Your Journey

Explore Europe’s largest fortress, lively local markets and atmospheric abbeys.


Table d’hôte meals and complimentary beverages

All excursions including exclusive use of onboard bicycles

Private guide

Return transfer from Paris




Step aboard and meet your crew for a champagne reception.

Your glamorous journey commences as you cruise to the pretty village of Colombières. Come evening, dine on delicious regional specialties.



Visit Abbaye de Fontfroide, a Cistercian monastery founded in the 11th century. The abbey has been lovingly restored with a peaceful garden and cloister.

Lunch is followed by a serene afternoon spent cruising the beautiful Canal du Midi to Capestang. Dinner is served on deck.


Oppidum d'Ensérune

Visit Oppidum d'Ensérune, a pre-Roman hilltop settlement. Look over Montady pond, a spectacular 13th-century sunburst-shaped network of furrows. Stop at a local wine producer for a tasting.

Lunch on board is followed by an afternoon watching the beauty of the Canal du Midi slip by. Once evening settles, dinner is served.



Visit the colourful morning market in Narbonne and help choose ingredients for dinner. Enjoy the city’s fine architecture, shaded boulevards and riverside location.

Have lunch at a wonderful seafood bistro next to the market before cruising to Homps. Return to the barge in the evening, and enjoy time at leisure before dinner.



After breakfast, travel to Minerve, an ancient village set on a cliff overlooking vineyards. Discover the historic ruined castle, once captured by Simon de Montfort. Stop at Peyriac-Minervois for a wine tasting.

Return to the barge for lunch. Walk or cycle along the towpath, or simply relax on deck. Moor at the pretty village of Trèbes and savour a delicious dinner.



Explore Carcassonne, Europe's largest medieval fortress. See the stunning views towards the Pyrenees from the battements and castellated walls.

Visit the cathedral, with its remarkable stained glass, Romanesque nave and Gothic transepts. Back on board, a farewell gala dinner awaits.



Savour a final breakfast aboard before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.