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Burgundy France Golf Barge Cruise with PerryGolf Vacations

Burgundy Hotel Barge Cruise ~
Montargis to Chatillon on Renaissance

6 Nights | 3 Rounds | Parties of 8 or Less
Dates of Your Choosing April – October 2018

Exclusive-Use Bookings Only

PerryGolf is delighted to welcome the delightful 8 passenger hotel barge Renaissance to our golf cruising portfolio. This 130 ft long vessel accommodates just eight guests in some of the finest and most spacious hotel barge accommodations available, and cruises along the canals of the beautiful and historic Burgundy region of France, slightly southwest of Paris. The area is renowned for its vineyards, Gothic churches, Renaissance châteaux and picturesque villages, with gastronomic ... Read More.

delights and the art of living having reigned supreme here since Roman times.

Renaissance has five members of crew who attend to the eight passengers throughout the cruise including a captain, tour guide, master chef and two housekeepers. The air conditioned interior includes a beautifully appointed lounge with comfortable seating, a cosy bar stocked with your favourites and bookshelves which contain a Bose CD system, current books, and up-to-date periodicals. She has four large suites which can be configured as twins or doubles. Each has a 60ft sq private bathroom and a TV/DVD system. The sundeck has seating and a spa pool, with bicycles also available for guests' use. Our special itinerary combines sightseeing plus three excellent golf courses, all within easy reach of your barging route, and each giving you the opportunity of experiencing the best of golf in Burgundy.

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Date Overnight Golf Sightseeing
Day 1 (Sunday) Embark Montargis   Montargis
Day 2 (Monday) Montbouy Château Cely Golf Club Loire Valley, Château de Fontainebleau
Day 3 (Tuesday) Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses   Château de Sully-sur-Loire
Day 4 (Wednesday) La Gazonne Roncemay La Gazonne, Auxerre
Day 5 (Thursday) Briare   Castillo de Saint Brisson, Sancerre
Day 6 (Friday) Chatillon-sur-Loire Les Aisses Gien, Briare Aqueduct
Day 7 (Saturday) Disembark Paris    

6 Nights | 3 Rounds | Travel April - October 2018




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Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1 (Sunday): Paris - Montargis

Guests are met at a selected hotel in Paris in the early afternoon and transferred to the spacious Renaissance moored in Montargis, where a champagne welcome awaits you. An opportunity to settle into your new home, or to explore the pretty village of Montargis either on foot or bicycle.

Dinner on board.

Overnight: Renaissance at Montargis.

Click Here for the route MAP.

Day 2 (Monday): Montargis - Montbouy

This morning, we cruise through the Loire countryside, with great towpath walking and cycling opportunities, to Montbuoy. After an early lunch, we transfer to Château Cely Golf Club, set in the grounds of a former private château this recently refurbished golf course has gained a reputation as one of the best courses in the Parisian region.

NON-GOLFERS: This afternoon, we visit the splendid Château de Fontainebleau, a national museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. To walk through this magnificent palace is to walk through the history of France and every French royal family added its own architectural style and features when in residence.

Dinner on board.

Overnight: Renaissance at Montbouy.

Day 3 (Tuesday): Montbouy - Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses

This morning we visit Château de Sully-sur-Loire. The castle originally belonged to Georges de la Trémoïlle, who infuriated Joan of Arc by encouraging the Dauphin to devote himself to idle hunting in the forests around Sully. After Joan's failure to liberate Paris in 1430, de la Trémoïlle imprisoned her in the castle. In the 18th century Voltaire, exiled from Paris, also spent time at the château.

Following lunch back on board, we enjoy an afternoon cruise to our mooring at the pretty and historic village of Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses, with its 350-year-old 7 lock-flight, built during the reign of Henry IV of France and well worth visiting on foot.

Dinner on board.

Overnight: Renaissance at Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses.

Day 4 (Wednesday): Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses - La Gazonne

This morning, we enjoy an afternoon cruise to La Gazonne a beautiful mooring surrounded by lakes and ponds that provide water for the workings of the Canal de Briare.

Following lunch golf is arranged at Roncemay Golf & Country Club. This international standard course, designed by Jean Garaialde in 1991 has hosted many of France's famous competitions. It is overlooked by the Chateau in whose grounds the course has been developed.

NON-GOLFERS: This afternoon, our excursion is to the medieval town of Auxerre. Originally the capital of Lower Burgundy, the town prides itself on its lavish Renaissance houses, fine churches and particularly its magnificent Cathedral St Etienne situated close to the river. enjoy a visit to Auxerre. Plenty of time to walk through the steep narrow cobbled streets and enjoy some shopping.

This evening dinner is ashore at Auberge des Templiers in Les Bezards. This Michelin-starred restaurant serves gourmet cuisine where traditional dishes are given a modern twist.

Overnight: Renaissance at La Gazonne.

Day 5 (Thursday): La Gazonne - Briare

This morning we cruise from La Gazonne to the little town of Briare, again with excellent walking and bicycling opportunities along the way. We preview Friday's crossing of Gustav Eiffel's magical Pont Canal, a 10,000 ton, 662 metre aqueduct over the River Loire that was completed in 1896.

Following lunch, we visit a renowned, family-run winery in the hilltop village of Sancerre for a tour and private tasting. This medieval hilltop village overlooks a vibrant region which has known viticulture since Roman times.

Overnight: Renaissance at Briare.

Day 6 (Friday): Briare - Chatillon-sur-Loire

This morning, we take a morning visit to the local Friday market in Briare and wander round the many stalls of fruit, vegetable, seafood, cheese and fashion. Then, there is a short cruise across the aqueduct to reach the final mooring at Chatillon-sur-Loire.

After an earlier lunch, we drive west to play Les Aisses. The course occupies a splendidly natural setting of heathland and forest and was remodelled by Martin Hawtree to great acclaim. It has many similarities with the great heathland courses in England.

NON-GOLFERS: This afternoon, there is time for a visit to Gien, home of the Faience pottery, renowned for its beautifully decorated and vibrant dinnerware, or perhaps to explore the towpath on foot or bicycle.

Upon the golfers' return, this evening enjoy the Captain's Farewell Dinner onboard.

Overnight: Renaissance at Chatillon-sur-Loire.

Day 7 (Saturday): Chatillon-sur-Loire - Paris

After breakfast we return you to the meeting point in Paris.

On alternate weeks the cruise sails in the reverse direction. This is a Sample Itinerary and is subject to change.

Golf Schedule

CHÂTEAU Cely Golf Club: MONTARGIS, FranceChâteau Cely Golf Club

Château Cely Golf Club, set in the grounds of a former private château this recently refurbished golf course has gained a reputation as one of the best courses in the Parisian region.

Roncemay Golf & Country Club: Auxerre, FranceCathedral of Saint Etienne, Auxerre

Roncemay Golf & Country Club. This international standard course, designed by Jean Garaialde in 1991 has hosted many of France's famous competitions. It is overlooked by the Chateau in whose grounds the course has been developed.

Les Aisses: Briare, FranceLes Aisses

Les Aisses. The course occupies a splendidly natural setting of heathland and forest and was remodelled by Martin Hawtree to great acclaim. It has many similarities with the great heathland courses in England.


Renaissance

Parties of 8 or Less

Cuisine on Board

Regional Specialities
Filet Mignon de Charolais, Medallion d'Agneau Farci a la Provencale, Filet de Sole Chablisienne, Canard au Petits Navets

Wine Cellar
Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Sancerre; Domaine Billaud Simon, Chablis Premier Cru; Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils, Meursault; Domaine Changarnier, Monthelie; Domaine Camus, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru

Cheese Board
Aisy Cendré; Bouton de Culotte; Epoisses; Ami du Chambertin

Deck Plan

Renaissance Deck Plan



Cathedral of Saint Etienne, Auxerre
Château de Fontainebleau
Château de Sully-sur-Loire
Château de Sully-sur-Loire
Faïencerie de Gien Pottery
Faïencerie de Gien Pottery
Les Aisses Golf Club
Les Aisses Golf Club

 

Golf Cruise Pricing Per Golfer*


2018 (April - October) Value Dates* Regular Dates
Based on 8 passengers $6,825 $7,795
*Non Golfers deduct $500 per person

Departures 2018;
*Value dates: April 8, 15, July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, October 7, 14, 21


Tour Inclusions

Cruise Highlights

  • Three excellent courses each with individual character
  • 7-lock flight at Rogny Les Sept Ecluses
  • Cruise across the Pont Canal de Briare, built by Gustav Eiffel over the River Loire
  • One dinner ashore at a renowned gastronomic restaurant
  • Excellent towpath for walking and bicycling

Cruise Inclusions

  • 6 nights on board in private cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • All meals onboard including beverages. One dinner ashore.
  • Drinks on board 3 rounds of golf with pre-booking of tee times
  • Minicoach transportation throughout, to all planned golf and sightseeing activities. Transfers to/from Renaissance on arrival/ departure at defined times from defined points.
  • PerryGolf assistance.
  • All local taxes

Not Included

Drinks off barge | Tips and other personal expenses | Transfers to/from Renaissance outwith scheduled transfers | Electric golf cart rental (subject to availability) | Crew gratuities (5% of cruise fare recommended)

Travel Insurance

PerryGolf strongly recommends that you have luggage, accident and trip cancellation insurance. It is important for your own self-interest and protection that you make certain you have adequate coverage. Check with your insurance company or travel agent. You may learn more about the Allianz Global Assistance Travel Insurance available from PerryGolf by visiting www.PerryGolf.com/pages/protection.shtml.

This Travel Insurance is only available to Citizens or Permanent Residents of the USA (excluding residents of the State of Washington, New York & Texas) or Canada.

Citizens of the State of Washington, may purchase an equivalent coverage directly from Allianz Global Assistance by visiting www.perrygolf.com/waprotection as can Citizens of the State of New York and Texas at www.perrygolf.com/rostates.

Important Information

Golf Courses: The included list may be subject to change in the event of any club accepting any conflicting national or international event, or for any other reason. Should such a situation occur, PerryGolf will endeavour to book a course of comparable standard, and all booked guests would be notified of the change and replacement venue at the earliest opportunity.

Transfers: No transfers are included to or from the ship at arrival/departure airports.

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