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Special Offer

20% off Charters - for Aug 11

20% off Cabin Bookings - for Aug 4, 18 & 25

  • Offers apply to bookings made by August 5, 2019
  • New bookings only
Print Boat Info

The Renaissance is a luxurious vessel with slylish accommodations for eight. Large cabins, light and airy salon with fireplace, large deck with Jacuzzi and gorgeous furnishings to complete the overall ambiance of luxury and refinement. Cruise the River Seine, the Canal de Loing and the ancient Canal du Briare with stops in the beautiful towns of Samois-sur-Seine, St Mammes, Nemours, Nargis and Rogny les Sept Ecluses. A glorious area to cruise aboard a glorious vessel designed with every comfort in mind.

Boat Details

Boat Size: 128 x 17.5 ft
Number of Cabins:
Crew: 5
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday

Cabin Information

Suite 1 - Voltaire
  • Twin or King
  • 270 sq ft
Suite 2 - Hugo
  • Twin or King
  • 260 sq ft
Suite 3 - Dumas
  • Twin or King
  • 260 sq ft
Suite 4 - Moliere
  • Twin or King
  • 270 sq ft
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.

Boat Amenities

A/C
Bicycles
Sun Shade
DVD
Heater
Jacuzzi
Books & Games
Open Bar
Transfers
WIFI
Music System

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Hairdryers
Heating
Bathrobes
Heated Towel Racks
Opening Portholes

Pickup Location

2:15 PM, Westminster Hotel, Paris

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Location

12:00 PM, Westminster Hotel or Central Location Paris

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.
Montargis to Chatillon sur Loire
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
Guests are met at the designated meeting point and transferred to the spacious Renaissance moored in Montargis where a champagne welcome awaits you. Time enough to explore the pretty village of Montargis by foot or bicycle before dinner on board. 
 
Monday
Montargis to Montbouy
Morning cruise through the Loire countryside with towpath cycling to Montbouy. After lunch we visit Château de Fontainebleau. To walk through this palace is to walk through the history of France. It is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries and every French royal family added its own architectural style and features when in residence. Dinner on board. 
 
Tuesday
Montbouy to Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses
This morning we visit Château de 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. Afternoon cruise to our mooring at the village of Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses, near its 350-year-old 7 lock-flight. Dinner on board. 
 
Wednesday
Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses to La Gazonne
After a leisurely breakfast of fresh croissants, baguettes and assorted pastries we visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery and also explore the town’s bustling market. After lunch, we enjoy an afternoon cruise to La Gazonne, a beautiful mooring surrounded by lakes and ponds that provide water for the workings of the Canal de Briare. Dinner ashore at the Michelin-starred Auberge des Templiers in Les Bezards.
 
Thursday
La Gazonne to Briare
Morning cruise to Briare and Gustave Eiffel’s magical aqueduct across the River Loire with walking and bicycling opportunities. We preview Friday’s crossing of this amazing 10,000 ton, 662 metre Pont Canal which was completed in September 1896. This afternoon, we visit the delightful, privately-owned Château de La Bussière, known as the ‘fishermen castle’, with its wonderful ornamental and vegetable gardens. Dinner on board. 
 
Friday
Briare to Châtillon-sur-Loire
This morning we wander around fruit and vegetable, seafood, cheeses and French fashion stalls in the market in Briare before returning to the hotel barge for a short cruise across the aqueduct and lunch on board. Afternoon visit to a renowned winery in Sancerre for a tour and private tasting. This medieval hilltop village overlooks a vibrant region which has known viticulture since Roman times. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board. 
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast disembark Renaissance and transfer to the designated drop off point. 

Sample Menu

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Breakfast

Whenever it suits you - with fresh croissants and rolls fresh from a nearby bakery, local butter and jam; fresh coffee, tea, juice,

yogurt, fresh fruit and cereal. Comfort food. Eden revisited

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Lunch

May be quiche, or an interesting tart, a savory soup for a cold day, the freshest of salads and a selection of cheeses (the kind made locally and unavailable anywhere

else at any cost). Depending on the day, or your whim, take lunch inside - or out on the deck where you can watch life pass you by in all its natural glory.

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Dinner

Is a celebration - after all, it’s the end of the day and the beginning of the evening! Perhaps it will be a succulent roast duck, or mouth-watering local fish, or how about something exotic

like wild boar, each accompanied by the freshest vegetable dishes. Course follows course, wines abound. After all this, dessert can still leave you starry-eyed: tarte tatin, creme brulee,

chocolate delice - any fancy name will suffice, the word resistance is not in your vocabulary.

 

2019 RATES
ACCOMMODATION   VALUE   REGULAR
Suite Per Person    $6,890 $7,990
Single Suppl   $2,500  $2,900
Charter 6 Pass   $48,500 $55,100
Charter 7 Pass   $50,000 $57,300
Charter 8 Pass    $51,500 $59,500

 

2020 RATES

ACCOMMODATION   VALUE   REGULAR
Suite Per Person    $6,890 $7,990
Single Suppl   $2,500  $2,900
Charter 6 Pass   $48,500 $55,100
Charter 7 Pass   $50,000 $57,300
Charter 8 Pass    $51,500 $59,500

 

2020 DEPARTURE DATES

March 29-April 4 VALUE
April 5-11, 12-18, 19-25 VALUE
April 26-2 REGULAR
May 3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6 REGULAR
June 7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4 REGULAR
July 5-11, 12-18 REGULAR
July 19-25, 26-01  VALUE
August 2-8, 9-15, 16-22 VALUE
August 23-29, 30-05 REGULAR
Sept 6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-03 REGULAR
Oct 4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31 VALUE

Cruise cost includes

Six night accommodations, chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge and return, all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch and dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of bicycles

Cruise cost does not include

Airfare to and from your destination, cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

 

 

2019 CRUISING SCHEDULE
DEPARTURE DATE ROUTE RATE SEASON
April 7, 14, 21 Between Montargis & Chatillon sur Loire Value
April 28 Between Montargis & Chatillon sur Loire Regular
May 5, 12, 19, 26 Between Montargis & Chatillon sur Loire Regular
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Between Montargis & Chatillon sur Loire Regular
July 7, 14 Between Montargis & Chatillon sur Loire Regular
July 21, 28 Between Montargis & Chatillon sur Loire Value
Aug 4, 11, 18 Between Montargis & Chatillon sur Loire Value
Aug 25 Between Montargis & Chatillon sur Loire Regular 
Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Between Montargis & Chatillon sur Loire Regular 
Oct 6, 13, 20 Between Montargis & Chatillon sur Loire Value