8 passenger Luxury
Experience ultimate luxury on the Renaissance, a Belgium built vessel that was converted to a hotel boat in 1999. Her interior has been extensively refitted and includes a beautifully appointed and spacious lounge area with comfortable seating. The extremely generous accommodation features four suites, each at least 260sq ft. including a large en suite bathroom. The forward deck has a roof extension for al Fresco dining and you will also enjoy the heated spa pool on this luxurious boat.
The itinerary is no less exciting. From a visit to the medieval town of Chateau-Landon, to a visit to the moated fortress Chateau de Sully sur-Loire to a wine tasting in Sancerre, you will be impressed by the beauty and history of this region.
A Visit to Château de Fontainebleau; a cruise across the Pont Canal de Briare built by Gustave Eiffel and wine tasting in Sancerre
- Length: 126 feet
- 8 Passengers
- 5 crew
- 4 twin/double Suites
- Fully air conditioned
- Central heat
- Spa pool
- 8 tour bikes
- 2 air conditioned mini-buses for tours
Accommodations & Pricing 2018
Suite per person
Single Supplement per person
Charter Max. 6 pax.
Charter Max. 7 pax.
Charter Max. 8 pax.
2018 Sunday Departure Dates
April 08, 15, 22
July 22, 29
August 05, 12, 19
October 07, 14, 21
May 06, 13, 20, 27
June 03,10, 17, 24
July 01, 08 ,15
September 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and transferred to the spacious Renaissance moored in Chatillon-sur-Loire, where a champagne welcome awaits you. We cruise to Briare crossing Gustave Eiffel’s magical aqueduct over the River Loire, an amazing 10,000 ton, 662 metre Pont Canal, which was completed in September 1896. Time for a walk or cycle ride before dinner on board.
Chatillon-sur-Loire to La Gazonne
Morning visit to a renowned winery, Henry Bourgeois in Sancerre for a tour and tasting. This medieval hilltop village overlooks a vibrant and pulsating region which has known viticulture since Roman times. After lunch we enjoy an afternoon cruise to La Gazonne, a beautiful mooring surrounded by lakes and ponds with the Seine River on one side and the Saone River on the other. Dinner on board.
La Gazonne to Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses
A morning cruise to the village of Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses. After lunch, today’s excursion is to the 1000 year old Chateau de Saint Fargeau. In 980, Héribert, Auxerre's bishop and biological son of King Hugues Capet, built this fortified hunting meeting place. Dinner on board
Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses to Chatillon-Coligny
After a leisurely breakfast of fresh croissants, baguettes and assorted pastries we visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery. We enjoy a tour of the Faïencerie de Gien boutique and discover its prestigious collection of earthenware. Afternoon cruise to Chatillon-Coligny with houses, battlements, moats and towers dating from the 16th century. The park of the Chateau de Coligny has the oldest orangery in France. Dinner ashore at the Michelin starred Auberge des Templiers in Les Bezards.
Chatillon-Coligny to Montbouy
We leave Chatillon-Coligny this morning for a gentle cruise to Montbouy. This afternoon we visit Chateau Sully sur Loire. The castle originally belonged to Georges de la Trémoïlle, who infuriated Joan of Arc by encouraging the Dauphin to devote himself to idle hunting in the forests around Sully. After Joan's failure to liberate Paris 1430, de la Trémoïlle imprisoned her in the castle. In the 18th century, Voltaire, exiled from Paris, also spent time at the Château. Dinner on board.
Montbouy to Montargis
We enjoy a morning cruise through Little Venice, past flower-bedecked bridges and medieval watercourses joining France’s oldest canal. The cruise takes us through the Loire countryside with opportunities for cycling along the towpath. Our visit this afternoon is to the splendid Château de Fontainebleau. It is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. To walk through this palace is to walk through the history of France and every French royal family has added its own architectural style and features when in residence. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.
After breakfast we return you to the **designated drop off point
On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
** The designated meeting and drop off point is Paris. Other options are available for charter groups
Your Cruise Includes:
Transfers by chauffeured Mercedes Minibus between Paris and the hotel barge, a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 6 crew and use of barge facilities, which include bicycles and spa pool.