Inspired by the luxury, opulence, and quality of 1920’s classic motor yachts, Roi Soleil plies the Canal du Midi in dapper and distinguished style.
Stately design and patrician décor in the public areas epitomizes elegance with rich leather seating and plush textiles, subtly accented by pristine mahogany and brass trim. The cabins abound with many deluxe details, such as designer French fabrics, ample storage and elegant handmade tiled bathrooms. Numerous windows and skylights in the lounge offer incredible panoramic views of the canal, encouraging guests to linger, perhaps enjoying a glass of wine or cup of tea.
Built with both an aft and bow deck, the Roi Soilel boasts ample outdoor space, including a hot tub, in which guests can relax and just admire the beautiful scenery as it drifts by. Bicycling is another popular activity for those so inclined to discover the countryside on wheels.
An open kitchen provides another popular spot for guests to mingle, thanks to the Chef’s informal cooking demonstrations. Indeed, culinary magic is to be expected aboard Roi Soliel, as the menu focuses on regionally inspired dishes crafted from market fresh produce, while hand selected wine pairings reveal the nuances of the Languedoc’s bounty.
Unique to the Roi Soleil’s experience is the daily sightseeing program; once onboard, guests collaborate with their Tour Guide to “choose their own adventure” from a curated list of exciting activities and local events. Wine tasting, visiting Roman ruins, and exploring charming villages are just a few of the options offered. Of course, on such a glamorous vessel, a top-notch crew looks after guests with approachability, professionalism, and warmth.
Last visited in 2018