hotel barge holidays in france
luxury cruises on French canals
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hotel-barges: individual Cabins
Hotel barges are often booked by a single party or a family and it can be difficult sometimes to find cabins available for independant travellers. To help you choosing the right hotel-barge for your next cruise-holiday, we keep record of cabins available on different boats. Do not hesitate to contact us if you can't find what you are looking for.
champagne - Alsace
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.
Johanna is open to individual booking
Aslaug from 1500 EUros - 1/2 board
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.
Aslaug offers 2 cabins
The Loire & upper loire
Nymphea / 2 to 6 passengers 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.
Nymphea is open to individual booking
meanderer / 6 passengers 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. .
cabins available: 20 September & 11 October 2020
renaissance / 6 passengers 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.
Luciole from 4000 Euros
The Luciole, carrying 12 passengers was designed especially for the Nivernais, which is considered by to be the most beautiful and varied in France. Beautiful and historic, the Canal du Nivernais provides a step back in time. Each curve in the route presents an exciting panorama, to be explored, should you choose, on a stroll between locks - or from the sun deck of the 'Luciole'.
La Luciole is open to individual booking
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.
Art de Vivre is open to individual booking
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.
randle offers 2 cabins
north & south burgundy
grand cru from 6525 Euros
Grand Cru offers six night/seven day journeys for private parties of just eight guests. Gently plying Burgundy’s inland waterways between Dole and St. Leger-sur-Dhune, the Grand Cru features excellence in all aspects of barge cruising. Exclusive to the Grand’s Cru’s drinking and dining program, guests will enjoy pours of Grand Cru wines with every lunch and dinner.
Papillon from 6000 Euros
Le Papillon has such character and charm that passengers find themselves wanting to return year after year. She sleeps only six, in three cabins – one double and two twins. Each cabin has en-suite facilities with air conditioning and central heating.
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.
cabins available: 10 May & 27 September 2020
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.
Finesse is open to individual booking
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.
L'impressionniste is open to individual booking
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.
La Belle Epoque is open to individual booking
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.
Wine & Water is open to individual booking
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.
Savoir Vivre is open to individual booking
La Vie en rose from 3260 Euros
La Vie en Rose was owned and lived by the famous American Actor Sterling Hayden. La Vie en Rose has been entirely refurbished in 2018. She offers three well appointed en-suite air conditionned cabins and two fabulous outside decks to admire the magnificent French scenery that slowly drifts by.
2 cabins available 31 May 2020
rhone - Provence
Belmond Napoleon from 4593 Euros
Napoléon features six sizeable cabins, each with an en-suite bathroom. There is also a stately lounge, generous deck and outdoor Jacuzzi. Embark on fascinating Provence tours and visit the region’s multiple highlights, including its iconic wine estates.
Napoleon is open to individual booking
canal du midi
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.
enchante is open to individual booking
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.
Emma is open to individual booking
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.
savannah is open to individual booking
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.
Athos is open to individual booking
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.
Anjodi is open to individual booking
caroline from 3666 Euros
The Australian's favourite barge on the Canal du Midi:50% of guests are from Downunder! There seems to be a love affair between Australians and the barge Caroline. May be it has something to do with the contagious smile of Ute & Uli? On board Caroline you will find a relaxed atmosphere with a comfortable lounge and dining area.
caroline is open to individual booking
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.
SARAPHINA offers 2 cabins
mirage from 3333 Euros
The 6 passenger Mirage is an authentic 1950 French barge, lovingly transformed into an elegant floating boutique hotel. Moored at the Herminis lock, a few minutes away from the historical center of Carcassonne, Mirage welcomes you in a quiet, original and luxurious setting. Choose either an all-inclusive or self-catering cruise
mirage offers 3 cabins
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.
beatrice offers 2 cabins
provence - camargue
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
saint louis from 4860 Euros
The Saint Louis is one of the most luxurious and best appointed barges on the canal network in France today. The team at Saint Louis spare no effort in bringing you the ultimate in luxury cruising. Saint Louis has the largest open sundeck of any barge of comparable size.
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.
Rosa is open to individual booking
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