Accommodations & Amenities

  • 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
  • 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″)


Travel from Paris to Auxerre on the Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne

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Cruise Paris at Night
Travel: Board in Paris
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met at the designated meeting point by La Nouvelle Etoille crew.   Transfer to the barge, moored in the heart of Paris, for a traditional champagne welcome. Relax on the deck during the cruise past Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. After mooring in the Latin Quarter, Chef presents the first of many gourmet dinners onboard.

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Regal Chateau and a Painter's Village
Travel: Paris to Samois sur Seine
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Scenic cruise out of Paris to Samois sur Seine. This afternoon's first excursion is the to Chateau of Fontainebleau for an unparalleled view of European history, French culture, and ornamental architecture. Go on to explore the charming village of Moret, where the Impressionist Sisley painted, and then rejoin the barge for an evening cruise to Montereau. Chef presents another gourmet dinner.

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Falconry Show!
Travel: Samois sur Seine to Montereau
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Relax on deck during a morning cruise on the upper part of the Seine to Montereau, and join the Yonne, a smaller river. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you out to the Medieval town of Provins, also called the "City of Roses". Here, watch a magnificent show featuring birds of prey! Return to the barge moored in a beautiful country setting, and enjoy cocktail hour before dinner is served.

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Great Gothic Cathedral
Travel: Montereau to Sens
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, enjoy a pleasant cruise along the beautiful River Yonne. Relax on deck with a cup of coffee, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Today's excursion is to Sens, one of the oldest towns in France. Visit the first great Gothic cathedral, a magnificent building that dominates the main square. Shop and stroll your way through this beautiful French village. Your Tour Guide returns you to La Nouvelle Etoile, where Chef is crafting another gourmet dinner.

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Vines and Wines
Travel: Sens to Joigny
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise culminates at the town of Joigny, where the beautiful narrow cobblestone streets stretch their way up to wonderful churches, prettilu perched on top of the town. This afternoon, swirl, sip, and savor a winetasting at a privately owned vineyard in Chablis. Return to La Nouvelle Etoile and laze in the hot tub, or socialize on the deck. Cocktail hour precedes another gourmet dinner.

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Amazing Auxerre
Travel: Joigny to Auxerre
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Cruise along the upper reaches of the Yonne River to Auxerre. As a main stop for barge routes in Northern Burgundy, Auxerre’s bustling commercial center and preserved Cathedral of St Etienne offer visitors a modern immersion into a mid-sized French city, as well as a reverential glimpse into the past. It's newly refurbished riverside path offers the perfect opportunity for a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Freshen up for cocktails, canapes, and the Captain's Dinner tonight.

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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (up to 8 guests)$57,800$61,800
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$7,700$8,200
Single-Occupancy Supplement$3,850$4,100

2018 Dates


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.

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