hotel barges on canal du midi

canal cruising in france

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luxury cruises on French canals

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hotel barges on the canal du midi

provence & canal du midi
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Breathe in the relaxation and warmth and light of The Mediterranean, as you navigate along the 300 year old Canal du Midi, meandering inland, lined with plane trees and cruise under superb arched bridges, linking ancient villages, miles of vineyards and Roman fortifications. Visit the walled city of Carcassonne, the most intact medieval fortified city in the world.

4 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Belmond Alouette from 5675 Euros

Alouette offers two beautifully furnished cabins each with an en-suite shower. You’ll set off on excursions each day and discover the Burgundy wine region, visit colourful markets and uncover the history of medieval fortresses.

4/6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Esperance from 4833 Euros

There is something very special about Esperance. Mathias has a unique talent to deliver personal and dedicated attention to his guests and at the same time make them feel home. The decoration inside Esperance is refined, elegant, the service excellent and the food delicious.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

enchante from 4775 Euros

Enchanté contemporary design is very effective: a very comfortable terrace with a large pool up-front; a chic and full of light lounge and a superb open kitchen to entertain guests willing to watch the Chef at work. On the lower level, 4 spacious cabins with full size shower.

4 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Alegria from 4650 Euros

Alegria is beautiful - modern, full of light. The two spacious cabins have large round portholes offering excellent views of the Canal. Each cabin has double access: one door leads outside near the pool and the other connects with the lounge. This feature allows intimacy and independence.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Emma from 4500 Euros

Emma has built her reputation on the excellence of the food and wines served aboard. Liz loves sharing recipes and ideas with her guests over a glass of wine and her kitchen is always open. Her philosophy is to buy the best local ingredients and cook them with flair and imagination.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Roi Soleil from 4400 Euros

Roi Soleil has more to do with luxury yachting than barging. She combines the best of yachts and barges. Her lines and mahogany and brass trim are inspired by the classic motor yachts of the 1920’s while her interior brings you the best of contemporary design and comfort.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Savannah from 4250 Euros

Savannah was used as showroom for the prestigious cosmetic group l’Occitane in the 80’s. The mahogany woodwork and ceramic tiles remain as the signature of this unique canal hotel barge. Savannah was completely refurbished and decorated with luxurious contemporary furniture in 2014.

4 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Saraphina from 3662 Euros

Saraphina is a Dutch barge 25 metres (82 feet) long and 4 metres wide (12 feet). She cruises on the Canal du Midi between Portiragnes-plage and the majestic medieval city of Carcassonne. 2 spacious cabins with en-suite, comfortable deck to lounge and traditional Dutch bicycles onboard.

10 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Athos from 3600 Euros

Convivial and comfortable for 10 passengers, Athos offers reasonable size en-suite cabins. While cruising the Canal du Midi, you will enjoy delicious meals prepared by a Chef onboard and appreciate the excursions through Languedoc. The city of Carcassonne is part of the itinerary.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Caroline from 3583 Euros

On board Caroline, Ute & Uli’s smiles are contagious. You will find a relaxed atmosphere with a comfortable lounge and dining area and a well equipped kitchen where Ute will prepare gourmet dishes for you. Caroline’s huge flowered sun deck has comfortable teak seating and is carpeted.

8 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Anjodi from 3575 Euros

Anjodi is of classic Dutch design, specifically rebuilt for the Canal du Midi. She was completely refurbished in the tasteful tradition of African hardwoods, hand-crafted paneling and shining brass, creating a charming ambience. The sun deck is spacious and has a heated Jacuzzi.

6 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

clair de lune from 3166 Euros

Welcome aboard Clair de Lune, a well-designed barge featuring nicely decorated ensuite cabins, a cozy sitting corner, a spacious and convivial terrace and a spa at the front of the boat. Cruise from Le Somail to Carcassonne, an incomparable voyage on the Canal du Midi.

2 passengers - 3 & 6 nights - full board.

beatrice from 1950 Euros (3 nights)

The 4 passenger barge 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.

6 passengers - full board / self-catering.

mirage from 1283 Euros (7 nights self-catering)

The 6 passenger Mirage is an authentic 1950 French barge, lovingly transformed into an elegant floating boutique hotel. Mirage welcomes you in a quiet, original and luxurious setting.

provence - camargue

18 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Le phenicien from 3274 Euros

All cabins on the Phenicien feature en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning with individual control and superior bedding. On the main deck, the sun of Provence will gently warm you up through the large panoramic windows as you take a little nap or sip a drink in the vast lounge.

22 passengers - 6 nights - full board.

Anne Marie / charter for small group / new

Cruise in Provence from Arles to Sète. Transfers included on day 1 and 7 from and to Avignon. Drinks and excursions are included.