The Saint Louis is one of the most luxurious and best appointed barges on the canal network in France today!
The team at Saint Louis spare no efort in bringing you in a very tolerant environment the ultimate in luxury cruising.Peter and Wendy came to France in early 2014 from Ireland and have operated the barge since then, updating and transforming the barge to create an oasis of calm and tranquillity that is enjoyed by the guests today. On board, 4 full time crew members looking after your comfort and safety.
Saint Louis Luxury Hotel Barge is primarily a charter barge ideally suited to small groups of family and friends wishing to relax, enjoy each other’s company and experience this beautiful, unspoilt corner of South West France.
More than a barge, an other way to discover the yachting on the canal network in Southwest of France!
DAY 1, Saturday - Transfer to the barge to arrive around 5.00pm.
Champagne reception upon arrival, then time to settle in, get to know your crew, a short safety briefng and a general talk through the itinerary for the week.
DAY 2, Sunday - Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then a beautiful drive through rich countryside to visit the Lily Gardens at Temple sur Lot that were founded in 1875 and inspired Monet. We arrive in time to enjoy a leisurely stroll around the ponds and gardens before lunch overlooking the lake. Afterwards we return to pick up the barge for our cruise through to our wild evening mooring at La Magistere, one of the most glorious, tree lined settings along our route.
Day 3, Monday -
After breakfast we explore the local village and the hill top town of Claremont Subiran and Auvillar. This town was in the past a major trading port and has a fascinating history. We see the grain exchange and learn about the mighty trading route along the river before the canal network opened up and overtook it. Returning to the barge for lunch we then enjoy our cruise along the tree lined canal to our mooring at Pommevic.
Day 4, Tuesday - After breakfast it’s of to Valence d’Agen and its bustling weekly market. We enjoy a cofee in the local square and meander through the maze of stalls ofering a staggering array of fresh local produce, fsh, meats and cheeses amongst so much else! We return to the barge for lunch and our afternoon cruise through to Moissac port and then descend onto the mighty river Tarn where we moor for the evening on the river. Before dinner there will be time to visit to the Monastery and Cloisters at Moissac Abbey, a renowned world heritage site and if lucky enough enjoy listening to the nuns chanting at Vespers. We then return to the barge for dinner.
Day 5, Wednesday - Moissac is a busy town and guests often enjoy an hour or so to discover its delights before we cruise on the river where we stop mid-stream for lunch. A truly magnifcent setting for lunch as the barge holds position overlooking a frothing river weir. We return to the canal network after lunch and proceed with our afternoon cruise to Castelsarassin where we moor for the night.
Day 6, Thursday - We disembark and drive to the 12th century town of Lauzerte. A hill top castle-nau with a bloody past but now a way point for pilgrims on the Saint Jaques trail to Santiago de Compostella. We enjoy lunch together and a magnifcent view from the view point there before returning to the barge at a fight of fve locks that will lead us into our fnal cruise through to our home base at Lacourt st Pierre
Day 7, Friday - After breakfast depart the barge for transfer onwards.
FROM: Full Boat Charter
6 Person 31.500 USD - Each 5.250 USD
5 Person 31.500 USD - Each 6.300 USD
4 Person 27.000 USD - Each 6.750 USD
3 Person 27.000 USD - Each 9.000 USD
2 Person* 23.000 USD - Each 11.500 USD
Four full time crew members: Pilot, Chef and Hostess. More about the crew. Transfers to and from the barge from an agreed point of arrival/departure in our fully air-conditioned Mercedes V Series people carrier. Please see our detailed 2017 schedule for recommended arrival/departure points and suggested itineraries. All meals, wines, spirits & other drinks during your cruise whether on-board or ashore during tours. All tours including any entrance costs. Use of on-board bicycles. On-board Wi-Fi, 10G per week. Our Wi-Fi is the best that can be provided but please note signal strength may vary as we cruise along the canal. Agency fees.
Flights or other transportation costs to or from your arrival/departure point. Holiday/Cancellation insurance or personal health insurance. See our terms and conditions. Discretionary crew gratuities. The reservation can be firm and definitive only after payment of the total amount. Subject to availability at the time of booking.
*Single cabin bookings for one or two people at 13,000 USD per cabin may become available later in the booking season and usually within 90 days of the cruise date – please contact us for such availability.
Additional Nights and Tours may be added to your cruise on request.