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Why we like it
- The barge has accommodation for eight guests across four large suites which can be configured as twins or doubles. All are air-conditioned and en suite
- The saloon and dining room have comfortable sofas, books and music, and an always open, inclusive bar
- Fabulous cuisine is provided by the barge's own Master Chef
- A heated sunken spa pool is located on the spacious sun deck
- The barge carries eight touring bike
The towpath along these routes is excellent for walking and cycling.
I would like to say what a fantastic tour company you are!! You made me and my family’s holiday in March to Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort the best holiday ever and I want to thank you so much. You made me and my family feel like royalty. You should be so proud of the hard work and excellence in your job. Thank you millions.
- TF, Essex
This beautifully appointed barge was entirely refitted in 2009 to create a luxuriously relaxed cruise experience. The Renaissance's lounge has comfortable seating and a cosy bar. The library is stocked with a range of novels and reference books, as well as a top of the range music system.
The Renaissance cruises down the River Loire, visiting the hilltop village of Sancerre for a wine tasting tour. Guests can explore Château-Landon and its 11th Century Abbey before travelling on to one of the oldest canal side villages in Burgundy, Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses. Marvel at the staircase of seven locks (now adopted as a French National Monument) standing as a testimony to the 500 year history of the canal.
Best time to be there
Sunworshippers head to the beaches from June to September. The climate is mainly temperate with the south enjoying hot summers and mild winters.
Bordeaux, Geneva, Marseilles and Paris (British Airways), Nice and Lyon (British Airways or bmi)
Paris and Avignon (Eurostar)
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