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£2095

Medieval Cities Along the Seine

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Sailing past Paris landmarks and between the bucolic banks of the Seine and Yonne rivers, this péniche (barge) cruise carries you back in time to medieval streets, artists’ landscapes, and the sumptuous royal châteaux of the 17th-century ‘Grand Siécle’

Touring at a tempo in tune with its surroundings, while enjoying the contemporary comforts of a stylish barge, this is a tranquil and relaxing cruise, exclusive to Jules Verne’s travellers, and extending our popular portfolio of péniche tours. With just eleven well-equipped cabins, a lounge bar and dining room, a Sun Deck and jacuzzi terrace, the CroisiEurope vessel offers high standards of service and cuisine, with all meals and most drinks included. A well-balanced blend of leisurely sailing and daily sightseeing, the journey begins among the monuments of Paris, before sailing to famous places and lesser-known gems within easy reach of the capital. Settlements steeped in history and character include little Barbizon, dubbed “the painters’ village”; Moret-Loing-et-Orvanne, a tiny, fortified town, its Grande Rue running between two medieval gates; and Sens, with its mighty cathedral and a small church on the Île d’Yonne. For two grand estates of the ‘Great Century’, the tour explores the stately spread of the private Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, and the inimitably opulent, UNESCO listed, Château de Fontainebleau, used by every king of France from its 12th-century origins to the late 18th century.

Overview

  • Day 1  - Paris
  • Day 2  - Evry / Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Day 3  - Melun / Barbizon
  • Day 4  - Moret-Loing-et-Orvanne / Château de Fontainebleau
  • Day 5  - Moret-Loing-et-Orvanne / Montereau-Fault-Yonne
  • Day 6  - Sens
  • Day 7  - Return Journey
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Tour Highlights

  • Small vessel cruising
  • Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Explore charming Barbizon
  • Château de Fontainebleau
  • Fortified Moret-Loing-et-Orvanne
  • Wander the streets of historic Sens

Sailing past Paris landmarks and between the bucolic banks of the Seine and Yonne rivers, this péniche (barge) cruise carries you back in time to medieval streets, artists’ landscapes, and the sumptuous royal châteaux of the 17th-century ‘Grand Siécle’

Notes:

Cabins are available from 6pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board is possible).

The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.

Vessels

Peniche Deborah

Launched in 2016, Péniche Déborah is registered in France with a mainly European crew. For 20 years Jules Verne has been the main UK partner of the innovative French cruise company, CroisiEurope, established 40 years ago, now boasting the largest European river and barge fleet (over 40 ships), yet still operated by the same family. All drinks, except premium brands are included throughout the cruise. Enjoy International and French cuisine with a choice of French wines in an elegant one-sitting dining room. Breakfast is a buffet, lunch and dinner waiter service. Reception, lounge bar, sun terrace with Jacuzzi and sundeck, WiFi (free/limited). Bicycles are available for use when the vessel is moored. The vessel does not sail at night. 10 air-conditioned lower deck cabins (96 sq. ft.) with picture window, private facilities, hairdryer, safe and satellite TV. 1 air-conditioned double upper deck cabin (118 sq. ft.) with picture window, private facilities, hairdryer and safe.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Eurostar from Kings Cross St Pancras

October
October 2 (Wednesday)

Was £2595

£ 2095

Price Includes:

Rail travel, 6-night cruise, 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, most drinks on cruise vessel, Jules Verne Representative, local expert guides.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £1095
Flight Options
  • Eurostar Standard Premier
  • £225

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