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BARGING OUT OF THE BOX

Burgundy_CanalC'EST LA VIE has new and creative programs for 2011 such as spa and barge and gourmet cooking lessons and barge. Creative and fun ideas for barging.

SPA & BARGE: For the weeks of July 10th, 17th 24th 31st and August 7th & 14th. Two to three hours in the Spa at the Hotel Restaurant, La Cote St Jacques during which you can have a 30 minute body treatment. This will not replace any excursions. You won't miss a bit of the cruising. Spa included in the price.

GOURMET COOKING LESSONS AND BARGE: Cruise on the deluxe C'est la Vie in Burgundy for three nights and then discover the secrets of Burgundy cooking with private cooking lessons. What a wonderful vacation! Highlights: Dijon Market, Abbey of  Fontenay, Hands on cooking classes, Private wine tastings & dinner at 3* Michelin Restaurant.

Charter Costs:
8 clients: $37,950,
7 clients: $ 36,450
6 clients: $ 34,950
This program is available for the week starting June 5th, 19th and August 7th.

Meet the owner/operators of C'est La Vie:

Cest_la_Vie_CruisingC'est La Vie, which means Such is Life. The vessel is new but the owners have been in the barging industry for over twenty five years. C'est La Vie started 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 hotel barging. On the upper deck the lounge and dining areas are air-conditioned and numerous windows give you a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. The outside sun deck with teak floor and furniture is the perfect spot to dine alfresco or relax under the sun canopy which gives shade to all the deck or can be adjusted for those who like to bath in the warmth of the summer sun.

The 21 speed bicycles provide you the opportunity to discover the rural beauty along the tow paths or to ride into the nearby villages meeting up with the C'est La Vie at the next lock. The Cherry wood panelled walls and ceiling edged in black Iron wood give the four spacious staterooms a feeling of warmth, with three windows on each side light filters through at all times of the day. All staterooms have en suite bathrooms with marble topped vanity units.The galley is well equipped for our professional chef to prepare your gourmet meals. The wheel house offers passengers the chance to visit the captain and enjoy the cruise from a different perspective.

olivierThe Barge Owners
Olivier and Deborah Mégret purchased the C'est La Vie Barge after long and distinguished careers with other hotel barge companies, they have worked on boats for the past 25 years and so between them bring a wealth of experience.