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Sophisticated Serenity: Uncharted Elegance in the French Countryside

Lilas | Les Bateaux Belmond | Belmond

I hope this message finds you in the best of spirits. Brace yourself for a journey like no other – a spellbinding Barge Cruise through the breathtaking landscapes of France.

Belmond Hotels and Trains have been the coveted haven for travelers like us, where sophistication meets unrivaled service. Now, get ready to elevate your adventures to a new echelon – Belmond’s Barge Cruises. Tailored for those who crave more from their travels – couples seeking intimacy, adventurous souls, and those yearning for the camaraderie of a girls’ getaway. Join me on this voyage where luxury is an amenity and a way of life.

  • Unbeatable Routes: (click each name for a video of the experience)
    • Alouette (South of France): Carcassonne to Béziers.
    • Amaryllis (Burgundy): Pontailler Sur-Saône to St Léger sur Dheune. Belmond Amaryllis hosts up to eight people and focuses on the vineyards, villages and cities of Burgundy, drifting from Dijon to St-Léger.
    • Coquelicot (Champagne, northern France): Épernay to Sillery
    • Fleur de Lys (Burgundy): Carrying up to six passengers from Dijon to Vandenesse-enAuxois
    • Lilas (Burgundy): Auxonne to Lyon
    • Napoleon (Provence/Rhone, South of France): Cruising the majestic Rhône from Tain L’Hermitage to Avignon, take in the charms of Provence aboard Napoléon.
    • Pivoine (Camargue; South of France): Avignon – Sète
  • Exclusive Pricing:
    • Take advantage of our current promotions:
      • Save 15% on the current selling rate (BAR) for all Barge Cruises.
      • Additional discounts are available for selected weeks.
    • Complimentary Night at Le Meurice Paris:
      • Enjoy an extra night at Le Meurice Paris (a Dorchester Collection hotel) before or after April/May cruises.
      • The Opulent Explorer is a proud member of The Diamond Club is an invitation-only program for the highest-tier of luxury travel agencies within the Dorchester Collection.

Barge Cruise Highlights:

Belmond Coquelicot - afloat in France with The Opulent Explorer
Belmond Coquelicot – afloat in France with The Opulent Explorer

Key Value Propositions for Les Bateaux Belmond:

  • Fully customized itineraries by Jonathan Foschini (Guest Experience guide with Belmond afloat for +10 years)
  • Diverse activities beyond wine-focused experiences
  • All-inclusive packages with guided excursions, fine dining, and a range of beverages
  • Accommodations for infants up to 12 months old
  • Optional 3-night cruise on Amaryllis in April at a special rate

As you explore the enchanting waterways of France, rest assured that their commitment to excellence extends beyond the cruise itself. Les Bateaux Belmond ensures a personalized touch, with activities tailored to the interests and ages of guests.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of France, from the vineyards of Burgundy to the charming landscapes of Provence. Indulge in fully customized itineraries, complemented by the expertise of language guides, yoga instructors, and specialist bikes available upon request.

In addition, enjoy the privilege of exclusive access to some of LVMH’s premium vineyards and Champagne houses. Private chefs are ready to craft bespoke menus, catering to a wide range of dietary requirements.

This is your invitation to create lasting memories aboard Les Bateaux Belmond. Secure your spot on one of our extraordinary Barge Cruises and unlock a world of unparalleled luxury.

Secure your spot on one of our extraordinary Barge Cruises and embark on opulence with Belmond. To seize this exclusive offer or seek further details, contact us at [email protected]

Embark on opulence with Les Bateaux Belmond—where your favorite hotel extends its commitment to exceptional luxury.

Best regards,

The Opulent Explorer Team

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