France is one of the most popular for barge cruises with its numerous canals and rivers. We offer exciting cruises in the following regions/areas: Burgundy, Champagne, Loire Valley, Provence, Aquitaine, Canal du Midi, Alsace, Paris, Normandy, Gascony, Picardy and Camargue.
Burgundy is known for its world-famous wines, gastronomic cuisine and historic monuments. When barging in Burgundy, don’t forget to try their different cheeses and wines. We offer 10 luxury barges that sail on this beautiful region – Renaissance, L’Impressionniste, La Belle Epoque, Belmond Amaryllis, Finesse, L’Art de Vivre, Belmond Fleur de Lys, Luciole, Jeanine and La Nouvelle Etoile.
Champagne is famous for producing the sparkling wine of the same name. Visit the cities of Reims and Epernay when cruising in Champagne. The beautiful barges of La Nouvelle Etoile, Panache and Raymond sail in this region.
Cruising in Loire Valley gives you an opportunity to visit the most beautiful chateaux of France. The charming barges of Renaissance, Nymphea, C’est La Vie, Deborah and Meanderer cruise on this picturesque region.
Discover one of France’s most popular holiday region, Provence on board the beautiful Belmond Napoleon or Anne-Marie. Both barges cruise in the canal of Provence and take you to the walled city of Avignon, the cities of Arles, the town of Saint-Remy-de-Provence and more.
Aquitaine is known for its capital, Bordeaux. Bordeaux is known for producing some of the world’s best wines. The 24-passenger Mirabelle and the beautiful Rosa sail in this region.
Canal du Midi is possibly the most popular canals in France. The canal connects to Garonne River, Canal de Brienne, Herault River and Etang de Thau. We have 10 lovely barges cruising in this area – Athos, Belmond Alouette, Anjodi, Enchante, Alegria, Clair de Lune, Caroline, Saraphina, Savannah and Roi Soleil.
Paris, known as the City of Light is a top tourist destination. If you are looking for a unique way to discovery the culture and history of Paris, why not try cruising on board a hotel barge? The beautiful barges of La Nouvelle Etoile and Panache either start or end their cruises in Paris. The 22-passenger Raymonde also cruises around Paris.
Gascony is located in southwest of France known for its foie gras and Armagnac brandy. The charming, 8-passenger Rosa cruises in Gascony. The Camargue region is an interesting region for barging. It is home to more than 400 species of bird. Discover Camargue on board the beautiful Le Phenicien.
Belgium is located on the northeast coast in Benelux. It borders France to the southwest, Luxembourg to the southeast and Netherlands to the north. The country offers beautiful cathedrals, medieval cities and a lot more. The barges Panache and La Nouvelle cruise through Belgium on their way between Holland and Paris.
Holland is a region located on the west coast of Netherlands. It is famous for its tulips as tourists flock each year to them every spring. Highlights of a Holland cruise include a tour of Keukenhof Gardens, excursion of Haarlem and more.
Germany and Luxembourg are two countries you don’t want to miss when cruising in Europe. Visit Germany’s beautiful castles, the largest wine-growing villages, then finish the cruise in Luxembourg.
Italy is located in southern Europe. It is known for its beautiful architecture and monuments and it features the most number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. The stylish, 10-passenger La Bella Vita cruises in Italy, taking you the most beautiful parts of the country.
Scotland offers breathtaking scenery, ancient castles, historic sites and more. Scottish Highlander is the perfect barge for your holiday cruise.
England is another great destination for barging. The magnificent Magna Carta will take you to England’s countryside and visit its famous royal palaces, castles and abbeys.
Ireland is still undiscovered when it comes to cruising. Admire its rolling green fields, beautiful castles and abundant wildlife on board the Shannon Princess.
With so many destinations in Europe you can choose from, let our team help you plan your best cruising holiday for you and your loved ones.