anjodi - canal du midi



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anjodi - canal du midi

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Anjodi - Canal du Midi

Canal Barge in France




"We loved dinner in town and liked all of the sightseeing. LOVED the lock experience. One evening we pulled back the rugs and danced the night away!"


Anjodi is of classic Dutch design, specifically rebuilt to negotiate the 330-year-old Canal du Midi. She has been completely refurbished in the tasteful tradition of African hardwoods, hand-crafted paneling and shining brass, to create a comfortable and charming ambience reminiscent of a classic yacht.




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THE 8 PASSENGER BARGE Anjodi

The well planned accommodation offers a choice of four air-conditioned twin staterooms with full en-suite facilities. The sun deck is spacious and has a heated sunken Jacuzzi. Anjodi's highly professional crew of four is comprised of Master Chef, Tour Guide and Stewardess and led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain who will ensure your cruise is memorable and more! Incidentally, the Canal du Midi has been listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Anjodi has also achieved “film star” status following her many appearances during the television series Rick Stein’s French Odyssey, when she carried the world-renowned chef, Rick Stein on a 400-mile voyage of culinary discovery through Southern France.


on board


itinerary 1 - Le Somail to Marseillan


Sunday, Day 1 Le Somail

Passengers are met at the designated meeting point and escorted by minibus to Anjodi, moored in the port of Le Somail. Champagne welcome followed by time to walk around the charming and historical village. Dinner on board.


Monday, Day 2 Le Somail to Argeliers

Fascinating morning tour of Carcassonne. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, this is the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today with its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defenses, which resisted the many armies that tried to storm this glorious Camelot setting. Afternoon cruise along the 330 year old Midi canal to Argeliers through vineyards and pine trees. Dinner on board.


Tuesday, Day 3 Argeliers to Poilhes

This morning’s excursion is to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1215, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete this intriguing picture. Cruise to Poilhes with magnificent views of the Pyrenees and enjoy a wine-tasting of the full-bodied Corbieres at the 500 year old vineyard Domaine de Guery. Dinner on board.


Wednesday, Day 4 Poilhes to Beziers

This morning’s excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop's Palace and Horreum. Explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canal side town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. After lunch we cruise to Beziers via the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas, mooring at the top of the flight of 7 locks at Fonserannes followed by the descent of the lock flight to Beziers, crossing the aqueduct over the River Orb. Dinner at a local "auberge".


Thursday, Day 5 Beziers to Portiragnes

After breakfast we cruise to Portiragnes where the Canal du Midi is at its closest to the Mediterranean. This afternoon we have an informative visit to Perdiguier, a local chateau, famous for its 15th century frescoes, where the production of wine is explained and the end product can be tasted. Maybe tonight you will enjoy an evening swim in the Med! Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Portiragnes to Marseillan

Anjodi sets off through the famous round lock and then the nature reserve of Bagnas, with potential sightings of flamingos and other birds before heading out onto the inland saltwater lake of Thau, past the oyster beds. After mooring in the fishing village of Marseillan, we take an excursion out to Pezenas, a delightful village, mostly famous for its associations with the famous French playwright Moliere, who is said to have written many plays while staying here. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.


Saturday, Day 7 Marseillan
After breakfast depart Marseillan by minibus and return to the designated drop off point.

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.


itinerary 2 - Castelnaudary to Homps



Sunday, Day 1 Castelnaudary

You will be met at the designated meeting point and escorted by minibus to Anjodi moored in the very pretty canal side village of Castelnaudary. Champagne welcome followed by time for a relaxing stroll before dinner on board.


Monday, Day 2 Castelnaudary to Bram

In the morning we visit the bastide (fortified town) of Revel which was founded in 1342 by Philip VI de Valois. We then cruise to the lake at St Ferreol which is the key element of an ingenious system created in the 17th century by Pierre Paul Riquet to supply water to the Canal du Midi (classified by UNESCO as a Worldwide Heritage Site), and we end our excursion with a look at Durfort, a community of 270 inhabitants nestled in the hollows of the Sor Valley in the foothills of the Black Mountains, famous for its copper works. The Pyrenees can be seen from the ancient windmills above the Grand Bassin. After lunch we leave the Grand Basin, with its one kilometer circumference, through one of the lowest bridges on the canal and then descend the triple and quadruple locks, which are a perfect destination for an after dinner walk.


Tuesday, Day 3 Bram to Sauzens

Morning cruise to the circular village of Bram with ample opportunity for woodland cycling and walking. After lunch we visit Malpere for a wine tasting. This "appellation d'origine" is the most Western of the Languedoc, built on the plains and hills that are bordered by a large massif that forms a trapezium- La Malpère. The Grapes are the blends of the South West - Merlot and Cabernet - as well as the Grenache Noir and Cinsault. Dinner on board.


Wednesday, Day 4 Sauzens to Carcassonne

This morning’s excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop's Palace and Horreum. Explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canal side town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. After lunch we descend the locks to the Port of Carcassonne. Dinner tonight at a local "auberge".

Thursday Day 5 Carcassonne to Trebes

A fascinating morning tour of Carcassonne La Cité. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, this is the most complete mediaeval, fortified city in existence today. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defenses that resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. Afternoon cruise to the pretty village of Trebes. Dinner on board.


Friday, Day 6 Trebes to Homps

This morning’s excursion is to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1215, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete this intriguing picture. Cruise to Poilhes with magnificent views of the Pyrenees and enjoy a wine-tasting of the full-bodied Corbieres at the 500 year old vineyard Domaine de Guery. Cruise to Homps. Captains Farewell Dinner on board.


Saturday, Day 7 Homps
After breakfast, transfer to the designated drop off point.

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.



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  • 2018 value season
    6 nights all inclusive


    1 - 22 Apr / 22 Jul - 19 Aug / 7 - 21 Oct


    3950 Euros per person


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  • 2018 regular season
    6 nights all inclusive


    30 Apr - 16 Jul / 27 Aug - 1 Oct



    4450 Euros per person

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Price for Anjodi includes:

Local transfer to and from the barge, a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 4 crew and use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles and spa pool.



These rates do not include:

• Insurance • Personal expenses • Gratuities to the crew (between 7 and 10%)



To avoid currency exchange fees,
• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.



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