beatrice - canal du midi

canal cruising in france

beatrice - canal du midi

hotel barge cruise in france

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Beatrice - canal du midi

Canal Barge in France

Beatrice cruise route takes you through the villages of Colombiers, Poilhes, Capestang, Le Somail, Ventenac, Argens in Minervois, Homps, Lézignan , Trebes and finally to the old city of Carcassonne.


Hotel barge Beatrice, 22 m length barge, has been entirely renovated using clear oak to insure a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The master cabin has a large double bed measuring 160cm x 200cm, offering panoramic views. The second cabin has two single beds and its own adjacent bathroom. The barge has central heating and air-conditioning. Bicycles are also available.

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  • cruise

    march to november


    Private charter for 2 persons

    private charter for 4 persons

  • 2018 short cruise
    3 nights / 4 days

    Portiragnes - Le Somail or reverse

    1700€ per person

    on request

    on request

  • 2018 season
    5 nights / 6 days

    Portiragnes - Homps or reverse

    3200€ per person

    8400€ (whole boat)

    on request

Price for Beatrice includes:
- Accomodation for up to 4 passengers for 5 nights or less in 2 double cabins with bathrooms. All meals including wine with meals and drinks from the bar, other than vintage wines, Champagnes. Excursions in the private air conditioned vehicle. Use of on-board bicycles. Champagne welcome aboard. Wireless internet access

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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Welcoming champagne and cruise through le pont canal near Béziers, then up the seven locks of Foncérannes. Dinner on board and moor for the night.


Breakfast at 09:00 then cruise to Colombiers and visit the ancient wine cellar of the chateau. Then continue to Enserune hill. After lunch on board there’s an excursion to Enserune archaeological site and museum. This type of hilltop village is characteristic of the Celtic world of Iron Age southern Gaul. The site was discovered in 1860 by Abbot Giniès. The museum is housed in a villa built in 1915 and redesigned in the 1940s by Jules Formigé. We will continue to Regiment le haut, a very beautiful hamlet in the countryside. All meals on board and moor for the night.


Cruise to Capestang and visit the local market and the 13th century cathedral of St Etienne. After lunch on board in Capestang, there’s a guided tour to Minerve and a local vineyard with our guide. Minerve was a powerful small town in the middle ages. The residence of the viscounts of Minerve dominated the Minervois Region. The natural site of Minerve is one of the most astonishing in the department of Herault, and is part of the upper Languedoc Regional Nature Park. Then return to Béatrice, dinner on board and moor for the night.


Cruise to La Croisade where we moor for the lunch. Then we cruise to Le Somail and visit this lovely hamlet. Of note is the "librairie ancienne" which houses thousands of rare books, prints and posters. Dine on board in Le Somail and moor for the night.


After breakfast there’s a guided tour to Carcassonne the medieval city, Unesco World Heritage Site, nowadays enjoys an international reputation and welcomes several million visitors every year. Then return to Béatrice for lunch on board. Continue and Argens in Minervois where we dine on board and moor for the night.


Cruise to Homps for lunch on board. Disembark at 15:00

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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