la nouvelle etoile

La Nouvelle Etoile

Holland, Champagne, Chablis and
Alsace Lorraine regions of France and the Mosel River of Germany


Building on a tradition, La Nouvelle Etoile has revolutionized standards of excellence in barging with unprecedented levels of luxury and sophisticated technology. An elevator whisks you from Suite level to Salon level, where you will feel welcomed as you enter the Salon with its warm well-appointed teak interior and elegant furnishings. Choose from several elegant settings. Settle into the intimate conversation area for cocktails with companions or pull up the most comfortable bars tool imaginable if you prefer being perched high for sightseeing through the large picture windows. Throughout, you are bathed with uplifting natural daylight and views of the surrounding scenery. At night, subtle interior lighting facilitates views of lights dancing across the water.

Your every need and wish have been anticipated. Meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout – from the selection of the linens to the fresh flowers and fruit in each suite. • Pre-cruise documents with detailed information on ports of call • Champagne welcome • Three gourmet meals daily • A selection of fine wines with lunches and dinners Open bar • All museum and chateau entrance fees • Land tours and transfers. All transfers to and from La Nouvelle Etoile are included as well as the wonderful daily tours. We have our own luxury 8 passenger air-conditioned van with driver/tour guide that can also be available for your personal use (within the cruise area) for shopping, hair appointments or any other requests.

La Nouvelle Etoile is designed for the ultimate in comfort and convenience and offers the following features and amenities. Built on one of the largest hulls afloat that can navigate the small canals, La Nouvelle Etoile offers a fitness center, Jacuzzi hot tub, elevator, internet access, independently controlled air conditioning in each suite and self-service laundry. Gourmet meals are served on beautiful china, silver and fine crystal in our spacious dining room. You can sunbathe on the ample sun deck with retractable electric canopy or ride a bike along the towpaths or in ports of call.

General Information
Communications: La Nouvelle Etoile offers a telephone and internet access in each suite as well as Wi-fi throughout the whole vessel. Electricity: The voltage on board is 220 volt A/C and 110 volt (for electric shavers). Hair dryers are provided in each cabin. No Smoking Policy: For the safety and comfort of all of our guests, smoking is permitted only on the outside decks.

Route Changes: Very rarely it may be necessary to change the route due to maintenance work on the locks. Although this does not happen often, it is unwise to book hotel or car rental facilities at the termination point, other than Paris.


* 8 Passengers; 4 Suites (200 + sq. ft.)
* 5 Crew members
* 2 Decks
* Internet access in suites
* Stereo, TV, video
* Upright Piano
* Fitness studio / jacuzzi
* Bicycles
* Elevator
* Air conditioning / heating
* Handicap Access - YES



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Covered Sun deck Dining area Dining Room Dining Table



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