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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Accommodation Regular Cruise Two-Week Cruise
Charter Rate For 2/3 Guests HALF BOARD* $15,500 $29,450
Charter Rate For 2/3 Guests FULL BOARD $17,500 $33,250
Charter Rate For 4 Guests HALF BOARD* $21,000 $39,900
Charter Rate For 4 Guests FULL BOARD $23,000 $43,700
Charter Rate For 5 Guests HALF BOARD* $23,500 $44,650
Charter Rate For 5 Guests FULL BOARD $26,000 $49,400
Charter Rate For 6 Guests HALF BOARD* $26,000 $49,400
Charter Rate For 6 Guests FULL BOARD $29,000 $55,100

*Half Board / Dine Around Cruise: Includes two dinners onboard Esperance, and all breakfasts & lunches thereafter. Four dinners will be at passenger’s expense in authentic local restaurants along the route, all carefully selected and recommended by your Captain, for a true regional French dining experience


Departure Dates (Sunday) Cruise Route  
March 25, Canal du Midi  
April 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Canal du Midi  
May 06, 13, 20, 27, Canal du Midi  
June 03, 10, 17, 24, Canal du Midi  
July 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Canal du Midi  
August 05, 12, 19, 26, Canal du Midi  
September 02, 09, 16, 23, 30,
Canal du Midi  
October 07, 14, 21, Canal du Midi  


Price includes:

  • Local transfers between local meeting point and the hotel barge
  • 7 days and 6 nights on the barge in a cabin with private bath
    (or 14 days and 13 nights for Two-Week cruise)
  • All meals served both on board with wine
    (unless the charter books a half-board cruise in which case only two dinners are included on board)
  • Open bar
  • Sightseeing excursions with guide and air-conditioned minibus
  • The services of 3 crew
  • Use of barge facilities which include bicycles and a Spa tub on deck



To begin the cruise, passengers will be picked up in southern France at 4pm from Toulouse, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Narbonne or Beziers, depending on cruise route and transferred by minibus to the barge.

If you would like to stay in these areas prior to your cruise, please contact our Reservations Team for more information.

At the end of your cruise, you will be transferred back to one of these locations (hotel, train station, car rental office or airport) after breakfast.

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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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