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Belmond Afloat in France

France

Belmond Afloat in France: Belmond Alouette in the town of Trèbes

Belmond Afloat in France: Belmond Alouette in the town of Trèbes

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Description


Travelling by luxury barge is about enjoying a gentler pace of life; one that’s altogether slower and more pastoral. It’s about dining on gourmet dinners in the evening before settling down to sleep to the comforting sound of the lapping waters, waking up to a beautiful morning with the only taxing thought being whether to leave the barge for a stroll along a leafy towpath, or to jump on a bike and head to the market. The Belmond Afloat in France fleet comprises five finely crafted vessels and a high ratio of crew-to-guests ensures impeccable service as you cruise along the arrow-straight, tree-fringed canals, passing meadows filled with poppies, glades of poplar trees and sun-drenched vineyards, stopping en route to discover great cities, medieval villages and Renaissance châteaux.

Details:+
  • Type:Luxury Barge
  • Summary:Set sail for an elegant barge adventure
  • Feature:Travel through four of France's finest regions
  • Rooms:2 - 6 cabins
  • Location:France
Belmond Afloat in France
Amenities
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Accommodation:+

With five luxury barges in totals, sleeping between four and twelve guests in two to six well-appointed cabins, interior décor is subtly different across the fleet. However, all of the barges are beautifully elegant. Incorporating a French countryside-style with unique rural characteristics, antique fixtures and comfortable furnishings, barges are extravagant yet inviting.

Rooms are spacious, offering anything from modest twin beds to ostentatious four-posters, while bathrooms are well-appointed; most offering tiled floors and large showers. Picture windows and sun drenched sun decks allow for amazing views of the passing scenery.

Dining:+

Dining Overview:+
  • Cuisine: Fine Dining
  • Setting: Fine dining plays a large part in every Afloat in France itinerary especially when the produce is fresh and available in abundance. On-board, a host of expert staff will prepare and deliver a superb table d'hôte menu and carefully chosen wines. Choose from sumptuous continental breakfasts, French-inspired lunches and extravagant multi-course dinners prepared by your very own on-board Chef.
  • Dress Code: Smart-casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Leisure:+
Boating

The Belmond Afloat in France fleet:

ALOUETTE
4 passengers
• Available for private charter only
• Sun deck with a 360˚ view, sun loungers, table and a parasol

HIRONDELLE
8 passengers
• Available for private charter or per cabin
• Sun deck with 360˚ view, sun loungers, two tables and a large parasol

FLEUR DE LYS
6 passengers
• Available for private charter or per cabin
• Sun deck with a heated swimming pool

AMARYLLIS
8 passengers
• Available for private charter only
• Sun deck with canopy and a heated swimming pool

NAPOLEON
12 passengers
• Available for private charter or per cabin
• Sun deck with Jacuzzi, sun loungers, exercise equipment and a canopied dining area


Routes vary and take guests along waterways that meander through four French regions; Burgundy, Franche-Comté, Languedoc-Roussillon and Rhône-Alpes. Itineraries and activities en route to suit your party can be prearranged, whether your interests are food and wine, history and culture, architecture and antiques, cycling or horse-riding. You can select from set cruise itineraries or charter a vessel for custom-made cruising; each vessel can be chartered singly, or in tandem for larger groups - with this option you'll feel as if you're staying in your own private floating villa.

Luxury Itinerary Ideas

Routes take guests along waterways that meander through four French regions; Burgundy, Franche-Comté, Languedoc-Roussillon and Rhône-Alpes and itineraries and activities en route to suit your party can be prearranged whether your interests are food and wine, history and culture, architecture and antiques, cycling or golf. 

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