hotel barges in france

canal cruising in france

hotel barge holidays in france

luxury cruises on French canals

Our hotel barges

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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. 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

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.

Burgundy Nivernais

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”.

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

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.

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

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 - 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.

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.