Choose your Family Charter

With a 60% increase in family charters over the past year… we’ve decided to up our game and give you the ultimate in family travel 

Why a Hotel Barge Cruise is Fun for the Whole Family -Family aboard L'Art de Vivre

'Pick & Mix' Excursions

To introduce more families to the joys of hotel barge cruising, we’ve enhanced our family charters with a wider range of excursion options, allowing guests to “pick and mix” their daily tours and activities to meet the interest of every generation on board. These options feature theme parks, water parks and laser tag for children, as well as wine tastings, golf and other sports for adults.  There are also excursions to wildlife parks, archery lessons, swimming, tours of prehistoric caves, and canoeing that will appeal to the whole family.

Why a Hotel Barge Cruise is Fun for the Whole Family -Family Picnic

A Little Something for Everyone

L’Art de Vivre

Something for the Children:  Families can visit Guédelon Castle, where a team of master craftsmen are building a castle from scratch using only the materials and construction techniques available during the Middle Ages.

Something for the Adults: Adults can savour a wine tasting excursion to the cellars of the prestigious Domaine Laroche and tour the 1000 years old Obédiencerie where the monks developed the craft of winemaking in the middle ages.



Something for the Children: Hopping in a canoe on the Charente river and exploring its forested banks and sandy reaches.

Something for the Adults: Visit the Château de Villandry, the last of the great Renaissance châteaux to be built on the banks of the Loire. This château is world-renowned for its amazing array of ornamental, water, vegetable and herb gardens.



Something for the Children: Kids can channel their inner Captain Jack at Pirateland, an amusement park, waterpark and mini golf course on Marseillan Plage

Something for the Adults: Fresh Oysters and White Wine on the beach

Fam,ily Cruise - Children in Spa Pool

20% off for the School Holidays

Because we’re well aware just how difficult it can be finding the time to put together a family trip, during the school holidays we’re offering 20% Off charters & an additional £200 Off per child under 18.

This offer is available aboard Hotel Barge Nymphea on July 7th, 28th and throughout August. It also includes the August 11 departure aboard Hotel Barge L’Art de Vivre and the August 25th departure on Hotel Barge Anjodi.

You can view our Special Offers page here

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