Hotel Barges in France : The Complete Master List

Here is the complete french-waterways.com list of 70 hotel barges in France. Each linked barge page has descriptive information prepared from owners’ own words – plus some key facts. Links enable you to request more information, make a booking enquiry or telephone direct.

Guide prices (per person, per cruise week) correspond to Style/Quality levels and are within the very approximate ranges $5,500-$8,000 (Grande Luxe), $4,000-$5,500 (Excellence), $2,000-$5,000 (Premier) and below $2,000 (Simplicity).

Make an enquiry for a firm quotation for the boat and time of year that interests you. Some barges book ‘Hotel Sailings’ (by the cabin) and others ‘Charter Sailings’ (the entire boat).

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Style: Premier

Hotel Barge Who Knows - Burgundy and Champagne

Who KnowsOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 3 cabins / 6 guests
  • Route: Paris-Champagne, Cote d'Or

Deservedly, one of the most well-regarded and sought-after boats in France. With a decade of experience, Dawn and Jason Ashcroft provide guests with... Read more

historic small ship hotel boat warrior France

WarriorOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 2 cabins / 4 guests
  • Route: Provence-Camargue, Short Stay Option

No barge she - with her classic sea-going lines and sharp swept bows Warrior turns heads wherever she goes. On the inside, her similarly classic... Read more

Hotel Barge Aslaug

AslaugOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 2 cabins / 4 guests
  • Route: Picardy-Somme

Aslaug is a handsome new, purpose-built, comprehensively equipped hotel barge that cruises the River Somme and the Canal de la Somme in Picardy. A... Read more

Hotel barge Bonheur Canal de Bourgogne

BonheurOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 2 cabins / 4 guests
  • Route: Cote d'Or

Bonheur is one of the largest hotel barges to accommodate just four guests. She is a spacious, friendly and comfortable boat, owner-operated by Paul... Read more

River Boat Randle

RandleOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 2 cabins / 4 guests
  • Route: Yonne, Nivernais

Varnished mahogany and sparkling glass and brass style cruising on the very pretty Randle. She's a hotel barge catering for couples or families in... Read more

Hotel Barge Nilaya

NilayaOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 2 cabins / 4 guests
  • Route: Alsace-Ardennes, Paris-Champagne, Loire North

Listed by Rick Steves for five years, 1922 ‘Nilaya’ offers informal 6 night barge cruises through many of France’s most beautiful waterways.... Read more

Hotel Barge Libje

LibjeOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 2 cabins / 4 guests
  • Route: Brittany, Bespoke

The Libje hotel barge offers unique cruising holidays in a fascinating, almost secret, corner of western France that still retains its Celtic... Read more