Luxury Barges in France : Belmond

Here are selected details of the Belmond (formerly Orient-Express) luxury hotel barges taken from the comprehensive list of 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, by email form or phone.

Guide price levels are within the approximate range $1,500 to $5,000 (per person, per cruise week) – a booking enquiry response will provide accurate quotations for the type of boat and time of year that interests you. Most barges book ‘Charter Sailings’ (the entire boat) but the larger barges book ‘Hotel Sailings’ (by the cabin).

Style: 6* Supreme

Lilas (Lilac)Belmond

  • Style: 6* Supreme
  • Capacity: 4 cabins / 8 guests
  • Cruising: Alsace‑Ardennes

Belmond Lilas cruises past forests abundant with pine trees and small ruined castles on isolated hilltops between Arzviller and Strasbourg, a... Read more

Pivoine (Peony)Belmond

  • Style: 6* Supreme
  • Capacity: 4 cabins / 8 guests
  • Cruising: Paris‑Champagne

Belmond Pivoine cruises the gorgeous Champagne route, through undulating striped hills of vines and pretty canal-side villages. Steeped in... Read more

Amaryllis Belmond

  • Style: 6* Supreme
  • Capacity: 4 cabins / 8 guests
  • Cruising: Ouche Valley‑Cote d'Or

Belmond Amaryllis is luxury personified - a delightful combination of traditional decor and contemporary comfort to cosset 8 lucky guests in true... Read more

Fleur de Lys Belmond

  • Style: 6* Supreme
  • Capacity: 3 cabins / 6 guests
  • Cruising: Saone‑South Burgundy

Elegant, graceful, superbly appointed and super-spacious, the Belmond Fleur de Lys cruises the classic Burgundy route through France's Cote d'Or -... Read more

Style: 5* Grand Luxe

Napoleon Belmond

  • Style: 5* Grand Luxe
  • Capacity: 6 cabins / 12 guests
  • Cruising: Provence‑Camargue

The Belmond Napoleon is one of the finest cruising barges in Provence on the majestic river Rhône and the largest of the Belmond fleet. She has... Read more

Alouette Belmond

  • Style: 5* Grand Luxe
  • Capacity: 2 cabins / 4 guests
  • Cruising: Midi‑Herault

Just four privileged passengers can charter this luxurious Belmond barge to progress regally along the reknowned 17th century Canal du Midi. The... Read more

Style: 4* Excellence

Hirondelle Belmond

  • Style: 4* Excellence
  • Capacity: 4 cabins / 8 guests
  • Cruising: Saone‑South Burgundy

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