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Hotel Barge Renaissance

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.

Cruise Highlights

Typical Cuisine

  • 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 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 Farci; Filet de Sole Chablisienne; Canard au Petits Navets
Wine Cellar
Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Sancerre; Domaine Billaud Simon, Chablis Premier Cru; Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils, Meursault; Domaine Changarnier, Monthelie; Domaine Camus, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru

Cheese Board
Aisy Cendré; Bouton de Culotte; Epoisses; Ami du Chambertin

For this barge, we will be offering a chauffeured transfer service to and from a designated hotel in central Paris.


Renaissance is owned and operated by Go Barging Ltd


Sample Itineraries for Renaissance

Renaissance - Classic Cruise in Burgundy & the Upper Loire
Renaissance - Family Cruise in Burgundy & the Upper Loire
Renaissance - Golf Cruise in Burgundy & the Upper Loire

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