Cruise along France's most scenic rivers and canals on one of seven luxury barges.


  • Two luxury barges (or péniche-hotels) are your passport to the heart of France.  These péniche-hotels are available for private charter.
  • Every night the péniche-hotels berths in a different location.
  • All itineraries are six nights in length.
  • Guests are met by Belmond representatives at their hotels and are transferred to the vessels.
  • Dining on board is pure indulgence, with the finest French cuisine.  Gastronomes will delight in expertly prepared with seasonal produce.  Meals on board are expertly paired with renowned regional wines and finished with a daily selection of delectable cheeses.
  • Passengers may either spend hours lazing by the plunge pool or explore new places with shore excursions.
  • Private transport, complete with driver and knowledgeable guide is provided for excusions.
  • A farewell dinner of regional specialities brings the cruise to a memorable close.

Belmond Hirondelle

This luxury barge comfortably accommodates eight passengers in sumptuous surroundings.  Four generously sized cabins each enjoy an en-suite bathroom.  A crew of five service this barge.

• Lounge and dining area with stereo system
• Sun deck with 360 degree view, sun loungers, two tables and a parasol
• Computer with internet access
• Books and Board games
• HiFi system and CD’s
• DVD player and DVD’s
• Belmond Hirondelle is available for private charter or may be booked per cabin.

Belmond Napoléon

Belmond Napoléon is perfect for convivial parties and cater up to 12 passengers. Six decadent cabins each boast an en-suite bathroom. A crew of six service this barge.

• Sun deck with Jacuzzi, sun loungers, exercise equipment and canopied dining area
• Lounge with piano
• Computer with internet access
• Selection of books, games, DVD’s and CD’s
• Belmond Napoléon is available for private charter or may be booked per cabin.

Example Itinerary:
Journey starts from Dole
Visit Clos De Vougeot, cruise to St Jean De Losne.
Visit Dijon, cruise to Verdun Sur Le Doubs.
Cruise to Fragnes, visit Chateau De Rully.
Cruise to Chagny, visit Beaune.
Cruise to St. Leger, visit Chateau De Chamirey, Mercurey
Ends St Leger Sur Dheune.

• A non-refundable 25% deposit is required five days after receiving confirmation
• The full payment is required 60 days prior to departure date.
• Please bear in mind that all luggage is stored in cabin.  There is limited storage for luggage not required during your cruise.

Please contact your World Travel consultant for more information.