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6
Cabins
3
Crew
5
From $6,350 per person

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Print Boat Info

The Meanderer is a luxurious vessel, which captures the essence and beauty of the Upper Loire region. The cuisine aboard is superb,accentuated with the freshest ingredients from the surrounding regions and served with a distinguished selection of wines. Beautiful interior accommodating six guests with WIFI throughout and TV/DVD in each cabin. Spacious sundeck furnished with Jacuzzi. Excursions are made daily to places of interest in the area. Your welcoming hosts complete the overall experience aboard this glorious vessel. It's a dream come true cruising on the Luxurious Meanderer. 

Boat Details

Boat Size: 123 x 17 ft
Number of Cabins: 3
Crew: 5
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday

Cabin Information

Cabin 1
  • Twin or Queen
  • 125 sq ft
Cabin 2
  • Twin or Queen
  • 125 sq ft
Cabin 3
  • Twin or Queen
  • 140 sq ft
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.

Boat Amenities

A/C
Bicycles
Sun Shade
Heater
Jacuzzi
Books & Games
Open Bar
Transfers
TV
WIFI

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Satellite TV
DVD player
Hairdryers
Safe
Windows that open
Bathrobes

Pickup Location

2:00 PM, Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Location

12:00, Paris Central Location

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Boat Diagram

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Montbouy to Lere
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
We collect you from your Paris hotel after lunch for transfer by private mini-coach to Meanderer moored in a quiet and picturesque village of Montbouy (just a few miles from the regional capital of Montargis). A champagne reception and early evening cruise to the village of Montcresson and back. Relax on deck and watch the town and people pass by. Your first dinner on board.
 
Monday 
Montbouy to Rogny-les Sept-Écluses
During the morning we cruise to Rogny-les Sept-Écluses, a historical home of ancient 7 staircase locks considered to this day a marvel of engineering. After lunch, the excursion program begins with a visit to the magnificent Chateau de Sully or to the busy town and spectacular palace of Fontainebleau, home to generations of French royalty or to the Château Vaux le Vicomte with its extensive and pristinely preserved formal gardens or to the Château Vaux le Vicomte also with its extensive and pristinely preserved formal gardens. 
 
Tuesday
Rogny-les Sept-Écluses to La Gazonne
This morning we visit the regional capital town of Montargis, the week's best opportunity to explore a busy market town, people-watch or shop for souvenirs and exquisitely packaged confectionary from the famous Mazet Praline shop.  On return to the barge, our afternoon cruise through the 6 locks, which replaced the historical 7 "staircase" locks of Rogny, brings us to the overnight remote mooring at La Gazonne in the middle of a magnificent nature preserve.
 
Wednesday
La Gazonne to Briare
We start with a morning visit to the splendid 16th Century Chateau of St. Fargeau offering a surprising and unique discovery of the rich history of this castle.  An alternative excursion is available to the Medieval Village of Guedelon, an extraordinary and unique experience to observe this 25 year project recreating a defensive medieval castle being built with materials, tools and techniques of this ancient period.  Afternoon cruise takes us through some of the most beautiful and rural parts of the canal to the spectacular town of Briare on the bank of the Loire River and the entrance to the extraordinary Briare Aqueduct (Pont Canal).
 
Thursday
Briare to Beaulieu
We shall cruise in the morning over the Pont Canal. The daily excursion program continues with a visit the town of Gien. Set on the banks of the River Loire, the pretty town holds many attractions including the famous Faience Boutique, the Hunting Museum and the Chateau de Gien.  We then take a short drive to the beautiful private Chateau La Bussière, with its incredible 18th Century gardens. An optional visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site Village of Vezelay is highly recommended as is a private visit (by appointment) to Château de Buranlure.
 
Friday
Beaulieu to Léré
This morning we continue along the Canal Lateral de la Loire on the way to the charming town of Léré, our final mooring port.  The scenery of flat fields and pastures slowly changes to the hills of the vineyards.  Afternoon excursion takes us to the world famous wine region of Sancerre with the opportunity to sample the local wines and explore the charming hill-top village.  A visit to the extraordinary town of La Charité sur Loire, surrounded from all sides by the Loire River is a special treat.  For early risers the best market visit of the region at Cosne sur Loire with our chef is an option.  The real wine aficionados have the option to visit 2 wineries that afternoon – the afore mentioned Sancerre as well as Pouilly Fume.
 
Saturday
Léré to Paris
This morning after breakfast we depart for the return transfer to Paris.

Meanderer Sample Dinner Menus

Patatou des Pyrénées

Warm goat cheese, potatoes, roasted walnuts

Emincé de Poulet Fermier Sauce Parchement

Free range breast Chicken with Sauterne Sauce

Clafoutis aux Poires

Pear Clafoutis, sorbet

ASSIETTE DE FROMAGE

Assorted Cheeses

Coffee and Chocolates

*

Tatin de Champignons Sauvages

Slow cooked wild mushrooms over puff pastry, black truffle sauce

Magret de Canard au Madiran

Honey roasted breast of Moulard Duck, shallots flan, Madiran wine sauce

Fondant au Chocolat

Warm flourless chocolate cake

ASSIETTE DE FROMAGE

Assorted Cheeses

Coffee and Chocolates

*

Foie Poêlé au Muscat

Pan seared foie gras with honey poached pear

Saumon Farci aux Epinards

Salmon stuffed with Spinach Mousse , served with dill beurre blanc

Crêpes Suzette

Sauce of orange juice & zest, Grande Marnier

ASSIETTE DE FROMAGE

Assorted Cheeses

Coffee and Chocolates

*

Bisque de Homard

Lobster Soup

Carré d'Agneau Rôti Thym Frais et Tian de Légumes

Roast rack lamb fresh thyme and vegetables

Assortiment de Sorbets Maison

Assortment of homemade sorbets

ASSIETTE DE FROMAGE

Assorted Cheeses

Coffee and Chocolates

2022 RATES
ACCOMMODATION VALUE REGULAR
Suite Per Person $6,470 $6,970
Single Supplement $3,980 $4,350
Charter 4 Passenger $35,200 $37,100
Charter 5 Passenger $35,900 $37,900
Charter 6 Passenger $36,600 $38,700
2 Week Charter   $71,600
2023 RATES
ACCOMMODATION VALUE REGULAR
Charter 4 Passenger $36,100 $38,100
Charter 5 Passenger $36,800 $38,900
Charter 6 Passenger $37,500 $39,700
2 Week Charter   $75,400

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 & 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)

2022 CRUISING SCHEDULE
DEPARTURE       ROUTE Or Reverse RATE SEASON
April 24 Sancerre to Montargis  Value
May 1 to Oct 15 Montargis to Sancerre Regular
Oct 16 Sancerre to Montargis Value