The name Orient-Express has long been equated with the world’s most exclusive train. From the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and its sister trains in the UK, their portfolio now also includes special departures across the world, on boats, as well as trains.
Let us introduce you to one of the most relaxing and luxurious ways to explore France: cruising the country’s beautiful canals and rivers aboard an Afloat in France luxury barge.
Renowned as among the finest craft currently operating on Europe’s inland waterways, these five exceptional boats take visitors from great cities right to the county’s hidden heart.
Fields bright with sunflowers, a château among vineyards, a lock-keeper’s cottage with geraniums around the door: these are the scenes of France uniquely accessed by the five luxurious Afloat in France péniche-hôtels. Softly gliding along rural waterways, they are the ultimate voyage of discovery.
Pass through remote countryside, with stops at markets, historic sites and to join experts who introduce specialities such as vintage wines.
Carrying between 4 and 12 guests, these spacious barges are perfect for a group of family or friends. Gourmet dining and attentive service are provided by the friendly on-board team.