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RENAISSANCE 

Luxury barge cruise vacations on the French hotel barge RENAISSANCE cruising the Upper Loire and Western Burgundy regions of France French Hotel Barge RENAISSANCE Loire Burgundy Bourgogne canals FRANCE ParadiseConnections.com
French Hotel Barge RENAISSANCE
Cruising the Upper Loire and Western Burgundy regions of France
~ ABOUT THE BOAT ~

The French Hotel Barge Renaissance accommodates up to eight passengers in ultimate luxury. The beautifully appointed lounge has comfortable seating. A cozy bar is stocked with your favourites and bookshelves contain a Bose CD system, current books, and up-to-date periodicals and magazines. She has 4 suites, which can be configured as twins or doubles. Each has a 60sq.ft private bathroom. Renaissance has a sundeck with Jacuzzi and bicycles for clients' use.

Renaissance has five crew members including a captain, tour guide, master chef and two housekeepers. This outstanding, experienced crew continue to keep their guests cheering about the care and enthusiasm bestowed upon them during a fabulous cruise week in the Upper Loire and Western Burgundy regions.

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  • 126 FEET LONG AND 16 FEET WIDE
  • 8 GUESTS
  • 5 CREW
  • 4 STATEROOMS WITH TWINS OR KING-SIZED BED, EACH ROOM WITH 60 SQ-FT PRIVATE BATHROOM
  • FULLY AIR CONDITIONED, WITH INDIVIDUAL CLIMATE CONTROL IN EACH CABIN
  • CENTRAL HEATING
  • FLAT SCREEN TV WITH SATELLITE CHANNELS IN ALL CABINS, PLUS DVD AND CD PLAYER
  • ON-DECK HEATED JACUZZI
  • INSIDE AND OUTSIDE DINING AREAS
  • VIDEO AND BOOK LIBRARY
  • ON-BOARD INTERNET ACCESS
  • HIGH QUALITY BOSE CD SOUND SYSTEM
  • HIGH QUALITY TOURING BICYCLES

GUEST CABINS:

4 Suites all with closet, private bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning and central heating and 220 volt electricity (French two pin plugs). Each suite also has a TV with satellite channels and a DVD player and there is a Safe in each cabin. Choice of King bed or 2 Twins. 

Voltaire Suite (bow)
  • 14ft 9” x 10ft 9” (4.5m x 3.2m) 270 sq feet (25m sq) incl. bathroom
  • Headroom: 6ft 6ins (2 m)
Hugo Suite
  • 14ft 9” x 10ft 9” (4m x 3.2m) 260 sq feet (24m sq) incl. bathroom
  • Headroom: 6ft 6ins (2 m)
Dumas Suite
  • 14ft 9” x 10ft 9” (4m x 3.2m) 260 sq feet (24m sq) incl. bathroom
  • Headroom: 6ft 6ins (2 m)
Moliere Suite (stern)
  • 14ft 9” x 10ft 9” (4.5m x 3.2m) 270 sq feet (25m sq) incl. bathroom
  • Headroom: 6ft 6ins (2 m)
Guest cabin height from floor to ceiling is 6'6" (2 meters).  Note the measurements above are approximate.

BEDS:
Each suite can have a king or twin bed configuration. As singles they are all 3ft 5” x 6ft 10” (1.05m x 2.1m) or as a king they are 6ft 10” x 6ft 10” (2.1m wide x 2.1m).

BATHROOMS:
The staterooms have a shower in a shower cubicle. All have tiled/teak wood floors and walls. They all have W.C. and wash hand basin and are supplied with washing gel, hand soap, shampoo, towels, face cloths, bathrobes and slippers. Bathroom dimensions: 14ft 9” x 5ft 3” (4.5m x 1.6m).

CLOSET SPACE:
Voltaire and Moliere Suites both have a chest of 3 drawers and a wardrobe140cm high, 48cm deep and 133cm wide. Hugo and Dumas Suites both have a wardrobe which slants under the stairwell. These are very deep and have 3 shelves behind the rails where suitcases can be stored. The wardrobe height is 155cm at its highest and 98cm deep and the clothes rail is 88cm wide.

PUBLIC ROOMS:

SALOON/DINING ROOM DIMENSIONS & DESCRIPTION
  • Room Size: 42' x 17' (5m wide x 13m long) and height from floor-to-ceiling 2.15m (7ft)
  • Sofas, coffee table,
  • Fully stocked bar,
  • Oak dining table seating up to 8 passengers.
  • Antiqued wood panelling and wallpaper with beamed ceiling and brass light fittings.
  • Tiled floors throughout and paintings on the walls.
SUNDECK:
  • 17' 6" x 22’ (5.3m x 6.7m),
  • Spa Pool for 8 people,
  • 8 reclining chairs,
  • large table for al fresco dining beneath a covered deck area.
LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT
  • Spa Pool (hot tub) for 8 people
  • Bose Hi-fi system with an iPod connection. There is a selection of CDs and guests are welcome to bring their own from home.
  • 8 Touring (mountain) Bikes. Children’s bikes and child bike seats can be arranged if required; please let us know at least 8 weeks prior to departure if you require these.
  • 1 Tandem bicycle
  • Board games, etc
  • Laptop computer in the saloon for passengers use but the internet connection is subject to availability and therefore not always reliable.
  • Wi-Fi internet connection available for passengers bringing their own laptop computers and iPhones
  • A small library of books & maps
  • Binoculars for watching the bird life
  • Telescope
  • Herb garden
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES:
Once on board the Captain can arrange this directly with the hot air balloon company.  Flights last about 1 hour and are weather dependent.  The cost is approximately 200 Euros per person and this should be paid directly to the balloon company on the day of the flight and they do accept credit cards.  Please inform Paradise Connections in advance if you are interested in ballooning.

PASSENGERS WITH MOBILITY RESTRICTIONS

Renaissance has a gangplank to deck level from the bank of the canal with one handrail.  There are then no steps from the deck to the saloon and another 14 steps down to the cabins.  Wheelchairs can be hired locally from a pharmacy for 1 week’s hire. If you would like Renaissance to hire a wheelchair so that it is available on your arrival please notify us as soon as possible. The hire charge should be paid directly to the barge captain on arrival. If you have any physical limitation this should be discussed at time of booking.

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