BELMOND AFLOAT IN FRANCE

The Belmond Afloat in France fleet is comprised of seven luxury barges that cruise along the country’s most scenic rivers and canals.

Our French river cruises offer a wide variety of itineraries, all visiting spectacular destinations. Explore the majestic vineyards of Burgundy or the medieval villages of Provence. Drift past blazing fields of sunflowers and hilltop châteaux.

Treat yourself to one of the best European vacations. Whether you seek a family holiday, a reunion with friends or a romantic escape, we can create the perfect journey.

What to Expect

Best European Vacations

Discover France at a leisurely pace, through picturesque locks and riverbanks lined with fishermen.

Every night the barge berths in a new location. A gourmet dinner is served on board before settling down to sleep, lulled by the lapping waters.

Lazy hours on deck are combined with exciting activities ashore. Bicycles are stored on board to explore the local area. Private transport is available for longer excursions, complete with a driver and knowledgeable guide.

A farewell dinner of regional specialities is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your trip, bringing the cruise to a memorable close.

Belmond Alouette

Belmond Alouette

Carcassonne to Béziers
This is our most intimate barge, accommodating up to four guests on delightful cruises along the Canal du Midi.

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Belmond Amaryllis

Belmond Amaryllis

Dijon to St-Léger
Carrying up to eight people in grand French style, our barge visits the beautiful cities, vineyards and villages of Burgundy.

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Belmond Fleur de Lys

Belmond Fleur de Lys

Dijon to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Offering an exotic flavour of India in the heart of Burgundy, this barge accommodates up to six guests.

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Belmond Hirondelle

Belmond Hirondelle

Dole - St Leger
Eight passengers can enjoy the supreme comfort of this bright, airy barge, cruising among the grand châteaux and vineyards of Burgundy.

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Belmond Lilas

Belmond Lilas

Krafft to Arzviller
Belmond Lilas takes guests through the beautiful region of Alsace in contemporary luxury.

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Belmond Pivoine

Belmond Pivoine

Meaux to Châlons-en-Champagne
Step aboard and savour true indulgence as you explore the highlights of Champagne.

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Belmond Napoleon

Belmond Napoléon

Tain to Arles
With up to 12 passengers on board, our guests enjoy adventures through Provence along the River Rhône.

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Reservations: 1 800 524 2420

New for 2017

Discover our two new luxurious barges. Launching in 2017, Belmond Pivoine and Belmond Lilas explore the regions of Champagne and Alsace.

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There is no better way to enjoy the splendour of France than by cruising along the rivers and canals that criss-cross the countryside.

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