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Belmond Lilas


Belmond Lilas sitting room


Looking out towards the deck aboard Belmond Lilas


Belmond Lilas cabin


Belmond Alouette


Belmond Pivoine


Belmond Pivoine living space


Belmond Pivoine cabin


Belmond Napoleon


Belmond Napoleon lounge


Belmond Hirondelle


Belmond Amaryllis


Belmond Amaryllis deck and pool


Belmond Fleur de Lys


Belmond Fleur de Lys lounge


Belmond Fleur de Lys cabin

Belmond Afloat, River Cruises, France

Collection of 7 luxury barges operating on several river routes with 2 to 6 cabins

All 6 night itineraries and inclusions are tailored to each client. Some barges are for private hire only, some can be booked per cabin.
Prices available on request.

One of the most luxurious and relaxing ways to explore the rivers and canals of France, aboard a beautifully appointed barge cruising at a stately pace through some of Europe’s most picturesque regions. Belmond’s vessels operate from April to October on a variety of routes through Languedoc-Rousillon, Burgundy, Champagne, Provence, Franche-Comté and the Rhône. Sleeping from 4 to 12 guests, the seven ‘péniche-hôtels’ can be chartered by families or groups for sole use or booked on a cabin by cabin basis. Cruising in tandem is also possible for larger groups wishing to travel together.


The cabins aboard all the Belmond Afloat luxury barges have either an en-suite bathroom or shower room.

Luxury Barges & Journeys

Belmond Alouette sleeps 4 - private charter only - Carcassonne to Béziers

Belmond Fleur de Lys sleeps 6 - private charter or per cabin - Dijon to Vandenesse-En-Auxois

Belmond Amaryllis sleeps 8 - private charter only - Dijon to St-Léger

Belmond Hirondelle sleeps 8 - private charter or per cabin - Dole to St Leger

Belmond Lilas sleeps 8 - private charter only - Burgundy

Belmond Pivoine sleeps 8 - private charter only - La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre to Châlons-en-Champagne

Belmond Napoléon sleeps 12 - for private charter or per cabin - Tain L'Hermitage to Avignon

Facilities & Services

Guests aboard any of the Belmond fleet will enjoy exceptional service, spacious accommodation, fine dining, superb wine, visit vineyards, chateaux, monasteries and pretty villages - and a completely tailor-made itinerary if booking a barge for private hire.

Weather & Seasons

Belmond barges travel the water-ways in central and southern France, so weather varies depending on your route on month of travel.

Getting Here

To be advised depending on your preferred route.

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Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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