Welcome Aboard

Belmond Alouette

Fine laissez-faire on the French waterways

Slip along the tree-lined Canal du Midi from Carcassonne to Béziers aboard intimate Belmond Alouette

Wake in luxury each day. Meander mysterious medieval fortresses. Drop by sun-drenched vineyards to sample the vintages. At bustling markets, pick out fresh ingredients for dinner alongside your private chef. If you’re looking for cosy intimacy and complete relaxation, this is the river cruise for you.

The Cabins

The Cabins

Bedding down aboard Belmond Alouette is a thoroughly special affair. Cabins are exquisitely cocooned in soft pastel fabrics and furnished with elegant hand-picked pieces.

Ensuite showers are spacious, and oversized picture windows bring the romance of the Canal du Midi in.

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The Experience

The Experience

Grab a crisp glass of wine and pad out onto the sun-spotted deck to enjoy the 360˚ view. Listen to the sounds of the riverbank while you laze on a lounger or shelter under a parasol.

Lunches of local delicacies stretch out long into the afternoon. At night, moonlight fractures the water around you. Cosy up on deck with a nightcap to swap stories under the stars.

Adventures off the Beaten Track

The stories of our onboard crew will leave you spellbound

We can’t wait to share the local traditions of Burgundy with you.

Let us enrich your journey with insights into each area’s top vineyards and architectural treasures. Enticing activities compete for your attention. Try boules, golf or hot-air ballooning—or pedal off into the countryside on a bicycle.

Wining and Dining