Renaissance Barge Cruising in the Upper Loire

Renaissance has been designed to carry her guests in ultimate luxury along the Canal de Briare, France’s oldest canal and steeped in history on a cruise route that features elegant chateaux, small countryside villages and the famed wine-growing region of Sancerre.

She is a very spacious hotel barge and the beautifully-appointed saloon with its wooden beams, classic dining furniture and artworks, invokes the atmosphere of a classic French manor house. The comfortable leather sofas and hand-built bar where you can enjoy your pre-dinner aperitif, add to the feeling of onboard opulence.

The ‘Renaissance mood’ extends to the four very generously-sized twin or double bedded bedroom suites, (approx. 265sq ft including en suite), each one fully air-conditioned and complemented by a large en suite bathroom.

Outside, the large forward deck includes a covered roof extension with a circular table for alfresco dining, comfortable hardwood sun loungers and a heated spa pool.

With her refined onboard ambience, Renaissance is the perfect vessel on which to cruise a historic canal and experience the splendour of landmarks en route, including Gustav’s Eiffels’s aqueduct across the mighty River Loire.


* Cabins : 4 twin/king beds - 220 sq. ft.
* Private bath with roomy shower - 60 sq. ft.
* 8 Passengers
* 4 Crew members
* Sun deck with hot tub
* Stereo, CD
* Bicycles on board
* Air conditioning / Central Heating
* Handicap Access - NO

Good for walking and cycling, beautiful gardens area.


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Lounge Hot Tub

Dining Area

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Kitchen Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2







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