On one evening during the week, guests aboard the French Hotel Barge L'Art de Vivre will be treated to dinner ashore at the 5-star Château de Vault-de-Lugny in a truly astounding setting. Built between the 13th and 17th centuries, the Château is situated amidst the lush green of a 40 hectare park between Vezelay and Chablis.
A Historic Hotel
Initially built for the House or Arcy, the castle was decimated during the Hundred Years War, as it underwent assaults from both the English and the ominously named “Flayers”. In 1450 it was obtained by Guy de Jaucourt who built a large house on the grounds along with several other buildings, attempting to restore it to its former glory. In 1971 it was classified as a historic monument in order to safeguard it for the future, and with good reason, its moated façade and undulating lawns are a sight to behold.
The Dining Experience
Burgundy as a region is often a haven for foodies, but the gourmet fare on offer at Le Château de Vault-de-Lugny is a cut above. Dine beneath the 17th century ribbed vaults of the original kitchen as the fire crackles merrily away or beneath the shade of a 400-year old plane tree in the park gardens at sunset. Each month contains a culinary “theme” including truffle harvest season in September and Blue Lobster in May, and regular dishes on the menu include Charolais Beef in a Perigueux sauce and Sea Scallops with seaweed butter and pan-sautéed porcinis. This is to say nothing of the incredible array of Burgundy wines on offer to accompany the culinary delights of your meal and the breath-taking views across the gardens.
Hotel Barge L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre is an 8-passenger, luxury hotel barge that cruises the Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne in Burgundy from April to October. For more information on the French Hotel Barge L'Art de Vivre, visit their online brochure.
- Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
- Private wine tasting of Chablis and Petit Chablis in the cellars of a renowned Domaine
- Tour Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
- Visit the picturesque village of Vezelay and its hilltop basilica
- Visit elegant Château de Bazoches
- Dinner at the 5 Star Château de Vault-de-Lugny
- Excellent walking and bicycling
- "Biking Plus" option available
- Optional Hot Air Ballooning
View L'Art de Vivre's online brochure
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