Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • One Upper Deck Cabin – 130 sq ft
  • One Queen or two twin beds
  • Beautiful tile bath with shower
  • Picture window in cabin
  • Five Lower Deck Cabins – 140 sq feet
  • One Queen or two twin bed
  • Beautiful tile bath with shower
  • Porthole windows in cabin and bathroom
Also in Each Cabin
  • DVD player
  • Desk
Public Area
  • Extremely elegant salon & separate dining room with picture windows
  • On board computer with internet access, WIFI with limited availability
  • Bose iPod docking station in the salon
  • Exercise equipment
Deck
  • 129 Feet Long
  • Large third story deck with canopy & dining table
  • Jacuzzi on deck
  • 12 bicycles
  • Go Sport Crossroad model mens and womens bikes

Itineraries

Travel from Arles to Tain L'Hermitage on the River Rhone

Sunday
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Cocktail Cruise
Travel: Paris to Arles
Meals: Dinner onboard

At 12 noon, you will be met in the lobby of your hotel by a transfer agent and be chauffeured to the Gare de Lyon Train Station. Your cruise includes round trip First class train tickets from Paris to Arles. As you alight, a member of Napoléon crew will be on the platform and will chauffeur you to the barge moored at Vallebregeus. A traditional welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you. A late afternoon cocktail cruise from Vallabrègues to Arles precedes the first of many gourmet dinners.

Monday
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Epicurean Excursions and Architectural Adventures
Travel: Arles to Avignon
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, your Tour Guide accompanies you on a visit to a traditional 18th century "Provencal Bastide" in St. Rémy for an olive oil tasting. Back onboard, an afternoon cruise presents the perfect opportunity to relax on deck with a glass of wine. Once moored, visit the Pont du Gard, part of the Roman aqueduct used to transported spring water from Uzès to Nîmes. Return to the barge for canapes, cocktails, and another gourmet dinner.

Tuesday
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Explore Papal History
Travel: Avignon to St.-Etiennes-des-Sorts
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner aboard

This morning, your Tour Guide introduces you to the walled city of Avignon, home of the Popes from 1309-77. A guided tour of the Palace of the Popes is followed by free time to stroll the city's lively streets. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise. Once moored, taste wine at the world famous Châteauneuf du Pape, summer home of the popes from Avignon, before continuing your cruise to the small village of St. Etienne des Sorts. Chef presents dinner onboard.

Wednesday
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Marvelous Roman Monuments
Travel: St.-Etiennes-des-Sorts to Viviers

This morning's sightseeing begins with tour of Orange, a Roman city dating back to 100 BC. Explore some of the finest Roman monuments in Europe. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise to Viviers. This afternoon we pass through the lock of Bollene, one of the largest locks in Europe with a drop of approximately 23 meters. Unwind on deck with a glass of wine, or explore the charming town of Viviers with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Cocktails and canapes precede another gourmet dinner.

Thursday
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Gourmet Day
Travel: Viviers to La Voulte
Meals: Breakfast and dinner onboard, lunch ashore

This morning, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to the typical Provencal village of Nyons, to visit a working lavender distillery and tour an ancient olive mill. Lunch is taken ashore at a local bistro in the very scenic village of Grignan, filled with petitie boulevards, and famous for its wild roses and medieval Château. In the afternoon, stop by a truffle farm for a tasting of a most expensive and unusual mushroom, the Black Diamond. Return to the barge for a late afternoon cruise and another gourmet dinner.

Friday
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A Grape Time Was Had By All
Travel: La Voulte to Tain/Tournon
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

This morning, Chef invites you to discover a traditional French market in La Voulte. Together, shop the best stalls and select the fare to be served back on the Napoleon! Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise. Upon mooring in Tain or Tournon, your Tour Guide escorts you escorted to Mr. Ferraton's Winery for a private tour and tasting at this lovely local vineyard. Return to the barge to freshen up for cocktails and canapes before the farewell gala at the Captain's Dinner.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer to Paris
Meals: Breakfast onboard

In the morning after breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the Valence Train Station, and provided with First Class tickets to a late morning train back to the Paris Gare de Lyon Train Station. As you alight, a representative of Napoleon will be on the platform and will help you to the taxi line or to your pre-arranged private transfer. Estimated arrival time back to Paris is 2:00 pm. The services of the Napoleon end at the Gare de Lyon.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Warm Potato Salad with Asparagus and Poached Egg
  • Dijon Mustard Encrusted Veal Filet
  • Cheeses: Brie du Meaux and Comte
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Dinner
  • Quail Egg and Caviar Tartlet
  • Filet d’Boeuf et Foie Gras en Croute, Feta and Rosemary Potato Smash, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Wilted Spinach Salad
  • Cheeses: Camembert and Epoisse
  • Chocolate Roulade filled with a Coffee Cream
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Chorey les Beaune, Domaine Drouhin
  • Chateauneuf de Pape
  • Corton Grand Cru, Domaine Pernaud
  • Pouilly Fumé 2004, Guy Saget
  • Saint Veran 2003, Cave de Prisse-Sologny-Verze
  • Morey St Denis, Domaine Perroneau

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (up to 8 guests)€48,088€60,112
Private Charter for 9€50,751€63,441
Private Charter for 10€53,410€66,770
Private Charter for 11€56,078€70,092
Private Charter for 12€58,740€73,428
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)€4,902€6,127
Single-Occupancy Supplement€2,941€3,676

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
April1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
May6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
June3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
July1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-3
August5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
September2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
October7-13, 14-20, 21-27

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • transfers via First Class TGV train from Paris to the barge and return (Train tickets are booked for the specific first and last dates of your barge cruise and are non-changeable or refundable.)
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*Rates for this barge are quoted in Euros.

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