Hotel Barges in France : First Class and Cruising Class Barges

Here are selected details of the high standard ***Premier and the contemporary standard ***Cruising quality level hotel barges taken from the french-waterways.com 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. The more intimate Premier barges book ‘Charter Sailings’ (the entire boat) and the larger Cruising barges book ‘Hotel Sailings’ (by the cabin).

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Style: 3* Premier

AthosE W Fleet

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 5 cabins / 10 guests
  • Cruising: Midi‑Herault

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

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 4 cabins / 8 guests
  • Cruising: Ouche Valley‑Cote d'Or

The clue is in the name - Savoir Vivre knows how to live; how to provide 8 guests with a wonderful vacation that's 'chic, relaxed, fun, authentic... Read more

L’Art de VivreE W Fleet

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 4 cabins / 8 guests
  • Cruising: North Burgundy, Nivernais

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

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 4 cabins / 8 guests
  • Cruising: Midi‑Herault

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

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 4 cabins / 8 guests
  • Cruising: Garonne‑Bordeaux

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

MagnoliaOwner Operated

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 3 cabins / 6 guests
  • Cruising: Ouche Valley‑Cote d'Or

Discover the richness of Burgundy and its unique landscapes along the meandering canal of Burgundy and its picturesque Ouche valley. Choose from... Read more

CarolineOwner Operated

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 3 cabins / 6 guests
  • Cruising: 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... Read more

JohannaOwner Operated

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 3 cabins / 6 guests
  • Cruising: Somme‑Picardy, Paris‑Champagne, West Burgundy‑Loire

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

MirageOwner Operated

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 3 cabins / 6 guests
  • Cruising: Midi‑Herault

Mirage is a beautifully renovated boutique barge cruising the Canal du Midi and offering luxury cruises for up to 6 guests. Spacious and distinctive... Read more

EmmaOwner Operated

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 3 cabins / 6 guests
  • Cruising: Provence‑Camargue, Midi‑Herault

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

SaraphinaOwner Operated

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 2 cabins / 4 guests
  • Cruising: 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... Read more

AslaugOwner Operated

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 2 cabins / 4 guests
  • Cruising: Somme‑Picardy

Aslaug is a handsome new, purpose-built and comprehensively equipped hotel barge that cruises the River Somme in Picardy. A distinctive boat in a... Read more

RandleOwner Operated

  • Style: 3* Premier
  • Capacity: 2 cabins / 4 guests
  • Cruising: North Burgundy, Nivernais

Varnished mahogany and sparkling glass and brass are the hallmarks of style aboard the very pretty Randle. She's a River Boat style hotel barge in... Read more

Style: 3* Smart

Deborah CroisiEurope

  • Style: 3* Smart
  • Capacity: more than 6 cabins
  • Cruising: West Burgundy‑Loire

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-Marie CroisiEurope

  • Style: 3* Smart
  • Capacity: more than 6 cabins
  • Cruising: Provence‑Camargue

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

Madeleine CroisiEurope

  • Style: 3* Smart
  • Capacity: more than 6 cabins
  • Cruising: Alsace‑Ardennes

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

Raymonde CroisiEurope

  • Style: 3* Smart
  • Capacity: more than 6 cabins
  • Cruising: Paris‑Champagne

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

Jeanine CroisiEurope

  • Style: 3* Smart
  • Capacity: more than 6 cabins
  • Cruising: Paris‑Champagne, Saone‑South Burgundy

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