Loire Hotel Barge Cruise including visits to a Sancerre winery, Faiencerie of Gien, Château of St Fargeau, Montargis, Château of La Bussière and Canal bridge of Briare and more.READ MORE
Highlights: cemetery of Belleauwood, Haultevilliers, La Chocolatier « Thibaut » in Pierry, Champagne visit to a small family run winery and Ployez Jacquemart.READ MORE
Highlights: Montargis, Faiencerie of Gien, Château of St Fargeau, Canal bridge of Briare and Sancerre winery. Additional tours can be arranged.READ MORE
Highlights: WW1 battlefield and cemetery of Belleau-wood and American monument, Boizel champagne house in Epernay, Haultevilliers – village of monk Dom Perignon and more.READ MORE
Highlights: WW1 Museum in Meaux, Chateau of Vaux le Vicomte, Medieval town of Moret sur Loing, Chateau of Fontainebleau, Montargis and more.READ MORE
Highlights: Sancerre winery, Faiencerie of Gien, Château of St Fargeau, Montargis, Château of La Bussière. Canal bridge of Briare 1 star Michelin Restaurant “Auberge les Templiers” and more.READ MORE
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
As well as historical architecture and fine food, you can expect to see plenty of wildlife on a barge cruise in France. Here are some of the natives you might encounter.READ MORE
There are currently 450 AOC wine varieties in France. In this blog post we describe some favourites we regularly serve onboard the C’est La Vie.READ MORE
We are just weeks away from the start of our 2023 so we thought we’d wet your appetite with some of the best recent photos from our beloved clients.READ MORE
Why not combine a barge trip of a lifetime with some of these major events happening in France in 2024?READ MORE
In a change for 2023 we visit the Boizel Champagne house in Epernay as part of our Champagne barge cruise on board the C’est La Vie.READ MORE
The crew of the C’est La Vie, would like to wish all our passengers from 2022 and those who will join us in 2023 a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.READ MORE