'Anjodi'- Canal du Midi
European Canal Barge Cruises: Tranquil voyages along Europe's scenic canals and rivers
- Day 1: SUNDAY
Meet in Narbonne (2013) or Montpellier (2014) and transfer to ‘Anjodi,’ moored in the fishing village of Marseillan, for a champagne welcome.'Anjodi' | Meals: D
- Day 2: MONDAY
Visit Pézenas, a delightful town rich with artisans that has also attracted actors, singers and performing artists — most notably the 17th-century playwright Molière. Then cruise to Portiragnes by way of the Bagnas Nature Reserve, a string of lagoons in the Cap d’Agde that are home to flamingoes and other water birds.'Anjodi' | Meals: B, L, D
- Day 3: TUESDAY
Cruise to the bottom of the seven-lock flight at Fonserannes. After lunch, enjoy an informative wine tasting at Château de Perdiguier, a 14th-century castle that is home to the Feracci family. Dine ashore at an auberge in Béziers.'Anjodi' | Meals: B, L, D
- Day 4: WEDNESDAY
Today ‘Anjodi’ ascends the seven locks at Fonserannes, continuing to the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas. From the picturesque village of Poilhes, take an excursion to Minerve, ancient capital of the Minervois, where there are spectacular views from the 12th-century Cathar fort.'Anjodi' | Meals: B, L, D
- Day 5: THURSDAY
Visit Narbonne to see the fortress-like Archbishop’s Palace and explore the delightful indoor market. Later, cruise along the winding canal to the rural village of Argeliers with a wine tasting of the full-bodied Corbières at the 500-year-old canalside vineyard at Domaine de Guery.'Anjodi' | Meals: B, L, D
- Day 6: FRIDAY
Visit the fascinating walled city of Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city still in existence. The old town, called “La Cité,” looks much as it did in the Middle Ages. It is surrounded by a double circuit of walls and towers, and there is time to stroll the winding cobblestoned streets. In the late afternoon, cruise to the village of Le Somail for a special farewell dinner on board the barge.'Anjodi' | Meals: B, L, D
- Day 7: SATURDAY
After breakfast, transfer to Narbonne (2013) or Montpellier (2014), where your program ends.Meals: B
Canal Barge Cruising in Europe is a relaxed way of travel that is inherently flexible and subject to change. The above itinerary is an example of the places you may see and visit during your cruise; your actual itinerary may vary.
Cruise itinerary operates in reverse direction on alternate weeks.
Alternate Routes: On selected summer weeks, 'Anjodi' cruises a special summer route on the western portion of Canal du Midi, between Homps and Castelnaudary. Contact A&K for details.