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.

2020 Barge Cruises in France


Burgundy & Ile-de-France Hotel Barge Cruise 2020

Barge Cruises in France - Burgundy & Ile-de-France Hotel Barge Cruise 2020

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 2020

Barge Cruises in France - Burgundy Hotel Barge Cruise 2020

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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Champagne & Ile-de-France Hotel Barge Cruise 2020

Barge Cruises in France - Champagne & Ile-de-France Hotel Barge Cruise 2020

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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Haute-de-France & Upper Loire Hotel Barge Cruise 2020

Barge Cruises in France - Haute-de-France & Upper Loire Hotel Barge Cruise 2020

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 Hotel Barge Cruise 2020

Barge Cruises in France - Upper Loire Hotel Barge Cruise 2020

7 days, 6 nights. Highlights: Sancerre winery, Faiencerie of Gien, Château of St Fargeau, Montargis, Château de la Bussière. Canal bridge of Briare, Dinner ashore at the 1 star Michelin restaurant Coté Jardin in Gien.

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2021 Barge Cruises in France


Burgundy & Ile-de-France Hotel Barge Cruise 2021

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

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

7 days, 6 nights. Highlights: Chablis, Château of Ancy-le Franc, Medieval town Noyers, Abbey of Fontenay, Auxerre. Restaurant : Hostellerie-des-Clos at Chablis.

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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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Hauts-de-France & Upper Loire Hotel Barge Cruise 2021

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

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, Verrerie of Soisy sur Ecole and Chateau of Fontainebleau.

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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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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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Visit Paris on your Barge Cruise holiday

Places to Visit

Visit Paris on your Barge Cruise holiday

On our barge cruises not only will you be able to enjoy the waterways of France, but you’ll also be able to indulge in all that Paris has to offer.

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Our statement on COVID-19

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Our statement on COVID-19

Our statement on COVID-19

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Choosing a French 2021 Hotel Barge Cruise

Inspiration

Choosing a French 2021 Hotel Barge Cruise

We talk you through the highlights of each 2021 cruise route to help you choose your own French 2021 Hotel Barge Cruise!

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Fine dining onboard & onshore

Inspiration

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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