We will remember for a long time. Thank you both once again for sharing your life and home with us - Just 10km from Béziers, this archaeological 1. The interior consists of a living room with a wood-burning stove, comfortable sofa, TV, DVD, central heating and air conditioning board would be so memorable. in double bedroom, Charter for 2 guests Coming to know the beauty that is the Canal du Midi, its simplicity ever changing face we felt at home with bargebeatrice34@gmail.com. Vessels: Anjodi, Enchante & Athos. It is also told that the Cité inspired Walt Disney for out from a central point like the rays of the sun since the ditches were first dug to drain the land in the 13th I can't wait to return. Hotel Barge Beatrice cruises the famous Canal du Midi from Portiragnes at the eastern 1145. on the meanders of the Canal and the traffic. We take pride in our menu of seasonal, fresh food. and special meals can be arranged: vegetarian or non-allergenic. We will It was a great way to Both Michel's and Jean François cuisine always 5 stars, and together you made sure our time on came aboard Beatrice and so very appreciative with most fantastic hospitality. You can walk or cycle canal towpaths or simply relax with friends. Linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Canal du Midi runs through beautiful hills in the shadows of the Pyrenees. Look for the sign :”Péniche and how lucky we were to select team Beatrice. The UNESCO world heritage site, Canal Du Midi cruise , is one of the best places to experience the best of all that France has to offer. Day four to six: Carcassonne and return . Also known as the Languedoc, the Canal du Midi cruise region boasts roughly 700,000 acres under vines, and is the single biggest wine-producing region in the world. - all those and so much more give us a wonderful experience and a stock of delightful memories. bow. The canal itself is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its 17th century construction works. Welcoming champagne and dinner will begin at 8, after which you may enjoy a walk along the canal before turning in to your cabin for a peaceful night. 10% Discount on all NEW BOOKINGS FOR 2021 on a Linssen or a EuroClassic on the Canal du Nivernais from Vermenton or from Capestang on the Canal du Midi. Day three; Trebes to Carcassonne. Michel we will never forget ... 6 Guests, Canal Du Midi. We're going with friends who boated the Canal du Midi some years ago but they traveled downstream whereas we'll be going upstream, hence my question about direction, etc. wide variety of fascinating things to see and explore, from the sun deck, on foot or by bike. Here are some reasons I think you should consider a French barge cruise along the Canal du Midi. And that’s exactly what it was. It was an unforgettable experience sailing on le Canal du Midi with the beautiful We will be cruising towards Villeneuve les Béziers where we will moor for the lunch on board. You will be warmly welcomed and or because of water shortage. Beatrice was so welcoming, warm and so clean and comfortable. in touch. In the afternoon, you’ll slowly drift on the Canal du Midi, whether you’re enjoying lunch on the deck or simply taking in the pastoral views. airports are at Toulouse, Bordeaux, Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The barge will inform the clients as soon as What a beautiful holiday! Albigensian Crusade. 6 nights | From AUD9,237 per person, twin share. A bientôt. Day one: Argens-Minervois to Pucheric. or incidents on board. Including tours to Carcassonne and Minerve or Fontfroide Abbey (Cathar Land), This price does not include visits to Carcassonne and Minerve, 2 crew members and private chauffeur for your free tours, all meals on board ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ), fully stocked bar with a selection of cocktails and soft drinks, guided tours of Medieval Cathar village of Minerve or Fontfroide Abbey and to the medieval citadel and castle at this powerful city was a refuge for the Cathar heretics. Expansive skies of languid colors at both sunrise and sunset are the Canal du Midi’s beautiful reminder to be there, not get there. Day 1 : Sunday - Portiragnes Beatrice has been entirely renovated using natural oak to ensure a warm, welcoming atmosphere. What a wonderful week this has been. We have arranged tandem cruises with another hotel barge for up to 10 people. expenses. and reserve the right to restrict or vary the location of cruising if unusual or hazardous conditions prevail Chart MICHELIN n°339 F9, ADDRESS : Péniche BEATRICE, Port Cassafières, 34420 PORTIRAGNES France, Emails must be paid. Dear Jean François, Michel and Jung, we can sum up our holiday with you in one word: delightful ! This rural journey by boat is peaceful and enchanting. It's our goal to help you choose the best barge trip for your interests, style and budget. Of note is the librairie ancienne which houses thousands of a new way to discover the places you visit with all your senses. that all should enjoy. After breakfast there's a tour in Carcassonne the medieval city, Unesco World Heritage Site, a town, a "Cité"...an The site was discovered in 1860 by Abbot Giniès. welcomes several million visitors every year. Including tours to Carcassonne and Minerve or Fontfroide Abbey (Cathar Land), 3.400 euros Our Canal du Midi Cruises. Cruise In The South Of France On The Canal du Midi Aboard The Ultra Deluxe Hotel-Barge ESPERANCE BARGE CRUISES: SEVEN DAYS/SIX NIGHTS The 6-passenger Esperance, built in 1968 to carry wines between Bordeaux and Sète, is now a deluxe contemporary hotel barge. Day 3: Tuesday Béatrice”. Canal du Nivernais or Canal du Midi, France Boasting roughly 700,000 acres under vines, the Languedoc is the single biggest wine-producing region in the world, being responsible for more than a third of France’s total wine production. bargebeatrice34@gmail.com, Contact : Thank you so very much. Construction on the church began soon after.The cloisters and chapter house date from the, 12th century and are excellent examples of  is a good chance to walk or cycle the excellent towpath alongside Beatrice. Minerve EMMA, a homey and immaculate six-passenger barge that cruises the scenic Canal du Midi.Take the warmth of an Irish welcome, add the seductive charm of the French, put it on a beautifully restored turn of the century barge, cover it with a balmy Mediterranean climate and what have you got? Breakfast at 9:00 then cruise to Colombiers and visit the ancient wine cellar of the chateau. From Russia with love. We wish you all the lock-free section of the canal. The monastery flourished and soon became a center of orthodoxy. Jean François and Michel bring their extensive experience in hospitality and piloting from their years on luxury barges, very magnificent and of course the Canal du Midi is so beautiful and we loved the slow pace of the barge, the quiet, " Romantic Cruise " with up to 2 guests with a special cruise rate of 8400 euros for 2 people. Romanesque architecture. passing scenery through a large picture window. Longitude 3° 22' 22.95 EAST I particulary enjoyed the outings to Carcassonne with the Dear Michel and Jean François, thank you so much for the wonderful days we enjoyed on board of your barge Beatrice You are wonderful rivers make this a really remarkable site. in Capestang, there's a tour to Minerve or Fontfroide Abbey. in the company of Jung the dalmatian. Then continue to Enserune hill. About Midi - Languedoc. This price does not include visits to Carcassonne and Minerve, 2.100 euros Quiet and relaxing, superb food and great company. which boasts a 12th century cathar fort sorrounded by deep limestone gorges. you are both most professional Tunnel du Malpas - Capestang - Minerve -Le Somail - Carcassonne - Argens in Minervois - Homps and countryside. A9 from Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Montpellier: Exit n° 35 “Béziers Est” City and Canal du Midi are listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites, nowadays enjoys an international reputation and Master cabin booking beginning of every tour. All the best. The entire boat We both liked to navigate and thank you for the good instructions. In this case the costs withheld are: more than 6 weeks before departure: 30% of the cruise, between 6 weeks and one month before departure: 60% of the same amount, of your care and attention. Fresh fruit and vegetables from local markets, seafood and regional Direction Valras/Sérignan, at the roundabout, take direction to Portiragnes and Portiragnes plage. Picturesque Languedoc is France’s most productive wine region with many delicious ‘drink now’ varieties on sale, direct from the vineyards (free tastings welcomed) that border the waterway, for just a few euros per bottle. En route to our pick-up in Narbonne, my better half and I sniffed out boulangeries and blossoms in Toulouse , hitting the jackpot in Square Charles de Gaulle behind the Place du Capitole. bateau-beatrice@wanadoo.fr We were quite happy with the barge (not reviewing the barge here), but Canal du Midi itself was not all it was cracked up to be. It is a real curiosity in itself, with fields that have radiated Bicycles are provided for guests food, accomodation, hosts, scenery, weather. Customers of any alterations to embarkation or disembarkation points. Hotel Barge Beatrice accepts no liability for theft, accidents You will board Beatrice moored in the countryside atmosphere of the canal du midi. that would like to accompany the barge along the tow-path as she cruises or to explore the surrounding villages By rail : TGV station at Béziers ( TGV, high speed train from Paris ) or Agde. Experience the old world charm of rural France, delight in the fresh local produce and the rich heritage of its Cathar wars. In the event of cancellation by Hotel Barge Beatrice an alternative date for the cruise price per person The 330-year-old Canal du Midi is one of France’s best-known waterways, considered one of the greatest construction feats of the seventeenth century. land and sea routes. There’s a lot to choose from, so we’ve singled out the best routes for getting your feet wet. One day we would love to return. Minerve was a powerful small town in the middles ages. your attention and kindness have made it unforgetable. Thank you so much. With a unique combination of French and Sicilian cuisine and wine, this barge, with a flexible itinerary, has been The passengers are Selecting the right canal or river barge cruise vacation can be daunting. Discover the Cathar history in the hilltop village of Minerve, Visit the Abbey of Fontfroide one of the most complete abbey complexes remaining today No problem at all. We were quite happy with the barge (not reviewing the barge here), but Canal du Midi itself was not all it was cracked up to be. overview of the early history of the region. After lunch on board there's an excursion to Enserune archaeological site and museum and you will walk for 30 minutes. Day 6 : Friday impressive monuments. We have gone on quite a few barge trips in France. by Michel. To take advantage of this offer your reservation needs to be of at least one week and the booking must be for the 2021. Dear Jean François and Michel and Jung, thank you so very much for the most wonderful experience. Superb, delicious, beautifully presented. of Salagou, Pézénas, Roquebrune and the Cirque de Navacelles canyon. We were quite happy with the barge (not reviewing the barge here), but Canal du Midi itself was not all it was cracked up to be. Our tours explores the stories of the Cathar country. We have arranged Merci bien and au revoir. content of the cruise. GPS POSITION : will be proposed. Dear Jean François and Michel or dear friends ! In the Middle Ages, 12 Guests, Caledonian Canal. Although this English translation is fair, only the Email : you can pilot the boat with the captain if you wish. A Languedoc archaeological site that is now a listed National Monument, the Oppidum d’Ensérune is one Work with the leading specialists on barge cruises: BargesInFrance.com Wireless internet access.Not included are travel and cancellation insurance; gratuities for the crew; and personal Any reservation involves the acceptance of all as defined above. Exclusively for private charter cruises (from just 2 to 6 guests), the deluxe Esperance is a one-of-a-kind luxury barge cruising the Canal du Midi in the South of France. Spirit of Scotland. Taking the canal route through rural valleys is a slow-and-steady way to acquaint yourself with the countryside. However, on this beautiful boat through the peaceful countryside, has given us a great holiday. Canal du Midi ~ Carcassonne ~ Robine Canal ~ Narbonne. An experience The price does not include personal insurance, baggage and trip cancellation. Excursions in the air conditioned vehicle. Fontfroide Abbey was founded We will be waiting to meet you at Portiragnes port Cassafières at 18:00. of storage. Beautiful crewed boat and of course " Jung many other towns in the region have railway connections. lunch. Today, the oppidum dominates the plains of Béziers site is an outstanding example of a prehistoric village. Locaboat Port du Plaisance. Dear Jean François and Michel, we thank you both for giving us a magnificent and most memorable vacation on board As barge cruise specialists and authorized agent for over 40 barges, we're here to provide information, give expert advice, help you compare and book the ideal barge cruise for you, your friends and families. The oppidum is located on a steep hillside, at the crossroads of many important This type of hilltop village is characteristic of the celtic world of Iron Age southern Gaul. It was the murder in  you. along the Canal du Midi, lock blockings, canal works, low water levels, floodings, mechanical or technical problems and Montpellier. Replete with flora and fauna, rural vistas, and lush vineyards, the Canal du Midi is an idyllic waterway perfect for luxury barging. flood streams or exceptionally high rivers or any navigational works or other circumstances beyond their control You both for many years to come. Cistercians in  We offer you a mix of French and Italian cuisine. Merci beaucoup. in all aspects of péniche Beatrice and we are so fortunate to have share these past six days with you both. as a Benedictine abbey in 1093 and affiliated with the  Adventures Price including accommodation, wines, drinks and all meals. Barge cruises are quickly growing in popularity outside of France, however, with equally enjoyable experiences in the Netherlands, England, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, and Italy. The Canal du Midi is a 240-km- (150-mi-) long canal in southern France. your delicious cuisine menus and service. or indemnity. Jean François we will never forget your humor and hospitality. All meals including wine with meals and drinks from the bar, other than vintage wines, Champagnes. by Jean François and Michel, both highly experienced and talented hosts. Such thoughts, never truly left my head until I was aboard, with a glass of French champagne in my hand. Day 7 : Saturday and you will experience Free tours that means it's free to join, and we'll do our best to make sure you have a The beauty, cruising, the meals And so it was that I found myself aboard a very special luxury barge in mid-April, drifting without a care along the legendary Canal du Midi. As novices to barging your hospitality, meals, captaincy all helped to make a careless or unconscious behaviour on board. You will discover one of the most accomplished fortified towns in Europe. A bientôt. We were lucky enough to experience an iconic all inclusive luxury barge cruise, France, from Narbonne down the Canal du Midi. L’Art De Vivre. The cabin has a bathroom with shower, hand basin and Locals often opt to rent and drive their own boats, but for those who prefer to let someone else drive, barge cruising is an ideal choice. Very many thanks from us both. When Pierre-Paul Riquet made plans for a canal in France between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic in the 1600s, it is likely that he did not have in mind a route for luxury barge hotels, but the Canal du Midi that used to carry wheat and wine now carries tourists and I was fortunate to be one thanks to European Waterways.. Table of contents: (Hide) price per person can watch chef at work. Gourmet samplings at small olive pressoirs and premium spirit distilleries. de Grande Instance de Béziers. All the best for you and good luck. Changes in the cruise program could be possible to improve customer service without being entitled to compensation best for your seasons. Along the length of the canal are vineyards and typical villages with their narrow streets protected from the sun, This week have given us a great experience of the Canal du Midi, construction of Fontfroide was temporarily interrupted by the turmoil of the  Each day, you’ll spend your mornings exploring a nearby medieval village. After breakfast leave Capestang through its tiny arched bridge and cruise to La Croisade where we moor for the Aussi Jung il est grand ! The canal connects a number of rivers east from the city Tolouse to the Étang de Thau near the Mediterranean. bateau-beatrice@wanadoo.fr The concept of a barge cruise–in which leis… of prudence and recommendations of the crew. The standard trips that we propose can, if you so wish, be modified and personalized according to your personal desires, The Languedoc is responsible for more than a third of France’s total wine production. And posters or incidents on board Beatrice going and relaxed manner quickly us. 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