Luxury Hotel Barge Cruises

Canal du Midi on Anjodi

Explore the beautiful Canal du Midi and enjoy superb cuisine and fine wines on this 6-night cruise from Marseillan on luxury hotel barge Anjodi, with transfers, excursions, open bar and meals prepared by a Master Chef all included

Cruise Only - Package Possible
6 nights

  • Anjodi
  • Carcassone Defences
  • Vineyards along the Canal du Midi

Call us on 01756 706512 (+44 1756 706512) to discuss this holiday

Save 10% per cabin! Applies to 2, 9 Sep and 14, 21 Oct 2018 departures. Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability. Book by 14 Sep 2018

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Follow in the footsteps of Rick Stein and take a gastronomic journey along the sun-drenched Canal du Midi through the south of France on board beautiful Anjodi.

From the lovely fishing village of Marseillan, cruise through the picturesque Bagnas nature reserve to Pezenas, renowned for its associations with French playwright Moliere. Cross the impressive aqueduct and ascend the spectacular 7-lock flight of Fonserannes before arriving in charming Colombiers, where you'll enjoy a winery tour and tasting at the 14th-century Chateau de Perdiguier.

See the magnificent Archbishop's Palace and Via Domitia in the Roman capital of Narbonne, explore Minerve with its 12th-century Cathar fort, and discover the fortified city of Carcassonne.

Attending to your every need is a Captain to manage the barge, a master chef to create delicious meals, a housekeeper and a knowledgeable tour guide. Bicycles are also available for exploring independently.

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Canal du Midi Itinerary

Day 1 - Marseillan (France)

Guests are met in Narbonne and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Anjodi. Enjoy a chilled Champagne welcome with canapés and the opportunity to meet your crew, followed perhaps by a relaxing stroll around the lovely village of Marseillan, enjoying a view of the oyster beds and home of Noilly Prat vermouth. Dinner on board.

Day 2 - Villeneuve-le-Beziers

This morning we embark on our cruise along the 330-year-old Canal du Midi through the Bagnas nature reserve, with potential sightings of flamingos, white egrets and other migrating birds, under bridges built from the local black volcanic stone. After lunch on board, we visit Pezenas, the delightful 16th century capital of the Languedoc mostly known for its associations with the French playwright Molière. Dinner on board.

Day 3 - Malpas

After breakfast, we cruise further along the Canal du Midi, crossing the aqueduct over the River Orb and ascending the 7-lock flight of Fonserannes of unique oval locks, to arrive at our mooring at Malpas near the pretty village of Colombiers which lies on an old Roman road, the Domitian Way. After lunch, we enjoy an informative winery tour and tasting at the 14th century Château de Perdiguier, named after King Charles V’s finance minister and famed for its frescoes and Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Dinner ashore tonight at L’Ambassade, a Michelin-rated gastronomic restaurant in Beziers.

Day 4 - Capestang

This morning’s excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. We tour the Archbishop’s Palace, Cathedral and Via Domitia and explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere. This afternoon, we cruise through the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas and pass vineyards and pine trees, with magnificent views of the Pyrenées along the way, to moor in Capestang. There is time to explore the village, once the summer retreat of the Bishops of Narbonne, with its magnificent 14th century collegiate church. Dinner on board.

Day 5 - Salleles d'Aude

This morning we continue our cruise along the 330-year-old Canal du Midi and then through a series of locks on the Canal de la Robine, with excellent walking and biking opportunities en route, to our mooring at Sallèles d’Aude. Following lunch on board, we take an excursion to Minerve, the ancient capital of Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views and the museum’s fascinating miniature recreation of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion completes the intriguing picture. Dinner on board.

Day 6 - Le Somail

In the morning we embark on our final cruise, rejoining the historic Canal du Midi to arrive at the delightful village of Le Somail. After lunch, we visit 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 defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7 - Le Somail

After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Narbonne.

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary runs in reverse on alternate weeks. It is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation onboard 8 passenger Hotel Barge Anjodi
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per itinerary
  • Use of barge facilities including bicycles and spa pool
  • Transfers to and from barge