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Hotel Barges

This offers a unique, all-inclusive option, allowing you to sail along the Canal du Midi in a fully-equipped hotel barge. On board, the captain and crew will go out of their way to guarantee you an unforgettable experience. The chef will prepare some wonderful dishes and you can occasionally enjoy an on-board spa.

Offering capacity for 4 to 10 people, you can join a group or even rent the barge all to yourself! Each cabin comes with its own private bathroom and toilet.

Whether you prefer half board or full board, the choice is yours. Feel like stopping off somewhere? Plan some outings with your guests!

 



 

The Athos was one of four sand, wine and grain carriers, and was built in 1964 specifically for the Canal du Midi. Entirely renovated in 2007 and perfectly taken care of, the barge has a varnished exotic wood interior, white painted light cabins with air conditioning and private bathrooms, and a friendly crew, appreciated by travellers all around the world. Athos has 5 passenger cabins and can accommodate up to 10 passengers.

 

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Péniche Caroline ()

Malviès 34310 Capestang Hérault

Boarding her will enable you to discover the canal in a unique and relaxing way.

From a few days to a week or two, enjoy a journey on one of the most beautiful canals of France that is inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage site.

The Caroline has 3 cabins and can host up to 6 passengers.

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Péniche Emma (Capestang)

Quai Elie Amouroux - 34310 Capestang

Hotel barge based in Capestang port on the Canal du Midi. 6 day cruises, full board, all inclusive with a crew of 4 to ensure your stay is memorable. Fine cuisine with good local wines. 3 double cabins. Explore the countryside in the afternoons in our chauffeured minibus or take our bikes and pedal along the towpath or into the nearest village.

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Unique in the south of France, Enchanté is a two-storey barge completed in 2009. She is the most recent barge on the canal du Midi. Roger and Louisa Gronow have put their years of experience in common to make you discover the canal with comfort and style. Enchanté has 4 cabins and all bedrooms can be used as single or double rooms.

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Péniche Alegria (Poilhes)

- 34310 Poilhes - France

The hotel barge Alégria is moored in Poilhes.

She offers one-week cruises on the Canal du Midi for up to 4 people.

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Originally created to transport wine in the southwest of France, the Espérance managed to stay close to her origins as well as to keep her name. Choose the Espérance to experience the authenticity of the canal du Midi, its region, its heritage and cultural diversity. During your cruise, you will be able to find postcards of the barge dating from the 80s, while she was still in activity.

In 2002, it was turned into a private yacht and now offers an unrivalled level of quality and comfort. She is very bright and spacious and equipped with solid teak furniture, white wool carpeting and handmade tiles.

This 30-meter-long hotel barge can host 4 to 6 passengers. She offers a 25 square meters master bedroom with a shower for 2 and a romantic antique bathtub. Thanks to 20 years of experience in the field of high-quality cruises, everything has been created for your wellbeing and tranquillity. Besides the daily commented visits, you will be able to relax in the outdoors jacuzzi or use bikes to discover the surroundings at your own pace. Our professional crew will do its best to make an unforgettable memory of your journey.

 

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Cruise between Portiragnes plage and Homps

The best way to relax : discover the Canal du Midi  and its range of landscape at a peaceful rate, and let our crew take care of everything for you. The Saraphina hotel-barge offers stays from 3 days, full or half-board. But you can also enjoy "water-gîte" stays, where you can prepare your own meals while the crew takes care of navigation.

Our guide can introduce you to our beautiful region, a few kilometres from the Mediterranean, at the heart of a world-known wine making country.

 

 

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Savannah accommodates up to 7 guests in 4 luxuriously fitted en-suite cabins, inside salon and dining rooms and a large deck to enjoy throughout the cruising season. Built in 1938 as a cargo specifically to the dimensions of the Royal Canal du Midi (30m) this barge was later transformed into a luxurious showroom for the prestigious cosmetic group l’Occitane de Provence in the 80’s. The mahogany woodwork, brass portholes and ceramic tiles date from this period and have naturally remained as the signature of this unique and exclusive hotel barge. Savannah has been completely refurbished and decorated with luxurious contemporary furniture.

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Péniche Béatrice (Portiragnes)

Port Cassafières - 34420 Portiragnes

Cruises between Portiragnes and Homps

Aboard Beatrice you will cruise for over 80 Km. and you will experience the history, the monuments and the landscapes of the Canal du Midi.

Beatrice has been entirely renovated using natural oak to ensure a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The barge is based at Port Cassafières in Portiragnes near Agde, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the south of France, just 1,5 km from the beaches. Hotel Barge Beatrice cruises the famous Canal du Midi from Portiragnes at the eastern end of the Canal. She will give you a lovely relaxed introduction to the most iconic waterway in France with a wide variety of fascinating things to see and explore, from the sun deck, on foot or by bike.
 
 The interior consists of a living room with a wood-burning stove, comfortable sofa, TV, DVD, central heating and air conditioning when required. The saloon also has a bar area for those delicious pre-dinner drinks and an open galley where you can watch chef at work.
 The sundeck is perfect for relaxing during the day and the warm summer evenings is accessed by ladder from the side-deck, leading to a terrace where there is a table and four lounge chairs. Bicycles are provided for guests that would like to accompany the barge along the tow-path as she cruises or to explore the surrounding villages and countryside.

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Cruises between Le Somail and Castelnaudary  

Nathalie and Yves welcome you aboard their hotel-barge Clair de Lune for one week cruises discovering one of France's most beautiful sites : the Canal du Midi. Gastronomy, visits of our heritage sites, bikes available for a bucolic ride along the tow paths, jacuzzis for some relaxing time . During the navigation, you can admire the scenery from the sun deck, and if it rains, don't worry, the large picture windows will allow you to enjoy the canal's beauty. 

With its 3 cabins, the barge Clair de Lune can accomodate up to 6 people.

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Croisière entre Marseillan et le Somail

Embarquez à bord de la péniche Anjodi pour une croisière de prestige sur le Canal du Midi. Son intérieur confortable et charmant rappelle celui d'un yacht. Un équipage de 4 personnes est aux petits soins : Laurent Charbonnier, capitaine, un chef gourmet, une hôtesse et un guide touristique. Visiter des lieux fascinants et profitez de la terrasse ombragée avec piscine chauffée en contrebas.

La péniche Anjodi dispose de 4 cabines avec salle de bain privative et peut accueillir jusqu'à 8passagers.

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Péniche Mirage (Carcassonne)

Ecluse d'Herminis, 28 rue du Canal - 11000 Carcassonne

Croisières entre Carcassonne et le seuil de Naurouze

La péniche Mirage de 1954 vous propose un goût de liberté, de détente et d'aventure lors d'une croisière sur le Canal du Midi. Choisissez votre formule "tout inclus" (Petits-déjeuners et repas préparés à partir de produits locaux, open bar, visites et dégustation...) ou en "gîte naviguant" (hébergement en totale autonomie - cuisine à disposition avec équipage qui assure la navigation). 

Avec ses trois cabines climatisées, queen bed ou twin bed, ses salles de bain privatives, wifi à bord, la péniche peut accueillir jusqu'à 6 personnes.

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