HOTEL BARGES / DéBORAH
Day 1: Paris - BRIARE
Transfert from Paris to Briare . Board at 6: 00PM . Welcome cocktail and crew presentation. We'll cruise through the Briare aqueduct, whose 14 masonry supports were built by the Eiffel Company.
Day 2: BRIARE - LERE
Visit of Briare and the museum conservatory. We'll take a tourist train to discover the village of Briare and its hidden treasures. then, visit of the Museum Conservatory and learn about the history of the Loire and its canals. afternoon spent cruising to Léré . The evenig is free to do as you please.
Day 3: LERE - MENETREOL SOUS SANCERRE
Excursion to Sancerre and a goat farm. Taste its trademark cheeses and the local Sancerre wine. Afternoon spent cruising toward Ménétréol sous Sancerre. The evening is free to do as you please.
Day 4: MENETREOL SOUS SANCERRE - CHAPELLE MONTLINARD
Visit of Pouilly sur Loire, where we'll visit the Tour de Pouilly Fumé and stop in a wine cellar to enjoy a tasting. Take advantage of this moment to ride along a portion of the EuroVélo 6. The evening is free to do as you please.
Day 5: CHAPELLE MONTLINARD - MARSEILLES LES AUBIGNY
Visit of La Charité sur Loire and an authentic farm. We'll begin our visit with the priory, one of the most important restoration sites in Burgundy for the pas 15 years. We'll then visit a farm deep in the countryside, where we'll experience the rustic calm and authenticity that can be found only in France. Afternoon spent cruising. You'll have an outstanding view of the Val de Loire Natural Reserve. Tonight is our festive gala evening.
Day 6: MARSEILLES LES AUBIGNY - NEVERS
Excursion to the Fontmorigny Abbey, a privately-owned French historical monument. Now one of the main cultural sites in the area, it is testimony to over 8 centuries of French religious heritage. The contemporary stain-glass windows are not to be missed. We'll continue on to visit Apremont sur Allier and its floral garden. Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, this small medieval jewel on the bank of the Allier is an absolute must-see. Afternoon spent cruising. At nightfall, we'll leave on a romantic tour of Nevers with lanterns.
Day 7: NEVERS - Paris
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark at 9:00AM. Transfer by coach from Nevers to Paris.