Hotel Barges ~ Per Cabin (‘hotel’) Booking

Here are selected details of those hotel barges that normally operate on a Hotel Sailing or Hotel Booking basis as a ‘per cabin’ cruise; a small group of guests will share the ‘small floating boutique hotel’ experience together. Such like-minded groups invariably become best friends, sharing common interests and taking shared pleasure in the barging experience, in very congenial good company. This is a great way for a couple, a single traveller, or a group of buddies – ‘Girls Together’ perhaps – to have fun and enjoy hotel barging in France. Of course, all ‘hotel sailing’ barges – they are almost invariably the larger boats – will also be available for a complete ‘entire boat’ charter, but finding a cruise week that does not already have one or two cabins booked may be difficult, even many months in advance.

Details have been taken from the french-waterways.com comprehensive list of 70 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.

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Style: 6* Supreme - average price per person from 6,150 USD

La Nouvelle EtoileE W Fleet

La Nouvelle Etoile is a superbly furnished and decorated hotel barge with very spacious accommodation for just eight passengers. She offers a... Read more

Style: 5* Grand Luxe - average price per person from 5,775 USD

NapoléonBelmond

The Belmond Napoléon is one of the finest cruising barges in Provence on and the largest of the Belmond fleet. Her three decks accommodate 12... Read more

La Reine PedauqueOwner Operated

La Reine Pedauque, newly refurbished and sailing once more in the heart of Burgundy, offers an exceptional barge cruise for just 8 guests. Take a... Read more

FinesseE W Fleet

Finesse: the name says it all. She is the perfect vessel on which to meander through the lush undulating countryside of southern Burgundy. Enjoy... Read more

RenaissanceE W Fleet

Hotel Barge Renaissance accommodates just eight guests in elegant, country-house style where fine furniture and fabrics have been specially chosen... Read more

EnchantéE W Fleet

A simply enchanting hotel barge offering exceptionally spacious accommodation for up to 8 passengers. With luxury oozing from all quarters and... Read more

C’est la VieOwner Operated

C'est la Vie offers a fabulous chance to float serenely through the French countryside and escape the demands of everyday life. Drift past infinite... Read more

Après ToutOwner Operated

An exceptionally smart and elegant barge offering the very best of luxury cruising for the discerning traveller in central Burgundy. With two... Read more

SavannahOwner Operated

Savannah cruises along the world-famous Canal du Midi and is a stunning hotel barge, her warm exterior colouring attracting envious looks all... Read more

Style: 4* Excellence - average price per person from 4,750 USD

LucioleOwner Operated

The Luciole makes everyone happy. With over 50 years cruising under her belt, Luciole knows exactly how to please, combining comfort, exceptional... Read more

Le PhenicienOwner Operated

Le Phenicien combines luxury cruising with perhaps the most varied and fascinating route of all hotel barges; great towns and cities of the Rhone... Read more

La Belle EpoqueE W Fleet

La Belle Epoque is spacious and luxurious, just the perfect barge for 12 guests to explore the delightful Burgundy region. She has been designed... Read more

PanacheE W Fleet

Panache is a stylish 12 passenger luxury hotel barge cruising all summer through Alsace and Lorraine, with some cruise in Champagne and Paris... Read more

L’ImpressionnisteE W Fleet

A beautiful barge for up to 12 guests cruising in glorious southern Burgundy. She is richly decorated, with a wood-panelled saloon, comfy leather... Read more

HirondelleBelmond

The Belmond Hirondelle offers elegance and luxury whilst cruising the most beautiful parts of central France. Simply sit back and infuse the... Read more

Wine & WaterOwner Operated

A superb cruise, especially if you are a wine enthusiast, in glorious southern Burgundy, the heart of the world renowned wine-making country. Wine... Read more

SarocheOwner Operated

Saroche is a classic barge with those graceful lines that make hotel barge cruising superbly elegant and stylish. As one on the largest hotel... Read more

Clair de LuneOwner Operated

Clair de Lune offers relaxed superior cruising for four to six guests along the iconic Canal du Midi in southern France. She is tastefully... Read more

Style: 3* Premier - average price per person from 4,050 USD

AthosE W Fleet

A top-class hotel barge for up to ten guests, Athos is beautifully designed to combine luxury and cosy richness. With smart, contemporary decor... Read more

Savoir VivreOwner Operated

The clue is in the name - Savoir Vivre lives life to the full; she knows how to provide eight guests with a wonderful vacation that's 'chic,... Read more

L’Art de VivreE W Fleet

L'Art de Vivre offers first-class cruising through the glorious countryside of northern Burgundy. Dotted with picturesque chateaux and pretty... Read more

AnjodiE W Fleet

Hotel Barge Anjodi creates a charming holiday cruise for 8 passengers in four air-conditioned staterooms on the delightful Canal du Midi. With... Read more

RosaE W Fleet

Rosa is a delightfully re-fitted Dutch Clipper barge with light and airy interiors and four staterooms for eight guests. Outside there is a... Read more

JohannaOwner Operated

Johanna is a beautifully converted hotel barge for six guests cruising through the northern regions of Belgium and France. Available for charter or... Read more

EmmaOwner Operated

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

Style: 3* Smart - average price per person from 1,500 USD

DeborahCroisiEurope

Hotel barge Deborah is one of CroisiEurope's newest barges and offers smart and distinctive furnishings throughout her main deck and cabins. She... Read more

Anne-MarieCroisiEurope

Anne-Marie cruises in Provence, a sun-soaked seven-day, six-night route along the Rhône and Petit Rhône rivers and the Canal Rhône à Sète... Read more

MadeleineCroisiEurope

Smart, elegant and subtle decor make MS Madeleine one of CroisiEurope's most distinctive up-to-the-minute hotel barges. She has eleven double... Read more

RaymondeCroisiEurope

Guided by decades of river cruise ship experience, Raymonde is one of CroisiEurope's fleet of five up-to-the-minute hotel barges. She has eleven... Read more

JeanineCroisiEurope

Brightly and colourfully decorated throughout, MS Jeanine is one of CroisiEurope's fleet of five up-to-the-minute hotel barges. She cruises in... Read more