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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.

  • Country / Region
    France /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • 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.

  • Country / Region
    France /
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • 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 bicyclesItinerary 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 bathroom, 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.

 

Cruise Highlights

Holland (April to early May)

  • Visit Royal Delft, the last remaining Delft Blue pottery factory from the 17th century
  • Tour Keukenhof, ‘Garden of Europe’, one of the world’s largest flower gardens
  • Visit Zaanse Schans, a neighbourhood of preserved windmills, houses and crafts from the 18th and 19th centuries

Holland to Belgium

  • See the Keukenhof Gardens and the ancient distillery of Ketel One
  • Tour of Rubens' House in Antwerp
  • Visit Ghent to view Van Eyck brothers' famous painting “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”


Burgundy and Loire (June to mid-July)

  • Cruise across the aqueduct at Briare, built by Gustave Eiffel
  • Tour Château de Fontainebleau, UNESCO World Heritage site and Napoléon’s favourite residence
  • Visit Château Saint Fargeau, a 17th century Renaissance castle


Champagne region  (July to August)

  • Visit Chateaux of Vaux-le-Vicomte renowned for its magnificent architecture, decorations, and gardens
  • Tour Abbey of Hautvilliers, where the monk Dom Perignon first made champagne
  • Private wine tasting at the cellars of Moet et Chandon 


Paris to Burgundy

  • Visit the medieval town of Provins, also called the “City of Roses”
  • Tour the vineyards and cellar in Chablis
  • Visit the scenic town of Sens, one of the oldest towns in France


Alsace and Lorraine (mid-August to early September)

  • Nancy, its famous square, museums and palaces
  • Sarrebourg, a historic town and its 13th century chapel with a Marc Chagall stained glass window
  • Strasbourg, its Gothic cathedral and folk museum


Germany and Luxembourg (mid-September to October)

  • 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 6 weeks prior to departure.

 

Holland Cruises

      • Pick-up point (cabin and charter bookings): Choice of location in Amsterdam at approximately 2:30 pm 
      • Drop-off point (cabin and charter bookings): Choice of location in Amsterdam by 10:00 am 


Charter groups can also choose Amsterdam Schiphol airport for pick-up & drop-off.


Holland to Belgium

      • Pick-up point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Amsterdam at approximately 2:30 pm 
      • Drop-off point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Bruges by 10:30 am 


Charter groups may also choose Amsterdam Schiphol airport for pick-up.


Belgium to France - 11 night cruise: 

      • Pick-up point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in either Bruges or Brussels between 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm 
      • Drop-off point: (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in central Paris by 9:30 am 


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


Burgundy, France

      • Pick-up point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Paris at 2:30 pm 
      • Drop-off point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Paris by 12:00 noon 


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


Champagne

      • Pick-up point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in central Paris, between 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm 
      • Drop-off point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in central Paris, between 9:30 am & 12:00 noon 


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, between 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm 
      • Drop-off point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Strasbourg, between 9:30 am and 12:00 noon


Charter groups may also choose Strasbourg airport or a single location on Nancy for pick-up & drop-off.


Luxembourg to Germany

      • Pick-up point  (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Frankfurt at 2:00 pm 
      • Drop-off point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Frankfurt or Koblenz, by 11:00 am


Charter groups may also choose Frankfurt airport for drop-off.


Germany to 
Luxembourg

      • Pick-up point  (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Frankfurt or Koblenz between 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm 
      • Drop-off point (cabin & charter bookings): Choice of location in Frankfurt, time TBC


Charter groups may also choose Frankfurt airport for drop-off.

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Dates & Prices 

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 by private chauffeured minibus to La Nouvelle Etoile moored in the heart of the Fontainebleau forest. After a champagne welcome you can take a stroll through the medieval walled town of Moret-sur-Loing, known to many as the home of the famous Impressionist painter, Alfred Sisley. Tonight you'll enjoy your first gourmet dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
Today, you'll begin your cruise into the Upper Loire region. Affectionately known as the “Garden of Paris”, this little known region gently reveals its secrets. After lunch, you will visit the Château de Fontainebleau. To walk through this palace is to walk through the history of France where each French Royal Family added its own architectural style and features when in residence. On your drive back to the barge you may visit the artist community of Barbizon. You'll moor for the night in Nemours. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
Today, you will have a full day cruise to Montargis with plenty of opportunity to bicycle or walk along the towpath of the canal. After lunch you will 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, you will set off on a leisurely cruise to the charming village of Châtillon Coligny. This afternoon, you will take a drive out to the splendid 16th century Château de Saint Fargeau, which is over  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, you will continue your cruise higher up the canal and reach Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses. This “staircase” of seven locks was built in 1648 and is an impressive monument to the engineers of the past. After a relaxing lunch, you will take a short drive out to the beautiful town of Gien, on the banks of the River Loire, and famous for its faïence earthenware. You will also visit the International Hunting Museum at Chateau de Gien. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
After passing through the locks of Rogny, you will reach the highest point of the canal and start to descend slowly towards the River Loire. At Briare, you will cross the river on the Pont Canal de Briare, designed and built by Gustav Eiffel in 1890. Later, you will drive to the Sancerre wine region to sample some of its delicious wine and perhaps taste some of the local Crottin de Chavignol cheese on your way back to the 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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