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Barge Cruise on the Canal du Midi
Boarding a beautiful private barge for a cruise on the Canal du Midi.
A 6 night cruise through the sunny valley of Lauragais and the vineyards of Languedoc, Corbières and Minervois. Explore the South of France and discover all the beauty of this region. Aboard a modern and comfortable barge, sail from city to city on the Canal du Midi.
A unique experience
Taking time to discover the french art of living takes all its meaning on board a barge. Along the banks of the Canal du Midi, enjoy a glass of wine on the bridge of your private barge or visit the main sites of the beautiful region of Occitanie. This is a colourful program.
A typical day
Breakfast will be served whilst slowly cruising towards the port of Carcassonne, our lunchtime destination.
Occupied since the Neolithic and symbol of the middle age, you will visit the fortified city of Carcassonne, ascend the ramparts dating back to Gallo-Roman times, discover the medieval town, its fort, the cathedral. Roam and shop in the 19th century bastide of this regional capital Carcassonne will delight you.
At the end of the day, your nautical stroll on Savannah will lead you towards the Lauragais and a change from the previous vineyard countryside into undulating valleys of sunflowers and wheat.
Minerve – visit of the perched village, considered one of the prettiest villages in France
Narbonne – guided visit and discover of the covered market
Carcassonne – guided visit of the fortified city
Château de Pennautier – visit and wine tasting
Mirepoix – visit of this medieval town
Your barge accommodation
Savannah is a luxury hotel barge able to accommodate up to 7 passengers in luxuriously fitted cabins with both inside salon and dining rooms and a large deck to enjoy throughout the cruising season.
Initially built in 1938 as a cargo tanker specifically to the dimensions of the Royal Canal du Midi (30m x 5m) and navigating between Bordeaux and Sète, this barge was transformed into a luxurious showroom for the prestigious cosmetic group l’Occitane de Provence in the 80’. The mahogany woodwork and ceramic tiles date from this period and have naturally remained as the signature of this unique canal hotel barge. Savannah was completely refurbished and decorated with luxurious contemporary furniture in 2014.
Three large and clear cabins, all air conditioned and centrally heated, with European king size beds (or twin beds if preferred) and en-suite ceramic tiled bathrooms.
Cabins have original brass portholes and mahogany skylights. Beds are fitted with luxurious linen, and bathrooms with bathrobes and hairdryers. Guests all receive a welcome set of L’Occitane de Provence cosmetics and shower crèmes.
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What we liked:
The barge Savannah:
- The large terrace to relax in the sun
- Luxurious cabins for your greatest comfort
- The crew, the captain and the chef at your service
The discovery of the south of France:
- Emblematic and must-see cities
- The Canal du Midi
- The terroir of Occitanie region
The castle of Pennautier:
- The history and experience of the castle and its owners
- The estate at the heart of the vineyard
- The style of the castle and the beautiful garden