Anjodi Barge - Canal du Midi Cruise
Cruise through the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas
Excellent towpath for walking and cycling. “Biking Plus” option available.
Private wine tasting at the 14th century Château de Perdiguier
See the spectacular hilltop village of Minerve
Tour Carcassonne – the most complete medieval fortified city in existence
View the Pyrenees mountains across the vineyards and discover Cathar history
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 towpath surrounded by lush nature.
April 05,12,19, 26
May 03,10,17, 24, 31
June 07,14, 21, 28
July 05,12,19, 26
August 02, 09,16, 23, 30
September 06,13, 20, 27
October 04,11,18, 25
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. Enjoy a short evening cruise before dinner on board.
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. In the afternoon, 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 your mooring at Sallèles d’Aude. Dinner on board.
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.
This morning, visit Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. 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. 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, to your mooring in the pretty village of Colombiers, which lies on an old Roman road, the Via Domitia. Dinner ashore tonight at a gastronomic restaurant in Beziers.
After breakfast, cruise to Fonserannes and 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. This afternoon, enjoy an informative winery tour and tasting at the 14th century Château de Perdiguier, named after King Charles V’s finance minister and famed for its frescoes and Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Dinner on board.
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, 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. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.
After breakfast, you are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to your choice of location in Narbonne.
per person, twin share
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