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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
Cultural
Food & Wine
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

On-Board Facilities

  • Maximum of 8 passengers
  • 4 cabin Double/Twin Staterooms with en suite
  • 8 bicycles
  • A small library of books and maps
  • A collection of board games
  • Air conditioning/ Centrally Heated
  • Free Wi-Fi (connectivity limited in remote locations)
  • Spa pool

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
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
Carcassonne
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. There is time to explore the village, once the summer retreat of the Bishops of Narbonne, with its magnificent 14th century collegiate church. 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
Minerve
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 Market
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
Château Pech-Celeyran
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
Local currency
EUR
Barge Cruising

This unique, all-inclusive experience allows you to admire the picturesque landscape of your destination, try some regional cuisine, explore the most beautiful cities and towns, visit local sights and monuments, learn history and tradition, meet friendly locals and much more. 

7 days
France
Narbonne
Narbonne
Cultural, Food & Wine
27 Mar – 23 Oct 2022 | 26 Mar – 22 Oct 2023

Optional Extras

Departure Dates and Pricing:

Important notes

  • This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks, the cruise will be in the reverse direction.
  • Approximate transfer duration between Narbonne & Anjodi is 1 hour.
  • This barge is available for charter bookings and theme cruises. Contact us for more details.

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

Booking / Payment Process

  • On our website the Barge Cruise prices are show in Euros
  • All payments will be made to us in Australian Dollars
  • The current exchange rate will be used at the time of deposit and balance
  • Our invoice will make this clear and our team is here to assist you

Supplier Booking Conditions Apply

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Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

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