Beautiful comfortable boat – really big bedrooms – HUGE baths. Crew was FABULOUS! Chef – amazing.
Better food that you can imagine – really better than most 5 stars in the US! Got the whole menu with wines that I can send to you. Fabulous wines and cheese with every lunch and dinner – gained 7 lbs!
They really do a good job of letting you relax – we were off the barge every day – some days biking or walking 10 KM. Good mix of Chateau, Church , etc. OH – one night Maggie (crew, driver, and Tour Guide) heard music in the church near where we were moored and asked if we could come listen. So up we popped from dinner – went to sit in a gorgeous 13th century church to hear a REAL French horn concert rehearsal! 8 horns – REAL ones with no valves. Perfect in this magnificent small old church in a town of 200 people in the middle of NOWHERE!
They really knocked themselves out for us. We will definitely do this again – and you can feel extremely confident recommending it.
The deluxe French Hotel Barge Renaissance was extensively refit for 2009. Renaissance accommodates up to eight guests in four luxurious suites, each with satellite TV/DVD. This spacious barge has two levels (lower level with guest suites, upper level with generous living and dining areas). They also sport internet and an on-deck Jacuzzi spa pool.
Renaissance cruises the Upper Loire and Western Burgundy region of France. You will be met in Paris and chauffered to the barge where the Captain's Champagne Welcome awaits your arrival. The Renaissance travels along the Canal de Briare and Canal Latéral à la Loire between the towns of Montargis and Chatillon-sur-Loire. This area is known as the Gâtinais and the "Garden of France". The Canal de Briare is one of the oldest canals in France dating from the 16th century. You will discover quaint villages, beautiful scenery, and partake in interesting side trips.
Book your 2011 cruise aboard Renaissance before October 31, 2010 and receive $2500 off the standard 6 or 8-person charter price.
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