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.



Cruise Highlights

  • Tasting of the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe  
  • Explore Avignon , including a guided tour of the Palais des Papes
  • Visit the lovely town of St-Rémy, birthplace of the famous Nostradamus and the village of Les Baux in the Provence hill country
  • Guided visit to the Château de Grignan where the daughter of Madame de Sévigné resided
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Arles
  • Wine tasting in Tain l'Hermitage
  • Make an excursion to the Pont du Gard , a magnificent Roman aqueduct
  • Tour the charming medieval town of Viviers

 On select dates, Napoleon also cruises between Lyon & Avignon, between St. Jean & Lyon, and between Chalon & Tain

 Napoleon Itineraries

The Napoléon cruises the Rhône in Provence between Arles and Tain l'Hermitage/Tournon, a region full of sophisticated architecture dating back to the Roman civilization and ruins of fortifications, arenas and aqueducts that continue to amaze modern engineers.

The endless vistas of tiled roofs, lavender fields and olive groves are synonymous with Provence .

Excursions are arranged to the wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the storybook towns of Avignon , Arles , St Rémy, birthplace of Nostradamus and the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of Pont-du-Gard and Glanum.

On selected dates, the Napoléon also cruises the river Saône and the Beaujolais region, visiting Lyon, France's second city, and Chalon-sur-Saône in Southern Burgundy.

Cruise Itineraries (click on the cruise of your choice for detailed itinerary):


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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