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 a 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 200sq 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 spa pool, 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

Champagne (June & July)

  • Visit the magnificent Chateaux of Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Private wine tasting visit in the cellars of Moet et Chandon
  • Visit Château-Thierry, the scene of fierce battles in World War I, and Belleau Wood

Alsace & Lorraine (July & August)

  • Tour the beautiful city of Strasbourg and visit its Gothic cathedral
  • Explore the Route des Vins d’Alsace and a private wine tasting
  • Experience an ascent or descent of the unique Arzviller boat elevator

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


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A little pricey but well worth it.

Mr Joel Siger

The best barge experience ever! The cruise was amazing, the tours informative and interesting, the staff attentive to even the smallest detail. ...

Aeropros , NC

Expensive but as it turned out was well worth it.

Mr Larry Brisbee , Hillsboro,Oregon

See above, everything was just perfect

Mr John Hart


Mr Andrew Buchanan

Deck Plan

La Nouvelle Etoile
Ultra Deluxe 8 Passengers 5 Crew More Details

*The displayed cruise rates do not apply to 11 night cruises. Please contact us for 11 night cruise rates.

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