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PERFECT SPRING GETAWAY

Explore the city of lights then cruise the beautiful countryside of Burgundy. Once you arrive in Paris we will take care of everything else.

PARIS / BURGUNDY / BARGE PACKAGE

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May 3, 2014 – 3 Cabins Available  -  4 or 6 Passener Charters

Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes

May 31, 2014 – 3 Cabins Available  -  4 or 6 Passenger Charters


INCLUSIONS
Private transfer from airport of your choice in Paris to your hotel
One Night Stay Quality 3 Star Hotel on Left Bank – Breakfast Included

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Transfer from Paris hotel to the Elisabeth Barge in Burgundy
6 Night Cruise all inclusive
4 Star Barge with Four Crew
Six passenger vessel
Cabins can be King or Twin-Bedded
All cabins are en-suite
All Meals
All Beverages (open bar)
Daily excursions with guide and driver
All entrance fees
All onboard amenities including Bicycles
Includes all taxes

Charter Cost
$20,200 - 4 Passenger Charter
$25,800 - 6 Passenger Charter
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Not Included
Flights to and from Paris & Gratuity to the crew
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Historic Lock Cruise
Besides the well known larger art cities such as Ghent, there are some very interesting gems to discover in this small country. Oudenaarde was the centre of wall tapestry in the 16th century. It's flamboyant city hall with belfry tower is unesco world heritage. Before 486, Doornik/Tournai was the capital of the Frankish empire. After this, the bishopric of Tournai was created, extending over most of the area west of the Scheldt. In 862, it became the capital of the County of Flanders. We moore close to the "Pont des trous" built in 1290 as a defensive tower over the river Scheldt.

At Blaton, we are moored at the confluence of the canal Blaton-Ath. This picturesque canal of only 21km counts 21 manualy operated locks. It is easy cycling along the canal to Ath, or you can stop half way and visit the castle of Beloeil with it's beautiful gardens.

On the Canal du Centre, at Strepy, 4 historic ship elevators were replaced with one new cable-elevator to cover a height difference of 73m. At Ronquières, another system with 2 large watertanks on rails moves the ships 67m up or down. The huge lock of Ittre brings us down another 13.3m descending to Brussels.

Friday: Bruges, welcome on board

Saturday: Bruges - Ghent
Take a glance of the historic art city

Sunday: Ghent - Oudenaarde
Belfry and City Hall are Unesco World heritage sites.

Monday: Oudenaarde - Doornik (Tournai)
Picturesque historic city

Tuesday: Doornik - Blaton
Visit Beloeil castle along canal with 21 manualy operated locks.

Wednesday: Blaton - Strepy-Thieu
Visit new and historic ship elevators

Thursday: Strepy - Halle (near Brussels)
going down the inclined plane of Ronquières.

Friday: Halle, farewell after breakfast.

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The Art Cities Cruise - Discover Belgium's Finest Art and Architecture

Apart from a great variety in tasty food and drinks, Belgium also has a rich history when it comes to art. Home to some of the greatest old masters, Belgium inspired many of them to create art pieces that to this very day have continued to amaze spectators.
Aboard the canal barge Johanna, you will be sailing from Bruges to Leuven, stopping at various museums and monuments that will astound you.
Bruges, Ghent, Dendermonde, Mechelen and Leuven all have cultural backgrounds and a history that dates back as far as the Middle Ages. Belfry towers, a college that was founded in 1425, cathedrals, paintings, to those who really love great art, Belgium will seem like heaven on earth. Did you know that some of these sites have made their way to the UNESCO world heritage list? Step aboard this beautifully restored canal barge and you will soon discover this is not without reason.
The Art Cities canal barge route combines art and leisure flawlessly
Of course the art works aren't the only things to see in these finest of cities. That is why on the Art Cities canal barge route, you will find there is also ample time to just stroll around the city-centers and let yourself be immersed in the historic atmosphere emanating from the well-preserved houses and buildings, that originate in the Middle Ages.
Friday: Bruges, welcome on board

Saturday: Bruges - Ghent

Sunday: Ghent. Day visit
Dinner at local restaurant
Monday: Ghent - Dendermonde

Tuesday: Dendermonde - Mechelen

Wednesday: Mechelen. Day visit (Plankendael, Technopolis)
Dinner at local restaurant
Thursday: Mechelen - Leuven

Friday: Leuven, farewell after breakfast

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Flanders Fields Cruise
Enjoy the playing of "the Last Post" in Ypres
Admire the Yser Tower, a symbol that was destroyed in 1946, only to be transformed into the Peace Gate, and replaced with an even higher Tower. The slogan "No more war", that was implemented in 4 different languages, has elevated the symbolic and historic meaning of this monument to a level that is unequalled to this very day. Take a walk through the famous trenches of death.

Visit the locks of Newport (Belgium) that were a turning point in the way the first World War was fought. After all, it was the flooding of the Yser that stopped the German advance in Belgium and France, making it a war that was fought from the trenches.

Friday: Bruges, welcome on board

Saturday: Bruges - Nieuwpoort
Visit the locks, Albert I monument

Sunday: Nieuwpoort - Diksmuide
Visit Ysertower and Trenches of Death
Option: helicopter flight above the war area

Monday: Diksmuide - Ypres
Last Post at 20h
Dinner at local restaurant

Tuesday: Ypres, Day visit
Biking trough the war region or optional minibus battlefield-tour

Wednesday: Ypres - Veurne

Thursday: Veurne, day visit
Visit the small town, the Belgian coast or the countryside of Lo and West Vleteren.
Dinner at local restaurant

Friday: Veurne, farewell after breakfast
Optional Full escorted tour with local guides



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Chocolate & Beer Cruise
If you ask someone what Belgium is famous for, you will most likely get chocolate or beer for an answer. Hardly surprising when you consider the delicious flavors and high quality products that this country produces. With the KR-Line chocolate and beer canal barge route, we will take you from one tasty sensation to another, introducing you to the finest of treats.
Taste the most renowned of all the Belgian Beers, the Westvleteren, which can only be found at a small local tavern near the abbey where it is brewed. But of course, the delightful sensations don't stop there. You can also visit the Hop museum in Poperinge and the biscuit factory of Jules Destrooper. You will be able to savor a delightful cold Trappist beer in the Newport (B) harbor, accompanied by the most delicious and fresh shrimps you have ever tasted.
For those who have a sweet tooth, the Chocolat-Line, located in Bruges, will open up a whole new world of chocolate. You have to admit that a chocolate snuff or chocolates with a sea-fruit taste are not something you will easily find at a local market near you.
Friday: Veurne, welcome on board
Option 1: Visit Veurnse babelutten
Option 2: visit the Cho-Ka-Tee shop for delicious chocolate, coffee and tea
Saturday: Veurne - Ypres
Stop at the malt and brewery museum and tasting Snoek beer in Alveringem
Passing Lo with the Jules Destrooper biscuit factory
Sunday: Ypres, day visit
Option 1: Cycle to Poperinge to visit the Hop museum and taste the world's best beer at Westvleteren abbey.
Option 2: guided minibus tour
Dinner at local restaurant
Monday: Ypres - Diksmuide
Option 1: Visit Van Nevel's chocolate factory and taste Papegaai beer at Brewery Verstraete
Option 2: Yser tower and Trenches, monuments from World War I
Option 3: Helicopter flight over the area, only when booked in advance
Tuesday: Diksmuide - Nieuwpoort
Visit the pier and taste a beer with fresh gray shrimps on a terras at the sea
Wednesday: Nieuwpoort - Bruges
Option 1: Try the evening hors carriage ride trough the old city center
Taste the beer and atmosphere in some of the famous bars in town
Thursday: Brugge, full day to visit the city
Feel free to visit one of the 50+ chocolate shops, with the most famous one "The Chocolate Line" of Dominiek Persoone.
Dinner at local restaurant
Friday: Brugge, farewell after breakfast
Every Day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with fresh local ingredients. Feel free to look or assist with the cooking. Dinner is based on local cuisine with a special touch of the chef!

PANACHE - A CLASSIC CRUISE IN NORTHERN FRANCE AND PARIS
Pont Sainte Maxence to Paris
Sunday, Day 1 Pont Sainte Maxence
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and transferred to the hotel barge moored in Pont Sainte Maxence for a Champagne welcome and introduction to your crew and barge. Time for a walk or cycle ride before dinner on board.
Monday, Day 2 Pont Sainte Maxence to L’Isle D’Adam
After breakfast we cruise to L’Isle D’Adam on the River Oise. After lunch we enjoy an unforgettable excursion to the elegant Renaissance Chateau de Chantilly. This superb example of 16th century architecture boats an array of art treasures, gardens lay out by Le Notre (of Versailles fame) and the great stables. More than 3000 horses are stabled in and around Chantilly making it the thoroughbred capital of France. Chantilly has also a very nice golf course, an optional excursion for golfers. Dinner on board.
Tuesday, Day 3 L’Isle D’Adam to Auvers-sur-Oise
Cruise to Auvers-sur-Oise this morning. After lunch we visit this old village where Vincent van Gogh spent the last part of his life and was buried in the local cemetery. Here and there, panels indicate the scenes portrayed by the painter. It is the district around the church, however, that constitutes the favourite “place of pilgrimage” for art lovers. Dinner on board.
Wednesday, Day 4 Auvers-sur-Oise to Conflans-St-Honorine
We drive to Giverny this morning to visit the home and gardens of the great Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. The gardens should be at their best at this time of the year, and we can admire the water lily pond and the Japanese bridge that inspired so many of Monet’s paintings. We return to the hotel barge for a cruise after lunch to Conflans-St Honorine. Dinner ashore tonight at a local auberge.
Thursday, Day 5 Conflans-St-Honorine to Bougival
After breakfast we cruise to Bougival. In the village you will find reproductions of Impressionist paintings located in the precise locations where these works are deemed to have been painted. This local initiative, launched in 1994 is known as the Impressionists Walk. After lunch we enjoy a visit to the Chateau Versailles or Chateau de Malmaison, a country house formerly the residence of Joséphine de Beauharnais and from 1800 to 1802, the headquarters of the French government. Dinner on board.
Friday, Day 6 Bougival to Paris
After breakfast we cruise to Paris floating past the futuristic La Defense business district with the impressive concrete and glass architecture. On arrival at our mooring, your guide takes you to a selection of Paris sights. There is also plenty of free time for shopping today as well. This evening we enjoy a special cruise through Paris, known as the "City of Lights", whilst enjoying the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board. We moor overnight near the Bastille.
Saturday, Day 7 Paris
After breakfast, disembark the hotel barge and transfer to the **designated drop off point.
This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
The **designated meeting and drop off point is The Westminster Hotel in Paris

Le Papillon - LANGUEDOC CRUISE
Beziers to Carcassonne Sept & Oct 2014


Sunday
As you alight from your fast TGV train from Paris in Narbonne, you will be met by a member of Papillon's crew and then driven to her mooring spot on the Canal du Midi near Beziers. During a Champagne welcome aboard you will be introduced to the four crew. Time to take a stroll before settling in for dinner in the ship's dining room.

Monday

This morning's cruise will take us through one of the wonders of the canal system of France, namely the seven staircase locks at Fonserannes, just one of many amazing engineering feats accomplished by the canal's builder, Paul Riquet, back in the 1670s! After lunch we'll tie up between Colombiers and Poilhes and take the minibus to visit the nearby Etang de Montady, a circular 700-year-old drainage sytem of the surrounding fields; from our viewpoint it looks like an enormous bike wheel complete with spokes, and yes, it still works! We are standing on an oppidum dating from 800 BC and there is a small museum to visit before rejoining Papillon and cruising towards Capestang and our overnight mooring.

Tuesday
Today is market day in Béziers, one of France's oldest cities dating back to 575BC; this is your chance to shop with the chef and help choose the ingredients for some great meals! While the city centre has just been refurbished with millions of euros of EU grants, we should not overlook that this was the first place to be savagely attacked in 1209 at the start of the Albigensian crusade. From Beziers we'll head back to Papillon for a scrumptious bbq lunch before cruising past Capestang and on to le Somail. The canal is elevated and the views of the surrounding countryside are stunning as we wind our way along a combination of sharp bends, tiny bridges that Papillon can only just squeeze through and pockets of shade from the massive overhanging trees.

Wednesday
By lunchtime, we will have cruised over no fewer than six aqueducts - their construction back in the 1600s was revolutionary, allowing barges to cruise calmly over fiercely flowing streams and rivers below! After mooring in Homps and with siesta time over, we'll take a short drive in the minibus to visit Minerve, rated as one of "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France". The location is dramatic, perched high up in an area of impressive limestone rocks and disappearing rivers. However back in 1210, this spectacular Cathar village suffered a terrible massacre inflicted by Simon de Montfort in the name of God and the Pope. As we return to Papillon driving through the Minervois vineyards, we'll make a stop for an informal wine tasting.

Thursday
A fine morning for a spot of biking through nearby villages or easy walking along the towing path. Cedric, your captain, will choose a wild mooring somewhere near the village of Puichéric while your chef lays out a luncheon feast - a worthy reward for this morning's activities! This afternoon, a Cistercian treat awaits you; the Abbaye de Fontfroide is just a 40-minute drive away. Founded by Benedictine monks in the 10th century, the abbey later joined the Cistercian order in 1145. Not only are the buildings impressive, but so too are the terrassed gardens created in the 16th century, some with a Mediterranean flavor, others buzzing with bees and one with a white theme, evocative of the Middle Ages. Back on deck and some chilled Muscat aperitifs lead us gently to the dinner table.

Friday
Enjoy a lazy morning on deck cruising through the Midi countryside. Our trip out in the minibus today will be to visit nearby Carcassonne. One of UNESCO's most prestigious world heritage sites, the city boasts a double ring of ramparts and 53 towers, all saved from falling into total disrepair with Violet-le-Duc's restoration in the 1800s. The fairytale collection of drawbridges, towers and cobbled streets was reportedly the inspiration for Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty." Our cruise this afternoon will bring us to Trébes, where we will moor for the night on the edge of town for our final dinner.

Saturday
After breakfast, minibus transfer to the Narbonne train station.

Note: The above description of a week on Le Papillon, cruising from Béziers to Carcassonne, contains similar points of interest as a cruise in the opposite direction from Carcassonne to Béziers, although times for excursions will clearly differ between the two routes. No two cruises on Le Papillon are ever exactly the same, however, since we always mold each voyage to fit the interests of our passengers. Whatever your passion is - golf, tennis, biking, walking, side trips in the minibus, just relaxing on deck, or a little of everything - we'll make sure you do.

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Elisabeth - Dijon to Escommes

Saturday Paris to Dijon by Chauffeured Transfer
Welcome to Elisabeth!
A member of our crew will meet your party at 2:00 pm at one Paris hotel of your choice.  You will be chauffeured to Elisabeth, moored in the Dijon Harbor, with an estimated arrival time of 5:00 pm. (Alternatively, you may choose to take the TGV train from Paris to Dijon at your expense.)  Once on board, you’ll be welcomed by owners, Captain Peter and Guide Sheena Jenner; then treated to the traditional champagne reception and introduction of crew.  Enjoy the first of many gourmet dinners on board.

Sunday Dijon to Fleury-sur-Ouche
A chateau with fighter jets lined up in a vineyard!
Relax on deck as Elisabeth begins to cruise into the heart of the Burgundy Canal.  This morning, you’ll depart Dijon and go into the countryside.  After buffet lunch, it’s  time for one of the most intriguing of this week’s excursions: The chateau of Savigny-les-Beaune, where the owner has collected some 80 fighter jets, now restored and displayed with his vineyards as the backdrop.  Other collections include race cars as well as thousands of model airplanes.  Enjoy a petite winetasting of vintages produced right at the chateau, too. Then it is back to Elisabeth for another dinner on board.

Monday Fleury-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Medieval palace and museums in Dijon
Enjoy breakfast pastry warm from the village over to start your day.  Relax on deck this morning, or walk the towpath or explore by bicycle.  The choice is always yours! This afternoon, explore the nooks and crannies of the old town in Dijon, most notably the Cathedral of Saint Benign.  Then it is back to Elisabeth for dinner on board.

Tuesday Gissey -sur-Ouche to Pont d’Ouche
Where monks made wine the old fashioned way
If you have not already discovered how much fun it is to join Captain Jenner in the wheelhouse, now is the morning to do so!  Elisabeth now cruises deeper into the Valley of the Ouche, dramatic scenery through farmland and a backdrop of forested hills.  This afternoon, drive to Chateau Clos de Vougeot, an ancient structure which includes a medieval monastery and a display of ancient winemaking implements.  There may be time for a winetasting, too.
Wednesday Pont d’Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
13th century hospital in delightful Beaune
After a short morning cruise, it’s off for another high point: Lunch and sightseeing in Beaune, the wine capital of the Cote d’Or with millions of bottles of wines stored in ancient cellars under the cobblestone streets.  After lunch at a fine local bistro, Sheena will tour the immaculately preserved Hospice de Beaune, built in the 13th century. Then shop the chic stores in the pedestrian zone and have a café in the town square.  Dinner back on board ends this delightful day.

Thursday Vancenesse-en-Auxois to Escommes
Tour a chateau perched high over the canal!
It’s your last cruise this morning, so take advantage of the scenery, towpath and villages for a last immersion into the Burgundy countryside.  Once at your final mooring, there will be time for the excursion to the little hamlet of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois,  perched high over the canal.  Browse the little craft and gift shops and then take a tour of the Chateau, mostly empty but very atmospheric and with a wonderful history. Then it’s back to Elisabeth where a gourmet dinner ends your cruise in style.

Friday Escommes to Paris
A sad farewell
Depart at 9:00 am after breakfast for a chauffeured transfer back to one location in Paris. Estimated arrival time into Paris is noon to 1:00 pm.   Please make all onward travel plans on the basis of this timing. (Alternatively, you can elect to take the TGV train from Dijon back to Paris at your expense OR, we will take you to Dijon to pick up a rental car.)  We hope to see you again on Elisabeth!

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Elisabeth - St Leger to Dijon

Saturday Chauffeured transfer from Paris to St. Leger-sur-Dheune
A warm welcome aboard
A member of Elisabeth crew will meet your party at 2:00 pm at the one agreed-upon Paris hotel of your choice.  Estimated arrival time in  St. Leger is 6:00 pm. (Alternatively, you may choose to arrive by TGV train  at your expense from Paris to the station at Le Creusot.) You will be greeted warmly by yours hosts Peter and Sheena Jenner and treated to the traditional champagne welcome, followed by the first of many gourmet dinners on board.

Sunday St. Leger-sur-Dheune to Chagny
Winetasting at Santenay
Begin cruising your first waterway, the Canal du Centre, as Elisabeth begins the journey into the heart of rural France.  And what could be more French than a winetasting? We’ll chauffeur you to Santenay, a charming village at the southern edge of the Cote de Beaune which produces vintages featuring the Pinot Noir grape.  The drive along the wine route is gorgeous!

Monday Chagny to Chalon-sur-Saone
Visit a 12th century castle
Your morning cruise continues on the Canal du Centre.  Now is the time to explore by bicycle, walk the towpath or relax on deck as amazing scenery floats by .After lunch, it’s off to the fairy tale castle of Chateau de Rocheport, a 12th century building perched high over its tiny namesake village.   The colorful tiled roof is typical of classic Burgundian architecture.  Inside are relics of medieval period lifestyle.  Then it’s back to Elisabeth for cocktails on deck as the sun sets over the landscape, followed by dinner on board.

Tuesday Chalon-sur-Saone to Seurre
Lunch and sightseeing in enchanting Beaune
Today is the day to slip onto your second waterway, the River Saone.  This is one of France’s smaller rivers and it is easy to walk or bicycle its meandering shores. And let’s not forget the morning routine of enjoying pastries still warm from the village bakery!  Today is the high point of the cruise, with lunch and sightseeing in the enchanting cobblestoned town of Beaune.  Beaune is the wine capital of the Cote d’Or; millions of bottles are stored by top wine merchants under its cobblestoned streets.  After lunch, you’ll tour the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved medieval hospital built in the 13th century and in use until the early nineteenth century!

Wednesday
Seurre to Longecourt-en-Plaine
Buy gourmet cheese at an historic Monastery
This morning, we’ll cruise back onto the canals, as Elisabeth continues on to your third waterway of the cruise, Canal de Bourgogne.  Float past fields, villages, and locals out for a walk as the French countryside works its magic spell!  After lunch, drive to the Abbaye de Citeaux, founded in 1098. Amazingly, this is still an active monastery, its members practicing animal husbandry and farming.  Abbaye de Citeaux is known for its washed rind cheese, of which only 300 are produced each week. Tour historic buildings, and then purchase some cheese as well as their honey and caramels, perfect souvenirs of this unusual excursion.

Thursday Longecourt-en-Plain to Dijon
Buy Dijon mustard right where it is made!
Spend a last lazy morning on board as Elisabeth makes its way to the last port of your cruise: Dijon.  After lunch, take the new trolley from the port right into town and take your pick of interesting sights, including the famed mustard shop, the former castle of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Les Halles Covered Market (designed by Eiffel) with an amazing selection of produce, cheeses and gourmet food of all kinds.  Then return to Elisabeth for a special four course dinner, which will end your cruise in style.  Your cruise on three waterways has come to an end, but may the memories linger.

Friday Chauffeured transfer from Dijon to Paris
Depart after breakfast at 9:00am for your chauffeured transfer back to Paris.  Estimated arrival time is 1:00 pm.  Please make all onward travel plans today on the basis of this timing. (Or you may elect to take the TGV train back to Paris at your expense in less than two hours.) We wish you Bon Voyage and hope to see you again on Elisabeth!

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Elisabeth - Montargis to Sancerre

Saturday Chauffeured Transfer Paris to Montargis
A Warm Welcome Aboard!
A member of Elisabeth crew will meet you at 2:00 pm at one Paris pickup location chosen by your group, after which you will be chauffeured to the barge moored on the Canal du Loing in the enchanting town of Montargis – known as the “Venice of France” for its lovely canals and flower-laden bridges.  Estimated arrival time is 4:00 pm.  Your hosts Peter and Sheena Jenner will greet you with the traditional champagne welcome.  Time to unpack and stroll in the center of Montargis before the first of many gourmet dinners on board.

Sunday Montargis to Montbouy
Fontainebleau, where the French kings lived
This morning begins your cruise in the Upper Loire – a land of tree-lined canals and towpaths.  Relax on deck or explore by bicycle: The choice is always yours.  You will moor at Montbouy, one of the prettiest villages of the region.  After lunch, it’s time to go to the famed chateau of Fontainebleau, where room after ornate room testifies to the financial power of the French monarchy,  Personalities such as Marie Antoinette and Napoleon also lived here and left their mark. (If you have already visited Fontainebleau, your entire party can elect to visit Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte.  This incredible property was built by the finance minister of King Louis 14th; whole villages were razed and thousands of workers utilized!)  Return to Elisabeth for dinner on board.

Monday Montbouy to Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses
Painted Pottery with a French Accent!
Breakfast this morning (and every morning!) on pastries still warm from the village bakery.  After another absolutely beautiful cruise and lunch, we will visit Gien, a town well-known for its faience, which is painted pottery with a French accent. Visit the factory and museum and then shop: Here is a great opportunity to buy gifts – or what about souvenir for yourself? Your mooring tonight is named for a seven lock staircase built in 1604.  You’ll cruise right by this marvel and then can go back and explore it on foot, if you like. A reminder that you are indeed cruising on antique waterways!

Tuesday Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses to Briare
A well-preserved Medieval Chateau
Cruise this morning to the town of Briare, floating ever southward into the deepest countryside.  This afternoon, visit Chateau de Sully-sur-Loire, owned by the same family for centuries until they sold it to the French government in 1962.  Its towers testify to the fact that it was originally built as a fortress, while later inhabitants made it more livable with collections of tapestries, furniture and paintings.  There is time to explore in Briare before dinner on board.

Wednesday Briare to Lere
Explore in a lovely village
This morning, Elisabeth will slip onto the Canal de Briare.  This afternoon, visit the village of Aubigny-sur-Loire, with its medieval facades and floral displays.

Thursday Lere to Sancerre
Private winetasting!
After a last morning cruise with vineyards as the backdrop, Elisabeth will moor under the hilltop village of Sancerre, a romantic scene and the perfect end to your cruise!   Enjoy a private tasting of red and white wines with the distinctive flavor of the region. Tonight, as always, the Jenners will offer a special farewell dinner.

Friday Sancerre to Paris
A Sad Farewell
Depart at 9:00am after breakfast for your chauffeured transfer to Paris.  Estimated arrival time is 11:30 am to noon.  Please make all onward travel plans today on the basis of this timing.  We wish you Bon Voyage and hope to see you again on Elisabeth!

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Elisabeth - Sens to Montargis

Saturday Private Chauffeured Transfer to Elisabeth in Sens
A warm welcome aboard!
A member of Elisabeth crew will meet your party at 2:00 pm in one agreed-upon Paris location and chauffeur you to the barge moored in Sens.  Estimated driving time is two hours. Your hosts Peter and Sheena Jenner will welcome you with the traditional champagne reception ad introduction of crew.  Sens is a lively town and it is an easy walk to the Place de la Republique to join the locals for a drink or browse the shops.  Back on board, enjoy the first of many gourmet dinners in your “floating home away from home.”

Sunday Sens to Missy-sur-Yonne
Visit the oldest Gothic cathedral in France
This morning, it is up and off the barge to tour one of the cruise high points: the Cathedral of St. Etienne, the first great Gothic cathedral of France.  Started in 1135, it was not entirely complete until 1622 – and it is well known for its glorious stained glass windows.  Then it’s back to Elisabeth for lunch and casting off for your cruise on scenic waterways.  Relax or walk the towpath on the River Yonne as the barge makes its way to Missy-sur-Yonne.

Monday Missy-sur-Yonne to Moret-sur-Loing
Impressionist painter town and scenes
Slip onto the River Seine this morning.  One of the great treats in barging is breakfast pastry fresh from the village baker.  Indulge and relax today on the way to the idyllic mooring at Moret-sur-Loing, home of the Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley.  Scenes he painted in town are still there for visitors to see.  Earlier, Sisley was a friend of Renoir and Monet. Tour this delightful town and then enjoy cocktails on deck as the sun sets over the weeping willows and mansard roofs.

Tuesday Moret-sur-Loing to Nemours
Fontainebleau, home to French kings
This morning you’ll experience a lovely cruise to Nemours.  After lunch, drive a short distance to the famed Chateau of Fontainebleau, home to many French kings, each of whom left his mark on this gigantic palace and gardens.  Among the many personalities associated with Fontainebleau are Napoleon and Marie Antoinette.  Discuss this stimulating day over dinner on board.

Wednesday Nemours to Nerronville
Carriage ride to an old fashioned village
This morning it is up and out to meet your horse-drawn carriage that will take up to the hilltop village of Chateau Landon. Now a quiet village, Chateau Landon was once the seat of a royal residence and a religious center with 17 churches.  Then return to Elisabeth to cruise this afternoon and while away the day on the cruise to Nerronville.  Walk the towpath or explore by bicycle in the gorgeous French countryside!

Thursday Nerronville to Montargis
“The French Venice” beguiles with chocolate and canals!
Your final morning cruise takes you ever deeper into beautiful scenery and passing  petite villages.  You’ll end up on Montargis, a pleasant town crisscrossed by canals and flower- bedecked bridges.  A big draw today is chocolate tasting at one of the many gourmet candy makers on the town square.  Here is a place also to shop for that perfect souvenir to take home – or what about something for yourself!  Back on board, your chef is busy preparing a really special gourmet dinner to end your cruise in style.

Friday Montargis to Paris
A sad farewell!
You’ll depart after breakfast at 9:00am and for your chauffeured transfer back to Paris. Estimated arrival time is 11:00am.  Please make further travel plans today on the basis of this timing.  We wish you Bon Voyage and hope to see you again on Elisabeth!

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Elisabeth - Auxerre to Moret sur Loing

Saturday Chauffeured transfer from Paris to Auxerre
A warm welcome aboard!
A member of Elisabeth crew will meet your party at 2:00 pm at the one designated Paris pickup hotel and will chauffeur you to the barge moored at Auxerre.  Estimated arrival time is 5:00 pm.  Elisabeth is moored on the Quai, with the medieval buildings rising above. It is a spectacular sight when the sun sets!  You are welcomed by your hosts Peter and Sheena Jenner with the traditional champagne reception, followed by the first of many gourmet dinners on board.

Sunday Auxerre to Gurgy
Tour of Auxerre, with buildings of many periods
Morning tour of this once - thriving trade hub, with many old mansions and lovely squares testifying to the wealth of this town.  Most important is the Cathedral of St. Etienne, which dominates the skyline.  Then it’s back to Elisabeth as she casts off on the River Yonne.  Here is why you chose to barge: Slow cruising through the idyllic French countryside with you relaxing on deck, walking the towpath or even exploring by bicycle.  Arrive at the hamlet of Gurgy by late afternoon.

Monday Gurgy to Joigny
Winetasting amidst hills of vines
Wake up to fresh croissants, warm from the baker’s ovens.  Then relax as Elisabeth cruises this morning to Joigny.  Once there, you will be driven to the Chablis winetasting region. Taste wine in an ancient cellar and enjoy a glorious drive through the vineyards.  Then it is back to Elisabeth, where more wines of the region may well be consumed at dinner!

Tuesday Joigny to Sens
The first Gothic cathedral in France
Cruising further this morning on the River Yonne to the lively town of Sens.  Your mooring is very handy to the Place de la Republique, where you can join locals for a café and browse the shops in the surrounding streets.  Sens is dominated by its cathedral, the first in France in the Gothic style.  It is magnificent, with incredible stained glass windows.

Wednesday Joigny to Missy-sur-Yonne
Fontainebleau, where French kings lived
Elisabeth continues to cruise amidst lovely scenes on the way to Missy-sur-Yonne.  After lunch it’s a short drive to the famed chateau of Fontainebleau, an opulent palace which is a testament to the wealth of the French monarchy.  Many personalities lived at Fontainebleau, including Napoleon and Marie Antoinette.  Review this exciting day over dinner on board.

Thursday Missy-sur-Yonne to Moret-sur-Loing
French Impressionist painter’s town
Moving on to the River Seine for your final cruise today, Elisabeth leaves Burgundy for the Upper Loire region.  Our final port is Moret-sur-Loing, an enchanting town that was the home to Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley.  Before Sisley came here, he was a friend to Monet and Renoir. Streets and houses that he painted are still on view,  as well as scenes from the river.  The mooring is very romantic, a perfect location for tonight’s special gourmet dinner to mark your last night on board.

Friday Moret-sur-Loing to Paris
A sad farewell
Depart after breakfast at 9:00am for your drive back to one location in  Paris.  Estimated arrival tie is 11:00am.  Please make all ongoing travel plans today on the basis of this timing. We wish you Bon Voyage and hope to see you again on Elisabeth!

 

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Elisabeth - Clamecy to Auxerre

Saturday Chauffeured transfer Paris to Clamecy
A warm welcome aboard!
A member of Elisabeth crew will meet your party at 2:00 pm at one Paris
hotel of your choice and chauffeur you to Elisabeth, moored in the village
of Clamecy.  Estimated arrival time is 5:00 pm.  Your hosts, Captain Peter
Jenner and Guide Sheena Jenner, will welcome you with the traditional
champagne reception and introduction of crew. There will be time to look
around Clamecy before the first of many gourmet dinners on board.

Sunday Clamecy to Lucy-sur-Yonne
Chateau de Bazoches
Today is the first of many breakfasts featuring  village-baked  pastries
warm from the oven.  We’ll start our sightseeing with an excursion to
Chateau de Bazoches, home of Marechal Vauban, one of France’s
greatest military engineers.  His most important patron was King Louis
with wonderful walking and bicycling opportunities through the gorgeous
.Lunch on board while we begin to cruise to Lucy-sur-Yonne countryside.

Monday Lucy-sur-Yonne to Mailly-le-Chateau
Romanesque basilica at Vezelay
This morning,  we will  visit a cruise high point: the village of Vezelay,
where  a cobblestoned street lined with delightful shops leads upward to
the Romanesque basilica of St. Mary Magdelene.  Sheena knows this
church well.  Enjoy incredible views of the surrounding countryside.  This
afternoon, Elisabeth makes its way through the Saussois cliffs.  You can
climb to the top for another incredible view, if so inclined!  Review this very
interesting day over dinner on board.

Tuesday Mailley-le-Chateau to Accolay
Prehistoric cave or medieval chateau: The choice is yours!
Cruise in the morning.  If you haven’t already joined Captain Jenner in
his wheelhouse, now is the day to do so. Otherwise, you can relax on
deck, walk the towpath or explore by bicycle.  Today you have a choice
of excursions: The Grottes D’Arcy, a pre-historic cave where Sheena
will show you incredible paintings that may be 30,000 years old OR
the Chateau at Guerdelon, a medieval chateau being built by methods
of the period.  Talk to the workman and examine the ancient building
implements.  You’ll be back on board for dinner tonight.

Wednesday Accolay to Vincelles
Taste wine – after all, you ARE in France!
Relax on deck on another morning cruise past lovely villages, weeping
willow trees lining the shore, and antique lock houses.  After lunch, it is time
to taste wine in the renowned Chablis vineyards.  Visit an ancient cellar,
after which the drives through the vineyards are glorious.  Taste more wine
from Chablis at dinner tonight.

Thursday Vincelles to Auxerre
It’s your last cruise to the mooring at the quai in Auxerre.  This town rises
up above the quai, showing well preserved buildings from many periods.
After lunch, explore in the churches, the squares and the shops of this
lovely town.  Then it’s back to Elisabeth, for cocktails on deck as the sun
sets over Auxerre and an especially wonderful gourmet dinner that ends
your cruise in style.

Friday Chauffeured transfer Auxerre to Paris
A sad farewell
Depart after breakfast at 9:00am for your chauffeured transfer back to one
location in Paris.  Estimated arrival time is noon. We hope to see you back
again on Elisabeth!

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Dijon to Vandenesse en Auxois

Sunday- Dijon
You will be met at the **designated meeting point and transferred by minibus to the barge, moored in Dijon harbour, where you will enjoy a Kir Royal reception. Time for a walk or bicycle ride before your first dinner on board.

Monday- Dijon to Velars
After breakfast we enjoy a walking tour of old Dijon including a visit to the former Ducal Palace, the Cathedral of Saint Benign, the vivid produce markets, mustard shops and the impressive Notre Dame de Dijon, or enjoy some excellent shopping time. Return to the hotel barge for lunch and then a leisurely afternoon cruise on the Burgundy Canal past Lake Kir and the limestone escarpments, which feed the nearby vineyards, to our mooring in Velars. Dinner on board.

Tuesday- Velars to Ste-Marie-sur-Ouche
This morning we cruise to Ste-Marie-sur-Ouche, with plenty of opportunity to walk or bicycle along the ever-present towpath. After lunch on board, we visit Chateau Savigny-les Beaune, a magnificent property nestled between the hillsides in the Cote de Beaune. Originally built in 1340, it has now been expanded by the present owner Michel Pont, as a museum for classic Abarth cars, aeroplanes, motorcycles and historic wine production equipment. The garden holds around 80 aircrafts, not quite what you expect to find in the middle of one of the most renowned wine regions of the world Return to the barge for dinner on board.

Wednesday- Ste-Marie-sur-Ouche to St. Victor
Morning cruise to St-Victor-sur-Ouche through some very pretty locks, past rolling hills and picturesque villages. We enjoy an early lunch on board and then drive across the premier cru vineyards into Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine country with a history going back over 2000 years. We absorb the fascinating 15th century Hotel Dieu Hospice and the former Ducal Palace. Dinner on board.

Thursday- St-Victor-sur-Ouche to Pont d’Ouche
After breakfast we cruise along the canal deep into the forest to Pont d’Ouche. After lunch we enjoy a very special wine tour and tasting at the renowned Chateau of Meursault, a must for wine and history lovers. The vines of the Chateau de Meursault are ideally situated and sheltered from the winds by the hills to the west. The soil is rich in calcite and well drained, making it ideal for growing the estate's highly-regarded vintages. Dinner on board.

Friday- Pont d’Ouche to Vandenesse en Auxois
This morning we enjoy a relaxing cruise past the spectacular Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, offering wonderful photo opportunities. After lunch we visit this beautiful medieval village with its castle and stunning views and then the nearby moat-encircled 13th century Chateau de Commarin. Going back 26 generations, the de Vogue family ownership portrays an insight into the glamorous lives of the French aristocracy as well as showing off the Chateau, stables and landscaped gardens. Captains Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday- Vandenesse en Auxois
After breakfast, transfer to the **designated drop off point.

Note: On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

The Designated meeting and drop off point is the choice of Dijon or Paris.

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Colibri
Carcassonne to Castelnaudary

Sunday
Guests are met by the Captain, Earl. Between 4 and 5 PM at the arrange meeting point. Warm welcome on board with aperitifs, and cruise slowly through the vineyards near the village of Trebes, to whet your appetites for dinner and the days to come.

Monday
Tour of the Cite of Carcassonne, to take in the fascinating medieval city, a wonderful journey into history. In the afternoon we cruise the "heights" of Carcassonne and passing through the Port of Carcassonne to a tranquil mooring for the evening.

Tuesday
The hill top Cathar castle of Saissac is on offer for today's excursion. The drive up to the castle is beautiful, the Pyrenees Mountains, often capped in snow can be viewed across the valley from the castle. In the afternoon we cruise toward Villesequelande, a pretty and relaxing cruise to a quiet location for dinner aboard.

Wednesday
In the morning, we visit the town of Limoux, and the Sieur d’Arques winery, information on the wines and not forgetting tasting including the Cremants and Blanquettes of Limoux. Lunch is taken ashore today. We cruise a very pretty stretch of the canal today, stopping for the evening beneath the tree near St Martin Lalande.

Thursday
We visit the medieval market town of Mirepoix with half-timbered houses and a beautiful square. On the way back to Colibri we visit an ancient church made in the the rocks, an amazing site. We cruise in the afternoon through a series of locks, into the Grand Bassin of Castelnaudary, the home of Cassoulet, a local dish.

Friday
Morning visit to Ravel, renowned for its covered market and Lac Saint Ferreol, taking in the new Museum du Canal du Midi and gardens. The museum beautifully shows the vision and working to create and operate the Canal du Midi, with delightful gardens. We cruise the final leg of our journey to the Seuil de Naurouze located on the highest stretch of the Canal, a 194 metres (650ft) above sea level. This is the watershed between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. One can take a stroll and visit the obelisque to Pierre Paul Riquet, the builder of the canal set in a beautiful park. Farewell dinner aboard.

Saturday
Leisurely breakfast, and transfer between 10 and 11am to nominated drop of point.

This is a very much a guide-line, and we can do as much or as little as you would like, it is your holiday and our pleasure to tailor the cruise to your needs.

Note: Cruise may travel in reverse direction

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Colibri
Beziers to Carcassonne

Sunday
Guests are met by the Captain, Earl. Between 4 and 5 PM at the arranged meeting point. Warm welcome on board with aperitifs, and cruise slowly overlooking the vineyards near the Roman village of Poilhes, to whet your appetites for dinner and the days to come.

Monday
Morning visit to the Enserune Oppidum, a site inhabited by man since 800BC. After lunch aboard we cruise past Capestang. A small town dominated by a huge church that we can see for some kilometres as the canal meanders along. From here we cruise on towards La Croisade and a beautiful mooring beneath the trees.

Tuesday
The bustling markets and the historic sites of Narbonne are on offer for today's excursion; Earl takes you ashore for lunch today. In the afternoon we cruise to Le Somail, a staging post that was used by passenger boats in the 18th century. The village is pretty and one must visit the antique bookshop. Dinner is taken aboard tonight.

Wednesday
The Abbey de Fontfroide is a beautiful tranquil setting and with its garden of 3000 rosebushes, a wonderful place to visit. We commence our climb through the locks today, and cruise towards the town of Homps. Looking forward to a sensational dinner aboard.

Thursday
Visit to the Cathar fort and hill top village of Minerve, a stunning location with a museum that tells of its history. We cruise just beyond the village of Puicheric this afternoon, to ‘The sculpture lock’, a great place to sit under the trees and relax, and watch the world go by. Tonight you dine ashore, at a beautiful restaurant, with a chance to view the Cite of Carcassonne by night, to fire your imaginations of fairy tale castles.

Friday
Tour of the Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne, to take in the fascinating medieval city, a wonderful journey into history. In the afternoon we cruise the final leg of our journey to a quiet location for the farewell dinner aboard.

Saturday
Leisurely breakfast, and transfer between 10 and 11am to nominated drop of point.

This is a very much a guide-line, and we can do as much or as little as you would like, it is your holiday and our pleasure to tailor the cruise to your needs.

Note: Cruise may travel in reverse direction.

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Anjodi
Catselnaudary to Homps

Sunday- Castelnaudary
You will be met at the designated meeting point and escorted by minibus to Anjodi moored in the very pretty canal side village of Castelnaudary. Champagne welcome followed by time for a relaxing stroll before dinner on board.

Monday- Castelnaudary to Bram
In the morning we visit the bastide (fortified town) of Revel which was founded in 1342 by Philip VI de Valois. We then cruise to the lake at St Ferreol which is the key element of an ingenious system created in the 17th century by Pierre Paul Riquet to supply water to the Canal du Midi (classified by UNESCO as a Worldwide Heritage Site), and we end our excursion with a look at Durfort, a community of 270 inhabitants nestled in the hollows of the Sor Valley in the foothills of the Black Mountains, famous for its copper works. The Pyrenees can be seen from the ancient windmills above the Grand Bassin. After lunch we leave the Grand Basin, with its one kilometre circumference, through one of the lowest bridges on the canal and then descend the triple and quadruple locks, which are a perfect destination for an after dinner walk.

Tuesday- Bram to Sauzens
Morning cruise to the circular village of Bram with ample opportunity for woodland cycling and walking. After lunch we visit Malpere for a wine tasting. This "appellation d'origine" is the most Western of the Languedoc, built on the plains and hills that are bordered by a large massif that forms a trapezium- La Malpère. The Grapes are the blends of the South West - Merlot and Cabernet - as well as the Grenache Noir and Cinsault. Dinner on board.

Wednesday- Sauzens to Carcassonne
This morning’s excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop's Palace and Horreum. Explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canal side town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. After lunch we descend the locks to the Port of Carcassonne. Dinner tonight at a local auberge.

Thursday- Carcassonne to Trebes
A fascinating morning tour of Carcassonne La Cité. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, this is the most complete mediaeval, fortified city in existence today. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences that resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. Afternoon cruise to the pretty village of Trebes. Dinner on board.

Friday- Trebes to Homps
This morning’s excursion is to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1215, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete this intriguing picture. Cruise to Poilhes with magnificent views of the Pyrenees and enjoy a wine-tasting of the full-bodied Corbieres at the 500 year old vineyard Domaine de Guery. Cruise to Homps. Captains Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday- Homps
After breakfast, transfer to the designated drop off point.

Note: On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

 

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C'est la Vie - Champagne Cruise 2014
Chateau-Thierry to Maizy
July to October 2014

Highlights: WW1 Battlefield and cemetery of Belleau-wood, American monument, Chemin des Dames (Ladies Way). Trench warfare of WW1, Gothic Cathedral of Reims, Moet & Chandon Champagne house in Epernay. Restaurant : Les Crayères in Reims (2 Michelin stars).

Sunday:  Welcome to C'est la Vie! Paris to the C'Est la Vie moored in Chateau -Thierry
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 Chateau - Thierry. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.

Monday:  Sightseeing WW1 Battlefield and cemetery of Belleau-Wood. Cruise to Cumières.
From Chateau -Thierry drive to the impressive American monument on hill 204 that dominates the hillside above the town and which commemorates the actions of American divisions that fought here in 1918, then follow the line of defensive positions taken up by the US 2nd division during the German spring offensive. Arrive at Belleau Wood where the US Marines fought their first offensive engagement of the conflict, before paying our respects at the beautifully maintained cemetery and chapel. Return to the C'est la Vie for lunch and afternoon cruise on the picturesque River Marne passing charming villages and in the distance the great statue of pope Urban II and the chateau of La Veuve Clicquot.  Dinner aboard the C'est la Vie.

Tuesday: Sightseeing, Epernay, Champagne tasting.  Cruise to Condé sur Marne
Morning cruise leaving the River Marne for the Marne canal, a perfect moment to put on your walking shoes and explore the towpath and small villages along the way. Afternoon visit to the famous Champagne town of Epernay with a private tour and tasting at the headquarters of Moet & Chandon with its 18 miles of cellars where it is said that 30 million bottles are stored! This elite company was founded in 1793 and was characterized from the beginning by international markets with such high-level contacts as Madame Pompadour and Napoleon. Learn about the monk Dom Perrignon and visit his church perched high above the Marne valley at Hautvillers. Dinner aboard the C'est La Vie.

Wednesday: Sightseeing, Museum of the Surrender. Cruise to Silery. Dinner at les Crayères.
Morning visit to the museum of the surrender situated in the suburbs of Reims, the building served as General Eisenhower's S.H.A.E.F headquarters and war room, it was here that the German surrender was accepted from General Jodl on the 7th May 1945. A pleasant afternoon cruise through a flight of locks with a good opportunity to walk or cycle.  In the evening take the short drive into Reims and the Michelin rated restaurant "Les Crayeres" situated in the Grand mansion built by Madame Pommery.

Thursday: Sightseeing, Reims, Gothic Cathedral & Museum. Cruise to Courcy.
We take a morning cruise and pass through the city of Reims to the village of Courcy. Return by mini bus to Reims, the capital of Champagne. The city with its Gallo-Roman origins was severely damaged by German bombardment from the heights to the north and become a symbol for the martyrdom of France during WW 1, its reconstruction, especially of its Gothic Cathedral, which was the site of coronation for many of France's kings, would come to represent recovery and reconciliation. The city now offers a wonderful blend of history and culture with sidewalk cafés and sophisticated shops, as well as a fine arts museum. Also tour the museum situated in the old arch-bishop's residence, the Palais de Tau. Then back to the C'est la Vie for cocktails and dinner.

Friday: Sightseeing, The Chemin des Dames. Cruise to Maizy.
This morning's cruise takes us to the town of Maizy. Plenty of time to enjoy the sun deck or put on your walking shoes to discover the sights from the towpath.  After lunch take a drive along the picturesque Picardy countryside and the infamous Chemin des Dames (ladies way) paved during the reign of Louis XV in order to ease the journey of his daughters, but now recognised as being the site of some of France’s fiercest battles of WWI. It was here that trench warfare began 100 years ago and from which a stalemate ensued from 1914 -1917. Return to the C'est La Vie for the Captain's dinner which ends your cruise in style.

Saturday:  Return to Paris.
After breakfast, you'll be chauffeured back to Paris for the end of the morning.  We hope to see you again on the C'est la Vie!

Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. It runs in reverse on alternate weeks.

 

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Absolute Romance Dinner & Hotel Yacht Package
«Magic Paris by Night»

6 to 7pm : Welcome passengers with overnight on board

7.30pm : Opening of the restaurant, Launch of Aperitif
The drink can be enjoyed on the sundeck VIP Paris if the weather permits. You can access the sun deck until the dinner service.

7.30pm : Last arrival. No boarding after this period

8pm : Departure of the cruise «Magic Paris by night»
The green City of Fashion and Design, Port d’Austerlitz and Gare, the colors red and gold. Port Saint Bernard, La Tour d’Argent celebrate French gastronomy. The Pont Marie and the neighborhood of the Hotel de Ville. La Conciergerie, the Quai de l’Horloge and the Pont Neuf. The Pont des Arts and the Louvre, jewel of the Parisian museums. The Quai des Tuileries, National Assembly and the Port des Champs Elysées. The handicapped, the first glimmerings of the Eiffel Tower. The Pont de l’Alma, the Quai Branly Museum and the Champs de Mars and the majestic Eiffel Tower.

9pm : Dinner Service
At the tip of the island with swans, the Statue of Liberty. Back in the Left Bank, Port Grenelle and Pont d’Iena. The Quai Voltaire and the Ile de la Cité. A Saint Michel, Notre Dame de Paris, the Jardin des Plantes and the Quai de la Rapee.

10.45pm : Return to wharf at Port de la Rapee
Overnight on board

8 to 10.30am : Breakfast buffet (extra 14 euros per person)

Le VipAbsolute Romance package includes :

- Overnight on board in the standard cabin
- Dinner Starter + Main Course + Dessert without drinks
- Cruise «Paris By Night Magic»
- A half bottle of champagne in the cabin after dinner
- A bouquet of 5 red roses

Parking in front of the Yacht- Evening + Night + Morning : 20€
Le VIP PARIS YACHT HOTEL
Port de la Rapée 75012, Paris

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Romantique Dinner & Hotel Yacht Package
«Magic Paris by Night»

6 to 7pm : Welcome passengers with overnight on board

7.30pm : Opening of the restaurant, Launch of Aperitif
The drink can be enjoyed on the sun deck VIP Paris if the weather
permits. You can access the sun deck until the dinner service.

7.30pm : Last arrival. No boarding after this period

8pm : Departure of the cruise «Magic Paris by night»
The green City of Fashion and Design, Port d’Austerlitz and Gare, the colors red and gold. Port Saint Bernard, La Tour d’Argent celebrate French
gastronomy. The Pont Marie and the neighborhood of the Hotel de Ville. La
Conciergerie, the Quai de l’Horloge and the Pont Neuf. The Pont des Arts and
the Louvre, jewel of the Parisian museums. The Quai des Tuileries, National
Assembly and the Port des Champs Elysées. The handicapped, the first glimmerings of the Eiffel Tower. The Pont de l’Alma, the Quai Branly Museum and
the Champs de Mars and the majestic Eiffel Tower.

9pm : Dinner Service
At the tip of the island with swans, the Statue of Liberty. Back in the Left
Bank, Port Grenelle and Pont d’Iena. The Quai Voltaire and the Ile de la Cité.
A Saint Michel, Notre Dame de Paris, the Jardin des Plantes and the Quai de
la Rapee.

10.45pm : Return to wharf at Port de la Rapee
Overnight on board

8 to 10.30am : Breakfast buffet (extra 14 euros per person)

Le VipRomantique package includes :
- Overnight on board in the standard cabin
- Dinner Starter + Main Course + Dessert without drinks
- Cruise «Paris By Night Magic»

Parking in front of the Yacht- Evening + Night + Morning : 20€
Le VIP PARIS YACHT HOTEL
Port de la Rapée 75012, Paris

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Romantic Dinner Cruise
«Magic Paris by Night»

7 pm: Home passengers cruise passengers

7.15 pm: Opening of the restaurant, beginning of Aperitif
The drink can be enjoyed on the sundeck VIP Paris if the weather
permits. You can access the sun deck until the dinner service.

7.30 pm: Last arrival. No boarding after this period

8 pm: Departure of the cruise «Magic Paris by night»
The green City of Fashion and Design, Port d’Austerlitz and Gare, the colors
red and gold. Port Saint Bernard, La Tour d’Argent celebrate French gastronomy. The Pont Marie and the neighborhood of the Cityhall, La Conciergerie, the Quai de l’Horloge and the Pont Neuf. The Pont des Arts and the
Louvre, jewel of the Parisian museums. The Quai des Tuileries, National Assembly and the Port des Champs Elysées. The Invalides, the first light of the
Eiffel Tower. The Pont de l’Alma, the Quai Branly Museum and the Champs
de Mars and the majestic Eiffel Tower.

21h00: Dinner Service
At the tip of the island with swans, the Statue of Liberty.
Back in the Left Bank, Port Grenelle and Pont d’Iena. Pier
Voltaire and the Ile de la Cité. A Saint Michel, Notre Dame de Paris, the
Jardin des Plantes and the Quai de la Rapee.

22h45: Docking at Port de la Rapee, near the Bibliothèque
Nationale François Mitterrand, and the business district of
Bercy.

23h00: End of the evening

The VipCruise includes:
- A Red Rose offered for Madame upon arrival on board
- A glass of Champagne per person
- Dinner Starter + Main Course + Dessert drinks
- The Cruise «Paris By Night Magic»

Parking in front of the Yacht- Evening : 10€
Le VIP PARIS YACHT HOTEL
Port de la Rapée 75012, Paris

 

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