Cours-les-Barres (France)

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Cours-les-Barres cruise port

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Local Time
2023-12-06 08:05

min: 37 °F (2 °C) / max: 43 °F (7 °C) 39°F
Wind: 256°/ 1.9 m/s  Gust: 3.8 m/sWind: 256°/ 1.9 m/s  Gust: 3.8 m/sLight breeze
1.9 m/s
Min / Max Temperature43 °F / 7 °C
37 °F / 3 °C
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Cours-les-Barres is a Loire River cruise port and a village (population around 1000, land area approx 20 km2/8 mi2) located approx 40 km (26 mi) east of Bourges (Cher department's capital, on Yevre River). The rural commune is part of France's Centre-Val de Loire/Centre-Loire Valley region (Cher department) and comprises the village plus several hamlets on the banks of Loire River and the Loire canal (running parallel to the river).

Cours-les-Barres (France) river canal cruise port

As cruise port, Cours-les-Barres was included in CroisiEurope's 2023 schedule of the luxury hotel barge Raymonde.

Date / TimePort
04 Apr 18:00 - 05 Apr 11:00 (overnight)Departing from Briare
05 Apr 18:30 - 06 Apr 12:30 (overnight)Lere
06 Apr 18:30 - 07 Apr 12:30 (overnight)Menetreol-sous-Sancerre
07 Apr 17:00 - 08 Apr 13:00 (overnight)Herry
08 Apr 17:30 - 09 Apr 08:30 (overnight)Cours-les-Barres
09 Apr 17:30 - 10 Apr 09:00 (overnight)Arriving in Nevers

The cruisetour (6-day itinerary) features overnight stays in all canal ports and was priced from ~USD 3100 per person with double occupancy.

The settlement was officially established in the early-13th-century (1208) by the Barres family (Eudes des Barres, lord of La Guerche). The town's tourist attractions are the Eglise Saint-Pantaleon (13th-century church), Ecluse du Canal de Givry (1841-built Givry Canal lock), and Pont de Fourchambault-Givry (rail bridge connecting Loire's both banks).

Loire Lateral Canal (1838-opened, length 196 km / 122 mi) runs between Briare and Digoin, connecting Canal du Centre (Digoin to Chalon-sur-Saone) with Canal de Briare (interconnecting Loire and Seine/Briare to Buges). Cours-les-Barres' scenery is marked by forests (~35%), cultivated fields/arable land (~28%), grasslands (~24%), with the urbanized land being just ~4%). In 1982, 1999, 2003 and 2016, the town suffered considerable damages caused by Loire's floods and landslides/mudslides.

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