Upper Loire & Burgundy Cruise Itinerary : Auxerre to Moret-sur-Loing
SUNDAY, Day 1 - Paris to Auxerre
Guests are met in Paris and transferred to the barge moored in the heart of Auxerre for a champagne welcome. Auxerre is a beautiful town, with its church spires and streets lined with timbered 16th century houses. Dinner on board.
MONDAY, Day 2 - Auxerre to Joigny
After breakfast this morning, we will cruise on the Yonne River to the beautiful riverside town of Joigny. Enjoy breakfast on board before we drive to Chablis. Here we select one of the small family operations of the nearby Chablis vineyards for an intimate tour of the vineyards and cellar. Dinner on board.
TUESDAY, Day 3 - Joigny to Villeneuve sur Yonne
This morning, there is time to stroll around Joigny. A quaint little town with beautiful narrow cobbled streets winding their way up to wonderful churches perched on top of the hillside, that take you back to another era. Upon return, a leisurely cruise takes us to the charming village of Villeneuve sur Yonne. Dinner on board.
WEDNESDAY, Day 4 - Villeneuve sur Yonne to Sens
Continuing our cruise down the Yonne River we reach the peaceful countryside town of Sens. In Sens we stroll around the town and visit the museum and one of the first great gothic cathedrals, a magnificent building that dominates the main square. Dinner on board.
THURSDAY, Day 5 - Sens to Misy sur Yonne
We set off after breakfast for a cruise down the lower part of the Yonne. After lunch, we drive out to the medieval town of Provins, listed on the Unesco’s World Heritage List and also known as the “City of Roses”. We watch the magnificent show of the birds of prey and enjoy this wonderful French town. Moor for the night in a peaceful country setting. Dinner on board.
FRIDAY, Day 6 - Misy sur Yonne to Moret sur Loing
After breakfast La Nouvelle takes a morning cruise to Moret-sur Loing. This afternoon we visit the famous Chateau of Fontainebleau. Here we walk through the history of France where each Royal Family has added its own architectural signature. On the way, we stop in the charming village of Moret, where the impressionist Sisley painted. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.
SATURDAY, Day 7 - Moret sur Loing
After breakfast, disembark La Nouvelle Etoile and transfer to your drop-off point in Paris
Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. The itinerary is in reverse direction on alternative weeks.