Medieval Loire - Hotel Barge cruise

Medieval Loire - Hotel Barge cruise

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event 3 October - 9 October 2023 (6 days)

Activity level:  Low
£2895.00 / $3,375
  • Anne Marie river cruiser
Historic chateaux and churches of Canal Lateral a la Loire

Join medieval historian Dr Rowena Archer on this popular barge itinerary, cruising through the picturesque villages and vineyards of the Upper Loire. Cruise peacefully along the picturesque Canal Latéral à la Loire aboard a stylish and intimate hotel barge, chartered for exclusive use. Medieval treasures await at Bourges, with its halftimbered houses and fine Gothic cathedral, and the UNESCO World Heritage Cluniac priory church of Sainte-Croix-Notre-Dame. Explore the thousand year old vineyards and cellars of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé amidst outstanding scenery. Also stunning are the floral gardens of Apremont-sur-Allier, one of France’s most beautiful villages.


  • Explore medival gems such as La Chatite-sur-Loire and Nevers, with its maze of historic houses
  • Discover the historic wine-making neighbourhoods of Sancerre and enjoy a wine-tasting in Pouilly-sur-Loire
  • Enjoy the company of like-minded alumni aboard an exclusively chartered hotel barge


Dr Rowena E Archer
Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Oxford
Price details 

Price per person, excluding train fare

Single supplement on request

Tour type:  River cruise
Theme:  History and architecture
Tour operator
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