Belmond Afloat in France Est. 2004

Bourgogne, France

Soak up the views with some of your favorite people “Afloat” a boat in France! 
Explore the French countryside with some of your closest friends aboard the spectacular Belmond Afloat, where a good time is guaranteed. Lounge on deck with some champs in hand with overlooking views of the rivers and canals, blazing sunflowers, hilltop chateaux, and flourishing vineyards!
The Lowdown
Type
Boat / Train
Views
Cityscape
Coastline
Forest
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Mountains
River
Rolling Hills
Skyline
Valley
Vineyard
Style
Casual
Cultural
French
Nautical
Romantic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Reunion
Social Event

Venue Setting

Discover one of the most relaxing and luxurious ways to explore France, cruising its beautiful canals and rivers in style aboard one of the five Belmond Afloat in France péniches-hôtels. There is no better way to enjoy the splendour of France that by cruising along the rivers and canals that criss-cross the countryside, where the landscape is stunning, the food and wine are delicious and the locals are warm and welcoming. 

Each of the barges follows a specific route, they are as follows:
- Belmond Alouette: Carcassonne to Béziers cruising the Canal du Midi with its beautiful towns and historic sights.
- Belmond Amaryllis: Dijon to St-Léger visiting the great cities, vineyards and villages of Burgundy.
- Belmond Fleur de Lys: Dijon to Vandenesse-en-Auxois exploring the tranquil waterways linking Burgundy's magnificient cities and elegant châteaux. 
- Belmond Hirondelle: Dole to St-Léger discovering Franche-Comté, its wines and heritage of hidden France.
- Belmond Napoléon: Tain l'Hermitage to Arles plying the majestic Rhône, taking in the culture and charn of Provence.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Additional Charges

Price is based on two people sharing a double cabin and charter up to 12 people. It is fully inclusive of meals, wine, alcoholic and other beverages, visits and entertainment. 

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
12
Buffet
12
Standing
12
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2004
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Belmond Afloat in France is composed of 5 different péniches-hôtels, available for private hire or per cabin.

Belmond Aloutte - private hire - 4 guests
Belmond Fleur de Lys - private hire - 6 guests
Belmond Amaryllis - private hire - 8 guests
Belmond Hirondelle - private hire or per cabin - 8 guests
Belmond Napoléon - private hire or per cabin - 12 guests
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Cruise along some of France's most scenic waterways from the picture postcard towns and historic sites along the Canal du Midi to the vineyards and villages of Burgundy, or the culture and charm of Provence. Each of the barges are based in different regions these include tours around Cote d'Or, Burgundy, Franche-Comté, Saone, Provence, Vallée du Rhône and the Canal du Midi.
Design:
Each individually designed péniche-hôtel is distinguished by spacious and luxurious facilities that include, on certain barges, heated swimming pools and sun decks with 360° views.

Cabins on board the various barges form a twin, double or king configuration with an en-suite bathroom (with an overhead shower or a bath and shower). Facilities include air-conditioning and intercoms. The oversized picture windows and spacious decks afford spectacular views of the charming scenery passing by. 
Standout Venue Features:
The essence of travel with Belmond Afloat in France is that your time is relaxed and any excursions will be tailored to your personal requirements. From stately châteaux and bustling markets to ballooning, our itineraries include visits to local places of interest. An air-conditioned vehicle accompanies the barge during its cruise to take guests on their chosen visits.
Extra Perks:
You can extend your stay in France! We have the perfect tours to Paris to be enjoyed before your Belmond Afloat in France cruise. Some of our hotel partners are Le Meurice facing the Tuileries Gardens or the Shangri-La Paris located opposite the Eiffel Tower. Contact our team for more information. 
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

Your cruise begins in style with a champagne reception to welcome you onboard, giving you a taste of the wining and dining to come. The suberb cuisine, including five-course candlelit dinners, prepared by our onboard chef is a real highlight of the cruise, particularly when accompanied by a selection of wines from France's finest vineyards and all the delicious meals onboard are included in the fare. 

Enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room or on the sun deck (when the weather allows). 

Bars & Lounges:

Complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are also available throughout the day. Simply ask your hostess for any drinks required or help yourself from the bar. 

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