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Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
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Top Tip
The towpath along these routes is excellent for walking and cycling.

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

About Renaissance

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.