Esperance is a one-of-a-kind luxury barge.  Available for charter, she includes a staff dedicated to providing guests with the highest standards of service. Because of her uniqueness, only a limited number of agencies are authorized to market it. France Cruises is proud to be one of the few companies to represent Esperance cruises.


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France Cruises' sister site, France Country Tours, offers amazing pre & post cruise options for your cruise in France.

Pre & Post Cruise Options on the Canal du Midi Route in Carcassonne

For a short break in Carcassonne, you will have the opportunity to spend the day with one of the brightest chefs of the moment. This package includes a tour of the medieval Cite and the ramparts of Carcassonne including the Basilica St. Nazairien. Or just book a stay in one of the beautiful hotels in this medieval walled city.

For more information on Pre & Post Cruise Options in Carcassonne click here.

Pre & Post Cruise Options the Provence-Camargue Route

For pre or post cruise stay Avignon, choose from any one of our customized options. For a short break choose any one of the great Hotel Packages in Avignon where you will spend your time touring Avignon and its surrounding villages or you can take one of the Land Tours and spend up to a week in Avignon while touring the region of Provence before your barge cruise.

For more information on Pre & Post Cruise Options in Avignon click here.


For a short break in Montpellier, you can enjoy a guided tour of the historic center of Montpellier and a wine tour in Pic Saint Loup with wine tasting and lunch at a charming restaraunt all while staying at a charming hotel in the area. Montpellier is vibrant, elegant and artistic and is the perfect place for an extension to your cruise in the South of France.

For more information on Pre & Post Cruise Options in Montpellier click here.

Pre & Post Cruise Options in Paris
Eiffel Tower

Paris is one of the most popular options for visitors before or after their cruise. France Cruises hotel packages is the easiest way to arrange your short break to Paris.With a wide selection of hand picked hotel accommodations, airport transfers, sightseeing tours, attractions, cabaret & dinner packages and much more, you can be ensured that your stay in the City of Lights will be "magnifique".

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Interested in more pre & post cruise options in France?

Our sister website, France Country Tours, offers an unrivaled collection of hotel packages and land tours in the beautiful country of France.

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At A Glance

South of France
  • 4/6 Guests, Luxury & Signature

  • From USD$4,335 per person (Private Charter Only)

  • Region: South of France, Canal Du Midi

  • Access:
    Béziers, Narbonne or Carcassonne

  • Start City:   
    Béziers or Carcassonne 

  • End City:   
    Carcassonne or Beziers

  • Cruise Highlights: Narbonne, a lively city full of art and history, Visit the medieval village of Minerve, famous for its Cathar history and wine country, The UNESCO World Heritage site Cité de Carcassonne & Explore the charming village of Le Somail

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