2016 Reviews



We’re just home from France and want to thank the three of you once again for a truly wonderful holiday aboard the Saint Louis.

It was an absolute highlight of our 5-6 weeks away and the memories will linger forever. We cannot thank you enough for looking after our dietary needs with our dairy allergy so superbly. Peter you rose to the challenge in such a professional manner and opened our eyes to some new and exciting products in France, unfortunately not available in Australia. We’ll never forget the effort you went to to make us the amazing Frangipane Tart and I’m still dreaming about the Prunes in Armagnac dessert.

We’re catching up with Peter and Sue soon so we’re all looking forward to recounting our Saint Louis trips.

"The Best!!
—G & L



A more brilliant, heartfelt way to celebrate our 50 years together could not be possible.This was France laid out before us on a silver platter.

We love you all,

What a wonderful week – totally exceeding our expectations. The service in all its forms from Peter, Wendy and Minnis was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble. We will be back!

"Dear, dear, dear Peter, Wendy and Minnis, There are no words..
—M, K & M



What a week! Hard to find words to describe the wonderful experience we all had. The crew could not have been nicer, the food was extraordinary, the tours interesting and the wines superb! Thanks for a lasting memory of our 50th anniversary.

We relished our time with you and love that you taught us so much about the region and its way of life. That will stick with us for a long time. There were so many levels of quality about the trip offered and we feel quite lucky to have been along.

We miss your company as we settle in home. Good luck and enjoy the quiet season.

Very best. Affectionately,

There was nothing not to love about this trip. We feel as if we have been on a floating fine dining restaurant all week. The food, the wine, the table decorations/settings, all outstanding. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all, wonderful memories.

Best wishes,

We had a wonderful time with outstanding dinners and tours. The best restaurant in France!

"Magnifique! The excellence of the exquisitely presented culinary treats and superb wines was only exceeded by the warmth and outstanding service provided by Peter, Wendy and Minnis.
—Diane



Trapped with our family for six days on a boat – a potential nightmare averted by superb food, great wine and loving care. What a great way to celebrate our combined 210th birthday! A week we never forget, for friendship, food, wine, companionship – even family!!

Not to be missed!

An unforgettable week of making connections with our cousins and the Saint Louis team! A truly unique and life changing, life affirming experience!! If one looks up the word “perfection” – this canal, this barge, the itinerary, of course the gastronomy, the wine but most of all Peter, Wendy & Minnis defines it!

Another spectacular week on board St Louis with Peter, Wendy and Minnis; we can’t wait to return next year!