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River Yonne Golf Cruise with European Waterways

River Yonne Golf Cruise with European Waterways

per person

6 Nights | 3 Rounds | Various dates June 2022 – October 2023 

Golf Travel Cruise presents this exceptional 6-night, 4-round golf voyage and sightseeing adventure that cruises the charming Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne in Burgundy,

This private charter holds a total of 08 guests on board the outstanding Hotel Barge L’Art de Vivre.

L’Art de Vivre is the oldest hotel barge in our fleet and was built in England during World War One as a supply vessel to the Allied troops battling in the Somme.

Today her life is a little less dramatic as she cruises one of France’s longest-established canals, the Canal du Nivernais in Burgundy.

She is very much a traditional barge in style, with original wood and brass features that emphasise her heritage and create a warm and inviting interior atmosphere.

The comfortable, compact cabins all have modern en-suite facilities and the delightful saloon combines contemporary leather with more traditional furnishings.

This carefully crafted itinerary will also allow us 3 great golfing opportunities including the stunning Golf Chateau de Tanlay situated in the park of a spectacular castle & Domaine du Roncemay Golf & Country Club.

This international course, created by Jean Garaialde in 1991, has hosted many of France’s famous competitions.

This region of Burgundy with its charming villages and centuries-old history simply oozes charm and your cruise aboard L’Art de Vivre is a journey back in time along a magical waterway.


  • Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
  • Private wine tasting at the prestigious Chablis house of Domaine Laroche, along with a cellar visit and private lunch
  • Excursion to the quarry of Aubigny, followed by a crémant wine tasting in the cellars of Bailly Lapierre
  • Visit the picturesque town of Vezelay and its hilltop basilica
  • Visit the elegant 12th Century Château de Bazoches
  • Optional hot air ballooning
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
  • “Biking Plus” option available
6 Nights Tour
21+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Paris - Auxerre
  • Departure Time
    Embark / 3:00PM
  • Return Time
    Disembark / 9:00AM
  • Dress Code
    There is no specific dress code for daytime onboard.


  • Chevroches, France
  • Lucy-sur-Yonne, France
  • Le Saussois, France
  • Mailly-la-Ville, France
  • Vincelles, France
  • Auxerre, France


Sunday, Day 1 Chevroches

Guests are met at their choice of location in Paris and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the pretty L’Art de Vivre moored in Chevroches.
Following a ‘Champagne Welcome’ and an outline introduction to the week’s wine cruise, you are free to take a stroll or cycle ride before returning for dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Chevroches to Lucy-sur-Yonne

After breakfast, we leave Chevroches and enjoy our first gentle cruise along the canal, through the town of Clamecy, and on to our mooring at Lucy-sur-Yonne.
This is a perfect time for a walk or a bicycle ride along the towpath.
After lunch on board, we take a drive to visit the elegant Château de Bazoches, built in the 12th century and whose illustrious visitors included Richard the Lionheart.
The château was later remodelled by Maréchal Vauban and there are wonderful views from its elevated hillside setting.
Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Lucy-sur-Yonne to Le Saussois

This morning we transfer to Château de Chailly golf course which was designed by Thierry Sprecher and Géry Watine, professional champion of France in 1989.
Around its 16th century chateau, the Chailly golf course offers a magnificent course marrying the classicism of a formal garden with modern golf course construction.
We return to the barge for an afternoon cruise through the picturesque Yonne valley to arrive at Le Saussois.
Dinner on board.
(18 holes, Par 72, 6146m)

Wednesday, Day 4 Le Saussois to Mailly-la-Ville

We start the day with a tour of the charming 14th-century medieval market village of Noyers-sur-Surein, one of the most beautiful villages in France.
After lunch we cruise through delightful countryside to the sleepy village of Mailly-la-Ville and again there is ample opportunity to enjoy delightful walks or bicycle rides along the towpath.
Dinner ashore tonight at a local restaurant.

Thursday, Day 5 Mailly-la-Ville to Vincelles

This morning’s cruise takes us through some delightful locks and past rich pasturelands with grazing Charolais cattle to our mooring at Vincelles.
After lunch on board we transfer to Golf Chateau de Tanlay situated in the park of a spectacular castle, in the Burgundy Bourgogne region of France.

Friday, Day 6 Vincelles to Auxerre

After breakfast, we golf at Domaine du Roncemay Golf & Country Club.
This international course, created by Jean Garaialde in 1991, has hosted many of France’s famous competitions.
In a majestic woodland setting, overlooked by the Chateau, this course extends around the castle through oak and beech forests onto large green plateaus.
Return to the barge moored on the River Yonne in the heart of Auxerre and perhaps later explore this medieval town before Captain’s Farewell Dinner onboard.
(18 holes, 6219m)

Saturday, Day 7 Auxerre

After breakfast, guests are transferred to their choice of location in Paris**.
*This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
** Alternative locations available for Charter bookings
On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.
Golf cruises include pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs.
 Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy are not included.




Located in Burgundy near Chablis, the Golf du Château  de Tanlay is located in the park of the castle, a jewel of the Renaissance.
The 9-hole course designed by Antoine d'Ormesson , runs along the canal and its perspective.
In a charming setting, the course unrolls its fairways in the middle of beautiful vegetation.
Located in Burgundy near Chablis ,  the Golf du Château de Tanlay is located in the park of the castle, a jewel of the Renaissance.

The 9-hole course designed by Antoine d'Ormesson runs along the canal and its perspective.

In a charming setting, the course unrolls its fairways in the middle of beautiful vegetation


Created in 1989 by Jean Garaïalde, an international golfer, and Jeremy Pern, designer of many international golf courses, the Domaine du Roncemay Golf Club enjoys a majestic setting for sports and nature lovers.
Its 6,219-meter course crosses a forest of centuries-old oaks, beeches, and birches, and opens onto a vast plateau modeled and colored like Scottish links.
Two parts make up this International Golf 18 holes: 11 holes run through the forest, while 7 holes are on the plateau with rugged terrain and overlooking the icaunaise countryside.
Golf is selective, but playable by golfers at any level, it requires some attention to putting on greens very large and very modeled.
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