Salon and dining

Visit the Barge

The luxury hotel barge Rosa is an old Dutch Clipper barge, built in 1907 in Holland, and completely refitted in 2010 to a high specification. Rosa is 30 meters in length and 5 meters in width and offering comfortable accommodation for 8 guests.


The beautifully decorated Saloon aboard the Rosa is particularly welcoming and features attractive wood paneling, comfortable seating, a dining room and a cozy bar. There is a small library of books, maps, games, and a music center/CD player, and Wi-Fi to connect to the internet.

Rosa interior left
Salon entree
Rosa interior right
Salon dining
Cabin 1 port left
Toulouse double bed
Cabin 2 port bow right
Ingres twin beds


Sleeping accommodation is in four comfortable staterooms, two with double beds and two with twin beds, all of which have full en-suite facilities, and individually controlled air conditioning and heating. Each cabin has draws, hanging space and a bathroom with toilet, shower and washbasin. All are supplied with washing gel, hand soap, shampoo, towels, face cloths and a 110V plug for shaving.

barge rosa floorplan
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  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (port) double bed
  • Jean-Dominique Ingres (port bow) double or twin beds
  • Déodat de Séverac (starboard) twin beds
  • Jean-François Champollion (starboard bow) double bed

On deck

The Sun Deck is a spacious open-air gathering area. It is perfect for sun bathing and enjoying the beautiful scenery as you slowly wind through the canals of Southern France. The deck furniture consists of a table with seating for eight people, lounge chairs and parasols.

Rosa sundeck
Table lounge chairs and parasols
Rosa bow
Jacuzzi and bikes
Eight bikes are available for use and your tour guide, an expert in the local area, will be happy to advise you on the best routes to cycle should you wish to explore. An air-conditioned minibus is also available for transfers or shore excursions.

The crew

Your highly professional French & English speaking crew consists of:

Captain Your captain, an experienced barge master, will impress you with his ability to guide his impossibly large vessel into the smallest lock and through the lowest of bridges with inches to spare.

Tour guide Your tour guide will take your party around family-owned vineyards, fine castles or perhaps a small crystal works, but always returning you to your hotel barge in time for the next culinary event or cruising journey.

Chef Your Master Chef, as well as creating the finest of dishes, is invariably something of a culinary historian and a mine of information when it comes to recipes, cheeses, and of course, wine.

Crew Housekeeper and deck-hand busy themselves at keeping the ship clean and tidy, and making sure everything is just how you would like it to be.


  • Chauffeured guided sightseeing
  • Daily housekeeping
  • WIFI (service fluctuates)
  • Private chef
  • Open bar
  • Bicycles and helmets
  • Air conditioning/heating
  • Hair dryer and toiletries
  • Hot tub on deck
  • Sound system
  • 220 Volt outlets


Each stateroom has a bit of local history in its name.

About us

Bienvenue à bord, Welcome Aboard

Dominique & Catherine, the pride French owners of the Rosa. We love to share our passion for our home region with you.