Renaissance

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.

 
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UPPER LOIRE & WESTERN BURGUNDY


Cruise Highlights

  • Visit to Château de Fontainebleau
  • Visit to the privately-owned Château de la Bussière
  • 7-lock flight at Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses
  • Visit to Château de Sully-sur-Loire, a moated fortress and ‘monument historique’
  • 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 
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
    (Special Bike & Barge program also available on this cruise)

Renaissance Itineraries

Renaissance‘s itinerary covers the most picturesque parts of the Canal de Briare – one of France first canals, built in the early c16th.

The countryside changes every day,  as we pass open fields, classic French villages and towns and still see the occasional barge loading with grain or aggregate at a loading dock - a testimony to the continuing importance of the canal in this region.

As Renaissance progress deeper into this little known region we see changing architectural styles reflecting the use of local materials in the buildings and pass some of the oldest villages and towns in the region – many of which owe their heritage to the history of the canal.

Cruise Itineraries (click on the cruise of your choice for detailed itinerary):

 

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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