Accommodations & Amenities

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

Itineraries

Travel from Narbonne to Le Somail on the Canal du Midi

Sunday
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Arrival in Marseillan
Travel: Narbonne to Marseillan
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met in Narbonne at the designated meeting point by Anjodi crew. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the charming port town of Marseillan. Many of the homes here date back from the 12th century, and virtually no new buildings have constructed since the 17th century. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.

Monday
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A Town of Art and History
Travel: Marseillan to Portiragnes
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, your Tour Guide escorts you to Pézenas, a town of art and history. The city's historic center has become a well–established bohemian haven of craft shops, lively cafes, and specialty boutiques. Sip, shop, and stroll your way through this adorable town brimming with authentic French life. Back onboard, an afternoon cruise provides the perfect opportunity to relax on deck, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Drinks and dinner are served onboard.

Tuesday
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Wines and Vines
Travel: Portiragnes to Beziers
Meals: Breakfast and lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Laze on deck with a cup of coffee during this morning's cruise to the bottom of the Fonserannes 7-lock flight at Beziers. This afternoon, your Tour Guide accompanies you to the 14th Century Chateau de Perdiguier, famed for its 15th century frescoes and Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines. Explore the magnificent grounds, and then enjoy a sampling of their exclusive wines. Tonight's dinner is very special, as it is taken ashore at a local bistro, allowing for an authentic taste of the region's many specialties.

Wednesday
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Magnificent Minerve
Travel: Beziers to Poilhes
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's cruise is to the aqueduct over the River Orb. The Anjodi then ascends the engineering marvel of the 7-lock flight of Fonserannes before reaching the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas. Your Tour Guide will then chauffeur you to Minerve, a preserved Medieval city with fascinating social, historical, and military import. After returning to the barge, take a casual bicycle ride through the pastoral countryside, or relax on deck with a glass of wine. Chef puts the finishing touches on another gourmet dinner.

Thursday
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A Capital of the Canal du Midi
Travel: Poilhes to Argeliers
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

The morning begins with a visit to Narbonne, a regional capital established in 118 BCE as a Roman colony. A study of European history and local modernity thriving side by side, preserved Roman ruins are presented in public spaces, while the lively Narbonne Market reflects the region’s gastronomic bounty. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise, stopping en route at Chateau de Guery, a 500 year old canal side vineyard, for a private wine tasting of their full-bodied Corbieres. Cocktail hour precedes dinner onboard.

Friday
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Captivating Carcassonne
Travel: Argeliers to Le Somail
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, your Tour Guide accompanies you to Carcassonne, a fortified Medieval fortress with a walled city. Explore the ancient castle and preserved ramparts to admire the mighty 53 Roman towers. Stroll the cobblestone boulevards into local cafes and specialty boutiques. Back onboard, this afternoon's cruise is the perfect time to laze on deck, or explore the tree-shaded towpath by bicycle or on foot. A festive cocktail hour and farewell dinner ends the cruise in style.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Narbonne
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Grilled Toulouse Sausage
  • Tomato & Shallot Salad, Olives and Artichokes
  • Cheeses: Brie de Meaux and Morbier
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Coquilles St Jacques served on a bed of Green Beans with Creamy White Wine Sauce
  • Slow Roasted Guinea Fowl with Pomegranate Sauce and Steamed Zucchini
  • Cheeses: Roquefort, Tomme des Pyrenees and Beaufort
  • Mousse au Chocolat with Cointreau Chocolate Sauce and Fresh Fruit
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • 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

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (up to 6 guests)$32,600$37,200
Private Charter for 7$33,800$38,600
Private Charter for 8$35,000$40,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$4,690$5,390
Single-Occupancy Supplement$1,700$1,900

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
April1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
May6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
June3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
July1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-3
August5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
September2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
October7-13, 14-20, 21-27

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 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
Not included in the rate
  • 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)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

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