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.


Esperance cabin


The decor is stylish; materials, noble; and the attention to detail on board this 100 ft. vessel, an "art de vivre."  For guests' comfort, Esperance is fully air-conditioned throughout, and the space for luggage is nearly unlimited.

Like the rest of the boat, each gorgeous stateroom is flooded with the warmth of natural light, complemented by bright, stylish furnishings.  Ample seating, spacious beds, and a plethora of drawers and cupboards for belongings make the staterooms on board one of the most attractive features.


There are three (3) luxurious staterooms on board Esperance, each meticulously designed and decorated to display a high level of sophistication. All staterooms have individual climate control along with plenty of windows and satellite TV with DVD player. The staterooms may be distinguished as follows:

  •  Master Suite
  •  Junior Suite 1
  •  Junior Suite 2 

Please Note: On the Canal du Midi cruise route, the top of the wheel house must come out because of the low bridges; Therefore access to the second Junior Suite is still via the wheelhouse but at open sky.

Master Suite Master Suite Master Suite Salon Master Suite Salon

Master Suite:

The sumptuously-appointed Master Suite is overwhelmed with calming natural light, creating an ethereal, inviting atmosphere. Soothing colors dress the room, and the modern furniture, with its strict, geometric design, is comfortable and chic. The room features an en suite shower room and a separate en suite bathroom complete with toilet, bidet, and wash basin. For added charm, an antique claw-foot bathtub sits alluringly in the corner of the suite next to a dressing table with large mirror and chair, which can be partitioned by an elegant curtain for added privacy.

For unwinding, an elevated salon area awaits featuring an ultra-modern white chaise lounge and armless chair, a great place to relax or even entertain other onboard guests.

Junior Suites:

Each of two (2) Junior Suites brings its own unique personality and style, but both are equally designed to reflect the same signature touches—luxurious and cozy décor, classic furnishings in rich fabrics, and upscale amenities—all of which create an inviting atmosphere for a memorable experience.

Both benefit from abundant storage space, a writing desk and chair, individual climate control, and bathroom facilities. Natural light that encapsulates the room by its several windows adds to the overall serenity, sure to please the senses of any who occupy the quarters.


The staterooms on board Esperance do range considerably in size depending on the accommodation. The sizes for each are listed as follows:

  • Master Suite - Approx. 240 sq. ft.
  • Junior Suite 1 - Approx. 190 sq. ft.
  • Junior Suite 2 - Approx. 190 sq. ft.


The Master Suite is the only stateroom to have a fixed king-sized bed. The two (2) Junior Suites may both be configured as either two (2) twin beds or one (1) double. When the staterooms are in twin configuration, the beds will be parallel to each other with a space in between them.


The Master Suite and Junior Suite 1 both have fully private en suite bath facilities while Junior Suite 2 has a detached bathroom area.

In the Master Suite, guests enjoy the luxury of separated bath facilities. A large walk-in shower is independent of the toilet and bidet area, while a charming antique bathtub with brilliant chroms fixtures sits in a quiet corner of the stateroom with a floor-to-ceiling curtain to isolate it from the salon.

Junior Suite 1 & 2 have large bathroom areas with walk-in shower, toilet, and wash basin easily accessible from the privacy of its quarters.

All bathrooms will be well-stocked with plush towels and invigorating bath products. Additionally, hairdryers are available to all guests.


  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Hairdryer
  • Storage Space
  • Electricity (220V, French two pin plugs)

Exclusive to the Master Suite:

  • Salon
  • Separate Shower with Massage Jets
  • Separate Toilet with Bidet
  • Antique Bathtub
Esperance cabin
Junior Suite 1

Esperance cabin
Junior Suite 2

Esperance Cabin
Claw-foot Bathtub
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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