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LUXURY HOTEL BARGES - FRANCE


All-inclusive Luxury HOTEL BARGE CANAL CRUISES in France and the beautiful waterways of Europe

OUR HOTEL BARGE SELECTION - We have vessels available for 4 to up to 24 passengers with cabin sizes varying from cozy and compact to ultra-deluxe staterooms comparable to top hotel rooms. Our crews are trained to provide the highest levels of service whilst making you feel totally at home. Our office staff will equally guide you effortlessly through the process of booking the holiday of a lifetime. 

Discover the fascinating world of barging - Our Hotel Barge canal cruises gently introduce you to some of Europe’s finest scenery, fascinating history and local culture – from the picturesque vineyards of Burgundy to the spectacular sun-drenched waterways of the South of France to the beautiful Alsace region to the serenity of the Loire Valley.

THE EXPERIENCE - Enjoy the pampering, the food, the wine, the sightseeing, hospitality and lots more. Explore the very heart and soul of the country in a way that only a French barge river cruise vacation can offer.
A canal barge experience is a holiday with casual elegance and comfort.
As a hotel barge partner, we also provide comprehensive service for your creative incentive for your organisation or Family reunion. Specially tailored programs for family occasions or corporate groups are available on request - Wine, golf or gastronomic themed cruises are available.


Below are a few of our hotel Barges that we represent.

For more options, contact us on 1300 302 623 or email us your needs and we will send you our hotel barge recommendations. 

Hotel Barge Rosa

Hotel Barge Rosa

Bordeaux and Gascogne regions

Rosa also featured with Anjodi in the successful television series, Rick Stein’s French Odyssey and you are sure to enjoy your own personal ‘odyssey’ through this colourful, captivating part of southwest France.

  • Tour of the famous Saint Émilion
  • Wine, cheese and Armagnac tastings
  • Visit the renowned Château Bellevue la Fôret
  • Visit to Château de Goudourville
  • Guided tour and private tasting of local Armagnac
  • Visit Moissac and its UNESCO classified abbey
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Hotel Barge Anjodi

Hotel Barge Anjodi

Canal Du Midi

Anjodi is a very well-known hotel barge having achieved ‘film star’ status with many appearances in the television series Rick Stein’s French Odyssey, when she carried the eponymous chef on a voyage of culinary discovery through Southern France.

  • Private wine tasting at the beautiful Château Pech-Celeyran
  • See the spectacular hilltop village of Minerve
  • View the Pyrenees mountains across the vineyards
  • Tour Carcassonne – the most complete medieval fortified city in existence
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Hotel Barge Athos

Hotel Barge Athos

Canal Du midi

Athos is one of the most traditional hotel barges cruising the Canal du Midi and her welcoming onboard ambience will make your gentle voyage through the Languedoc landscape truly memorable.

  • Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Tour and tasting of Minervois winery
  • Organic Olive Tasting at L’Oulibo
  • Cruise the natural have of the “Petit Camargue”
  • Tour and tasting of Noilly Prat vermouth distillery
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Hotel Barge Enchanté

Hotel Barge Enchanté

Canal Du Midi

Enchanté is a hotel barge that offers an alluring blend of luxury and modernity. She is a vessel that will charm any discerning traveller on her sedate journey through the Midi countryside.

  • Private winery tour and tasting of fine Minervois wines
  • Visit an olive oil press of the famous Lucques olives
  • Visit Lagrasse and its 8th-century abbey, with lunch
  • Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Excellent opportunities for walking and biking.
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Hotel Barge Finesse

Hotel Barge Finesse

Burgundy Region

Finesse is the perfect vessel on which to cruise the meandering waterways of Southern Burgundy past vineyards and charming canal-side villages, and to discover fascinating places along the way such as Autun, Beaune and Dijon.

  • Visit Clos de Vougeot, the Tastevin home
  • Tour and tasting at Château de Chamirey
  • Visit Beaune, including Hôtel-Dieu Hospice
  • Visit the ancient Roman city of Autun
  • Lunch at the Puligny & Chassagne Montrachet
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Hotel Barge L’Art de Vivre

Hotel Barge L’Art de Vivre

Burgundy Region

This region of Burgundy with its charming villages and centuries-old history simply oozes charm and your cruise aboard L’Art de Vivre is a journey back in time along a magical waterway.

  • Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
  • Private wine tasting a Chablis cellar with lunch
  • Excursion to the quarry of Aubigny
  • Visit the charming town of Vezelay and basilica
  • Visit the elegant 12th Century Château de Bazoches
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Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque

Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque

Northern Burgundy Region

La Belle Epoque is the perfect vessel to take you on a gentle voyage of discovery through a region studded with traditions and history that go back centuries. As she meanders along the Burgundy Canal with its undulating countryside, you fill find that the towpath is always there for a spot of walking or cycling.

  • Visit the UNESCO Site of Abbaye de Fontenay
  • Tasting of Chablis at the Domaine Laroche
  • Visit to the Château de Commarin
  • Dine with the Baroness Segolene de Taisne at the magnificent Château de Ricey-Bas
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Hotel Barge La Nouvelle Etoile

Hotel Barge La Nouvelle Etoile

Champagne and Brie Cruise

This cruise on the luxurious La Nouvelle Etoile is a journey back in time through a picturesque landscape along two delightful canals, including France’s oldest, the Canal de Briare.
This barge cruises in a different region every season.
Contact us for cruises dates and itineraries.

  • Holland (April & May)
  • Champagne (June & July)
  • Alsace & Lorraine (July & August)
  • Germany & Luxembourg (September & October)
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Hotel Barge L’Impressionniste

Hotel Barge L’Impressionniste

Southern Burgundy region

L’Impressionniste glides gently through the picturesque Ouche Valley in Southern Burgundy through locks with their charming lock houses. You will see medieval villages perched on hilltops and have the opportunity to discover a region famed for its history and viticulture, with visits to such places as Beaune, the regions ‘wine capital’, and the elegant city of Dijon.

  • Visit Clos de Vougeot, home of the Tastevin
  • Tour of Dijon and its markets
  • Private Falconry Tour at the Château de Commarin
  • Tour of Domain Chanson with tasting and lunch
  • Visit to medieval Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
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Hotel Barge Nymphea

Hotel Barge Nymphea

Loire Valley Region

Nymphea’s crew of Captain/Tour Leader and Master Chef are most knowledgeable about the history, wine and cuisine of the region and they will be there to help make your journey through the ‘Valley of the Kings of France’ truly unforgettable.

  • Cruise under the famed Château de Chenonceau
  • Excursions to the Château d’Amboise and Clos Lucé
  • Wine tastings at Montrichard and Fontenay
  • Visit the Château de Villandry's gardens
  • Tour of Château de Chenonceau's gardens
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Hotel Barge Panache

Hotel Barge Panache

Champagne and Alsace regions

Panache is a hotel barge that has been fitted out in traditional yacht style with brass and mahogany fittings in the spacious public areas and very comfortable cabin accommodation. This barge cruises in champagne Alsace and Holland at different seasons.

  • Private tour and tasting at Moët & Chandon,
  • Visit the Reims cathedral,
  • Visit of Epernay for a cellar tour and tasting
  • Visit Château-Thierry and Belleau Wood
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Hotel Barge Renaissance

Hotel Barge Renaissance

With her refined onboard ambience, Renaissance is the perfect vessel on which to cruise a historic canal and experience the splendour of landmarks en route, including Gustav’s Eiffels’s aqueduct across the mighty River Loire.

  • Visit to and guided tour of the magnificent Château de Fontainebleau
  • Cruise across the aqueduct at Briare, built by Gustave Eiffel over the River Loire
  • Private wine tasting in Sancerre
  • Visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery
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Hotel Barge c'est la vie

Hotel Barge c'est la vie

Burgundy and Champagne

So as one of the newest luxury hotel barges it is fully equipped with all modern amenities. On the upper deck, the lounge and dining areas are air-conditioned and numerous windows give you a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.

  • Cruising the Upper Loire and Champagne
  • Visit Sancerre winery,
  • Faiencerie of Gien, Château of St Fargeau,
  • Belleau-wood, Moet & Chandon house
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Hotel Barge Alouette

Hotel Barge Alouette

Carcassonne to Béziers

Just four privileged passengers can charter this luxurious Belmond barge to progress regally along the renowned 17th century Canal du Midi. Unwind in intimate cabins, where soft lighting, warm pastel tones and airy marble bathrooms set the scene for a restful stay.

  • Excursion to the medieval town of Carcassonne
  • Visit the pre-Roman city of Narbonne
  • Explore Beziers and its Cathar history
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Hotel Barge Amaryllis

Hotel Barge Amaryllis

For Burgundy wines lovers

Aboard Belmond Amaryllis you’ll look forward to settling in for the night. Grand cabins of muted palettes, fine fabrics and floral accents promote rest and relaxation. En suites are spacious and gleaming.

  • Wine tasting at Château de Marguerite de Bourgogne
  • Tour of Chalons-sur-Saône'medieval streets
  • Visit Beaune and the famous Hôtel-Dieu
  • Lunch at the restaurant L’Oiseau des Vignes
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Hotel Barge Fleur De Lys

Hotel Barge Fleur De Lys

A grand Burgundy adventure

Belmond Fleur de Lys is unique and full of character. Drift to captivating chateaux, charming port towns and sun-drenched vineyards.
Along the way, discover the magic of Burgundy vintages and with your private onboard chef-French cooking at its finest.

  • Wine tasting at the Clos de Vougeot,
  • Walking tour of Dijon including the Ducal Palace
  • Lunch at the 12th century Abbaye de la Bussière
  • Excursion to Beaune and the famous Hôtel-Dieu,
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Hotel Barge Hirondelle

Hotel Barge Hirondelle

Picardie and Champagne

With scenery this marvellous, why rush? Visit gothic cathedrals and the tomb of Dom Perignon. Stroll down the iconic Avenue de Champagne before an exclusive tasting of world-class sparkling wines. From Burgundy to Lyon, Dijon to Arles, pure French finery is guaranteed.

  • Visit the historic city of Reims and its gothic cathedral
  • Wine tastings at world-renowned Champagne houses
  • Visits to the poignant WW1 memorials
  • Private visit to baroque Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Hotel Barge Napoleon

Hotel Barge Napoleon

Provence region

Recline on the largest barge in our fleet, as peaceful meadows drift by and weeping willows dip into the water. Around-the-clock indulgence awaits. Sip cocktails under the stars and feast on local delicacies. Tour the postcard-perfect hillsides of Provence, then quench your thirst surrounded by world-class vines.

  • Guided tours of Arles and Avignon
  • Pont du Gard, the Pont d’Avignon and Palais du Papes
  • Visits a truffle farm, lavender distillery and olive mill
  • Private wine-tastings, including Châteauneuf du Pape
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