800 554 7016
European Canal Barge Cruises

'La Nouvelle Etoile' – Yonne River, Seine River & Canal du Loing 2020

7 days from $8,630 per person

Limited to 8 guests

Designed to provide a high level of comfort, 'La Nouvelle Etoile' offers a blend of traditional elegance and modern-day amenities as you cruise along historic waterways in France. Visit Chablis for an intimate tour of a family-run vineyard. In medieval Provins, a town on the UNESCO World Heritage List, watch an impressive falconry demonstration. Visit Château de Fontainebleau, continuously inhabited by French royals for seven centuries, and stroll the charming village of Moret-sur-Loing, the 19th-century inspiration for the paintings of Alfred Sisley.


Vessel Information

128 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

Capacity for 8 in 4 king/twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system, television, assortment of CDs/DVDs and piano

Small workout room on board

Sun deck, partially covered for al fresco dining, with spa tub

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

All meals and beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) included

Deck Plan
Day 1

Meet in Paris, and transfer to lovely 'La Nouvelle Etoile,' moored in the river town of Auxerre. After a welcome reception, enjoy a gourmet dinner on board.

'La Nouvelle Etoile'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2

Cruise the beautiful Yonne River this morning to the pleasant riverside town of Joigny. After lunch on board, drive to Chablis to visit a small family-owned vineyard for a tasting and tour of the cellars.

'La Nouvelle Etoile'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Explore the winding, cobbled streets of Joigny's old town this morning to view the interesting medieval carvings on its ancient, half-timbered houses. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon cruise to the charming village of Villeneuve-sur-Yonne.

'La Nouvelle Etoile'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Continue cruising along the Yonne River to the town of Sens. Visit the Musées de Sens, situated in the former archbishop's palace, and the great 12th-century cathedral, the first to be built in Gothic style.

'La Nouvelle Etoile'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

After a leisurely cruise this morning, visit the medieval town of Provins. Its high ramparts and fortified gates have earned it a place on UNESCO's World Heritage List. After lunch, attend a magnificent birds of prey show and demonstration.

'La Nouvelle Etoile'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

Today’s excursion is to the magnificent Palace of Fontainebleau. The château, set amid 130 acres of gardens and parkland, was home to French royalty for eight centuries. Experience charming Moret-sur-Loing, where Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley created many famous canvases. A gala dinner this evening ends the cruise week.

'La Nouvelle Etoile'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

After breakfast, transfer back to Paris.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability.

Book a 2021 cruise at 2020 pricing when you reserve by May 31, 2020. Contact A&K for details.

  • 2020
    Cabin Class
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Single Supplement
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age for Individual Travel is 18 years.

'La Nouvelle Etoile' also cruises in Holland from Mar 29 to May 10 and on the Moselle River in Germany from Aug 23 to Oct 11. Contact A&K for details.

Preparing for Your Journey

Review A&K's quick travel tips to ensure you are prepared for your journey.

Download PDF

Essential Information

Download important information about your destination(s), including passport and visa requirements; vaccinations; baggage restrictions; a packing list; and tipping guidelines.

Download PDF

Passports & Visas

See passport requirements and A&K's recommendations for obtaining necessary visas.

Learn More

CDC Information

Familiarize yourself with health and vaccination requirements for your destination, at the Centers for Disease Control’s website.

Visit CDC