Hotel barge cruise Montargis to Meaux

Loiret to the Ile de France

Montargis to Meaux, season 2018
Loing canal, Loing river, Seine river and Marne river.

7 days, 6 nights
Chateau of Fontainebleau, Medieval town of Moret sur Loing, Chateau of Vaux le Vicomte , Barbizon, Verrerie of Soisy sur école, Cheese visit


Day by day program

on your Champagne discover cruise

Sunday Welcome to C’est La Vie!

Paris to the “C’est la Vie” moored in Montargis

Cruise to Cépoy
Paris to Meaux

Your party will be met in Paris at 3pm by our driver and driven to the “C’est la Vie” which is moored in the town of Montargis.

A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before we take a small cruise to the town of Cépoy, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.


Sightsseeing: Chateau of Fontainebleau.

Cruise to Nemours

This morning cruise on the Loing canal we head to the town of Nemours, take this opportunity to walk or cycle on the tow path before lunch, which with weather permitting can be served on the front deck. After lunch we will drive to the famous Chateau of Fontainebleau, built in the 16th century, it is often referred to as the “House of Centuries” due to the fact that every French monarch from Francois 1 to Napoleon 3 has left his mark upon this magnificent chateau.

Returning to the C’est La Vie for cocktails and dinner.


Sightseeing: Moret sur Loing

Cruise to Moter sur Loing

Morning cruise to Moret sur loing, another great opportunity to enjoy the tow path before your visit to the medieval town of Moret-sur-Loing, where the painter Alfred Sisley spent most of his life. Sisley was an Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France to English parents.

Our local guide will show us the insights into this historic town, also famous for its barley sugars, first made in the Moret Priory by the nuns.

Returning to the C’est La Vie in time to prepare for your dinner ashore at a local restaurant, carefully chosen by Olivier.


Sightseeing: Chateau of Vaux le Vicomte

Cruise to Melun (River Seine)

This morning we leave the river Loing and join the river Seine and cruise to Melun. Relax as we meander towards Paris. Catch a glimpse of some of the magnificent homes and gardens that line the banks of this majestic river.

After lunch visit the Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte, an enormous privately-owned property with grand gardens and an intriguing history. Built by Nicholas Fouquet, finance minister to Louis XIV, the chateau became a lightening rod for the jealous king. Fouquet landed in jail for the rest of his life and the king built Versailles in retaliation! Could Fouquet have been the man in the iron mask, some people certainly think so?

Return to the C’est la Vie moored in Melun for cocktails and dinner


Sightseeing: Barbizon, Verrerie of Soisy-sur-Ecole

Cruise to Joinville le Pont

The Barbizon school of painters were part of an art movement towards Realism in art, which arose in the context of the dominant Romantic Movement of the time. The Barbizon school was active roughly from 1830 through 1870. It takes its name from the village of Barbizon, France, near the Forest of Fontainebleau, where many of the artists gathered. Some of the most prominent features of this school are its tonal qualities, color, loose brushwork and softness of form.

We finish the morning with a visit to the glass blowing factory of Soisy sur école Returning to the C’est la Vie for lunch and a pleasant afternoon cruise on the river Seine going through Paris with its stunning architecture from different centuries, finishing the cruise in the evening on the river Marne in Joinville le Pont.

Time for a stroll before dinner.


Sightseeing: Cheese visit

Cruise to Meaux

This morning we cruise on the river Marne going north east of Paris and arriving in Meaux early afternoon.

Afternoon visit to a cheese maker, to taste some of this regions famous cheese’s including Brie de Meaux.

Return to the “C’est La Vie” for the Captains dinner which ends your cruise in style.

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