'Renaissance' - Canal de Briare (2017)

Hosting just eight guests, 'Renaissance' cruises the lovely Canal de Briare in the Upper Loire. Disembark at a renowned family-run vineyard in Sancerre for a tasting, enjoy a gourmet dinner ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant, cruise on Gustav Eiffel's famous canal bridge and visit the privately-owned Château de la Bussière. Unique itineraries can be created for groups with special interests, such as golf or families.

Time Event Description
30th Nov -0001
'Renaissance' - Canal de Briare (2017) Meet in Paris and transfer to ‘Renaissance,’ moored in Châtillon-sur-Loire. After a welcome reception, there is time to explore the lovely village and admire its narrow streets and half-timbered houses.
1st Dec -0001
'Renaissance' - Canal de Briare (2017) The Sancerre wine region of France is known for its aromatic white wines. Visit a local, family-run vineyard for a tasting. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely cruise along the canal.
2nd Dec -0001
'Renaissance' - Canal de Briare (2017) Cruise across Gustave Eiffel's magical aqueduct over the Loire River. Though completed in 1896, it is still one of the longest canal bridges in the world. Visit charming Château de la Bussière with its wonderful gardens.
3rd Dec -0001
'Renaissance' - Canal de Briare (2017) Experience market day in Gien and visit its renowned earthenware center where faïence (glazed ceramic pottery) is produced. Cruise to Montbouy with dinner ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
4th Dec -0001
'Renaissance' - Canal de Briare (2017) After a morning cruise, visit Château de Sully-sur-Loire, a medieval fortress that was home to the Dukes of Sully. Built in the 14th century, it has a massive keep with high towers and pepper-pot roofs.
5th Dec -0001
'Renaissance' - Canal de Briare (2017) Cruise the "Little Venice" of Montargis. Visit the Château de Fontainebleau with its 130 acres of parkland and gardens. A former royal residence, it was continuously inhabited for seven centuries. Return to 'Renaissance' for a gala farewell dinner.
6th Dec -0001
'Renaissance' - Canal de Briare (2017) After breakfast, transfer toParis, where your journey ends.

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