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Belmond Napoléon France

 

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Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:

- Luxury RiverBoat and Luxury Train Club Members receive a 2.5% discount.

- Save 20% when you book a cabin on Belmond Napoleon in April 2020.

- Free First Class Train transfers to/from Paris.

Napoléon - Rhône, Tain/Arles

Napoléon can be hired for a family gathering, or you can take just one cabin; this luxury river boat cruises the Rhône, between Tain to Arles. Enjoy Provence and its fine wine châteaux.

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About Belmond Napoléon

Belmond Napoléon is available for private charter or can be booked per cabin.

Capacity: 12 persons

Length: 129ft / 39m Width: 16.56ft/5m Crew: 6


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Accommodation

Cabins: Six decadent cabins each with en-suite bathrooms, for up to 12 guests.

Lounge: Feast on dinners in the stately lounge, prepared by your Cordon Bleu chef. Piano keyboard, sound system, DVD & internet.

Sun deck: Large deck, with Jacuzzi, sun loungers, exercise equipment and canopied dining area.

WiFi and computer with internet access, Bose iPod docking station, selection of books, games, satellite TV, DVDs and CDs.


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Itineraries

Lyon to Avignon

Meander the Rhône Valley, taste fine wines and delectable local specialities.

7 Days / 6 Nights.

Meander the Rhône Valley, taste fine wines and delectable local specialities.

Day 1. Board Belmond Napoleon in Lyon and meet your crew for a champagne reception. Enjoy evening cocktails as you cruise through the centre of Lyon. Then sit down to dine on superb cuisine accompanied by the finest vintages.

Day 2. Tour France's second city, Lyon, renowned for its culture and gastronomy. Admire the ornate Basilica of Nôtre-Dame de Fourvière that dominates the skyline. Browse chic boutiques or relax in a sunny pavement café. Return to the barge and unwind on the deck as you cruise the Rhône Valley to Condrieu.

Day 3. Pass through the magnificent vineyards of the Côtes Rôties and the Côtes du Rhône, which almost reach the river’s edge. In the afternoon enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery. Then continue your journey and discover the delights of Tain-l'Hermitage, which include the famous Valrhona chocolate shop. Dinner will be served once you return to the barge.

Day 4. Cruise to Viviers and admire the beauty of the Rhône Valley from the deck. Disembark mid-afternoon for a guided walk around this charming medieval town. Return to Belmond Napoleon to play the traditional Provençal game pétanque.

Day 5. Take a scenic drive to Nyons, a typical Provençal village with a lavender distillery and 18th-century olive mill. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Grignan. Visit a truffle farm to learn about and taste this world-renowned delicacy. Cruise south to Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts, passing through Bollène lock en-route with its dramatic 23-metre drop.

Day 6. Cruise to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, home of the Popes of Avignon in the 1300s. Tour Château La Nerthe and taste the region’s wines. Enjoy a lunch cruise to Avignon, passing the famous bridge, Pont Saint-Bénezet. Explore this magnificent city taking in the Palace of the Popes and Nôtre Dame. Back on board, share stories over a farewell gala dinner.

Day 7. Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.

Dates and Prices 2020/2021.

Charter-

Double/Twin Cabins- 12 April 2020, 10 May 2020. 5 July 2020. 13 September 2020.

Prices from 5,080 per person.



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Avignon to Lyon

Historic cities, picture-perfect villages and rolling vineyards—discover the beauty of the Rhône Valley aboard Belmond Napoleon.

7 Days / 6 Nights.

Meander the Rhône Valley, taste fine wines and delectable local specialties.

Day 1. Board the barge in Avignon for your cruise through the Rhone Valley. Meet your crew over champagne reception and you begin sailing towards Roquemaure. In the evening, savour your first dinner on board.

Day 2. Begin the day with a short drive to Avignon for a walking tour of the city, including the palace of Popes. Return to the barge for lunch and continue your cruise to Viviers, a charming medieval town. Take the opportunity to walk to the top of the hill and admire the views of the cathedral and down the Rhone Valley.

Day 3. Take a drive through the country side to Grignan, visiting the town's medieval chateau. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant in the village, before touring a local truffle farm where you will be spoilt with a unique tasting session. Back on board, relax and take in the scenery as you continue on to La Voulte.

Day 4. This morning's cruise takes you to the the Tain l'Hermitage, mooring beneath the famous sloping hills teaming with vines. After lunch visit a local winery, sampling the delightful vintages of the northern Rhone valley. Visit the celebrated Valrhona chocolate shop, and explore the towns of Tain and Tournon at your leisure.

Day 5. Admire the scenery as your cruise continues through the Vallee Du Rhone take a walking tour of Vienne, a riverside town brimming with Roman history. Return to the barge for dinner on board.

Day 6. A final cruise brings us to our end destination Lyon. After lunch, take a walking tour of the city to discover the hidden traboules the old town and the various roman remains. Back on board, the chef is busy preparing a feast for your farewell dinner.

Day 7. Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.

Dates and Prices 2020/2021.

Charter- N/A

Double/Twin Cabins- 3 and 17 May 2020. 12 July 2020. 23 August 2020. 6 September 2020. 4 October 2020

3 October 2021.

Prices from 6,968 per person.




St Jean-De-Losne to Lyon

Discover the beautiful chateaux and picture-perfect villages along the River Saône as you journey to Lyon, France’s second city.

7 Days / 6 Nights.

Meander the Rhône Valley, taste fine wines and delectable local specialties.

Day 1. Board the barge in St-Jean-de-Losne for your cruise through Burgundy along the River Saône.A champagne reception welcomes you on board and provides the perfect chance to meet your crew.Soak up the serene atmosphere of the river with a cocktail cruise. Later that evening, enjoy your first dining experience on board.

Day 2. This morning enjoy the scenery on deck as you weave downstream to the pretty market town of Chalon-sur-Saône.After a delicious lunch on board disembark to visit Beaune, the historic wine capital of Burgundy. Take a private tour of the magnificent 15th-century Hotel-Dieu, a decorated charity hospital which encapsulates the history of the region.Explore the charming town and its shops at leisure, with a chance to visit Joseph Drouhin's cellar. It was once used by the King of France and the Duke of Burgundy to store their wines.

Day 3. After breakfast relax on board and savour the natural beauty as you journey to Tournus.Lunch is served on board before you take a scenic drive to the famous Abbaye de Cluny, for centuries the largest church in the world. The whole town was originally enclosed by fortifications, two of which remain today.This evening dinner is served at a charming local Michelin-starred restaurant.

Day 4. Your cruise continues to Mâcon this morning, a thriving market town bordering Mâconnais and Beaujolais vineyards.Enjoy lunch on board before disembarking to visit the Roche de Solutré, a picturesque site with superb views. Stop along the route to enjoy a wine tasting session in the village of Fuissé.

Day 5. This morning take time to wander around Mâcon before the barge leaves for Montmerle-sur-Saône. Your chef will serve another fine lunch as you cruise along the river.Later your guide will accompany you to the magnificent Château de Fléchères. Built in 1630 and set in 80 acres of parkland, take a private tour of this historic house and explore the grounds at your leisure.On return, a late afternoon cruise takes us to the little town of Neuville-sur-Saône where we moor for the night.

Day 6. An early morning cruise takes us to our final destination—Lyon, the second city of France.Lyon is a cultural, historic, gastronomic, and commercial centre. Dominating the city is the splendidly ornate Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière.Your guide will take you on a walking tour split across the morning and afternoon, with lunch served back on board. You will discover the hidden ‘traboules’ of the old town, the roman ruins and the spectacular painted walls. There will also be time at leisure to explore the many great boutiques, renowned for their quality products.Back on board, enjoy a farewell feast, specially created by the chef.

Day 7. Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.

Dates and Prices 2020/2021.

Charter- N/A

Double/Twin Cabins- 18 October 2020.




Avignon to Tain L'Hermitage

Discover grand Roman ruins amid picturesque villages as you sample the Rhone’s finest wines.

Day 1. Step aboard and meet your crew and guide for a champagne reception. In the late afternoon, cruise to Arles. Dine on regional specialities at your first fantastic feast on the river. After dinner tour Arles, famous for its Roman ruins. Van Gogh also stayed here from 1888 to 1889.

Day 2. Visit the traditional 18th-century Provencal bastide in St Rémy for an olive oil tasting. Relax as you cruise to Avignon past the famous Pont Saint-Bénezet. Moor opposite the city gates then visit the spectacular Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct. Enjoy drinks on deck and a sumptuous dinner.

Day 3. Tour Avignon, home to the Popes of Avignon in the 1300s. Enjoy a guided walk around this magnificent city and the Palace of the Popes. Take time to peruse the shops or sample French cafe culture at your leisure. Return to the barge for lunch, then visit the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard. Enjoy a wine tasting here before continuing your cruise to Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts village.

Day 4. Tour the Roman city of Orange, built in 100BC and discover two of the finest Roman monuments in Europe. Cruise to Viviers, passing through the Bollène lock, with its dramatic 23-metre drop. Take a leisurely stroll around this medieval town.

Day 5. Visit Nyons, a typical Provençal village and visit a lavender distillery and 18th-century olive mill. Have lunch at the picturesque village of Grignan, famed for its medieval château. Continue to a truffle farm to learn about and taste this world-renowned delicacy. Join the barge at Le Pouzin and cruise to La Voulte.

Day 6. Visit a colourful market in La Voulte with your chef. Pick out ingredients for lunch, which will be prepared for you back on board. Cruise past the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône to Tain or Tournon. Visit Chez Ferraton, whose winery is a stroll away, and enjoy a tasting and tour. Back on board dine on a wonderful farewell gala dinner.

Day 7. Have breakfast aboard Belmond Napoleon before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.

Dates and Prices 2020/2021.

Charter- N/A

Double/Twin Cabins- 4 and 18 April 2021. 2, 16 and 30 May 2021. 13 and 27 June 2021. 11 and 25 July 2021.

8 and 22 August 2021. 5 and 19 September 2021.

Prices from 6,968 per person.




Tain L'Hermitage to Avignon

See the beauty of the Rhône Valley, follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps and enjoy pétanque.

Day 1.Board the barge at Tain L'Hermitage or Tournon and get to know the crew over a champagne reception. This evening you are joined by a local sommelier who will introduce you to the Northern Rhone Valley wines. Later, dine on superb cuisine accompanied by France's finest wines.

Day 2. Cruise to Viviers while watching the beautiful Rhone Valley glide by. Enjoy a guided walk this charming medieval town in the mid-afternoon. Return to the barge and play the traditional Provencal game and petanque.

Day 3. Enjoy a scenic drive the Provencal village of Grignan for a tour of the medieval chateau followed by a visit a local truffle farm to learn about and taste this world-renowned delicacy. Lunch is at a delightful local restaurant. Back on board, cruise south to Saint-Etienne-des-sorts. Pass through the Bollene lock, with its dramatic 23-metre drop.

Day 4. today visit the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, where you'll enjoy a session of wine tasting. Lunch is served on board as you cruise to Avignon, past the famous bridge Pont Saint- Benezet. Moor opposite the gates to city then visit the spectacular Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct.

Day 5. Tour Avignon, which was home to the Popes of Avignon in the 1300s. Enjoy a walk around the walled city, as well as the palace of the popes. Take time to persue the shops or sample French cafe culture. Lunch is served back on Belmond Napoleon as you cruise to Aries. Explore the village of Les Baux-de-Provence before dining on board.

Day 6. Tour Aries, home of Van Gogh from 1888 to 1889. Enjoy lunch as you cruise back to Avignon. Disembark to visit Saint-Remy, birthplace of Nostradamus and also home to Van Gogh. In the evening have a magnificent farewell gala dinner and trade stories with your fellow travellers.

Day 7. Have breakfast aboard Belmond Napoleon before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.

Dates and Prices 2020/2021.

Charter- N/A

Double/Twin Cabins- 11 and 25 April 2021. 9 May 2021. 6 and 20 June 2021. 4 and 18 July 2021. 1,15 and 29 August 2021.

12 and 26 September 2021.

Prices from 6,968 per person.



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