Day-by-Day Cruise Diary
A Barge Cruise in France
Cruise Photo Diary
In the following pages, we describe a six-night cruise from
Rogny-les-Sept-écluses (on the Canal de Briare, in
Western Burgundy) to the Seine river town of Saint-Mammès in the Upper Loire
Valley. The cruise took place in early May, 2008 on La Renaissance, the
new flagship of Go Barging/European Waterways Ltd.
cruise was from south to north, with a descent through several dozen locks over
a total distance of about 103 km or 64 miles. Every other week, the cruise goes
the opposite direction, climbing through the locks from Saint-Mammès to
Rogny-les-Sept-écluses. Depending on the direction of the cruise, the season,
and occasional changes to the barge's schedule of shore excursions, your
itinerary may vary from the one described in this annotated photo diary.
more information on the barge and European Waterways, also see our eight-page
La Renaissance cruise review.