Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

  • 129 ft long, with 6’7 – 7’4 ceiling height throughout
  • 4 cabins, 200 sq ft, 6’7 ceiling height
  • Choice of one queen bed or two twin beds
  • Ensuite Bathrooms with shower
  • Ample storage space
  • Salon
  • Dining room
  • Elevator
  • Deck with canopy
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Bicycles and Helmets
Bicycles and Helmets
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Hot Tub on Deck
Hot Tub on Deck
Laundry Service Available
Laundry Service Available
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets


Travel from Moret-sur-Loing to Auxerre on the River Yonne

Bicycling Opportunities:
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Moret-sur-Loing
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of La Nouvelle Etoile at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the heart of the Fontainebleau Forest. After a champagne welcome, explore the medieval walled town of Moret-sur-Loing, known to many as the home of the famous Impressionist painter, Alfred Sisley. The first of many gourmet dinners is served onboard.

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Ornamental Opulence
Travel: Moret-sur-Loing to Montereau
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

In the morning, your Tour Guide escorts you to the Palace of Fontainebleau, the only royal chateau to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. Ornately decorated and opulently furnished, your guided tour provides a glimpse into European history, French culture, and ornamental architecture. An afternoon cruise is the perfect time to relax on deck with a glass of wine and admire the scenery drifting by. Chef serves tonight's gourmet dinner onboard.

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A City of Roses with Beautiful Birds of Prey
Travel: Montereau to Sens
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

This morning's cruise offers time to laze in the hot tub, take a bicycle ride on the towpath, or just relax on deck. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide escorts you to the medieval town of Provins. Often referred to as “The City of Roses”, its local specialties are rose petal jam, Provinois rose honey, and rose candy. After a magnificent show featuring beautiful birds of prey, return to the barge for an evening of drinks and dinner.

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Ancient Architectural Adventures
Travel: Sens to Villeneuve sur Yonne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

The adventures continue as your Tour Guide accompanies you to the town of Sens, the oldest town in France. Visit one of the first of the great Gothic Cathedrals, still a magnificent example of ancient architecture, then stroll and shop the charming pedestrian area. A peaceful cruise in the afternoon is the perfect time to relax on deck, visit your Captain in his wheelhouse, or explore the towpath by bicycle or on foot. Another gourmet dinner is enjoyed onboard.

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Sip, Swirl, and Savor in Chablis
Travel: Villeneuve sur Yonne to Bassou
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Explore France's rustic charms with a leisurely stroll or gentle pedal on the towpath as this morning's cruise glides along the River Yonne through pastoral countryside. In the afternoon, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to the iconic vineyards of Chablis. Here, meet the viticulturists who expertly grow the pampered grapes from which this white wine is exclusively produced. Samples of the vineyard's vintages are of course offered! Upon returning to the barge, enjoy cocktails on deck as Chef prepares another gourmet dinner.

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Explore the Cobblestone Streets of Auxerre
Travel: Bassou to Auxerre
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Admire the passing scenery from the deck during this morning’s cruise, or explore the towpath with a brisk bicycle ride or gentle stroll. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to the city of Auxerre. Located on the banks of the River Yonne, this historic town was first settled by the Romans, and boasts a Cathedral, an Abbey, and a Church. This is the ideal place to stroll along cobblestoned streets, browse the boutiques, or enjoy a cafe in the town square. Return to the barge for the farewell feast at the Captain's Dinner.

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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Auxerre
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

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-$66,625
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)-$8,846
Single-Occupancy Supplement-$4,315

2023 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

June11 -17

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Strasbourg
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All meals onboard and ashore from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines served with lunches and dinners both onboard and ashore
  • Onboard open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles and the hot tub
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price

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

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