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La Nouvelle Etoile

Hotel Barge La Nouvelle Etoile

La Nouvelle Etoile is an ultra deluxe barge with very spacious accommodation for only 8 passengers, offering a wonderful blend of traditional elegance and sophisticated, state of the art facilities. The elegant, air conditioned and teak-lined dining area and saloon, with an attractive bar and piano, feature warm and inviting furnishings. On deck there is a spacious sun deck with comfortable loungers and hot tub. Other facilities include internet access, exercise room and 8 bikes.

The air conditioned suites, each over 200 square feet, have satellite TV and large en-suite bathrooms with double sinks. The barge’s attentive crew of five is comprised of an experienced Captain, Master Chef, Tour Guide and two Housekeepers, all of whom will ensure your cruise is truly memorable.

Cruise Highlights

Typical Cuisine

(April & May)
  • Tour Keukenhof Gardens
  • Visit fascinating Zaanse Schans
  • Visit the Royal Delft pottery
(June & July)

  • Visit Château de Fontaineblea
  • Cross the river on the Pont Canal de Briare
  • Tour of Château Saint Fargeau
(September & October)

  • Visit Burg Eltz, the 12thC “Queen of German Castles
  • Tour Trier, Germany’s oldest town and see the Porta Nigra
  • Finish the cruise in Luxembourg with a visit to its capital
 Regional Specialities
Medallions of Veal with a Girolles and Truffle Sauce, Breast of Duck with a Passion Fruit Glace, Crepes Suzette with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Wine Cellar
Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Pouilly Fumé; Château Davenay, Montagney; Domaine Laroche, Chablis Premier Cru; Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils, Santenay; Château La Rose Trintaudon, Haut Médoc 

Cheese Board
Munster; Brie de Meaux; Fourme d'Ambert; Chaource; Gouda; Leyden; Brokkel Ould; Aisy Cendré; Époisses; Ami du Chambertin

La Nouvelle Etoile also cruises in Belgium (mid May), Picardy (July), Champagne (end of July & August) and Alsace & Lorraine (mid August to mid September)


La Nouvelle Etoile is owned and operated by Etoile de Champagne b.v.


Sample Itineraries for La Nouvelle Etoile

La Nouvelle Etoile - Classic Cruise in Holland
La Nouvelle Etoile - Classic 2 Country Cruise
La Nouvelle Etoile - Classic 11 Night 2 Country Cruise
La Nouvelle Etoile - A Classic Cruise in Burgundy & Paris
La Nouvelle Etoile - A Classic Cruise in Upper Loire & Burgundy
La Nouvelle Etoile - Classic Cruise in Champagne
La Nouvelle Etoile - Classic Cruise in Alsace & Lorraine
La Nouvelle Etoile - Classic Cruise in Germany & Luxembourg

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