L'Art de Vivre barge

L'Art de Vivre barge Review and Specifications

Specifications of L'Art de Vivre barge

Year built1917  /  Age : 101
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)30.5 m / 100 ft
Beam (width)5 m / 16 ft
Gross Tonnage100 gt
Passengers4 - 8
Crew4
Decks1
Cabins4
Decks with cabins1
Last Refurbishment2008
Former namesMarie Brizzard, Cognac, Royal Cognac, Napoleon, Mark Twain, Magellan, Kir Royal

Current itinerary of L'Art de Vivre barge

L'Art de Vivre barge current cruise is 6 days, one-way from Chevroches to Auxerre. Prices start from USD 6057 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Sep, 2018 and ends on 22 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
16 Sep      Departing from Chevroches, France   
17 Sep     Chevroches, France   
17 Sep     Canal du Nivernais, France   
18 Sep     Lucy-sur-Yonne, France   
18 Sep - 19 Sep     Merry-sur-Yonne, France (Overnight)   
19 Sep     Merry-sur-Yonne, France   
19 Sep - 20 Sep     Mailly-la-Ville, France (Overnight)   
20 Sep     Mailly-la-Ville, France   
20 Sep - 21 Sep     Vincelles, France (Overnight)   
21 Sep     Vincelles, France   
21 Sep     Canal du Nivernais, France   
21 Sep - 22 Sep     Auxerre, France (Overnight)   
22 Sep      Arriving in Auxerre, France   

Review of L'Art de Vivre barge

The L'Art de Vivre barge ship (translated as "The Art of Living") was built in Deptford, England, in 1917 as a cargo barge. Currently, the vessel serves as a luxury hotel barge - owned and operated by European Waterways.L'Art de Vivre barge cruise ship

Originally named "Marie Brizzard", the barge's original purpose was to ferry ammunition to the Normandy beaches to help the Allies fighting in Somme. The ship was built notably strong to resist the harsh weather conditions in the English Channel and groundings on Normandy beach. After the end of WW2, she was delivered along the French north and west coasts and taken to Rochefort in River Charente's estuary where she delivered barrels of Cognac from Angouleme to Rochefort. 

In 1975, the ship was converted into a luxury hotel barge by Florian Waleski, the man who operated the barge until 1997. Then she was bought by European Waterways and had an interior makeover of the galley and cabins. For the next 10 years, L'Art de Vivre was the one and only hotel barge to navigate the shoal reaches of upper Nivernais Canal, Burgundy. In 2008, the barge ship underwent a 3rd refit, with more than USD 200,000 invested in only 4 new cabins.

The L'Art de Vivre ship now has 4 double cabins allowing it to carry up to 8 passengers. She has separate crew quarters that house the crew of 4 people, consisting of the master chef, housekeeper, deck hand, tour guide, Captain and pilot.

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L'Art de Vivre barge Itineraries

The below listed L'Art de Vivre barge cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest European Waterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 27 6 days, one-way from Chevroches to Auxerre Chevroches$6057
2018 Jun 03 6 days, one-way from Auxerre to Chevroches Auxerre$6057
2018 Jun 10 6 days, one-way from Chevroches to Auxerre Chevroches$6057
2018 Jun 17 6 days, one-way from Auxerre to Chevroches Auxerre$6057
2018 Jun 24 6 days, one-way from Chevroches to Auxerre Chevroches$6057
2018 Jul 01 6 days, one-way from Auxerre to Chevroches Auxerre$6057
2018 Jul 08 6 days, one-way from Chevroches to Auxerre Chevroches$6057
2018 Jul 15 6 days, one-way from Auxerre to Chevroches Auxerre$6057
2018 Jul 22 6 days, one-way from Chevroches to Auxerre Chevroches$6057
2018 Jul 29 6 days, one-way from Auxerre to Chevroches Auxerre$6057
2018 Aug 05 6 days, one-way from Chevroches to Auxerre Chevroches$6057
2018 Aug 12 6 days, one-way from Auxerre to Chevroches Auxerre$6057
2018 Aug 19 6 days, one-way from Chevroches to Auxerre Chevroches$6057
2018 Aug 26 6 days, one-way from Auxerre to Chevroches Auxerre$6057
2018 Sep 02 6 days, one-way from Chevroches to Auxerre Chevroches$6057
2018 Sep 09 6 days, one-way from Auxerre to Chevroches Auxerre$6057
2018 Sep 16 6 days, one-way from Chevroches to Auxerre Chevroches$6057
2018 Sep 23 6 days, one-way from Auxerre to Chevroches Auxerre$6057
2018 Sep 30 6 days, one-way from Chevroches to Auxerre Chevroches$6057
2018 Oct 07 6 days, one-way from Auxerre to Chevroches Auxerre$6057
2018 Oct 14 6 days, one-way from Chevroches to Auxerre Chevroches$6057
2018 Oct 21 6 days, one-way from Auxerre to Chevroches Auxerre$6057