La Nouvelle Etoile

La Nouvelle Etoile has been designed to offer a very high level of comfort and convenience


Hotel Barge La Nouvelle Etoile

La Nouvelle Etoile has been designed to offer a very high level of comfort and convenience, to provide an on board blend of traditional elegance and modern-day facilities.

The spacious, air conditioned saloon with its attractive cocktail bar, piano and elegant furnishings provides a truly sophisticated setting, while other amenities include an exercise room and a lift.
Each of the four generous 200 sq ft cabin suites is lavishly equipped and the en suite bathrooms feature double hand-basins and oversized showers. On deck there is a large sun deck with comfortable loungers and a hot tub, as well as bicycles for you to pedal along the nearby towpath.

This cruise on the luxurious La Nouvelle Etoile is a journey back in time through a picturesque landscape along two delightful canals, including France’s oldest, the Canal de Briare. She also cruises in Alsace, Champagne, Holland, Belgium, Picardy, Germany and Luxembourg in Spring and Autumn.

Cruise Highlights

Holland (April & May)

  • Tour Keukenhof Gardens
  • Visit fascinating Zaanse Schans
  • Visit the Royal Delft pottery

Burgundy (June & July)

  • Visit Château de Fontaineblea
  • Cross the river on the Pont Canal de Briare
  • Tour of Château Saint Fargeau

Germany & Luxembourg (September & October)

  • Visit Burg Eltz, the 12thC Queen of German Castles
  • Tour Trier, Germany’s oldest town and see the Porta Nigra
  • Finish the cruise in Luxembourg with a visit to its capital

Typical Cuisine & Wine


Regional Specialities

Medallions of Veal with a Girolles and Truffle Sauce; Breast of Duck with a Passion Fruit Glace; Crepes Suzette with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar

Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Pouilly Fumé; Château Davenay, Montagney; Domaine Laroche, Chablis Premier Cru;
Cheese Board

Cheese Board

Munster; Brie de Meaux; Fourme d'Ambert; Chaource; Gouda; Leyden


Deck Plan

La Nouvelle Etoile
Ultra Deluxe 8 Passengers 5 Crew More Details

2018 Cruise Rates

Single Supplement$3,850$4,100
Charter (Whole Barge)
Charter 8 passengers$57,800$61,800
Departure Dates (Sunday)RatesCruise Region
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6RegHolland
May 13RegHolland & Belgium
May 20RegPicardy & Paris
Jun 3RegBurgundy & Paris
Jun 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8RegUpper Loire & Western Burgundy
Jul 22, 29ValChampagne
Aug 19, 26RegAlsace & Lorraine
Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 7RegLuxembourg & Germany
Oct 14ValLuxembourg & Germany

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