Barge Golf Cruise Upper Loire

Renaissance is a wonderful and spacious barge which accommodates eight guests, and cruises along the canals of Briare and Loing, between historic regions of France Burgundy & Loire Valley, on hour South of Paris.
Cruise guests will enjoy the various sightseeing including vineyards (Sancerre), châteaux (Sully, Fontainebleau), Gothic churches, and typical local villages.
Golfers will enjoy several excellent golf courses such as Augerville, Roncemay, Sully Sur Loire, Chateau de Vaugouard and the famous Tom Simpson gem, Fontainebleau.

Contact us today to customise your Barge Golf Cruise Upper Loire tour.


Day 1

Montargis river

2.30pm in Paris : transfer to the barge Renaissance.

Time to explore the pretty village of Montargis with its 131 bridges, nicknamed "the Venice of the Gâtinais region".

Dinner aboard.

Day 2

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Cruise through the Loire countryside with towpath cycling to Montcresson.

Today is dedicated to Fontainebleau (Golf and Castle). Golf at Fontainebleau golf course a real gem designed by Tom Simpson regularly ranked among the top ten courses in Continental Europe since 2001.

Suggested Visit of Château de Fontainebleau, kings of France's castle for centuries.

Return to the barge and enjoy a late evening cruise to Montbouy, before dinner aboard.

Day 3

Guedelon chateau
Morning cruise to historic Rogny and its 350 year old floodlit 7 lock-flight.

Today's excursion is to Château Guedelon. Visit of Château de Guedelon, a castle receltly built in using the very same techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages.
Alternatively we visit the Castle of Saint Fargeau which is 1000 years old.

Dinner aboard.

Day 4

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After a leisurely breakfast of fresh croissants, baguettes and assorted pastries golf at Domaine de Vaugouard Golf Course.
Golf at Vaugouard golf course, a charming and challenging golf course designed in a beautiful site with forests and lakes surrounding a wonderful castle.

Today's cruise leads to La Gazonne a beautiful mooring surrounded by lakes and ponds with Seine River one side and the Saone River the other side.

Dinner ashore at the Michelin Star restaurant Auberge des Templiers in Les Bezards

Day 5

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Today's cruise to Briare and Gustave Eiffel's magical aqueduct across the River Loire with walking and bicycling for those that wish to do so.

Today we visit Chateau de Sully sur Loire. Chateau de Sully sur Loire , a fortified castle dating back from the 15th century.
Alternatively we visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery and hunting museums and Chateau de Gien.

Dinner aboard.

Day 6 

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Today wander around fruit and vegetable, seafood, cheese and French fashion stalls in the market in Briare and then a short cruise across the aqueduct.

Golf today will be at Domaine de Roncemay golf course, a beautiful layout meandering in a great forest of old oak trees, hedges and silver birches, skirting 5 lakes and then opening onto a vast plateau.
Then visit to a family-run vineyard in Sancerre Henri Bourgeois. This medieval hilltop village overlooks a vibrant and pulsating region which has known viticulture since Roman times.

Captain's Farewell Dinner aboard.

Day 7

After breakfast (9.00 / 9.30 am) transfer back to the defined point in Paris



  Regular season Low season
Individuals 5490 € 4790 €
Charter 8 persons 5170 € 4470 €
Non golfer Deduction of 190 €


For a group of 8 persons. Barge can be chartered for the group.

Regular season : May 04, 11, 18, 25, June 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, July 06, 14, August 24, 31, September 07, 14, 21, 28, October 05.

Low season : April 20, 27 July 13, 20, 27, August 03, 10, 17, October 12, 19, 26.

Including :

  • Lodging in a twin bedded or double room Suite with large ensuite bathroom
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 3 rounds of golf with pre-booking of tee times
  • Chauffeur driven service for ground transportation during the cruise (golf, excursions for non golfers)
  • Use of barge facilities which includes bicycles, spa pool, Wi-Fi and SAT TV/DVD
  • All meals including drinks on board
  • Open bar 24/7 and all wines on board
  • 1 wine tasting visit
  • Meet and greet service
  • France Golf Tours assistance and services
  • All local taxes

Not included :

  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • Electric golf carts rental or caddies


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