European Waterways
Renaissance 8 Passenger Luxury Barge
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Renaissance is a very spacious hotel barge that accommodates up to 8 passengers in ultimate luxury. Her cruise route takes her across the mighty River Loire on the Canal de Briare, France's oldest canal and steeped in history, past beautiful scenery and small country villages towards Sancerre, a region famed for its wonderful white wines.

Her interior includes a delightful dining area and a beautifully appointed saloon, while the extremely generous accommodation features four suites, each averaging 250 sq ft including a large en suite bathroom. Renaissance's other features include a forward deck with a roof extension for alfresco dining and an on-deck heated spa pool.

Deck Plan
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Cruise Highlights
Typical Cuisine
  • Visit to Chateau de Fontainebleau
  • Visit to the privately-owned Chateau de la Bussiere
  • 7-lock flight at Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses
  • Visit to Chateau de Sully-sur-Loire, a moated fortress and monument historique
  • Cruise across the aqueduct at Briare, built by Gustave Eiffel over the River Loire
  • Wine tasting in Sancerre
  • Visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery
  • Excellent towpath for walking and bicycling
  • Biking Plus option available
  • Regional Specialities
    Filet Mignon de Charolais, Medallion d'Agneau Farc, Filet de Sole Chablisienne,Canard au Petits Navets
  • Wine Cellar
    Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Sancerre, Domaine Billaud Simon, Chablis Premier Cru, Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils, Meursault, Domaine Changarnier, Monthelie, Domaine Camus, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
  • Cheese Board
    Aisy Cendre, Bouton de Culotte, Epoisses, Ami du Chambertin