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La Nouvelle Etoile

La Nouvelle Etoile

From
€7,190 Per Person

Ultra Luxury Class

 

La Nouvelle Etoile is a beautiful barge that cruises in various regions France and other countries including Holland, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

  • Itinerary
    Moret-sur-Loing to Briare
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
From
€7,190 Per Person

Ultra Luxury Class

 

La Nouvelle Etoile is a beautiful barge that cruises in various regions France and other countries including Holland, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

  • Itinerary
    Moret-sur-Loing to Briare
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesBonusBonus Each cabin booked receives a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stein.Itinerary Itinerary Cruise between Koblenz and RemichItinerary Itinerary Burgundy - Cruise between Moret-sur-Loing and Briare.Itinerary Itinerary Holland - Cruise between Haarlem and Haarlem.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

La Nouvelle Etoile is an ultra-deluxe barge with very spacious accommodation for only 8 passengers, offering a wonderful blend of traditional elegance and sophisticated, state of the art facilities. The elegant, air conditioned and teak-lined dining area and saloon, with an attractive bar and piano, feature warm and inviting furnishings. On deck there is a spacious sun deck with comfortable loungers and hot tub. Other facilities include internet access, exercise room and 8 bikes.

 

Each suite features an en-suite bahtorom, night table with drawers, television with DVD player and panoramic windows. The barge's attentive crew of five is comprised of an experienced captain, master chef, tour guide and two housekeepers, all of whom will ensure your cruise is truly memorable.

 

Receive a free signed copy of French Odyssey, one per cabin booked.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Visit fascinating Zaanse Schans
  • Visit the Royal Delft pottery
  • Visit Château de Fontainebleau
  • Cross the river on the Pont Canal de Briare
  • Tour of Château Saint Fargeau
  • Visit Burg Eltz, the 12th century “Queen of German Castles”
  • Tour Trier, Germany’s oldest town and see the Porta Nigra
  • Cruise in Luxembourg with a visit to its capital

 

Inclusions

  • Local transfers to and from the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board master chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks all wines served throughout the cruise
  • Ecursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 5 crew
  • Use of barge facilities, which include bicycles, DVD player, a PC and wireless internet access, an exercise room and a spa pool
  • Gym (exercise room) on the lower deck with a treadmill, exercise bike and weights
  • Electric sun canopy deck
  • Pioneer sound system
  • Coffee, tea and hot chocolate machine

 

Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Medallions of Veal with a Girolles and Truffle Sauce, Breast of Duck with a Passion Fruit Glace, Crepes Suzette with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream


Wine Cellar

Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Pouilly Fumé; Château Davenay, Montagney; Domaine Laroche, Chablis Premier Cru; Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils, Santenay; Château La Rose Trintaudon, Haut Médoc


Cheese Board

Munster; Brie de Meaux; Fourme d'Ambert; Chaource; Gouda; Leyden; Brokkel Ould; Aisy Cendré; Époisses; Ami du Chambertin

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

Approximate transfer durations on La Nouvelle Etoile are between 2 & 3 hours depending on the cruise route or itinerary, except for Holland cruises, when the transfers are approximately 45 minutes.

 

Actual pick-up times vary for each cruise on La Nouvelle Etoile depending on the combination of bookings and passengers choice. Therefore the actual pick-up time is not known at the time of booking and is advised approximately 8 weeks prior to departure.

 

Holland Cruises

  • Pick-up point (cabin and charter bookings): Choice of location in Amsterdam at approximately 2:30pm TBC
  • Drop-off point (cabin and charter bookings): Choice of location in Amsterdam

 

Holland to Belgium

  • Pick-up point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Amsterdam at approximately 2:30 pm TBC
  • Drop-off point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Bruges

 

Belgium to France - 11 night cruise: 

  • Pick-up point (cabin & charter bookings): Cchoice of location in either Bruges or Brussels, time TBC
  • Drop-off point: (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in central Paris

 

Charter groups may also choose Brussels airport for pick-up and Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for drop-off. 

 

Burgundy, France - various itineraries:

  • Pick-up point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Paris, time TBC
  • Drop-off point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Paris

 

Charter groups may also choose Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for pick-up & drop-off.

 

Champagne cruises

  • Pick-up point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in central Paris, time TBC
  • Drop-off point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in central Paris, time TBC

 

Charter groups may also choose Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for pick-up & drop-off.

 

Alsace & Lorraine

  • Pick-up point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Strasbourg, time TBC
  • Drop-off point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Strasbourg, time TBC

 

Charter groups may also choose Strasbourg airport for pick-up & drop-off.

 

Luxembourg & Germany

  • Pick-up point  (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Frankfurt or Koblenz, time TBC
  • Drop-off point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Frankfurt or Koblenz, time TBC

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Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Region Suite per person Single Supplement Charter 8 ppl
July 22, 29 Champagne 6,690 Euros 3,350 Euros 51,000 Euros
August 5 Champagne 6,690 Euros 3,350 Euros 51,000 Euros
August 19, 26 Alsace & Lorraine 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 54,600 Euros
September 2, 9 Alsace & Lorraine 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 54,600 Euros
September 16, 23 Luxembourg & Germany 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 54,600 Euros
October 7 Luxembourg & Germany 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 54,600 Euros
October 14 Luxembourg & Germany 6,690 Euros 3,350 Euros 51,000 Euros

Rates for 2019

Departure Dates Region Suite per person Single Supplement Charter 8 ppl
March 31 Holland Tulip Cruise 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 91,000 Euros
April 7, 14, 21, 28 Holland Tulip Cruise 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 91,000 Euros
May 5 Holland Tulip Cruise 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 91,000 Euros
May 12 Holland - Belgium 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 91,000 Euros
May 19 Belgium - Paris (11 Nights) 11,900 Euros 5,950 Euros 91,000 Euros
June 9, 16, 23, 30 Upper Loire & Burgundy 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 91,000 Euros
July 7 Paris - Champagne 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 91,000 Euros
July 28 Alsace & Lorraine 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 91,000 Euros
August 4, 11, 18 Alsace & Lorraine 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 91,000 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Luxembourg & Germany 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 91,000 Euros
October 6, 13 Luxembourg & Germany 7,190 Euros 3,550 Euros 91,000 Euros

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

Itinerary 

For other routes, contact the French Travel Connection Team for more information.

Upper Loire & Burgundy Itinerary

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at the designated meeting point and transferred to La Nouvelle Etoile moored in the heart of the Fontainebleau forest. After a champagne welcome you can take a stroll though the medieval walled town of Moret-sur-Loing, known to many as the home of the famous Impressionist painter, Alfred Sisley. Tonight you enjoy your first gourmet meal on board.

Day 2, Monday
Today, the cruise starts into the Upper Loire region. Affectionately known as the “Garden of Paris”, this little known region gently reveals its secrets. After lunch, we visit the Château de Fontainebleau. To walk through this palace is to walk through the history of France and every French royal family added its own architectural style and features when in residence.

On our drive back to the hotel barge, visit the artist community of Barbizon. We will moor for the night in Nemours. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
Today, we have a full day cruise to Montargis with plenty of opportunity to bicycle or walk along the towpath of the canal. After lunch we visit this charming town, also called “the Little Venice of the Gatinais” because of its numerous canals. Visit one of the many museums, or shop at the famous Mazet Praline shop with its exquisitely packaged delicacies. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
After breakfast, we set off on a leisurely cruise to the charming village of Châtillon Coligny. This afternoon, we will take a drive out to the splendid 16th century Château de Saint Fargeau. The château is over a 1,000 years old and probably the most important place of historical interest in this unspoilt rural region, the Puisaye.

Later, in the evening, there is time to stroll around the ramparts surrounding Châtillon-Coligny. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
Today, continuing our cruise higher up the canal we reach Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses. (The seven locks of Rogny). This “staircase” of seven locks was built in 1648 and is an impressive monument to the engineers of the past. After another relaxing lunch we take a short drive out to the beautiful town of Gien, on the banks of the River Loire. Gien is famous for its faïence earthenware and we visit the International Hunting Museum at Chateau de Gien. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
After passing through the locks of Rogny, we have reached the highest point of the canal and we now start to descend slowly towards the River Loire. At Briare, we cross the river on the Pont Canal de Briare. This magnificent structure was designed and built by Gustav Eiffel in 1890. This afternoon we drive out to the Sancerre wine region to sample some of this delicious wine and perhaps taste some of the local Crottin de Chavignol cheese on our way back to the hotel barge. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, guests disembark the barge and transfer to the designated drop off point.

 

Cruise Details 

La Nouvelle Etoile Deck Plan

La Nouvelle Etoile deck plan

  • 129 feet long
  • 8 passengers
  • 5 crew
  • 4 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities (wheelchair accessible)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Exercise room
  • Lift/Wheelchair access
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 8 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus

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