Hotel Barges and Luxury River Yachts in France

This listing is taken from the french-waterways.com comprehensive directory of hotel barges cruising 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, by email form or phone.

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). Some barges book ‘Hotel Sailings’ (by the cabin) and others ‘Charter Sailings’ (the entire boat).

Make an enquiry to get a firm quotation for the boat and time of year that interests you.

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Style: Premier

Hotel Barge Athos Canal du Midi

AthosProfessional Fleet

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 5 cabins / 10 guests
  • Route: Midi-Herault

A top-class cruising barge for up to ten guests, the Athos is beautifully designed to combine luxury and cosy richness. Athos is ideal for larger... Read more

Art de Vivre hotel barge France

L’Art de VivreProfessional Fleet

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 4 cabins / 8 guests
  • Route: Yonne, Nivernais

L'Art de Vivre offers premier class cruising for 8 guests through the glorious countryside of upper Burgundy. With spacious cabins and an airy salon,... Read more

Hotel barge Anjodi Canal du Midi France

AnjodiProfessional Fleet

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 4 cabins / 8 guests
  • Route: Midi-Herault

The Anjodi creates a charming holiday cruise for 8 passengers on the delightful Canal du Midi. With wood panelling and shining brass she provides a... Read more

Hotel barge Caroline Canal du Midi

CarolineOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 3 cabins / 6 guests
  • Route: Midi-Herault

Hotel barge Caroline is a delightful family-friendly barge for a group of 6 guests, with children especially welcome. With homely interiors she offers... Read more

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JohannaOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 3 cabins / 6 guests
  • Route: Picardy-Somme, Paris-Champagne, Loire North

Johanna is a beautifully converted hotel barge for six guests cruising in Belgium and France. Furnished in contemporary style she has three spacious... Read more

Hotel Barge Mirage - Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, France

MirageOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 3 cabins / 6 guests
  • Route: Midi-Herault, (Non-Cruising)

Mirage is a beautifully renovated boutique barge cruising the Canal du Midi. Formerly a B&B barge, she is now offering full board luxury cruises... Read more

Hotel barge Emma

EmmaOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 3 cabins / 6 guests
  • Route: Provence-Camargue, Midi-Herault

A delightfully presented barge, with distinctive arched windows and top quality fitments and furnishings throughout, Emma offers six guests a superb... Read more

Hotel barge Saraphina, Canal du Mid, France

SaraphinaOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 2 cabins / 4 guests
  • Route: Provence-Camargue, Midi-Herault

A traditional Dutch barge from the late 1920's Saraphina has been delightfully converted to convey four guests on a graceful and relaxing cruise in... Read more

Hotel Barge France Louisa

LouisaOwner Operated

  • Style: Premier
  • Capacity: 2 cabins / 4 guests
  • Route: Midi-Herault

Louisa is large, spacious and very comfortable for up to four lucky guests looking for a short, 3 or 4 night hotel barge cruising vacation in France. ... 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 in Picardy. A distinctive boat in a unique... 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 two... 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