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Meanderer

Meanderer

CANAL DE BRIARE
Upper Loire Cruise Itinerary

Sunday - Montargis to Amilly
We collect you from your Paris hotel after lunch for transfer by private mini-coach to Meanderer moored in Montargis. A champagne reception and early evening cruise to our first overnight mooring in Amilly follow.

Monday - Amilly to Montbouy
During the morning we cruise to Montcresson. After lunch the excursion program begins with a visit to the spectacular palace of Fontainebleau, home to generations of French royalty.

Tuesday - Montbouy to Chatillon-Coligny
Today's excursion takes us to Montargis with the week's best opportunity to explore a busy market town, people-watch or shop for souvenirs and exquisitely packaged confectionery from the famous Mazet Praline shop. Our afternoon cruise takes us to the charming village of Chatillon-Coligny.

Wednesday - Chatillon-Coligny to Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses
This morning we visit the splendid 16th century Chateau of St. Fargeau. On return to the barge, our afternoon cruise to Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses includes a chance to walk the ancient 'staircase' of locks, which stand as a monument to the old canal.

Thursday - Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses to La Gazonne 
The daily excursion program continues with a visit to the beautiful private Chateau of La Bussiere, with its incredible 18th Century garden or Chateau de Sully sur Loire, a magnificent classic chateau of the Loire Valley. As an alternative we can visit the town of Gien. Set on the banks of the River Loire, the pretty town holds many attractions including the famous Faience Boutique, the Hunting Museum and the Chateau de Gien. We return to the barge for lunch and a cruise to an exquisite nature mooring at La Gazonne.

Friday - La Gazonne to Briare and Chatillon-sur-Loire
The morning cruise takes us to a beautiful village of Briare where we cross the world's longest aqueduct over the River Loire. Afternoon excursion takes us to the world famous wine region of Sancerre with the opportunity to sample the local wines and explore the charming hill-top village. For early risers a market visit in Briare with our chef is an option. That evening we cruise to our final mooring in a wonderful town of Chatillon-sur-Loire.

Saturday 
This morning, after breakfast, we depart for the return transfer to Paris.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks, cruises will be in reverse direction.

 

 

Meanderer Deck Plan

2022 Rates

Meanderer
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Stateroom per person Value 6350
Stateroom per person Regular 6850
Single supplement Value 3800
Single supplement Regular 4200
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Value 35850
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Regular 37800
Charter 5 passengers wholeboat Value 35050
Charter 5 passengers wholeboat Regular 36900
Charter 4 passengers wholeboat Value 34350
Charter 4 passengers wholeboat Regular 36100

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Apr 24 Value Montargis / Sancerre
Jul 3, 17, 31; Aug 14, 28 Regular Montargis / Sancerre
Sep 4, 18; Oct 2 Regular Sancerre / Montargis
Oct 16 Value Sancerre / Montargis
May 8, 22; Jun 5, 19 Regular Montargis / Sancerre
Jul 10, 24; Aug 7, 21 Regular Sancerre / Montargis
May 1, 15, 29; Jun 12, 26 Regular Sancerre / Montargis
Sep 11, 25; Oct 9 Regular Montargis / Sancerre

2023 Rates

Meanderer
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 4 passengers wholeboat Regular 38100
Charter 4 passengers wholeboat Value 36100
Charter 5 passengers wholeboat Value 36800
Charter 5 passengers wholeboat Regular 38900
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Value 37500
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Regular 39700

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
May 7, 21; Jun 4, 18 Regular Montargis / Sancerre
Apr 23 Value Montargis / Sancerre
Sep 3, 17; Oct 1 Regular Sancerre/Montargis
Jul 2, 16, 30; Aug 13, 27 Regular Montargis / Sancerre
Sep 10, 24; Oct 8 Regular Montargis / Sancerre
Oct 15 Value Sancerre/Montargis
Apr 30; May 14, 28; Jun 11, 25 Regular Sancerre/Montargis
Jul 23; Aug 6, 20 Regular Sancerre/Montargis