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In France, several regions can be discovered from the deck of one of our luxury barges. The most famous cruising areas in France are Burgundy and the Canal du Midi whilst Alsace and Champagne offer very scenic cruises. Less known but equally delightful experiences on hotel barges are available on the river Cher in the Loire Valley or you could enjoy barging on rural canals in Brittany. To help you choosing, we sorted the boats by region and then by price. Tariff includes full board and open bar. The price mentioned is based on a full charter. Once you have found the right boat for you, fill up a booking enquiry form or contact us.



barges by region & by price

(2020 prices / person, based on full boat for 1 week in low season / 1US$ = 0.9 Euros)


champagne - Alsace

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

La Nouvelle Etoile from 7162 Euros

La Nouvelle Etoile is a luxurious barge with very spacious accommodation for only 8 passengers, offering a wonderful blend of traditional elegance and sophisticated, state of the art facilities. The bedroom suites, boast internet access and satellite TV and large double sink bathrooms.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Saroche from 5850 Euros

Saroche has been completely renovated from end to end. There is a new salon and dining area, new kitchen and a new deck layout to include more seating and a fire pit. Saroche feature large airy cabins all with individually air conditioning and large en-suite bathrooms.

12 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Panache from 4333 Euros

Panache is a classic Dutch design. She is traditionally furnished in an old ship style with brass and mahogany, creating a comfortable and charming ambience. The excellent accommodation offers a choice of six air-conditioned Junior Suites, all with full en-suite facilities with oversized showers.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Johanna from 2666 Euros

Johanna is operating in Belgium and in France. She cruises on meandering rivers and canals from Bruges to Paris or in the French Champagne and Loire regions. On board Johanna you'll find peace and tranquility as you pass by the quiet countryside, picturesque villages and historic towns.

4 passengers - 4 & 6 nights - 1/2 board.

Aslaug from 1500 EUros

Aslaug is a new-built, owner-operated barge, 24m long. She welcomes 4 guests in two well-insulated twin cabins. Each has its own en-suite bathroom with toilet, shower and hair dryer. The interior is fitted out in Danish design and cherry-wood furniture. Cruising in Champagne during June / July.

Somme Picardy

4 passengers - 4 & 6 nights - 1/2 board.

Aslaug from 1500 EUros

Aslaug is a new-built, owner-operated barge, 24m long. She welcomes 4 guests in two well-insulated twin cabins. Each has its own en-suite bathroom with toilet, shower and hair dryer. The interior is fitted out in Danish design and cherry-wood furniture. Sun decks with teak furniture.

The Loire

4/6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Nymphea from 3916 Euros

Nymphea is ideal for discovering the incredibly beautiful river Cher and Chateau of Chenonceau in the Loire Valley. Refitted throughout, her traditional ship’s interior features a warm classic decor of rich varnished hardwoods, stained glass and a welcoming country house atmosphere.


burgundy Upper - Loire

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Renaissance from 5625 Euros

Renaissance has a beautifully appointed lounge with comfortable seating. A bar is stocked with your favorites, and bookshelves contain a Bose CD system, current books, up-to-date periodicals and magazines. All 4 suites can be twins or double. Each has a 60 sq feet private bathroom.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Meanderer from 5377 Euros

Meanderer has 3 en-suite cabins in excess of 125 square feet, large lounge and dining areas, a spacious, teak covered sun-deck and an outdoor heated spa-pool. Meaderer is ideal for exploring treasures of the Upper Loire like historical Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses and Eiffel’s Briare Pont canal.

Burgundy Nivernais

4 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

papillon from 6000 Euros

Le Papillon has such character and charm that passengers find themselves wanting to return year after year. Refurbished for 220, she sleeps now only four, in 2 cabins. Each cabin has en-suite facilities with air conditioning and central heating.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Elisabeth from 4000 Euros

Recently updated, Elisabeth has been designed for comfort, tranquillity and privacy whilst boasting a spacious and light environment with modern hotel facilities. All three guest rooms provide air-conditioned, private ensuite facilities with access to the saloon and dining area.

12 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Luciole from 4000 Euros

The Luciole accommodates 12 passengers in 8 en-suite cabins : 3 doubles (can be converted to twins), 3 twins and 2 singles. As the first hotel barge she celebrated fifty years of continuous cruising in 2016. Luciole offers theme cruises including the popular “Adventure Charter”.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Art de Vivre from 3687 Euros

The 8 passenger Art de Vivre started life as a Scottish munitions carrier before being transformed by a team of skilled craftsmen into a floating celebration of the Burgundian “good life”. Your crew of four comprise Captain, Tour guide, Master Chef and Hostess, all with a love for the Nivernais canal.

4 passengers - 3 & 6 nights - full board.

Randle from 2832 Euros

Randle is a traditional boat, beautifully maintained. Polished brass and varnished wood create typical classic nautical atmosphere inside. With only 2 cabins, it’s the perfect private barge to cruise the scenic Canal du Nivernais. Gourmet cuisine at selected restaurants along Randle’s cruise route.

north & south burgundy

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

La Nouvelle Etoile from 7162 Euros

La Nouvelle Etoile is a luxurious barge with very spacious accommodation for only 8 passengers, offering a wonderful blend of traditional elegance and sophisticated, state of the art facilities. The bedroom suites, boast internet access and satellite TV and large double sink bathrooms.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Grand Cru from 6525 Euros

The Grand Cru’s eye-catching modern design effortlessly reflects the clean lines and open spaces of contemporary living. The beautifully appointed cabins are 260 square feet, and boast a TV and shower and bath.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Prosperite from 6075 Euros

Prosperite expressly designed to meet the expectations of upscale travellers desiring to experience the luxury of five star travel, Prosperite offers stunning decor in the upstairs salon and some of the largest rooms and highest level of amenities you will find on barges in France.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

C'est La Vie from 6030 Euros

Deb and Olivier own and run C’est La Vie. They are obviously very fond of her and enjoy sharing their immaculate barge with guests. C’est La Vie was originally designed as the private floating home for an American family, her superb and very large 4 en-suite cabins are waiting for you.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Apres Tout from 6000 Euros

The Apres Tout is the perfect boat for 3 couples or a family. The three huge cabins each have immaculate, practical bathrooms and the spacious light and modern lounge isenchanting. The stunning kitchen of The Apres Tout comes with stools for guests to watch the cook achieve miracles.

4 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

papillon from 6000 Euros

Le Papillon has such character and charm that passengers find themselves wanting to return year after year. Refurbished for 220, she sleeps now only four, in 2 cabins. Each cabin has en-suite facilities with air conditioning and central heating.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Saroche from 5850 Euros

Saroche, if you are a wine fanatic, you are on the right boat. Jason, owner, captain, wine expert and brilliant entertainer will take you to Champagne in Spring and through caves running under the city of Beaune in Burgundy. He will make sure you get to taste wines in accordance with your palate.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Grand Victoria from 5835 Euros

On Grand Victoria, each cabin has a flat screen TV and DVD player. The saloon features large picture windows, allowing light to stream onto the quality leather sofas. With two sun decks, there is an abundance of space to relax inside and out whilst cruising through the stunning countryside.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Finesse from 5462 Euros

Finesse is a brand new, luxurious, double-decker hotel barge with very spacious cabins. There are 4 large suites that can be configured as twins or doubles. The saloon features panoramic windows and a demonstration galley where you can watch the chef prepare gourmet meals.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Rendez vous from 4740 Euros

Rendez-Vous is a new and contemporary vessel. Owned and professionally run by the same team as the luxury barge Prospetite, Rendez-vous is aiming at proposing more affordable “casual luxury”. The barge is cruising on the Canal de Bourgogne, one of the most popular barge routes.

12 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

L'impressionniste from 4333 Euros

L’impressionniste is a very attractive barge for a party or a family. With 6 comfortable cabins with modern en-suite on the lower level, the main deck is dedicated to social activities: a spacious lounge with a generous open bar and a long dining table to accommodate 12 guests indoor.

12 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

La Belle Epoque from 4333 Euros

La Belle Epoque was designed with both elegance and passenger comfort in mind and offers a sun-deck spa-pool. The wood paneled saloon together with other luxury facilities, are all fully air-conditioned. The spacious cabins offer a twin or double beds with marble en-suite facilities.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Magnolia from 4000 Euros

Magnolia is a spacious and luxury vessel completely reconverted into a comfortable and airy hotel barge in 2014. With 3 large cabins and modern en-suites, Magnolia offers a lot of flexibility with 3 or 6 day cruises.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Wine & water from 3666 Euros

Wine & Water offers 3 bedroom suites for 2 to 6 passengers. Max, the captain, is a Burgundy wines specialist organizing private wine tastings in the world famous Burgundian villages on the slopes of Côtes de Nuit and the Côtes de Beaune Dijon and the famous wine town of Beaune.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Savoir Vivre from 3350 Euros

Savoir Vivre proposes breakfast and lunches on board while taking guests out to the restaurant each night. The ideal way to discover genuine French restaurant’s atmosphere. Cabins are not vast but comfortable, beds excellent and bathrooms immaculate with full size shower.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

La Vie en rose from 3260 Euros

The 6 passenger barge La Vie en Rose (formerly known as the Who Knows) was built in 1930 in Holland. Totally refurbished this year, she offers 3 well appointed en-suite air conditionned cabins and two fabulous outside decks.

canal du midi

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

enchante from 5125 Euros

Enchanté contemporary design is very effective: a very comfortable terrace with a large pool up-front; a chic and full of light lounge and a superb open kitchen to entertain guests willing to watch the Chef at work. On the lower level, 4 spacious cabins with full size shower.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Roi Soleil from 4400 Euros

Roi Soleil has more to do with luxury yachting than barging. She combines the best of yachts and barges. Her lines and mahogany and brass trim are inspired by the classic motor yachts of the 1920’s while her interior brings you the best of contemporary design and comfort.

4 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Alegria from 4375 Euros

Alegria is beautiful - modern, full of light. The two spacious cabins have large round portholes offering excellent views of the Canal. Each cabin has double access: one door leads outside near the pool and the other connects with the lounge. This feature allows intimacy and independence.

4/6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Esperance from 4350 Euros

There is something very special about Esperance. Mathias has a unique talent to deliver personal and dedicated attention to his guests and at the same time make them feel home. The decoration inside Esperance is refined, elegant, the service excellent and the food delicious.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Savannah from 4250 Euros

Savannah was used as showroom for the prestigious cosmetic group l’Occitane in the 80’s. The mahogany woodwork and ceramic tiles remain as the signature of this unique canal hotel barge. Savannah was completely refurbished and decorated with luxurious contemporary furniture in 2014.

6 passengers - 4 & 6 nights - full board.

Emma from 4500 Euros

Emma has built her reputation on the excellence of the food and wines served aboard. Liz loves sharing recipes and ideas with her guests over a glass of wine and her kitchen is always open. Her philosophy is to buy the best local ingredients and cook them with flair and imagination.

6 passengers - full board or self-catering.

mirage from 4166 Euros

The 6 passenger Mirage is an authentic 1950 French barge, lovingly transformed into an elegant floating boutique hotel. Mirage welcomes you in a quiet, original and luxurious setting. Available full board and self-catering.


6 passengers - 4 & 6 nights - full board.

clair de lune from 4025 Euros

Welcome aboard Clair de Lune, a well-designed barge featuring nicely decorated ensuite cabins, a cozy sitting corner, a spacious and convivial terrace and a spa at the front of the boat. Cruise from Le Somail to Carcassonne, an incomparable voyage on the Canal du Midi.

10 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Athos from 3920 Euros

Convivial and comfortable for 10 passengers, Athos offers reasonable size en-suite cabins. While cruising the Canal du Midi, you will enjoy delicious meals prepared by a Chef onboard and appreciate the excursions through Languedoc. The city of Carcassonne is part of the itinerary.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Anjodi from 3687 Euros

Anjodi is of classic Dutch design, specifically rebuilt for the Canal du Midi. She was completely refurbished in the tasteful tradition of African hardwoods, hand-crafted paneling and shining brass, creating a charming ambience. The sun deck is spacious and has a heated Jacuzzi.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Caroline from 3666 Euros

On board Caroline, Ute & Uli’s smiles are contagious. You will find a relaxed atmosphere with a comfortable lounge and dining area and a well equipped kitchen where Ute will prepare gourmet dishes for you. Caroline’s huge flowered sun deck has comfortable teak seating and is carpeted.

4 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Saraphina from 3662 Euros

Saraphina is a Dutch barge 25 metres (82 feet) long and 4 metres wide (12 feet). She cruises on the Canal du Midi between Portiragnes-plage and the majestic medieval city of Carcassonne. 2 spacious cabins with en-suite, comfortable deck to lounge and traditional Dutch bicycles onboard.

4 passengers - 3 & 5 nights - full board.

beatrice from 2275 Euros

The 4 passenger barge Beatrice cruise route takes you through the villages of Colombiers, Poilhes, Capestang, Le Somail, Ventenac, Argens in Minervois, Homps, Lézignan , Trebes and finally to the old city of Carcassonne.


provence - camargue

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Mam Goz from 4716 Euros

Welcome on board of MAM GOZ to discover Provence and Camargue. Enjoy a 6-night cruise on the Southern France waterways. You will experience an incredible trip enjoying gastronomy, nature and local culture. Avignon, Nîmes, Arles, Aigues Mortes are visited during the cruise.

18 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Le phenicien from 2339 Euros

All cabins on the Phenicien feature en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning with individual control and superior bedding. On the main deck, the sun of Provence will gently warm you up through the large panoramic windows as you take a little nap or sip a drink in the vast lounge.


bordeaux - gascony

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Saint Louis from 4860 Euros

The Saint Louis is one of the most luxurious and best appointed barges on the canal du Midi. She has the largest open sundeck of any barge of comparable size. The salon is tastefully decorated. Three double or twin spacious cabins are equipped with luxurious en-suite facilities.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Tango from 4750 Euros

Tango’s décor features large brass portholes, French art deco fixtures, Provençal ivory linens, and rich teak wall paneling. Tango’s route begins and ends in the city of Bordeaux, mooring right on the newly redeveloped and iconic waterfront.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

rosa from 3600 Euros

Rosa is an old Dutch “Clipper”. Her saloon is particularly welcoming and features attractive wood paneling, comfortable seating and a bar. There are 4 air-conditioned staterooms with full en-suite facilities to accommodate 8 passengers. There is a spacious sundeck with comfortable furniture.

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