Renaissance is a luxuriously spacious and stylishly appointed floating hotel for 8 guests, and one of the largest craft that can navigate the French canal locks. With a stunning salon and four spacious staterooms, comfort and complete relaxation are assured aboard Renaissance.




Constructed in 1960 as a French cargo carrier
Converted into a hotel barge in 1997
Measures 128 ft. long by 17.5 ft. wide
Four (4) onboard cabin accommodations
Eight (8) passenger capacity
Individually Controlled Air Conditioning and Central Heating
Two (2) 220V generators
Maximum speed of 10 knots
Carries 12 tons of fresh water and 3 tons of fuel


Five (5) crew members consisting of Tour Guide/Deckhand, Chef, Housekeeper, Pilot/Engineer, and Captain. Generally British, this crew speaks both English and French (some may speak other languages, as well).


  • Salon/Dining Room
  • Sun Deck


Spa pool for eight (8) people
Bose HI FI system with CD player
Internet Access
Eight (8) mountain bikes
Board games
Small library of books & maps
Binoculars for birdwatching


Renaissance has a gangway to deck level from the bank of the canal with one (1) handrail. There are no steps from the deck to the salon, but there are fourteen (14) steps down to the cabins. If you would like to hire a wheelchair so that it is available on your arrival, please specify at the time of booking. The nominal hire charge should be paid directly to the Captain on arrival.

The well-planned accommodation of Renaissance offers a choice of four air-conditioned twin/double staterooms with full en-suite facilities.

Renaissance Deck Plan
At A Glance

Upper Loire
  •  Up to 8 passengers, Luxury & Signature

  • From USD$6,750 per person

  • Region: Upper Loire & Western Burgundy Region

  • Access: Paris TGV Station / Airport

  • Start City: Montargis

  • End City: Chatillon

  • Cruise Highlights: Visit the Chateau Sully sur Loire, Visit to the privately-owned Château de la Bussière7-lock flight at Rogny Les Sept Ecluses - visit to to Château de Fontainebleau, cruise across the Pont Canal de Briare, built by Gustav Eiffel over the River Loire, wine tasting in Sancerre, Visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery.

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