Welcome to the Savoir Vivre, where our luxurious and adventurous barge cruise awaits you.

Our cruises offer up to eight passengers a chic, relaxed and engaging insight into rural french life, culture, gastronomy, wine making and history. If you are looking for a barge cruising experience with a difference, our cruises are just what you need.

The Savoir Vivre's unique gastronomic dine-around program offers gastronomic delights of authentic french restaurant cuisine. You can charter the whole boat exclusively or book as many cabins as you need and get to know your fellow passengers along the route.

As we cruise along one of France's most beautiful canals, the Canal du Bourgogne, you will find yourself in awe of the spectacular and charming scenery. Each day you will disembark and be taken into the surrounding countryside in our dedicated, air-conditioned minivan to explore some of the hidden gems of Burgundy, seeing what rural France is really like and learning something of its history wine, and culture with Laura, your local expert and private guide.

Each evening you will be awestruck by the taste of 'real France' while dining at a variety of authentic local restaurants on our route. Lunch is catered for by private chef who meets us each day.

All meals, including our all-burgundy wine program and a generous open bar, are included in your cruise price. Our crew are among the most experienced in the luxury barge cruising industry.

Captain Richard Megret has more than 20 years’ of experience working on barges and knows how to turn a 'vacation' into a 'lasting memory!'. His understated, relaxed yet professional manner and his sparkling humor epitomize the 'Savoir Vivre' way. More details of the key crew members can be found on the 'your crew' page.

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