Here are selected details from French Waterways’ comprehensive directory of hotel barges cruising in France. Each barge listed below has its own separate page of details with photographs. 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 $6,000-$8,500 (6* Supreme), $5,500-$7,500 (5* Grande Luxe), $4,750-$6,500 (4* Excellence), $4,000-$5,000 (3* Premier) and below $2,000 (3* Smart).
Boats are initially divided into Category groups, then listed in Capacity order.
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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
The Belmond Hirondelle offers elegance and luxury whilst cruising the most beautiful parts of central France. Simply sit back and infuse the... Read more
La Vie en RoseOwner Operated
La Vie en Rose, a classic cargo barge from the 1930's, has recently been operating as a hotel barge under the name of Who Knows. Now under new... Read more
Hotel Barge Rendez-Vous offers high quality accommodation and cruising on the famous Burgundy canal. With fresh and tidy decor she provides 6 guests... Read more
Grand VictoriaOwner Operated
Grand Victoria (formerly Hemingway) has been superbly refurbished to carry six guests on a luxuriously relaxing cruise through the Burgundy... 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
Meanderer truly represents floating luxury - cruising the charming waterways of the Upper Loire region where the itinerary takes in its rich... Read more
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
Saint LouisOwner Operated
Hotel barge Saint Louis provides a luxury cruise along the beautiful, calm waterways in the historic lands of Aquitaine and Gascony in south-west... Read more
Luxury hotel barge Esperance offers delightful cruising for up to 6 guests looking for a real French experience on board an authentic but... 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
Varnished mahogany and sparkling glass and brass are the hallmarks of style aboard the very pretty Randle. She is classic River Boat style, more... Read more