Esperance is owned and operated by the charming and artistic Mathias Gilles, and his passion for hospitality is reflected in the barge’s sophisticated amenities and deluxe accommodations.
Esperance was built with the comfort and the security of its passengers in mind, as Captain Mathias is a service-oriented perfectionist in all aspects of hospitality and décor. His table settings, for instance, are among the most varied and beautiful on the French canals. Ambiance on board is very personal; guests are invited to watch the chef cook in the open kitchen, and are always welcome in the wheelhouse. Watch the idyllic French countryside gloriously float by while socializing on the expansive deck, or relax in the hot tub – with a glass of wine, of course! Weather permitting, guests have the pleasure to dine al fresco under the shade awning. Travelers wishing to sample local food and drink can choose the half board cruise with four dinners off the barge (at their expense). Onboard meals emphasize light and modern cuisine. The services of the cruise begin and end at a city of your choice along the Canal du Midi and train tickets are not included in the cruise price.
Last visited in 2017