Hotel barges are elegant and supremely comfortable, converted from traditional vessels or created as cruising boutique hotels from new. They are large and stable so you’ll experience the smoothest of relaxing week-long vacations in high style.

  • Expert captain and nimble deck matelot
  • Professional masterchef creates fabulous cuisine
  • Friendly, attentive English-speaking hostess and cabin staff
  • Highly knowledgeable excursions and cruising route guide
Hotel barge cruise Prosperite Burgundy canal France

What are hotel barge cruises like?
Read our introduction,
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the facts from the experts!


Relax, Unwind and Treat Yourselves



Find Your Perfect Hotel Barge Cruise

Book the cruise of a lifetime ~ return home
with a treasure-chest of priceless memories.

Hotel barge cruises for couples

Barges for Singles + Couples

Book an individual cabin, share the pleasure

Cabin Barges

Private hotel barge charter cruise France canals

Barges for Groups + Families

Charter a barge for an intimate private cruise

Charter Barges

Cruise in Style and Comfort

With a wide range of sizes, comfort levels and prices, you can be sure the perfect hotel barge is waiting just for you.

Luxury five star hotel barge cruise France canals

Grand Luxe Hotel Barges

Ultimate quality – Ultimate comfort
from $6,000 per person

6✮+5✮ Barges

First Class hotel barge cruise France canals

Excellence Hotel Barges

Different barge styles; all very high quality
from $5,000 per person

4✮ Barges

Economy hotel barge cruise France canals

Premier Hotel Barges

Great value, no quality compromises
from $2,500 per person

3✮ Barges

Barges in all the Glorious Regions of France

These beautiful floating hotels are found on all the most desirable French waterways, cruising the most scenic routes.

Alsace France canals hotel barge cruise Strasbourg

Alsace ~ Strasbourg

Savour the unique culture of North-East France


Paris Champagne France canals hotel barge cruise

Champagne ~ Paris

Celebrate with fizz, visit the world’s most romantic city


Burgundy Loire France canals hotel barge cruise Nivernais


A network of wonderful waterways amidst fabulous scenery

N Burgundy ~ Loire

Burgundy France canals hotel barge cruise Dijon

S.Burgundy ~ Dijon ~ Saone

The stunning Ouche Valley, the wide river Saone . . and wine!

S Burgundy ~ Saone

Aquitaine France canals hotel barge cruise Bordeaux


The special South-West, Bordeaux, gastronomy and grapes


Canal du Midi France canals hotel barge cruise

Midi ~ Languedoc

Unique. World renowned. World heritage. Justly famous.

Canal du Midi

Provence France canals hotel barge cruise Avignon

Provence ~ Camargue

Here comes the sun. Avignon, Arles and the blue Mediterranean


Our Unique Expertise – France, Cruising the Waterways and Hotel Barging
We have explored the rivers and canals of France on our own boat since 2003, logging up over 10,000km along most waterways, in most regions, at all times of year.
Independent, impartial and enthusiastic, we have personally visited and know every hotel barge, every owner-operator and fleet, published here.