Loire Valley Luxury Hotel Barge Cruises
The Loire Valley is known as the ‘Garden of France’ with rolling green hills planted with vines, and dotted with historic villages. The River Cher and the Loire weave through the valley beside medieval hamlets, graceful bridges and the architectural treasures of hundreds of picturesque Renaissance chateaux.
Near the River Cher in the Loire Valley famous chateaux include the wonderful Chateau de Villandry and its Renaissance gardens, the Royal Chateau d ’Amboise, Chateau de Nitry and its rose garden, and Close Luce at Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci lived for three years until his death in 1519.
Your hotel barge cruise goes through the 5-arched bridge which supports the exquisite Chateau de Chenonceau and continues to Montrichard and the troglodyte village of Bourre. In this territory of Touraine vintages, discover vineyards and their fine wines, and enjoy colourful street markets.
Our 6-passenger hotel barge Nymphea is a Dutch design with a shallow draft ideal for cruising the sandy stretches of the river.