Elegant Journeys


SAINT LOUIS

About Saint Louis

Luxury Boutique barge offers customized gourmet cruise in Bordeaux or Gascony.

Overview: This posh owner-operated boutique canal barge has a diverse itinerary near Bordeaux on Canal de Garonne, including a curated visit to noted vineyard community St. Emilion. Impeccably decorated interiors in contemporary French style, the three equal cabins have renovated bathrooms with inspired design and uniquely inviting bedding. Sublime gastronomy is a hallmark of the gifted chef sourcing ingredients and wines from the best local producers. Engaging owners, Peter and Wendy Carrington, provide a warm Irish welcome on an exceptional cruise in an alluring corner of the French countryside.

Why We Love It: Two itineraries. Close to Bordeaux, taste St. Emilion wines and tour a 1st Grand Cru Chateau. Later in week taste Sauternes and Armagnac produced by timeworn methods. The second is a magical French countryside cruise with 12th-century hill towns, medieval pilgrimage abbeys, and weekly markets.

The Barge: Boasting chic interiors, a crew of four for six guests, and a spacious deck, the Saint Louis offers private six-night cruises on a beautiful canal in Southwestern France. Heated towel racks, amazing cuisine, an extensive wine cellar and open bar, and exclusive daily touring in Mercedes van.

Region: The Saint Louis cruises in the southwest of France in the Bordeaux and Gascony regions. Offering two different itinerary choices within this region, some highlights include visiting the charming wine village of Saint Emilion, the Lily gardens that inspired Monet, and a 12th-century hilltop town.

Trip Specifics: On Saturday afternoon, the barge crew will collect you at one location in Bordeaux, Toulouse, or Agen (depending on cruise itinerary) and provide chauffeured transportation to the barge with dinner being your first meal onboard. The cruise concludes on Friday morning after breakfast and you will be returned to one location in Toulouse, Bordeaux, or Agen (depending on cruise itinerary).

Photos Courtesy of: Saint Louis

Booking Saint Louis

Booked as: Either a hotel basis for 1-2 guests (occasionally) or charter for up to 6 guests.

Contact:

 

Jill Jergel

American Office - United States
Elegant Journeys, Barging
Telephone:
1-800-245-1950


jjergel@frontierstravel.com

Bethany Hunkele

American Office - United States
Elegant Journeys
Telephone:
1-800-245-1950


bhunkele@frontierstravel.com

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