Location: Provence on the Rhône River
Capacity: 12 Guests
This is a luxurious 12-passenger river cruiser, owned and operated by Belmond, that visits many of the classic sites of Provence from the Rhone River. Individuals may book one of the six equal cabins or an intact party may charter the entire boat. Completing the unique and popular upper deck are Jacuzzi, exercise equipment, and comfortable lounge chairs where lunch and dinner can be served in fine weather under the canopy. The inviting salon on the main level is paneled in a lovely ash wood and appointed with fine furniture and French Provencal fabric. Also on this level is one sleeping cabin and the dining room, which features a mural depicting Napoleon Bonaparte's life and other historical figures from Provence. The lower level contains 5 equal sleeping cabins, each furnished with private DVD players and newly remodeled bathrooms. The Napoleon cruises the more southerly stretches of the Rhone River, providing guests the advantage of unpacking just one time while covering an array of fabulous sights each day. From the Chateauneuf-du-Pape tastings to the famous Roman aqueduct at the Pont du Gard, the wide variety of excursions coupled with the elegant style of this gorgeous vessel make the Napoleon the most luxurious small river cruiser in Europe today, heartily endorsed by Frontiers.
Booked as: Either a hotel basis for 1-2 guests or charter for up to 12.
Meeting Point: Sunday afternoon. Included in the barge rate are roundtrip first class, high speed TGV train tickets between Paris and the town closest to the barge mooring, plus roundtrip transfers between the barge and rail stations. Pick-up at a central Paris hotel and transport to the Paris rail station on Sundays available for charters only.