Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Four cabins with ensuite shower bath
  • All with choice of one queen or two twin beds
  • All over 200 square feet
  • One suite is wheelchair accessible
Also in Each Cabin
  • TV/Internet
  • Picture windows
  • Brand new touch-screen computer
  • Double sinks in bathroom
Public Area
  • Elevator
  • Piano & large-screen satellite TV in salon
  • Washer/dryer for guest use
  • Exercise room with treadmill, home trainer bicycle, free weights & step
  • WIFI with limited availability
  • Elegant salon, dining room with picture windows
Deck
  • 128 Feet Long
  • Sundeck with retractable canopy
  • Jacuzzi on deck
  • 8 Batavus Weekend bicycles 8 speed gears and hand brakes, bell Adjustable seats/handlebars & front/back shock absorbers Four women’s frame (48″), four men’s frame (53″)

Itineraries

Travel Paris to Epernay on the River Marne

Sunday
Paris by Nightsunday image
Paris by Night
Travel: Paris at Night
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met at the designated meeting point by La Nouvelle Etoile crew. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in moored in the heart of Paris. After a champagne welcome, cruise through the center of Paris, past Notre Dame, to moor for the night near the Latin Quarter. The first of many gourmet dinners is served aboard.

Monday
Discover a 17th Century Castlemonday image
Discover a 17th Century Castle
Travel: Paris to Meaux
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise presents the perfect opportunity to relax on deck with a cup of coffee or tea, perhaps while lazing in the hot tub and watching the beautiful scenery slip by. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you visit the magnificent Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte. Spanning nearly 500 hectares (1,235 acres), the Vaux-le-Vicomte estate forms a unique ensemble, and stands today as a living testament to France’s ‘Grand Siècle’, the 17th century. Return to La Nouvelle Etoile where cocktail hour precedes another gourmet dinner.

Tuesday
Taste Cheese and Sip Winetuesday image
Taste Cheese and Sip Wine
Travel: Meaux to La Ferte
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

The day begins with a placid cruise. Admire the pastoral countryside from La Nouvelle Etoile's deck, or explore the towpath by bicycle or on foot. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to the village of Coulomniers, where the most luscious of Brie cheeses are made. Coulommiers has kept its authentic atmosphere and charm, while its old stones harbor memories of the past. Here, visit a master cheesemaker for a tasting of the various Bries, paired with wines from his private cellar. Back onboard, Chef is putting the finishing touches on dinner.

Wednesday
Bottoms Up!wednesday image
Bottoms Up!
Travel: La Ferte to Charly-sur-Marne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, uncork the best of the region's signature wine. Your Tour Guide accompanies you to a small family vineyard for a tasting of their wonderful champagnes. Bottoms up! Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise, and relax on deck or laze in the hot tub. Upon mooring, a visit to the World War I Belleau Wood memorial site is a must for those interested in military history. Cocktails, canapes, and a gourmet meal await to culminate the day.

Thursday
Private Tasting at Moet et Chandonthursday image
Private Tasting at Moet et Chandon
Travel: Charly-sur-Marne to Damery
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll as the barge gradually makes her way along the canal this morning. This afternoon, your Tour guide chauffeurs you to the quaint village of Hautvillers where monk Dom Perignon first invented the famous drink! Then its onto the cellars at the estate of Moet et Chandon. Established in 1743, it remains one of the world's largest champagne producers and champagne houses. Back on board, take a dip in the hot tub before tonight's gourmet dinner is served.

Friday
A Day of Discoveryfriday image
A Day of Discovery
Travel: Damery to Epernay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

During the final cruise this morning, relax on deck and soak in the passing scenery, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide escorts you the city of Reims, where a visit to the magnificent Cathedral reveals the famous stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. The discovery continues at the Eisenhower War Rooms, an important yet little-known museum where the first treaty to end the World War II was signed. Tonight, your cruise ends in style with a celebratory cocktail hour and Captain's Dinner.

Saturday
A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Return to Paris
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back to a designated drop off point in Paris.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Vegetable Stack with Balsamico Dressing
  • Filet of Duck with Orange Sauce, Vegetable Bouquet
  • Cheeses: Chaource, Bleu de Causses and Selles sur Cher
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Homemade Pasta Tartufo with Truffle Sauce
  • Filet of Lamb, Red Wine, Shalot and Garlic Sauce and Pommes Anna
  • Cheeses: Camembert au Calvados, St. Agur and Ossau Iraty
  • Chocolate Mousse, Homemade Stracalatella, Peppermint Ice Cream
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Julianas ’09 Burgundy, Domaine de Gry Sablon”
  • Sancerre ’03 vin de Loire, Les Tuileres” Michel Redde
  • Chateau Margaux ’02 Bordeaux, “Alter Ego”
  • Chablis 1er Cru ’04 “Dom. Laroche”, Burgundy”Les Fourchaumes”
  • Florimont Riesling Grand cru ’02, Alsace “Jean Maeffelin”
  • Pouilly fuisse ’04 Burgundy, Dom. La Soufrandise “Clos Marie”

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (up to 8 guests)-$57,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)-$7,475
Single-Occupancy Supplement-$3,737

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
July22-28, 29-3
August5-11

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge & return
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

La Nouvelle Etoile Route

Are you ready to sample the signature wine
found only in Champagne?

Plan Your Cruise