Medieval Loire: A hotel barge cruise along the Canal Latéral à la Loire

20 September 2018 to 26 September 2018
From £2,595
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Join medieval historian Dr Rowena Archer on this very 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 an intimate hotel barge, chartered for exclusive use. Medieval treasures await at the Chateau de la Chapelle d’Angillon, an 11thcentury Romanesque chateau, and the Cluniac priory church of Sainte-Croix-Notre-Dame. Explore the thousand-year-old vineyards and cellars of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé amid outstanding scenery. Also stunning are the floral gardens of Apremont-sur-Allier, one of France’s most beautiful villages.


  • Cruise through picturesque countryside within easy reach of Paris and the Eurostar from London
  • Discover romantic Nevers with its maze of medieval houses, imposing Ducal Palace and 12th-century church of Saint Etienne
  • See the UNESCO-listed Sainte-Croix-Notre-Dame church at La Charité-sur-Loire, part of the Way of St James 
  • Travel aboard exclusively chartered stylish hotel barge Deborah, with just 11 ensuite cabins with picture windows
  • Bicycles carried on board offer the opportunity of cycling along the towpath

Trip scholar

Dr Rowena Archer, Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Oxford

Booking details

Temple World
Tel: +44 (0) 208 940 4114

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