Your Journey

Tour ruined castles and restored monasteries, enjoy exquisite wine tastings.

Includes

Table d’hôte meals and complimentary beverages

All excursions including exclusive use of onboard bicycles

Private guide

Return transfer from Paris

Itinerary

01

Carcassonne

Step aboard and get to know your crew and guide over a champagne reception before your journey begins.

Later, feast on the region's seasonal dishes, paired with fine wines.

02

Carcassonne

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

Visit the cathedral with its remarkable stained glass, Romanesque nave and Gothic transepts. Then return to the barge for an afternoon cruise to Trèbes on the beautiful Canal du Midi.

03

Minerve

Spend the morning relaxing on deck, or walk or cycle along the towpath.

After lunch, visit Minerve, an ancient village set on a cliff overlooking vineyards. Discover the historic ruined castle, once captured by Simon de Montfort. After, stop off at Peyriac-Minervois for a wine tasting.

Dinner is served on board, while the barge is moored at pretty village of Trèbes.

04

Narbonne

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 bistro next to the market before cruising to Le Somail.

05

Capestang

Discover l'Abbaye de Fontfroide, an 11th-century Cistercian monastery. The abbey has been lovingly restored with a peaceful garden and cloister.

On the way back stop at Château Auris for a wine tasting. Lunch is followed by a cruise to Capestang, admiring the beautiful Canal du Midi along the way.

06

Beziers

Cruise to Béziers then visit Oppidum d'Ensérune, an important pre-Roman hilltop settlement. Enjoy views down to Montady pond, a spectacular 13th-century sunburst-shaped ditch.

Stop at a local wine producer for a tasting. Then return to the barge for lunch, before spending the afternoon watching the beauty of the Canal du Midi slip by.

Once evening falls, enjoy a delicious farewell gala dinner on board.

07

Beziers

Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.