Your Journey

Discover grand Roman ruins amid picturesque villages as you sample the Rhone’s finest wines.


Table d’hôte meals and complimentary beverages

All excursions including exclusive use of onboard bicycles

Private guide

Return transfer from Paris




Step aboard and meet your crew and guide for a champagne reception. Enjoy an early evening cruise to this evenings rural mooring location of Aramon.



After breakfast tour Arles, famous for its Roman ruins. Van Gogh also stayed here from 1888 to 1889.

Return to the the barge for lunch, relax as you cruise to Avignon past the famous Pont Saint-Bénezet. Moor opposite the city gates then visit the spectacular Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct.

Enjoy drinks on deck and a sumptuous dinner.



Tour Avignon, home to the Popes of Avignon in the 1300s. Enjoy a guided walk around this magnificent city and the Palace of the Popes. Take time to peruse the shops or sample French cafe culture at your leisure.

Return to the barge for lunch, then visit the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard. Enjoy a wine tasting here before continuing your cruise to Roquemaure.



Cruise to Viviers, passing through the Bollène lock, with its dramatic 23-metre drop. After lunch take a leisurely stroll around this medieval town with your guide.

This afternoon visit Nyons, a typical Provençal village, and visit a lavender distillery.



This morning is spent at the picturesque village of Grignan, famed for its medieval château. Continue to a truffle farm to learn about and taste this world-renowned delicacy before lunch at a local restaurant.

Rejoin the barge for dinner.


La Voulte

Visit a colourful market in La Voulte with your chef. Pick out ingredients for lunch, which will be prepared for you back on board.

Cruise past the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône to Tain or Tournon. Visit Chez Ferraton, whose winery is a stroll away, and enjoy a tasting and tour.

Back on board dine on a wonderful farewell gala dinner.


Tain l'Hermitage

Have breakfast aboard Belmond Napoleon before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

2018 Departures

  • April - 8 and 22
  • May - 6 and 20
  • June - 3 and 17
  • September - 9
  • October - 7

High Season


High Season

May to September

Charter up to:

  • 12 guests € 73,428
  • 11 guests € 70,092
  • 10 guests € 66,770
  • 9 guests € 63,441
  • 8 guests € 60,112

Open Sailing

  • Per guest € 6,127

Low Season


Low Season

April and October

Charter up to:

  • 12 guests € 58,740
  • 11 guests € 56,078
  • 10 guests € 53,410
  • 9 guests € 50,751
  • 8 guests € 48,088

Open Sailing

  • Per guest € 4,902