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 hotel barge

Rebuilt as a private yacht with customized furniture and hand-made ceramics, Esperance has all the amenities distinguished barge enthusiasts have come to love and expect. With bright, vibrant colors, spacious public and private quarters, and numerous windows through which the beauty of France spills, no passenger on board will ever feel a gnawing sense of claustrophobia.

Travelers from all over the world seek the quiet, elegant refuge of a trip on board Esperance. Along Canal of Provence and Canal du Midi, she offers a very unique, personal style of sailing, wonderful cuisine, great service, and a flexible program tailored to the needs of her guests.

What makes this barge particularly unique is her Captain and his chef and crew. Their high-quality service competes with the immaculate quality of the ship, ensuring that passengers luxuriate in a surreal and pleasant experience all the while.

Esperance has three (3) luxurious staterooms on board, 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.

At 270 sq. ft., the master cabin is comfortable and chic.The Master Suite features a grand 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 a beautifully-tiled, cozy corner of the suite next to a dressing table with large mirror and chair.

Get comfortable, relax, and imagine yourself traveling through time in a search of something uniquely different, something you can only dream about, something that will make a lasting impression.

Let us take you on this wonderful journey on board of Esperance.

Esperance living room  Esperance wheelhouse

Esperance Barge by France Cruises
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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