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Loire and Burgundy on Renaissance

A 6-night luxury cruise on the Loire River visiting the historic towns of Briare and Montbouy aboard Hotel Barge Renaissance. Includes transfers, excursions, open bar and meals prepared by a Master Chef

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6 nights from £6350pp

Hotel Barge Holiday
Chateau De Fontainebleau
Your Hotel Barge, Renaissance
Rogny les Sept Ecluses

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Blend history, culture and charm on this 6-night luxury cruise through the beautiful Loire countryside and Burgundy, visiting charming towns, spectacular castles and cultural gems.

Highlights of this superb voyage include a wine tasting in picturesque Sancerre, the impressive 7 lock-flight at Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses and dinner at the Michelin-starred Auberge des Templiers in Les Bezards, not forgetting a tour of Chateau de Fontainebleau.

Renaissance has a very elegant, country-house interior, topped off with a sun deck and spa pool, and there is a cosy bar. Eight passengers are accommodated in 4 luxurious suites with large private bathrooms, and looked after by a crew of five which includes the captain, Tour Guide, a master chef and two housekeepers. Bicycles are available for rides along the tow paths or for exploring independently.

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Upper Loire and Burgundy Itinerary

Day 1 - Montargris - Amilly (France)

Guests are met at our meeting point in Paris** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the spacious Renaissance where a champagne welcome with canapés awaits and you meet the Captain and crew. We enjoy an afternoon cruise through the picturesque “little Venice of Gâtinais” with its 131 bridges connecting the streets and crossing the Canal de Briare and the River Loing. Dinner on board.

Day 2 - Amilly - Montbouy

This morning we cruise through wooded countryside and past the old Bardin water mill, to reach our mooring in Montbouy. After lunch, we visit the privately-owned Château de La Bussière, known as the ‘Fishermen’s Castle’, with its wonderful ornamental and vegetable gardens, where we enjoy a cooking demonstration with the barge chef using seasonal produce from the gardens. Dinner on board.

Day 3 - Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses

This morning we visit the privately-owned Château de La Bussière, known as the ‘fishermen’s castle’, with its wonderful ornamental and vegetable gardens. Following lunch back on board, we enjoy an afternoon cruise to our mooring at the pretty village of Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses, near its 350-year-old 7 lock-flight, which is well worth visiting on foot. Dinner on board.

Day 4 - La Gazonne

After a leisurely breakfast of fresh croissants, baguettes and assorted pastries we visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery, renowned for its beautifully decorated and vibrant dinnerware, 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.

Day 5 - Briare

A morning cruise to our mooring at the little town of Briare, site of Gustave Eiffel’s magical aqueduct across the River Loire, again with excellent 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. Our afternoon visit is to a renowned winery in Sancerre, such as Domaine Henri Bourgeois in Chavignol, for a tour and private tasting. This medieval hilltop village overlooks a vibrant region which has known viticulture since Roman times. Dinner on board.

Day 6 - Chatillon-sur-Loire

This morning we wander around fruit and vegetable, seafood, cheese 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. This afternoon, we visit the delightful Château de Ratilly and its rather spectacular selection of turreted towers, construction of which began in 1270. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7 - Chatillon-sur-Loire

After breakfast, guests are transferred to Paris**.

PLEASE NOTE: On alternate weeks, this itinerary operates in reverse. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. **Other locations available for Private Charter bookings

Price Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation onboard 8 passenger Hotel Barge Renaissance
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per itinerary
  • Use of barge facilities including bicycles, TV and DVD player in each cabin, open fire, internet access and spa pool
  • Transfers to and from barge
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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 26th - Montargris to Chatillon-sur-Loire - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargris - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
    • Jun 9th - Montargris to Chatillon-sur-Loire - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
    • Jun 16th - Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargris - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
    • Jun 23rd - Montargris to Chatillon-sur-Loire - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
    • Jun 30th - Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargris - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
  • July
    • Jul 7th - Montargris to Chatillon-sur-Loire - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
    • Jul 14th - Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargris - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
    • Jul 21st - Montargris to Chatillon-sur-Loire - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £6350
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £6350 Blue Water Price from: £42900 Blue Water Price from: £44700 Blue Water Price from: £46500
    • Jul 28th - Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargris - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £6350
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £6350 Blue Water Price from: £42900 Blue Water Price from: £44700 Blue Water Price from: £46500
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Montargris to Chatillon-sur-Loire - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £6350
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £6350 Blue Water Price from: £42900 Blue Water Price from: £44700 Blue Water Price from: £46500
    • Aug 11th - Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargris - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £6350
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £6350 Blue Water Price from: £42900 Blue Water Price from: £44700 Blue Water Price from: £46500
    • Aug 18th - Montargris to Chatillon-sur-Loire - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £6350
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £6350 Blue Water Price from: £42900 Blue Water Price from: £44700 Blue Water Price from: £46500
    • Aug 25th - Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargris - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Montargris to Chatillon-sur-Loire - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
    • Sep 8th - Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargris - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
    • Sep 15th - Montargris to Chatillon-sur-Loire - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
    • Sep 22nd - Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargris - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
    • Sep 29th - Montargris to Chatillon-sur-Loire - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargris - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £7390
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £7390 Blue Water Price from: £50500 Blue Water Price from: £52500 Blue Water Price from: £54500
    • Oct 13th - Montargris to Chatillon-sur-Loire - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £6350
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £6350 Blue Water Price from: £42900 Blue Water Price from: £44700 Blue Water Price from: £46500
    • Oct 20th - Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargris - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £6350
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £6350 Blue Water Price from: £42900 Blue Water Price from: £44700 Blue Water Price from: £46500
    • Oct 27th - Montargris to Chatillon-sur-Loire - Sailing on: Renaissance From: £6350
      Suite per Person Charter Barge 6 Passengers Charter Barge 7 Passengers Charter Barge 8 Passengers
      Blue Water Price from: £6350 Blue Water Price from: £42900 Blue Water Price from: £44700 Blue Water Price from: £46500

Price Information

  • Single supplement: £2300 - £2800
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a third party price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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