C'est La Vie Luxury Hotel Canal 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 Charter 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 Barge Cruise

Barge Cruises in France - Burgundy Barge Cruise

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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Upper Loire Barge Cruise

Barge Cruises in France - Upper Loire Barge Cruise

Sancerre to Montargis, Briare Canal and Latéral to the Loire Canal. 7 days, 6 nights. Highlights: Sancerre winery, Faiencerie of Gien, Château of St Fargeau, Montargis, Château de la Bussière. Canal bridge of Briare the best restaurant of the region.

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Meaux to Montargis Barge Cruise

Barge Cruises in France - Meaux to Montargis Barge Cruise

Loing canal, Loing river, Seine river and Marne river. 7 days, 6 nights. Highlights: Chateau of Fontainebleau, Medieval town of Moret sur Loing, Chateau of Vaux le Vicomte , Barbizon, Verrerie of Soisy sur école plus a dedicated cheese visit.

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Upper Loire to Burgundy Barge Cruise

Barge Cruises in France - Upper Loire to Burgundy Barge Cruise

Canal du Loing, River Seine, Yonne & Burgundy canal. 7 days, 6 nights. Highlights: 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

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Champagne Barge Cruise

Barge Cruises in France - Champagne Barge Cruise

Meaux to Chalon en Champagne. 7 days, 6 nights. Highlights: Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte,WW1 battlefield and cemetery of Belleau-wood and American monument, Moet & Chandon champagne house in Epernay and more.

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Saint Florentin to Meaux Barge Cruise

Barge Cruises in France - Saint Florentin to Meaux Barge Cruise

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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Barge Cruise Testimonials


We were treated like royalty

What a trip! the scenery, the food, the wine, the fellowship, but most of all the hospitality of the entire team. We were treated like royalty. thank you.

~ L&T, TX

We loved every minute!!

C’est La Vie!! The most appropriately named barge experience and we loved every minute!! Thanks to each and every one of you, for making this a trip of a life time, Cheers to you all.

~ J&G, TX

Pampered Elegance on the Burgundy Canal

C’est La Vie usually translates as “so goes life” but the literal translation is perhaps most fitting for this cruise: “It is the life”. I can think of no finer way to describe this trip. Having never cruised on a barge before, I came to France with no expectations. I knew from the website that […]

~ Peter Roberts

Most wonderful week

This was the most wonderful week with superb food, company, wine, site seeing visits, hospitality – awesome. Leaving you with affection and love . Come to Massachusetts Thank you all.

~ S&D, MA

C'est La Vie Blog


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

Inspiration

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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Luxury French River Cruises

Inspiration

Luxury French River Cruises

Luxury French river cruises are fast becoming the go-to option for travellers looking for an extra special holiday.

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