The 12-passenger Belmond Napoleon, part of the Belmond group, is one of Europe 's finest small river cruisers, combining all the amenities of a luxury hotel with the friendly ambiance of a country inn. She is beautifully appointed with large picture windows that provide unsurpassed views of the countryside.

Napoleon hotel barge

The Napoléon combines the luxury of a hotel by Belmond Afloat in France with the friendly ambience of a country inn. Voyage along the River Rhône while reclining on deck. Then step out into sun-drenched landscapes that inspired Cézanne and Van Gogh.

All in all... with Napoleon, time melts away as you gaze on views of the French countryside. 

Endless vistas of tiled roofs, historic monuments, lavender fields and olive groves are all typical of this part of Provence, a region with a sophisticated culture dating back to Roman times.

Excursions lead to the wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the delightful towns of Avignon and Arles. Visits to St Rémy, birthplace of Nostradamus, and the ancient sites of Pont du Gard and Glanum are also part of the action-packed agenda.

The Napoléon is a grand river cruiser, displaying the charm of the ever-popular Provencal décor. Rich fabrics in red, gold and green create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

She can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests on three spacious levels. A sun deck with Jacuzzi and exercise equipment is located on the top deck. The main deck contains the salon, dining room and one state cabin. On the lower deck you will find the remaining five guest cabins. The boat is air conditioned throughout.

The comfortable cabins are all located above the water line and have individually controlled air-conditioning. The beds are king size doubles, which can be arranged as twins if desired. En-suite bathrooms, beautifully appointed with hand-made Provencal tiles, are fitted with a pedestal basin, a shower stall, and a flush pumped WC.

The Napoleon is ready to welcome you to an experience of a lifetime. 

Napoleon deck Napoleon living room

At A Glance

  •  Up to 12 passengers, Luxury & Signature

  • From USD$5,100 per person

  • Region: South of France, Provence Region

  • Access: Paris TGV Station / Airport

  • Start City: Arles

  • End City: Tain

  • Cruise Highlights: enjoy a wine tasting in Train l’Hermitage, explore Avignon – including a guided tour of the Palais des Papes, visit the lovely town of St-Rémy – birthplace of the famous Nostradamus, enjoy a walking tour of Arles, & make an excursion to the Pont du Gard – a magnificent Roman aqueduct.

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