Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

  • 98 feet long with 6’7” – 7’5” ceiling height throughout
  • 3 cabins, all 160 square feet, all with  6’7” ceiling height
  • Choice of queen or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Ample storage space in cabins
  • Salon and dining room
  • Demonstration kitchen – watch your chef prepare gourmet cuisine
  • Deck with canopy
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Bicycles and Helmets
Bicycles and Helmets
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Hot Tub on Deck
Hot Tub on Deck
Sound System
Sound System


Travel from Beziers to Homps on the Canal du Midi
*Your cruise could operate in the opposite direction. Please consult with us before making any arrival or departure plans.

Bicycling Opportunities:
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Beziers, cruise to Portiragnes
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Roi Soleil at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge moored nearby. Experience a sunset cruise to Portiragnes before your first of many gourmet dinners onboard. Take a dip in the hot tub with a night cap to finish the day.

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Choose Your Own Adventure!
Travel: Portiragnes to Fonserannes
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, Roi Soleil cruises through the amazing 7-lock staircase of Fonserannes. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide presents options for today’s excursion: Oppidum d'Enserune, a pre-Roman hill-top settlement, and one of the most important archaeological sites in the region; or Pezenas, a town of art and history. The city's historic center has become a lively bohemian haven of specialty boutiques and local cafes. Back onboard, join Chef for a cooking demonstration, and then enjoy drinks and dinner.

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Exciting Excursions Abound
Travel: Fonserannes to Capestang
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Relax on deck during a morning cruise, or meander the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. The choices for today’s sightseeing further your discovery of the Canal du Midi. A guided visit to the l'Abbaye de Fontfroide reveals a restored Cistercian monastery founded in the 11th century, while those interested in the region's viticulture can choose a winetasting at the local cellar of a top sommelier, highlighting the complexities of the Languedoc's grapes. Return to the barge for cocktails and a gourmet dinner.

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A Capital of the Canal du Midi
Travel: Capestang to La Croisade or Somail
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A visit to Narbonne begins the day. As a regional capital established in 118 B.C.E. as a Roman colony, preserved Roman ruins are presented in public spaces, while the Narbonne market reflects the region’s gastronomic bounty. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge for an afternoon cruise. Upon mooning, bookworms are invited to browse a unique book shop with approximately 50,000 second-hand books! Afterwards, visit Chef in the demonstration kitchen for a cooking lesson before enjoying drinks and dinner onboard.

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A Myriad of Gourmet Delights
Travel: Somail to Paraza
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to Minerve, a preserved Medieval city with fascinating social, historical, and military import. A tour and tasting at an olive pressoir follows. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise. Visit the Captain in the wheelhouse, take a bicycle ride, or enjoy a dip in the hot tub. Or, a private wine tasting in a renowned Minervois domain can also be arranged. Join Chef in the open galley to observe French cooking techniques, and culminate the day with another gourmet dinner.

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A Day of Authentic Discovery
Travel: Paraza to Homps
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, the choice of your cultural activity is yours! Your Tour Guide chauffeurs you either to Carcassonne, a fortified Medieval fortress with a walled city and preserved ramparts; or Lagrasse, a little village in the heart of the Corbieres where charming avenues house a multitude of specialty boutiques and craft shops. An afternoon cruise is the perfect opportunity to laze on deck in the hot tub, or take a final bicycle ride along the canal. Tonight there is a special cocktail hour and celebratory Captain’s Dinner, ending your cruise in style.

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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Homps
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

  • Sweet Potato, Coconut, and Chili Soup
  • Pan Tried Dorade Royale on Braised Fennel with Tomato, Lemon, and Capers
  • Cheeses: Roquefort and Cabecou du Pertuis
  • Apple Tarte Tatin
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • Spinach and Ricotta Agnolotti with Crispy Pancetta
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Chorizo and Apple Puree
  • Cheeses: Sainte Maure de Tourraine and Beaufort
  • Vanilla Panna Cotta with Caramelized White Chocolate Crumble
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • Mas Champart St. Chinian
  • Sancerre Rouge, Paul Cherrier
  • Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
  • Olleiux Romanis Corbiers
  • Crozes Hermitage Equinoxe
  • Fontainbleau Rosé

Rates & Dates

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 6 guests$34,200$39,300
Private Cruise for 4 guests$30,800$35,400

2023 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

April2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-6
May7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-3
June4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-1
July2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
August6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
September 3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
October1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from a local meeting point
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All meals onboard from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines served onboard with lunches and dinners
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles and the hot tub

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


Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Transport to and from the cruise region
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price
Roi Soleil Route

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of the Canal du Midi?

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