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Paris to Montargis

Cycling from Paris to Montargis discover the Seine Valley

Charles de Gaulle or Orly

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Charles de Gaulle or Orly

During this cycling holiday, which starts in Paris, we follow the Seine Valley downstream to Montargis.

A beautiful bike and barge tour from the city of lights Paris. Discover the French countryside and visit the charming woods of Montargis with its many canals. This area is called the Seine Valley, famous for its Royal past. You will cycle through beautiful little villages like Moret sur Loing were painter Sisley found inspiration for his beautiful impressionist paintings. Enjoy the gardens of Fontainebleau and its palace. We will visit several well preserved towns, a number of museums like the Apiculture museum in Montargis, a 13th Century abbey and taste the local French wine and cheese.

  • Type of tour Guided
  • Level 2
  • Duration 8 days
  • Distance 38, average per day
  • Palace of Fontainebleau
  • Ancient Castles and Ruins
  • Paris city of lights
  • Montargis

Daily Program

1 km = 0,62 miles
Day 1

Saturday: Embarkation Paris

Saturday: Embarkation Paris

Arrival in Paris, you will find the barge in the center of the city, not far from the Notre Dame.



Day 2

Sunday: Paris - Evry/ Evry -Melun

Sunday: Paris - Evry/ Evry -Melun

Breakfast while sailing. You spent the morning on board to enjoy Paris from the river. Around 9 am there will be a safety lecture. After lunch the bike tour starts from the lock of Evry. You stay along the banks of the river for a while. Final destination of your bike tour is Melun, a town which is known as ‘le domaine des reines blanches’, because in former years it used to be the domain of the widows of the French kings. After diner you can join the town walk.


Day 3

Monday: Melun – Moret-sur-Loing

Monday: Melun – Moret-sur-Loing

Today we bike through the wonderful forests of Fontainebleau. First destination is the artistic village of Barbizon, where since the first half of the 19th century many painters have found inspiration. At the time, a group of landscape painters formed the ‘school of Barbizon’. You can visit the local museum. After this, we continue our tour to the palace of Fontainebleau, much in favor among the French kings, because of the extensive possibilities to hunt in the surrounding forests. In the castle itself there is a museum of Napoleon, among other things. Fontainebleau is also a pleasant town to walk around or to shop. We find the Fleur again in Moret-sur-Loing, a charming medieval fortified town, strategically situated on the banks of the Loing, where painter Sisley found inspiration for his beautiful impressionist paintings.

Day 4

Tuesday: Moret-sur-Loing – Nemours

Tuesday: Moret-sur-Loing – Nemours

We stay in the valley of the Loing and visit Grez-sur-Loing. In the town hall of Bourron-Marlotte we can admire a few magnificent impressionist paintings. We meet the Fleur again in Nemours. There we may visit the castle or the prehistoric museum of the Ile-de-France region.

Day 5

Wednesday: Nemours - Néronville

Wednesday: Nemours - Néronville

Breakfast during sailing. Today we bike through a wooded area with rugged rocks. Before lunch we will visit the sculpture garden Jardin Bourdelle. Final destination of today is rural Néronville.

Day 6

Thursday: Néronville - Montargis

Thursday: Néronville - Montargis

Today we start in Chateau-Landon, a beautifully situated town, where we visit the Abbey of St.-Severin which dates from the 13th century. Our bike tour goes to the mediaeval town of Ferrieres with its old town center, which has been preserved beautifully. And in the middle of the narrow streets we find a splendid monastery. Final destination of today is Montargis, with its 15.000 inhabitants the biggest town of the Loiret after Orléans. Unfortunately this former royal residence was destroyed by fire in the 16th century. But the canals are still there. They are decorated with lots of flowers and give the town a lot of charm. Today there is no dinner on board. You can select one of the local restaurants of Montargis.

Day 7

Friday: Montargis

Friday: Montargis

From Montargis we bike along the lOuanne by bike to Château-Renard, where we can visit the ruins of a castle from the 10th century. We will also visit a Apiculture Living Museum. There you can see beekeepers and their bees at work, and you’ll be able to sample their delicious honey.

Day 8



Travel Dates

Date Availability Departure Accomodation Category  
6/23/2018 - 6/30/2018 Available Paris Feniks Standard Plus/Comfort Book now
7/21/2018 - 7/28/2018 Available Paris Feniks Standard Plus/Comfort Book now
7/21/2018 - 7/28/2018 Available Paris Fleur Comfort de Luxe Book now
8/4/2018 - 8/11/2018 Limited Paris Fleur Comfort de Luxe Book now

Tour prices

Accommodation Room Price Children 0-2 years Children 3-11 years
Prices are per cabin
Fleur 2-berth cabin with low beds € 2300,-
Feniks 2-berth cabin with low beds € 2014,-
Feniks 2-berth cabin bunk bed € 1940,-

Rent a bike

Image Name Type Price per week
11 speed hybrid bicycle barge Fleur 11 speed hybrid bicycle barge Fleur Gudereit €80
Electric bicycle barge Fleur Electric bicycle barge Fleur €165
24 speed hybrid bicycle barge Feniks 24 speed hybrid bicycle barge Feniks Batavus Galibier €80
Electric bike with 24 speeds barge Feniks Electric bike with 24 speeds barge Feniks Batavus Ventoux Easy €128


Barge Fleur

  • 7 x breakfast 6 x dinner on board
  • Packed lunches for bike trips
  •  Coffee and tea on board
  • Tour guide (from 18 guests 2 guides)
  • Use of bed linen and towels
  • Daily cleaning of the cabin
  • Climate-controlled cabins
  • Welcome drink
  • Entrance Jardin Bourdelle
  • Entrance Apiculture Living Museum

Barge Feniks

  • 24-speed hybrid bicycles with pannier, lock and water bottle
  • tour guide cycles with the group
  • Route program with city maps
  • 7 x breakfast, 7 x lunch package and 6 x dinner
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cabin with private bathroom
  • Shampoo, shower gel and soap
  • Daily check of your cabin, once a week extra cleaning, and clean bed linen
  • Ferry fares on the route

Not included

Barge Fleur

  • Reservation fee € 20
  • Bike rental (incl. pannier, helmet and water bottle)
  • Personal insurances
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Drinks and expenses on excursions (not mentioned under included)

Barge Feniks

  • Reservation fee € 20
  • Bike rental (incl. pannier, helmet and water bottle)
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel or cancellation insurance
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • (non-) alcoholic beverages aboard and ashore

Special details

  • This tour will be operated by our partner
  • Please take good notice of our booking conditions
  • No bike insurance available for this tour
  • The program is subject to change without notice

Place of departure Paris.

Barge Fleur

The barge Fleur will be docked in the port d’ Arsenal, close to the place de la Bastille in Paris

Barge Feniks

The barge Feniks will be docked at the Bassin de la Villette, Quai de la Seine, Paris

Finding a safe place to park your car in Paris is possible, but it is expensive. We advise you to
park your car in a garage. The price is ca. 150 euro per week. In Montargis you can park your car
for free in the parking in front of the police station.

The barge Fleur offers free Wi-Fi in de lounge. Please note that due to the mobile network connection, the quality is not always stable
The barge Feniks sails in different countries and in France in quite remote regions, internet and even cell phone reception is often very poor. We don’t want to disappoint our guests, so decided not to install a Wi-Fi device. If you need to be on the internet, we can show you the nearest place to send your mails. And while you are biking you will visit towns and café’s with public internet. While you are on board you can enjoy the conversation with the other guests. It’s amazing how fast you learn to live without internet.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Can I bring along my own bicycle?

    Yes, you may. On most tours this has no bearing on the total cost of the trip, however, please mention this at time of booking. Sometimes an additional charge may be requested for the bicycle when transferring from one place to another.

  • Does a guide accompany us?

    On our guided tours a tour guide will accompany the group during their cycling route.

    When mentioned ‘self-guided’, the tours are on an individual basis and no guides are provided. We will provide you with a thoroughly detailed and comprehensive description of the routes, enabling you to follow the route correctly without problems. Furthermore, these route descriptions are frequently accompanied with information on the main tourist attractions that you will come across.

  • How do I get from the airport to the destination place and is this transfer included?

    Our sales and information department can inform you on this manner. These transfers are usually not included (see the included section for each tour).

  • How large is the group on board?

    The size of the group depends on the barge scheduled on the tour. The capacity of the barges varies between 12 and 26 participants.

  • How long are the daily cycling stages?

    The average daily distance on our Bike & Barge tours in Holland is 50 kilometers (32 miles). But don’t forget that Dutch countryside is very flat and the stages, taken at a leisurely pace, take seven to eight hours including a number of breaks and visits.
    The time spent on your bicycle is about 4 hours per day.

More questions

Price starting from € 1007,- * * There are no extra's included in this price



About the barge Feniks

Originally the Feniks was built in 1928 as a freighter on the Dutch, Belgium and French waters. In 1992 the Feniks was reconstructed to a hotel passenger ship and put in service for several sailing holidays. On board you will find a comfortable and well lit saloon, where you can relax and have a good meal. Outside on the deck you will find various seats to take the best views over the great landscapes. There is a sundeck to relax on; or you can sit under the awning which give you shelter from the sun. If the weather allows, the meals will be served outside on the deck.

Cabin plan

All cabins have an individual bathroom with sink, shower and toilet.
3 cabins with beds on the floor and 6 cabins with bunk beds.
Cabins are equipped with central heating and 220 volt sockets.
Washer and dryer available, as well as a hair dryer, shampoo, soap and everything else you need for a comfortable stay a board of the Feniks.

  • Offical name Feniks
  • Length 39 m
  • Width 5.4 m
  • Capacity 20 persons
  • Electricity 220 Volts

About the barge

The Fleur started cruising in 2002. This tasteful passenger barge with its sleek lines was built to fit the smaller locks and canals in France and has been cruising the French waters ever since. The Fleur can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests on her trips on the French waterways.

Cabin plan

Central heating

Air conditioning

10 comfortable guest cabins for two (no bunk beds) and each cabin has a private bathroom

Lounge, a roomy sitting area, a cozy bar and a sun deck

  • Offical name Fleur
  • Length 38.66 m
  • Width 5.07 m
  • Capacity 20 persons
  • Electricity 220 Volts

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