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Anjodi Barge - Canal du Midi Cruise

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The beautiful Anjodi cruises along the Canal du Midi, a 330-year-old canal with UNESCO World Heritage status. Your cruise includes private wine tasting and tour of Carcassone.
France / Barge
Cultural
Luxury
Barge

Highlights

Cruise through the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas

See the spectacular hilltop village of Minerve

View the Pyrenees mountains across the vineyards and discover Cathar history

Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne

Private wine tasting at the beautiful Château Pech-Celeyran

Excellent towpath for walking and cycling

The beautiful Anjodi has been rebuilt to meander along the famed Canal du Midi. Anjodi features four beautiful cabins with en-suite facilities, a salon or dining room, bar, wooden sun deck with spa pool and loungers. Anjodi achieved a “film star” status some years ago with its several appearances in the television series "Rick Stein’s French Odyssey" where the eponymous chef rode Anjodi during his culinary discovery through Southern France. Discover the same luxurious feel during this 7-night cruising holiday. Highlights include private wine tasting at the 14th century chateau, tour of Carcassonne, and exciting opportunities to walk or cycle on the towpat.

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Included

6 nights onboard at Hotel Barge Anjodi in a Stateroom
Crew of 4 (Captain, tour guide, chef and hostesses)
Complimentary WiFi
Transfers by an air-conditioned minivan
Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily prepared by your chef
Captains farewell dinner on your last night
Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Guest iPods can be connected to the Hi-Fi system
Excursions as per itinerary
Hi-Fi system with CD player with selection of CDs
Use of barge facilities

Itinerary

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Day 1
Narbonne → Le Somail

You are met in Narbonne** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Anjodi. Enjoy a chilled champagne welcome with canapés and the opportunity to meet your crew, followed by time to walk around the charming village and perhaps explore its beautiful bookshop. We then enjoy a short evening cruise before dinner on board.

Overnight stay onboard Hotel Barge Anjodi in a Stateroom.

Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included.

Dinner
Narbonne → Le Somail
Anjodi at Le Somail
Day 2
Le Somail → Sallèles d’Aude

This morning, there is a fascinating tour of Carcassonne. Dating back to the Gallo Roman era, this is the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. In the afternoon, we cruise along the 330-year-old Canal du Midi and through a series of locks on the Canal de la Robine, with excellent walking and biking opportunities en route, to our mooring at Sallèles d’Aude. Dinner on board.

Overnight stay onboard Hotel Barge Anjodi in a Stateroom.

Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Le Somail → Sallèles d’Aude
Canal du Midi
Day 3
Sallèles d’Aude → Capestang

This morning, cruise to Capestang, passing vineyards and pine trees, with magnificent views of the Pyrenées along the way. After lunch on board, your excursion is to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Its hilltop location affords spectacular views and the museum’s fascinating miniature recreation of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion completes the intriguing picture. Dinner on board.

Overnight stay onboard Hotel Barge Anjodi in a Stateroom.

Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included.

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sallèles d’Aude → Capestang
Pyrenees View from Carcassonne
Day 4
Capestang → Fonserannes

This morning we visit Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. We tour the Archbishop’s Palace, Cathedral and Via Domitia and explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere. We return to the hotel barge for a cruise via the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas, perhaps pausing en route at the Poilhes brewery for a tour and tasting, then on to our mooring at Fonserannes. There may also be time to view the star-shaped fields and the 13th century irrigation channels of Montady from L’Oppidum d’Enserune. Dinner ashore tonight at a gastronomic restaurant in Beziers.

Overnight stay onboard Hotel Barge Anjodi in a Stateroom.

Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Capestang → Fonserannes
Narbonne
Day 5
Fonserannes → Portiragnes

After breakfast, we descend through the unique flight of 7 oval locks, before crossing the aqueduct over the River Orb to moor in Portiragnes where the Canal du Midi is at its closest to the Mediterranean. For those who are feeling active, the beach is only 20 minutes away by bicycle. This afternoon, we enjoy an informative winery tour and tasting at the Château Pech-Celeyran, their diverse 145 hectare plot includes 38 hectares of scrubland and pine forests and has been owned by the Saint-Exupéry family for five generations. producing an exceptional array of diverse wines. Dinner on board.

Overnight stay onboard Hotel Barge Anjodi in a Stateroom.

Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Fonserannes → Portiragnes
Anjodi cruising Canal Du Midi
Day 6
Portiragnes → Marseillan

This morning, Anjodi sets off through the famous round lock and then the nature reserve of Bagnas, with potential sightings of flamingos, white egrets and other migrating birds before heading out onto the inland saltwater lake of Thau, past the oyster beds. After mooring in the fishing village of Marseillan, home of Noilly Prat vermouth, we take an excursion to Pezenas, the delightful 16th century capital of the Languedoc mostly known for its associations with the French playwright Molière. On the way back to the barge, there is the option to visit a local oyster farm to sample its delicious produce with a glass of white wine while enjoying a view of the oyster beds. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Overnight stay onboard Hotel Barge Anjodi in a Stateroom.

Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Portiragnes → Marseillan
Flamingos on the Bagnas Nature Reserve
Day 7
Marseillan → Narbonne

After breakfast, you are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to your choice of location in Narbonne.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French
Currency
EUR
Book now for 2021 and 2022

Book your 2021 and 2022 barge today!

6 nights
from AUD6,763
per person, twin share
France
Narbonne
Narbonne
Cultural, Luxury
28 March 2021 – 24 October 2021 | 27 March 2022 – 23 October 2022

Optional Extras

  • Special meals for any preferences (e.g. vegetarian, no fish, or vegan) or allergies must be arranged at least 8 weeks prior to your departure date
  • Children’s bikes, helmets & child bike seats can be arranged at least 8 weeks prior to your departure
  • Wine Appreciation, Tennis, Golf & Family cruise itineraries are available for charter groups. Supplements apply.

Departure dates and pricing:

2021 dates:

  • 28 March - $6,763pp
  • 4,11,18 April - $6,879pp
  • 25 April - $8,017pp
  • 2,9,16,23,30 May - $8,017pp
  • 6,13,20,27 June - $8,158pp
  • 4,11 July - $8,158pp
  • 18,25 July - $7,000pp
  • 1,8,15,22 August - $7,125pp
  • 29 August - $8,304pp
  • 5,12,19,26 September - $8,304pp
  • 3,10,17,24 October - $7,255pp

2022 dates:

  • 27 March - $7,255pp
  • 3,10,17,24 April  - $7,255pp
  • 1,8,15,22,29 May - $8,455pp
  • 5,12,19,26 June - $8,455pp
  • 3,10 July - $8,455pp
  • 17,24,31 July - $7,255pp
  • 7,14,21 August - $7,255pp
  • 28 August - $8,455pp
  • 4,11,18,25 September - $8,455pp
  • 2 October - $8,455pp
  • 9,16,23 October - $7,255pp

Important notes

Approximate transfer duration between Narbonne & Anjodi is 1 hour.

Pick-up Point

  • Cabin bookings - Narbonne TGV train station at 2.45pm or Ile du Gua Suites (previously Clarion
  • Suites) Narbonne at 3:00 pm
  • Charter bookings - One location of the group’s choice in Narbonne, Beziers, Carcassonne, Montpellier, Nimes, Perpignan or Toulouse at 3:00 pm

Drop-off Point 

  • Cabin bookings - Guests' choice of location in Narbonne by 10:00 am
  • Charter bookings - One location of the group’s choice in Narbonne, Beziers, Carcassonne, Montpellier or Perpignan by 10:00 am, Nimes or Toulouse by 11:00 am

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