Savoir Vivre has three crew members: Captain, Tour Guide, and Hostess. In addition, there are the catering chefs who prepare the lunches, as well as the dedicated service you will receive at each of the chosen restaurants.
Richard - Your Captain
Laura - Your Guide
It is no exaggeration to say that Richard Megret has become the "face" of Savoir Vivre. Guests adore his professonal and personable style combined with good sense of humor and inimitable charm. If you look at the guestbook, you'll notice "laughter" features consistently. Richard makes the Savoir Vivre one of the most pleasurable barges to be on anywhere.
His 20-year barge resume reads like a Who's Who of Ultra-Deluxe barges including chef and other crew roles. Richard is highly
experienced within barging and is the latest in a line of Megret family
members to become a captain of his own barge.
With an extensive knowledge of barge cruising and the expectations of
those who appreciate living life with savoir vivre
, Richard is the
ideal host for your cruise.
Justine - Your Hostess
has been exploring French life and culture on hotel barges since she
was 20 years old. Her background in history and a deep (and
ever-deepening) love affair with France led her to become became a Tour
Guide with a reputation which others struggle to match. Guiding roles
on deluxe and ultra-deluxe barges demonstrate this.
Following a break from barging to start a family she decided to return to the fold to re-ignite her Guiding passions.
Laura reflects: "I was so pleased to learn of the Savoir Vivre, their
new format is exactly in keeping with what I find guests are
increasingly interested in — authenticity, adventure, quality and
elegance. Less stuffy formalities and more "real France" experiences. I
didn't hesitate when I learned of an opportunity to join the team.
Burgundy is a hidden gem of France and I look forward to sharing this
with our passengers aboard Savoir Vivre."
Justine hails from the famous Chablis region, so a warm Burgundian welcome is guaranteed.
She's a natural, charming, intelligent person who, above all, is an exceptionally pleasant person to be around. She also has a
meticulous eye for detail.
Justine will charm you during your voyage aboard the Savoir Vivre, that is a certainty.
It's not how far nor how fast, it's the pleasure of the journey that keeps people coming back for more.
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