Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Three cabins with ensuite shower bath
  • All 127 square feet
  • Choice of one queen or two twin beds
  • Updated AC system
  • Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries
Public Area
  • 96 Feet Long
  • Picture windows in salon, dining room
  • WIFI with limited availability
On Deck
  • Large Deck with dining table and sun loungers
  • 6 Decathalon bicycles, Rock Ride model
  • All-terrain, 21 gears, front & back brakes
  • 1 bike for children aged 4-8

Itineraries

Travel from Serignac to Castets-en-Dorthe on the Canal a la Garonne

Saturday
Private Chauffeured Transfer to the Bargesaturday image
Private Chauffeured Transfer to the Barge
Travel: Arrive to Saint Louis at Serignac
Meals: Dinner onboard

A member of Saint Louis crew will meet your party at the designated pickup point in late afternoon and chauffeur you to the barge, moored at Serignac. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.

Sunday
Lily Garden that Inspired Monetsunday image
Lily Garden that Inspired Monet
Travel: Serignac to Buzet
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Relax with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea on deck this morning as Saint Louis lazily cruises through the most serene of landscapes. This afternoon, your Tour Guide introduces the Latour-Marliac Lily Gardens, where thousands of water lilies are on display. This garden inspired and provided Monet with lilies for his own gardens at Giverny. Return to the barge for canapes and cocktails before enjoying another gourmet dinner.

Monday
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Sample the Region's Iconic Spirit
Travel: Buzet to Lafolotte
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Tour and taste this morning during a visit to a fourth-generation producer of Armagnac, the region's iconic brandy. After sampling this special spirit, select a year which signifies an important event, and watch as your own personal bottle of Armagnac is drawn from your chosen barrel, corked, and sealed. Your Tour Guide then returns you to the Saint Louis for an afternoon cruise, offering the perfect time to explore the towpath by bicycle or on foot. Or, feel free to join Chef for informal cooking demonstration before tonight's dinner.

Tuesday
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Discover a Privately Owned Gem Museum
Travel: Lafolotte to Forques, via La Mas d’Agenais
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, your Tour Guide accompanies you on a tour of a privately owned natural history museum. The owners offer a guided exploration of their unique collection of fossils, minerals, and semi-precious gems from around the world, carefully collected over 50 years of travels. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise, stopping at the quaint town of Mas d’Agenais for a visit inside its church, where there is an original Rembrandt painting of Christ on the Cross. Then, cocktail hour precedes another multi-course gourmet dinner.

Wednesday
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Taste Grand Crus Sauternes
Travel: Forques to Meilhan
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise gently winds through gorgeous vistas and bucolic scenery. Relax on deck, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This afternoon, enjoy a private visit to Chateau d’Arche, one of the top producers of Grand Crus Sauternes. Characterized by the balance of sweetness with the zest of acidity, these wines offer a lingering finish, resonating on the palate for several minutes. Return to Saint Louis, which will have moved to tonight's mooring at Meilhan, for another lovely evening of drinks and dinner.

Thursday
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A Signature Excursion: Winetasting in St. Emillon
Travel: Meilhan to Castets-en-Dorthe
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard; lunch ashore

Explore St. Emilion, the most charming of French wine towns. Discover a 12th century underground church, and then enjoy luncheon ashore at a local bistro. The afternoon is spent with Saint Louis' negociant for an exclusive tasting of hand selected Grand Crus Chateaux wines. Complete the cultural immersion with time to browse St Emilion's shops and boutiques. Then, your Tour Guide returns you the Saint Louis for an evening cruise to Castets-en-Dorthe before tonight's celebratory Captain's Dinner, served onboard.

Friday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Castets-en-Dorthe to Bordeaux
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back 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

Lunch
  • Tarte aux Oignons et Quatre Epices with Artichoke Hearts
  • Filet de Boeuf with Bean Sprout Salad
  • Coffee Panna Cotta
  • A Selection of Coffees, Tea, and Biscuits
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Dinner
  • Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with Lobster Bisque and Parmesan Shavings
  • Roast Wild Atlantic Salmon, Pan Fried Gambas, Perfumed Rice, Pomegranate and Avocado Timbale, Buerre Blanc Sauce and Caviar Dressing
  • Cheeses: Roquefort and Tomme de Lomagne
  • Lemon Souffle Custard with Seasonal Berries
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • L’Esprit, Chateau Saint Louis, 2004
  • Domaine Nigri, Jurancon region
  • Vieilles Vignes Blanc Domain du Moulin
  • Le Cedre, Chateau le Cedre
  • Ines, Fronton Cave
  • Optimum, Chateau Bellevue la Foret, 2008

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter for 2-$23,000
Private Charter for 3-$27,000
Private Charter for 4-$27,000
Private Charter for 5-$31,500
Private Charter for 6-$31,500

2018 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
May5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
June2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-6
July7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-3
August4-10, 9-15, 18-24, 25-31
September1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-5
October6-12, 13-19

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • 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
  • transportation to the cruise route (we will assist you with this)
  • 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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