Upper Loire to Burgundy Barge Cruise

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


Departing Montargis on the Upper Loire to Burgundy Cruise Route

Welcome to C’est la Vie!

Your party will be met in Paris at 3pm by our driver and driven to the “C’est la Vie” which is moored in the town of Montargis.

A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.


Sightseeing at Chateau de Fontainebleau on the Upper Loire to Burgundy Cruise Route

Sightseeing Chateau of Fontainebleau.

Cruise to Nemours

Morning canal cruise to the town of Nemours, in the afternoon we take a drive to the Chateau of Fontainebleau, built by Francois 1st in the 16th century, this splendid Chateau was home for many of the French kings and Napoleon.

Return to the boat for cocktails and dinner.


Sightseeing in Moret sur Loing on the Upper Loire to Burgundy Cruise Route

Sightseeing Moret sur Loing

Cruise to Moret sur Loing

Time to put on your walking shoes this morning as the boat cruises towards Moret sur Loing, arriving mid afternoon. A walking tour of the town will find you outside the house of Alfred Sisley, now privately owned,it bears witness to this man’s talent and his love of this town and its surrounding area.

Dinner awaits you aboard the C’est la Vie.


Sightseeing at Sens Cathedral on the Upper Loire to Burgundy Cruise Route

Sightseeing the 1st Gothic Cathedral in Sens

Cruise to Sens

Leaving the canal we join the river Seine, after 2 hours cruising we join the river Yonne which takes us to the city of Sens, where in the afternoon you will be able to walk through the charming streets and visit one of the first great Gothic Cathedrals named after Saint-Etienne, the building of which began in 1140, returning to the boat moored up on the banks of this historic city.

C’est la Vie welcomes you for cocktails and dinner.


Sightseeing at the Abbey of Pontigny on the Upper Loire to Burgundy Cruise Route

Sightseeing the Abbey of Pontigny

Cruise to Joigny

Dinner ashore at La Cote St Jacques

Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the banks of the river Yonne as we make our way to the town of Joigny. After lunch we take a short drive to the abbey of Pontigny, A 12th century gem tucked away in this quite town in rural Burgundy.

Return to the C’est La Vie with time to relax before your dinner ashore at the 2 star Michelin restaurant “La Côte Saint Jacques”.


Chablis Wine Tasting on the Upper Loire to Burgundy Cruise Route

Sightseeing Chablis

Cruise to St Florentin

Leaving the Yonne river we join the Canal Du Bourgogne at Laroche – Migennes, where you leave the boat to take a short drive to the town of Chablis, famous the world over for its white wines, after a private wine tasting we rejoin the C’est La Vie for lunch and an afternoon cruise to St Florentin.

Captains’ dinner finishes your cruise in style.


Chauffered back to Paris

Return to Paris

Departure time is 9:30AM after breakfast. You’ll then be chauffeured back to Paris for the end of the morning.

We look forward to your company again on the “C’est la Vie”!

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C'est La Vie Luxury Hotel Barge Menus

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Guest comments from C'est La Vie cruise routes

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 […]


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

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