LA NOUVELLE ETOILE - A CLASSIC PARIS CRUISE
Paris to Auxerre
Sunday, Day 1 Paris
You are met at the **designated meeting point and transferred to the barge moored in the heart of Paris for a wonderful champagne welcome. We have the afternoon to relax and cruise past Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. We will moor that night in the Latin Quarter where you will enjoy your first gourmet dinner on board.
Monday, Day 2 Paris to Samoir sur Seine
Scenic cruise out of Paris to Samois sur Seine. After lunch we will take an excursion to Chateau of Fontainebleau. To walk through Fontainebleau is to walk through the history of France. Every royal family has added its own architectural signature. Go on the charming village of Moret, where the Impressionist Sisley painted, and then rejoin the barge for an evening cruise to Montereau.
Tuesday, Day 3 Samois sur Seine to Monterereau
A morning cruise on the upper part of the River Seine to Monterereau, where the smaller river, the Yonne, meets us. After lunch we will take a drive out to the Medieval town of Provins, also called the "City of Roses". Here we will watch the magnificent show of the birds of prey. Return to the barge moored in a beautiful country setting.
Wednesday, Day 4 Monterereau to Sens
A pleasant cruise along the beautiful River Yonne to the town of Sens, the oldest town in France. Visit the first great gothic cathedral, a magnificent building that dominates the main square. Time to shop, visit the museum or stroll around the town.
Thursday, Day 5 Sens to Joigny
Winding up the Yonne, we reach the pretty riverside town of Joigny. The beautiful narrow cobblestone streets stretching their way up to wonderful churches perched on top of the town takes you back to another era. In the afternoon we will take a drive out to Chablis. We select one of the small family operations for an intimate tour of their vineyards and cellar.
Friday, Day 6 Joigny to Auxerre
Cruise along the upper reaches of the Yonne to Auxerre, the most beautiful of all river towns whose skyline is punctuated by church spires and its streets lined with timbered 16th century houses. Time for shopping, visiting the old port or the 15th century clock tower. Farewell celebration on board enjoying your last elegant gourmet dinner.
Saturday, Day 7 Auxerre
After your last elegant breakfast on board you will be driven to the **designated drop off point.
On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
** Designated meeting and drop off point is PARIS. Other options are available for charter groups