In a country known for romance, Belmond Afloat in France proves there's nothing more romantic than a river cruise through the waters of this beautiful country.

These small, intimate vessels ensure that each guest receives a warm, personal experience, whichever voyage you decide to take. With sleek boat designs, genuinely caring service and bespoke cuisine, you can relish every moment on board Belmond Afloat in France.

Discover Belmond Afloat in France

A Champagne reception on deck marks the beginning of your Belmond Afloat in France voyage. With a relaxed pace, you’ll be able to lounge on the deck or in the beautiful interiors as you glide down through cities, forests, fields and hidden villages.

These voyages are a small taste of what we offer. Contact our Cruise Specialists for bespoke suggestions and post-cruise options
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Why Choose Belmond Afloat in France?

Belmond Afloat in France offers wonderful voyages into the beating heart of France. You’ll discover the hidden gems and delights of the French countryside, alongside some of their more famous counterparts including the Champagne region, Provence, and Burgundy.

Beyond the boat, you’ll be able to head ashore for authentic experiences at your ports of call, including the chance to accompany the chef to the market to pick fresh produce for your meal, Whether you’re on board or out and about, you’ll find an unforgettable experience.

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Belmond’s fleet is made up of smaller vessels and luxury barges, with each member of the fleet offering fine attention to detail and a true sense of elegance. The cabins are spacious, with modern amenities and comforts, while some barges even feature heated pools, antique décor and detailed murals – one even has a grand piano!

Carrying between four and 12 guests, these spacious river cruisers are perfect for a group of family or friends. For some extra privacy and a more intimate experience, you might even want to charter your own barge for the trip of a lifetime.


Belmond Afloat in France voyages take in many highlights of the French countryside. With varied landscapes and ports of call, there is truly something for everyone. Set sail in comfort and watch an enchanting patchwork of great cities, remote villages, lush forests, sloping valleys and sleepy villages pass by.

There are countless highlights waiting to be experienced on a journey with Belmond. Enjoy excursions at sun-soaked vineyards, ancient chateaux, and picture-postcard villages. Ask our Travel Specialists about customizing your itinerary to include anything, from truffle hunting and go-karting to hot air ballooning and horse riding.

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