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BURGUNDY      La Nouvelle Etoile       8 Passengers

 
 

 

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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.

The air conditioned suites, each over 200 square feet, have satellite TV and large en-suite bathrooms with double sinks. 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.

La Nouvelle Etoile is designed to be fully accessible to wheelchair users and the less physically able. The doors are wide enough for wheelchair users to move easily from room to room and there is a lift between decks. One of the cabins is specially equipped specifically for wheelchair users. All tours are suitable for wheelchair users and the air conditioned minibus has a lift and special straps to secure a wheelchair in place.
 

Cruise Highlights

Cuisine Aboard

  • Tour the famous Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world

  • Wonder at Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and explore the Latin Quarter in the beautiful city of Paris

  • Visit the magnificent Chateau de Fontainebleau and the nearby village of Moret, home of the impressionist painter Sisley

  • Take a walking tour of the city of Nancy with its Baroque palaces and home of the Art Nouveau movement

  • Tour Triers, Germany’s most ancient town, dating back to Roman times and visit the Porta Nigra

  • Sample champagne at a private tasting in the Moet & Chandon cellars

  • Explore Auxerre, the most beautiful of riverside towns on the River Yonne

Regional Specialities

Madallions 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

Riesling Grand Cru, Chassagne-Montrachet, Chablis Premier Cru Pouilly Fuisse, St Emillion Grand Cru
 

Cheese Board

Munster, Brie de Meaux, Fourme d'Ambert, Chaource

 

Itinerary:   Paris to Auxerre

Sunday, Day 1 Paris

After being met by our driver in Paris you will taken to the barge moored in the heart of Paris for a wonderful champagne welcome. We have the afternoon to relax and cruise past Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. We will moor that night in the Latin Quarter where you will enjoy your first gourmet dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Paris to Montereau

Scenic cruise out of Paris to Samois sur Seine. After lunch we will take an excursion to Chateau of Fontainebleau. To walk through Fontainebleau is to walk through the history of France. Every royal family has added its own architectural signature. Go on the charming village of Moret, where the Impressionist Sisley painted, and then rejoin the barge for an evening cruise to Montereau.

Tuesday, Day 3 Montereau to Provins

A morning cruise on the upper part of the River Seine to Montereau, where the smaller river, the Yonne, meets us. After lunch we will take a drive out to the Medieval town of Provins, also called the "City of Roses". Here we will watch the magnificent show of the birds of prey. Return to the barge moored in a beautiful country setting.

Wednesday, Day 4 Provins to Sens

A pleasant cruise along the beautiful River Yonne to the town of Sens, the oldest town in France. Visit the first great gothic cathedral, a magnificent building that dominates the main square. Time to shop, visit the museum or stroll around the town.

Thursday, Day 5 Sens to Joigny

Winding up the Yonne, we reach the pretty riverside town of Joigny. The beautiful narrow cobblestone streets stretching their way up to wonderful churches perched on top of the town takes you back to another era. In the afternoon we will take a drive out to Chablis. We select one of the small family operations for an intimate tour of their vineyards and cellar.

Friday, Day 6 Joigny to Auxerre

Cruise along the upper reaches of the Yonne to Auxerre, the most beautiful of all river towns whose skyline is punctuated by church spires and its streets lined with timbered 16th century houses. Time for shopping, visiting the old port or the 15th century clock tower. Farewell celebration on board enjoying your last elegant gourmet dinner.

Saturday, Day 7 Auxerre to Paris

After your final wonderful breakfast you will either be transported to Charles De Gaulle Airport or Paris.
On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary is subject to change.

 

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* Prices per person twin share in Australian Dollar

Accommodation Value Rate Mid Rate Regular Rate

Suite per person

7,231 AUD

7,649 AUD

8,116 AUD

Single supplement

3,616 AUD 3,824 AUD 4,058 AUD

Charter 8 passengers whole boat

55,160 AUD

57,498 AUD

62,174 AUD

11 night, 2 country cruise - Stateroom per person

 N/A

N/A

13,527 AUD

11 night, 2 country cruise - Single Supplement

 N/A

N/A

6,764 AUD

Price includes: Transfer to the barge from the meeting point on Sunday, 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, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles, lift, internet access, satellite TV and DVD, exercise room and spa pool, and transfer back to the drop off point the following Saturday morning.

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Departure Dates (Sunday)
Rate Cruise Route

March 27

Value Holland

April 3

Value Holland

April 10, 17, 24

Regular Holland

May 1

Regular Holland

May 8

Regular Holland and Belgium

May 15

Regular 2 country, 11 night cruise

May 29

Regular Paris and Burgundy

June 5, 12, 19, 26

Regular Upper Loire and Burgundy

July 3, 10

Regular Upper Loire and Burgundy

July 17

Mid Paris and Burgundy

July 24, 31

Mid Champagne

August 7

Mid Champagne

August 21, 28

Regular Alsace

September 4, 11

Regular Alsace

September 18, 25

Regular Luxembourg and Gemany

October 2, 9

Regular Luxembourg and Gemany

October 16

Mid Luxembourg and Gemany
 
 

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