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-France, Canal Du Midi on Barge Anjodi-

Cruise Details:

  • Up to 8 guests
  • 102 Ft. Long
  • Rating: First Class
  • Charter & Cabin bookings
  • English Speaking Crew of 4
  • 8 Bicycles
  • Air Conditioned
  • Last Visited 2017

Cruise Rate Includes:

6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath, pickup and drop off at a designated meeting point in NARBONNE, all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch & dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles

Cruise Rate Does NOT Include

Airfare to and from France, transportation to and from Narbonne (we will assist you with this), cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)


Anjodi

We were delighted to meet up with Anjodi moored near the old stone bridge in Le Somail. Captain Julian greeted us warmly - He has done a wonderful job for our guests. A quick visit revealed that the salon - an interesting mix of classic wood-paneled walls and snappy red leather - was in perfect condition.

Anjodi retains its nautical character and charm, especially on the inviting wooden deck with its snappy blue and white striped furniture - and the popular Jacuzzi. Inside, the cozy cabins and new brass portholes throughout continue the nautical theme! Anjodi offers well-operated cruises with a wide-ranging program encompassing many types of experiences on the Canal du Midi. Added to Carcassonne and other well-known high points is a visit to the outdoor market at Lezignan; mooring near the stone bridge at picture-perfect Le Somail; and wine tasting in a 17th-century chateau.

Carol Cantor of Vacation Agent Magazine recently cruised on Anjodi.
Quoting from this article:

"Every meal on Anjodi is a culinary masterpiece, alchemized in the small galley by Chef Lauren Clare Scott. She explains each dish and the provenance of its ingredients, while Captain Julian Allsop discusses each wine as he fills and refills the glasses."

"A crew of four- captain, tour guide/deckhand, gourmet chef and hostess - personalizes every aspect of service for the eight passengers, taking into consideration their preferences in food and drink as well as their interest in visiting the surrounding countryside. Personable, competent and knowledgeable about the region, they might arrange a meeting with a local artist, or map out a scenic bike ride for cyclists wishing to veer off the towpath, to wind through the farms, vineyards and hamlets."

"Days are planned around excursions rich in history, scenic splendor and shopping opportunities. One day the minibus whisks passengers to the 14th Century Chateau de Perdiguier for a wine tasting among frescoes and antiques. Another day it's off to the olive co-op to sample fruits and learn how they're harvested and pressed. A stop for escargots and later for charcuterie is a chance to learn from the pros a bit of 'l'arte du vivre' or how to live the good life in a tiny French village."

"Built in 1927 to carry grain between Amsterdam and Paris, Anjodi was specifically rebuilt to navigate the Canal du Midi in 1983, refurbished with African hardwoods , handcrafted paneling and shining brass. Her light filled salon/dining room , measuring 13 by 21 feet, is the social center of the barge -warm and welcoming with two sofas, a coffee table and a fully stocked bar displaying fresh fruit and flowers. Three daily meals are served at the dining table seating up to nine people."

"The sundeck is the favored spot for a late afternoon aperitif and hors d'oeuvres, a chance to raise a glass to locals walking the tow path or waving from an overhead bridge. By day guests recline under parasols with books, binoculars and cameras savoring vignettes of the French countryside as it floats by."





Floor Plan:

Barge Cruise

2017 value season Rates

Whole-Boat Charter for 6: $32,600
Whole-Boat Charter for 7: $33,800
Whole-Boat Charter for 8: $35,000
Individuals : $4,690 per person double occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,700

2017 value season dates
April 2 - 8 April 23 - 29 August 6 - 12 October 8 - 14
April 9 - 15 July 23 - 29 August 13 - 19 October 15 - 21
April 16 - 22 July 30 - August 5 August 20 - 26 October 22 - 28

 

2017 regular season Rates

Whole-Boat Charter for 6: $37,200
Whole-Boat Charter for 7: $38,600
Whole-Boat Charter for 8: $40,500
Individuals: $5,390 per person double occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,900

2017 regular season dates
April 30 - May 6 June 4 - 10 July 9 - 15 September 10 - 16
May 7 - 13 June 11 - 17 July 16 - 22 September 17 - 23
May 14 - 20 June 18 - 24 August 27 - September 2 September 24 - 30
May 21 - 27 June 25 - July 1 September 3 - 9 October 1 - 7
May 28 - June 3 July 2 - 8
Barge Cruise

Anjodi Accommodations and Amenities

  • 102 Feet Long
  • Four cabins 91 - 100 sq feet
  • With choice of one double or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • 8 bicycles
  • 8 touring bicycles
  • In the Public Areas
  • Salon, redecorated in 2008
  • Large picture windows
  • Jacuzzi on sun deck
  • WIFI with limited availability






Anjodi Canal du Midi Barge Cruise Itinerary

Narbonne to Le Somail on the Canal de Midi

 

Sunday: Narbonne to Marseillan
Welcome Aboard!
You will arrive to a designated meeting point in Narbonne at 2:45 pm and be chauffeured to Anjodi moored in Marseillan, pictured below. (The cost of transfers to/from Narbonne is additional to the cruise fare and must be booked separately.) An alternative meeting point is the Hotel l’Residence in Narbonne only IF you are staying there the night before. Ajnodi crew will meet you from the collection point and chauffeur you to the vessel, moored on the Canal du Midi.  Dinner is your first on board meal. Tonight meet your crew and enjoy the first of one of many fabulous dinners!

Monday: Marseillan to Portiragnes
Enchanting Fishing Village
This morning we visit Pezenas, a delightful village, mostly known for its associations with the French playwright Moliere, who is said to have written many plays while staying there. This afternoon we cruise from Marseillan to Portiragnes through the nature reserve of Bagnas with potential sightings of flamingos and other birds. Dinner aboard.



Tuesday: Portiragnes to Beziers
Winetasting in a Chateau

This morning we cruise to the bottom of the Fonserannes 7 lock flight at Beziers where we continue along the 300 year old tree lined Canal du Midi. After lunch enjoy an informative wine tasting in the 14th Century Chateau de Perdiguier, famed for its 15th century frescoes and Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines Dinner in Beziers at a local auberge.

Wednesday: Beziers to Poilhes
13th Century Cathedrals - great views
This morning we cross the aqueduct over the River Orb and then ascend the 7-lock flight of Fonserannes before reaching the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas. On arrival at the picturesque village of Poilhes we take an excursion out to Minerve, pictured below, the ancient capital of Minervois, which boasts a 12th Century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1215, its hill-top location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete the intriguing picture. Dinner aboard.

Thursday: Poilhes to Argeliers
Narbonne: Food market, Roman ruins, shop and stroll
A morning visit to Narbonne, pictured below, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy the Archbishop’s Palace and Horreum. Explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. Return to the barge for a cruise along the shaded canal to Argeliers, stopping off en route at Chateau de Guery, a 500 year old canalside vineyard, for a pre-dinner wine tasting of the full-bodied Corbieres. Dinner aboard


Friday: Argeliers to Le Somail
Carcassonne - Europe's most complete Medieval city
Morning visit to 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, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. In the afternoon we cruise along the historic Midi Canal to the delightful village of Le Somail. Captain's Farewell Dinner aboard.

Saturday: Le Somail to Narbonne
A Sad Farewell
After breakfast you will be chauffeured back to a designated meeting point in Narbonne.  Estimated arrival time is 10:00 am.  If your are returning to Paris by train today, estimated arrival time is 1:30 pm.  Please make all onward travel plans on the basis of this timing. We hope to see you on another European Waterways/Go Barging vessel - what about a Burgundy cruise next time?!

Anjodi Sample Menus

Dinner
Coquilles St Jacques served on a bed of Green Beans
  with
Creamy White Wine Sauce
* * *
Slow Roasted Guinea Fowl with Pomegranate Sauce
Steamed Zucchini
* * *
Cheese Platter
Roquefort,
Tomme des Pyrenees,
Beaufort
****
Mousse au Chocolat with Cointreau Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Fruit
* * * * *

~ Sample Wines ~
Domaine de Gourgazard, Minervois la Liviniere
Chateau des Nouvelles, Fitou Fitou
Chateau les Voute-Gasparets, Corbieres
Toques et Clochers, Limoux
Chateau Mire L’Etang Rosé
Domaine de Barribiou, Muscat de Minervois
* * * * *

Picture a Barge Cruise on Anjodi

 France barge Anjodi cruises on the Canal du Midi

Anjodi Guest Book

“Our trip on the Anjodi was a dream come true. The crew was delightful! Hostess Annetta anticipated every need and did so with such ease that we all felt well taken care of. We were blessed with a very talented Chef, Tom, who made each meal a masterpiece. He was clearly formally trained but the food was not heavy or especially traditional. Instead it was fresh and inventive. Each meal reflected the flavors and feelings of the Canal du Midi. Truly I am dreaming of those meals even now. I did not know before I went how much I would enjoy eating on the boat - it was a highlight of the trip.

The boat was charming, beautiful, and clean. We spent most of our free time on the deck of the boat, and we even had lunch served alfresco several times. The excursions to Carcasonne and Minerve were breathtaking. In short, the trip was everything I imagined and more. Barb and I will always remember this special time with fond, indelible memories. Thank you for all your help in selecting a cruise.

Laurie Terzolo and Barb Barnett, cruised September, 2016

"Ellen, the Anjodi and crew were GREAT! We all had a wonderful time. Ollie, the Chef, fixed EXCELLENT meals and we ate it all. And of course we drank a few bottles of wine...actually quite a few! And Tour Guide Mathew was good with the history, driving, etc. All in all the Anjodi and crew were great and you can recommend them to anyone. Thanks for all your help. It was a wonderful trip, one my family will remember all their lives.”

- Seth Harter, cruised June, 2014

"We loved dinner in town and liked all of the sightseeing. The staff was very informative without going overboard.  LOVED the lock experience. We shared the barge with three couples whom we didn't know, but the Anjodi staff created a warm atmosphere and we made great new friends. One evening we pulled back the rugs and danced the night away!"

- Cyril and Debbie Zebot, cruised May, 2013

"From pickup to departure we were cared for to the last detail. There was just the right combination of sightseeing and relaxation. We hope to enjoy barging again."

- Katie Farnham, cruised 2013

Anjodi Blog Posts, Recipes, Articles and Videos

Ask any Barge Lady, and she’ll tell you: when it comes to travel, more is better! Explore below for more of everything we love – videos, articles, blog posts, recipes and MORE!

 

European Waterways Brass Visits the Barge Lady in Chicago
The Barge Ladies are always delighted to welcome our colleagues from European Waterways, a company which owns six barges in France, including Canal du Midi barge Anjodi.

 

 

+ - Overview

Cruise Details:

  • Up to 8 guests
  • 102 Ft. Long
  • Rating: First Class
  • Charter & Cabin bookings
  • English Speaking Crew of 4
  • 8 Bicycles
  • Air Conditioned
  • Last Visited 2017

Cruise Rate Includes:

6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath, pickup and drop off at a designated meeting point in NARBONNE, all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch & dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles

Cruise Rate Does NOT Include

Airfare to and from France, transportation to and from Narbonne (we will assist you with this), cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)


Anjodi

We were delighted to meet up with Anjodi moored near the old stone bridge in Le Somail. Captain Julian greeted us warmly - He has done a wonderful job for our guests. A quick visit revealed that the salon - an interesting mix of classic wood-paneled walls and snappy red leather - was in perfect condition.

Anjodi retains its nautical character and charm, especially on the inviting wooden deck with its snappy blue and white striped furniture - and the popular Jacuzzi. Inside, the cozy cabins and new brass portholes throughout continue the nautical theme! Anjodi offers well-operated cruises with a wide-ranging program encompassing many types of experiences on the Canal du Midi. Added to Carcassonne and other well-known high points is a visit to the outdoor market at Lezignan; mooring near the stone bridge at picture-perfect Le Somail; and wine tasting in a 17th-century chateau.

Carol Cantor of Vacation Agent Magazine recently cruised on Anjodi.
Quoting from this article:

"Every meal on Anjodi is a culinary masterpiece, alchemized in the small galley by Chef Lauren Clare Scott. She explains each dish and the provenance of its ingredients, while Captain Julian Allsop discusses each wine as he fills and refills the glasses."

"A crew of four- captain, tour guide/deckhand, gourmet chef and hostess - personalizes every aspect of service for the eight passengers, taking into consideration their preferences in food and drink as well as their interest in visiting the surrounding countryside. Personable, competent and knowledgeable about the region, they might arrange a meeting with a local artist, or map out a scenic bike ride for cyclists wishing to veer off the towpath, to wind through the farms, vineyards and hamlets."

"Days are planned around excursions rich in history, scenic splendor and shopping opportunities. One day the minibus whisks passengers to the 14th Century Chateau de Perdiguier for a wine tasting among frescoes and antiques. Another day it's off to the olive co-op to sample fruits and learn how they're harvested and pressed. A stop for escargots and later for charcuterie is a chance to learn from the pros a bit of 'l'arte du vivre' or how to live the good life in a tiny French village."

"Built in 1927 to carry grain between Amsterdam and Paris, Anjodi was specifically rebuilt to navigate the Canal du Midi in 1983, refurbished with African hardwoods , handcrafted paneling and shining brass. Her light filled salon/dining room , measuring 13 by 21 feet, is the social center of the barge -warm and welcoming with two sofas, a coffee table and a fully stocked bar displaying fresh fruit and flowers. Three daily meals are served at the dining table seating up to nine people."

"The sundeck is the favored spot for a late afternoon aperitif and hors d'oeuvres, a chance to raise a glass to locals walking the tow path or waving from an overhead bridge. By day guests recline under parasols with books, binoculars and cameras savoring vignettes of the French countryside as it floats by."





Floor Plan:

Barge Cruise

2017 value season Rates

Whole-Boat Charter for 6: $32,600
Whole-Boat Charter for 7: $33,800
Whole-Boat Charter for 8: $35,000
Individuals : $4,690 per person double occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,700

2017 value season dates
April 2 - 8 April 23 - 29 August 6 - 12 October 8 - 14
April 9 - 15 July 23 - 29 August 13 - 19 October 15 - 21
April 16 - 22 July 30 - August 5 August 20 - 26 October 22 - 28

 

2017 regular season Rates

Whole-Boat Charter for 6: $37,200
Whole-Boat Charter for 7: $38,600
Whole-Boat Charter for 8: $40,500
Individuals: $5,390 per person double occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,900

2017 regular season dates
April 30 - May 6 June 4 - 10 July 9 - 15 September 10 - 16
May 7 - 13 June 11 - 17 July 16 - 22 September 17 - 23
May 14 - 20 June 18 - 24 August 27 - September 2 September 24 - 30
May 21 - 27 June 25 - July 1 September 3 - 9 October 1 - 7
May 28 - June 3 July 2 - 8

Floor Plan:

Barge Cruise

Anjodi Accommodations and Amenities

  • 102 Feet Long
  • Four cabins 91 - 100 sq feet
  • With choice of one double or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • 8 bicycles
  • 8 touring bicycles
  • In the Public Areas
  • Salon, redecorated in 2008
  • Large picture windows
  • Jacuzzi on sun deck
  • WIFI with limited availability






Anjodi Canal du Midi Barge Cruise Itinerary

Narbonne to Le Somail on the Canal de Midi

 

Sunday: Narbonne to Marseillan
Welcome Aboard!
You will arrive to a designated meeting point in Narbonne at 2:45 pm and be chauffeured to Anjodi moored in Marseillan, pictured below. (The cost of transfers to/from Narbonne is additional to the cruise fare and must be booked separately.) An alternative meeting point is the Hotel l’Residence in Narbonne only IF you are staying there the night before. Ajnodi crew will meet you from the collection point and chauffeur you to the vessel, moored on the Canal du Midi.  Dinner is your first on board meal. Tonight meet your crew and enjoy the first of one of many fabulous dinners!

Monday: Marseillan to Portiragnes
Enchanting Fishing Village
This morning we visit Pezenas, a delightful village, mostly known for its associations with the French playwright Moliere, who is said to have written many plays while staying there. This afternoon we cruise from Marseillan to Portiragnes through the nature reserve of Bagnas with potential sightings of flamingos and other birds. Dinner aboard.



Tuesday: Portiragnes to Beziers
Winetasting in a Chateau

This morning we cruise to the bottom of the Fonserannes 7 lock flight at Beziers where we continue along the 300 year old tree lined Canal du Midi. After lunch enjoy an informative wine tasting in the 14th Century Chateau de Perdiguier, famed for its 15th century frescoes and Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines Dinner in Beziers at a local auberge.

Wednesday: Beziers to Poilhes
13th Century Cathedrals - great views
This morning we cross the aqueduct over the River Orb and then ascend the 7-lock flight of Fonserannes before reaching the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas. On arrival at the picturesque village of Poilhes we take an excursion out to Minerve, pictured below, the ancient capital of Minervois, which boasts a 12th Century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1215, its hill-top location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete the intriguing picture. Dinner aboard.

Thursday: Poilhes to Argeliers
Narbonne: Food market, Roman ruins, shop and stroll
A morning visit to Narbonne, pictured below, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy the Archbishop’s Palace and Horreum. Explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. Return to the barge for a cruise along the shaded canal to Argeliers, stopping off en route at Chateau de Guery, a 500 year old canalside vineyard, for a pre-dinner wine tasting of the full-bodied Corbieres. Dinner aboard


Friday: Argeliers to Le Somail
Carcassonne - Europe's most complete Medieval city
Morning visit to 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, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. In the afternoon we cruise along the historic Midi Canal to the delightful village of Le Somail. Captain's Farewell Dinner aboard.

Saturday: Le Somail to Narbonne
A Sad Farewell
After breakfast you will be chauffeured back to a designated meeting point in Narbonne.  Estimated arrival time is 10:00 am.  If your are returning to Paris by train today, estimated arrival time is 1:30 pm.  Please make all onward travel plans on the basis of this timing. We hope to see you on another European Waterways/Go Barging vessel - what about a Burgundy cruise next time?!

+ - Menu

Anjodi Sample Menus

Dinner
Coquilles St Jacques served on a bed of Green Beans
  with
Creamy White Wine Sauce
* * *
Slow Roasted Guinea Fowl with Pomegranate Sauce
Steamed Zucchini
* * *
Cheese Platter
Roquefort,
Tomme des Pyrenees,
Beaufort
****
Mousse au Chocolat with Cointreau Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Fruit
* * * * *

~ Sample Wines ~
Domaine de Gourgazard, Minervois la Liviniere
Chateau des Nouvelles, Fitou Fitou
Chateau les Voute-Gasparets, Corbieres
Toques et Clochers, Limoux
Chateau Mire L’Etang Rosé
Domaine de Barribiou, Muscat de Minervois
* * * * *

Picture a Barge Cruise on Anjodi

 France barge Anjodi cruises on the Canal du Midi

Anjodi Guest Book

“Our trip on the Anjodi was a dream come true. The crew was delightful! Hostess Annetta anticipated every need and did so with such ease that we all felt well taken care of. We were blessed with a very talented Chef, Tom, who made each meal a masterpiece. He was clearly formally trained but the food was not heavy or especially traditional. Instead it was fresh and inventive. Each meal reflected the flavors and feelings of the Canal du Midi. Truly I am dreaming of those meals even now. I did not know before I went how much I would enjoy eating on the boat - it was a highlight of the trip.

The boat was charming, beautiful, and clean. We spent most of our free time on the deck of the boat, and we even had lunch served alfresco several times. The excursions to Carcasonne and Minerve were breathtaking. In short, the trip was everything I imagined and more. Barb and I will always remember this special time with fond, indelible memories. Thank you for all your help in selecting a cruise.

Laurie Terzolo and Barb Barnett, cruised September, 2016

"Ellen, the Anjodi and crew were GREAT! We all had a wonderful time. Ollie, the Chef, fixed EXCELLENT meals and we ate it all. And of course we drank a few bottles of wine...actually quite a few! And Tour Guide Mathew was good with the history, driving, etc. All in all the Anjodi and crew were great and you can recommend them to anyone. Thanks for all your help. It was a wonderful trip, one my family will remember all their lives.”

- Seth Harter, cruised June, 2014

"We loved dinner in town and liked all of the sightseeing. The staff was very informative without going overboard.  LOVED the lock experience. We shared the barge with three couples whom we didn't know, but the Anjodi staff created a warm atmosphere and we made great new friends. One evening we pulled back the rugs and danced the night away!"

- Cyril and Debbie Zebot, cruised May, 2013

"From pickup to departure we were cared for to the last detail. There was just the right combination of sightseeing and relaxation. We hope to enjoy barging again."

- Katie Farnham, cruised 2013

+ - More!

Anjodi Blog Posts, Recipes, Articles and Videos

Ask any Barge Lady, and she’ll tell you: when it comes to travel, more is better! Explore below for more of everything we love – videos, articles, blog posts, recipes and MORE!

 

European Waterways Brass Visits the Barge Lady in Chicago
The Barge Ladies are always delighted to welcome our colleagues from European Waterways, a company which owns six barges in France, including Canal du Midi barge Anjodi.

 

 


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