In a country known for romance, Les Bateaux Belmond 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 Les Bateaux Belmond.

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A Champagne reception on deck marks the beginning of your Les Bateaux Belmond 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.

The newest addition to the fleet, Coquelicot, will be sailing from mid-May 2023.


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These voyages are a small taste of what we offer. Contact our Cruise Specialists for bespoke suggestions and post-cruise options

Why Choose Les Bateaux Belmond?

Les Bateaux Belmond 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.

Highlights include:


Les Bateaux 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.


Les Bateaux Belmond 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 Les Bateaux 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.

The Inspiring Difference

Personal to you

  • We get to know you personally
  • Tailor-made holidays that are unique to you
  • Enhancing your escape with personal touches

Experts in luxury

  • Expert Travel Specialists with first-hand knowledge
  • Only the best premium travel experiences
  • Handpicked selection of world-class luxury resorts

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  • Speak to us any time with 24-hour support
  • Premium concierge service
  • Personal relationships with our passionate team

Extensive experience

  • Nearly 50 years of bespoke luxury travel
  • Strong Relationships with industry partners
  • Diverse portfolio and exclusive experiences
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