We have been guiding guests on scenic French waterways barge cruises in luxurious accommodations for 50 years, offering a truly unique experience.
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The welcome we received and everything on board was perfect
Pauline Taplin, Hampshire, UK
This is a treasure that most people don’t know about
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Canal Cruises in France
Visit Beautiful Burgundy
As one of the main wine-producing regions of France, Burgundy canal cruises are extremely popular. Not only can you explore part of the 60,000 acres of vineyards in the area, but you can explore the rich history and heritage too.
Roam The Historic Canal du Midi
If you are looking for the ultimate French waterway canal cruise, Canal du Midi is the place to be. The 360-km network of waterways is considered to be one of the most remarkable civil engineering feats and is basked in sun for the perfect getaway.
Explore The Culinary Delights Of Gascony
Food lovers will find the gastronomic delights of Gascony perfect for their French canal cruise. Taking you through the heart of L’Occitanie along the Canal des Deux Mers, you can explore orchards and vineyards with some of the most delicious food on offer.
Enjoy Stunning Views In The Loire Valley
For an exclusive canal cruise in France, visit the luxurious Loire Valley. With its fairytale castles and stunning views, you can cruise along the River Cher on a premium hotel barge. European Waterways is the only company to offer this experience so book your Loire Valley canal cruise today.
Private Tastings In Champagne
The champagne houses of France offer some of the best-tasting experiences in the world, with private tasting sessions available. You’ll find that there is no better way to sample luxury wine than on a French canal cruise in Champagne.
Discover The Architecture Of Alsace & Lorraine
Explore the rich culture and architecture of Alsace & Lorraine. From Christmas markets and close proximity to Germany, you’ll get a wonderful blend of experiences, with unique cuisine and stunning views along the Canal de la Marne au Rhin.
Enjoy the ultimate luxury French canal cruise with European Waterways. Book your holiday today or contact our team to discuss your needs.
More Destinations For Your Canal Cruise In France
With more than 2,700 miles of French inland waterways to visit on a French canal cruise, you’ll get a unique and unforgettable experience with European Waterways. Visit the Canal de Garonne or discover things to do on the Canal de Bourgogne. You can see France in an entirely new way, with vineyards, picturesque villages, and more to do on your trip.
The Ultimate Hotel Experience With French Waterways Canal Cruises
France boasts some of the finest scenery in Europe, combining these stunning views with a rich history and thriving culture. European Waterways cruises in France give you the chance to explore the country in a new way, with gourmet meals, local transfers, and use of the barge facilities. You can take daily escorted excursions to discover the local area, such as a visit to a chateau or local markets for the immersive experience. View the different types of French canal cruises you can take below.
With capacity for between 6 and 20 passengers, a private hotel barge charter is perfect for a multi generational getaway
All hotel barges in the fleet benefit from an annual refurbishment and this may vary from redecoration and refurnishing of the...
Every hotel barge cruise includes daily excursions to some fascinating local places of interest - châteaux, Cathar hilltop...
These experiences form the heart of a European Waterways cruise; spontaneous, unique adventures that just couldn't be had anywhere else
Far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, hotel barge voyages allow you to travel in luxury without the strains of...
Crews are mainly British or French and they all speak English, so there is no need to worry about a language barrier when they are...
The classic traditions of French and International cuisine are an unforgettable highlight of your cruise. The onboard chefs are...
We can arrange a wide selection of themed charter cruises which will appeal to all types of interest groups, large or small...
Families or groups of friends can charter any of the hotel barges. You will have the whole vessel to yourselves and she becomes a...
We know that many of our passengers enjoy taking some exercise during their hotel barge cruise, so each vessel carries...
Even if you are not normally a lover of shopping, the vast array of fascinating shops and markets you can discover on one of our...
Many of our cruises are through some of the best wine- growing regions of France, such as Burgundy, Bordeaux...
Hotel Barges For Your Canal Cruise In France
With no fewer than 13 hotel barges, there is sure to be a fully-crewed hotel barge that will suit you and your party.
La Belle Epoque is a deluxe, 12 passenger hotel barge that cruises the picturesque Burgundy Canal in Northern Burgundy
Finesse is an ultra deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the River Saône and Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy
Kir Royale is a ultra deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the renowned Champagne region of France
L’Art de Vivre is a first class, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the charming Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne in Burgundy
Book Your Themed Barge Holiday
We can arrange a wide selection of themed charter cruises which will appeal to all types of interest groups, large or small, including golf, walking and wine appreciation-themed cruises.