Hotel Barges

For Luxury Barge Cruises & Riverboats, our expert is Crystal Groome, who has specialized in European barge vacations since 1998.


She is well known around the world as an expert in her field, thanks to her in-depth knowledge of the best-quality, fully crewed luxury hotel barges and riverboats in Europe.

Like all reputable agents, Crystal has personally inspected and cruised on the boats offered so that we can assure you the highest quality before recommending them. You can be assured that the accommodations and itinerary are of the highest quality and interest. An unforgettable experience of a lifetime awaits you!

These barges offer the luxury of a hotel with crew members knowledgeable in the cultural, historic and artistic backgrounds of the areas visited to guide you.

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Travel the Burgundy and Nivernais canals and discover the constantly changing landscapes, the legendary vineyards and world-renowned cuisine. The L’Anjou region allows you to view French historical treasures and explore the charming villages. The French waterways hold some of the most picturesque settings and best shopping in all of Europe.

Luxury Hotel Barges

Cruising the canals and rivers of France on a hotel barge is an intimate way to savor the beauty of pristine landscapes and the charm of quiet villages. Accommodations are spacious and comfortable, the cuisine memorable, as are the wines of distinction. While you are en route, the captain may stray from the beaten path and let you experience the charm of a quiet village or a picturesque landscape. Hotel barges carry between two and twenty-four guests on a variety of six-night adventures.

Truly a dream come true! Crystal offers the enticing experience of cruising aboard a hotel barge on the historic waterways of France. Gather a group of friends or family to join you. We especially recommend these cruises to grandparents who wish to introduce their grandchildren to the experience of a wider world and the lifestyle of other countries.


Roi Soleil Luxury Hotel Barge Roi Soleil a Luxury Hotel Barge

Your floating hotel provides well appointed accommodations for parties of 2 to 24 passengers and is available for private charter or by-the-cabin booking. Expect cuisine of the highest standards while enjoying the finest local specialties enhanced by a variety of regional wines. Open bar is included on most vessels. A well-trained crew gives attentive service and knowledge of the area, its cultural, historic and artistic backgrounds.

Cruises are all-inclusive of Champagne Welcome, luxury accommodations, full gourmet meal service, excursions and admittance fees, and use of bicycles and other facilities. Open bar and transportation to and from barge are included in most cases.


Get in-depth exposure to the culture and history of your destination in a stress-free way. This style of cruise provides easy access to city centers. After docking in the middle of town, it is easy to just walk off the ship and explore your new destination. More time being there and less time getting there!!!

The ambiance is more casual than ocean cruises and everyone eats in one sitting for dinner. Have a drink or dinner with the interesting people you met that day. Here you won’t have to wait in line to have a meal or to embark and debark.

Our experts at The French Canal Connection can help you tailor a barge charter in France to your own personal desires, whether you want to cruise in Loire, Provence, the Canal de Bourgogne wine region, or beyond. Barge charters are excellent options for beginners and seasoned cruisers alike, offering a slow pace through beautiful countryside and historic towns.

You can spend your days exploring centuries-old chateaux, dining at local restaurants, or simply enjoying the passing scenery. Walking and bicycle paths often line the canals, and charming villages are frequently within a few minutes of your nightly stopping points.

French River Boat

No matter your personal dream for a barge charter in France, our team at The French Canal Connection is ready to make it come true. We look forward to exceeding your expectations.

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