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Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a Baroque château southeast of Paris. A stop on two of our luxury barge cruises.

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Book before October 31st for a 10% discount

Book before October 31st for a 10% discount

Receive a 10% discount on any 5-night cruise or selected weeks on the full length 6-night cruises when booked before October 31st 2020.

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Aerial video from a barge cruise in France

Aerial video from a barge cruise in France

Enjoy this spectacular footage of the C’est La Vie Luxury Hotel Barge on a barge cruise in France crossing the pont-canal de Briare.

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5 x ingredients for a perfect barge cruise

5 x ingredients for a perfect barge cruise

Here are five key ingredients to a perfect barge cruise in France. Everything from your accommodation to the experienced crew.

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A taste of a barge cruise in France

A taste of a barge cruise in France

When joining the C’est La Vie Luxury Hotel Barge on a cruise in France, you’ll be putting your taste buds through their paces!

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A life on the water

A life on the water

The C’est La Vie Luxury Hotel Barge has a long and rich history. Here is the story of our beloved barge and it’s proud owners.

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Crémant du Bourgogne wine tasting

Crémant du Bourgogne wine tasting

‘Crémant du Bourgogne’ is an underappreciated series of French sparkling wines. Come enjoy wine tasting with us on the C’est La Vie.

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The unspoilt region of Burgundy

The unspoilt region of Burgundy

Burgundy is a place of relaxation, but also of beauty and culture. There is so much more to see and explore in this unspoilt region of France.

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Visit Paris on your Barge Cruise holiday

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

Our statement on COVID-19

Our statement on COVID-19

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Choosing a French 2021 Hotel Barge Cruise

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

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

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

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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Churches of Champagne

Churches of Champagne

Working on a luxury hotel barge has given me insights into the beauty of the many different styles of the cathedrals and churches of Champagne.

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Barbizon School of Painters

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

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

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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Abbey of Fontenay

Abbey of Fontenay

We visit the Abbey of Fontenay on our Burgundy cruise route. If you feel like joining us, we would love to welcome you on board our luxury hotel barge.

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