Maximum Capacity:  6 Guests

Immerse yourself in medieval history and relive the Golden Age of France in the Loire Valley.  Also know as the Valley of the Kings, the Loire is famous for its elegant chateaux and stunning gardens.  Nymphea – ‘The Waterlily’ – will get you up-close and personal to discover the very finest classic culture, food and wine this magnificent region has to offer.  In addition to a beautiful itinerary, Nymphea has the distinction of being the only hotel barge in France that is able to navigate the Cher River and cruise directly under Chateau Chenonceau.

Nymphea deck plan

Price includes:

  • Collection from, and return to St. Pierre Corps railway station
  • Accommodation in a double or twin cabin with private facilities
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks all cooked by our gourmet chef w/ local seasonal delicacies
  • Restaurant meals where required
  • Wine pairings of finest Loire valley vintages at lunch and dinner
  • Open bar 24/7 stocked with French champagne, fine wines and spirits
  • Use of the on-board library and stereo system
  • All ground transport in air-conditioned mini-bus for local sightseeing visits
  • Entry costs for sightseeing
  • Use of on-board bicycles

Thank you for the wonderful week! We will long remember the food, the wine, the cruising, the tours, the walks, the lounging on the deck, the conversation and just plain fun!

Jane & Nelson

A week of fabulous food, wonderful wines, terrific trips, comfy cabins, cheery company and most of all the super duper staff.


You made this a truly memorable week – great food, fabulous wine and such attention to detail.

Ursala & Garth

The beautiful French countryside, amazing French cuisine & fabulous Burgundy wines surpassed all we had imagined!

Mike & Carolyn

I have traveled all over the world and this is by far one of the finest experiences of my life.


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