C'est La Vie is a fully crewed, luxury hotel charter barge offering cruise routes through the French countryside of 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.

Explore the beauty of France


Burgundy Cruise Route

Burgundy Cruise Route

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 Cruise Route

Upper Loire Cruise Route

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 Cruise Route

Meaux to Montargis Cruise Route

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 Cruise Route

Upper Loire to Burgundy Cruise Route

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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Châlons-en-Champagne Cruise Route

Châlons-en-Champagne Cruise Route

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 Cruise Route

Saint Florentin to Meaux Cruise Route

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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