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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Roi Soleil' - Canal du Midi 2020

7 days from $33,900 per charter

Limited to 6 guests

Graceful 'Roi Soleil' makes its relaxing way along the Canal du Midi, which includes the Fonserranes Locks. Enjoy an intimate opportunity to experience the area's rich history and picturesque scenery. Visit Pézenas with its old town center and grand 16th-century houses or the ancient hill town of Oppidum d'Ensérune. Disembark for wine and olive oil tastings. Explore Narbonne's indoor market and the hamlet of Le Somail.

Vessel Information

125 feet long, 17 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

Capacity for 6 in 3 queen/twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom and flat-screen television

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Sun deck, partially covered for al fresco dining, with spa pool

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included

Deck Plan

Transfer to ‘Roi Soleil,’ moored near Béziers. You are welcomed on board with cocktails and dinner as the barge cruises on the canal to Villeneuve.

'Roi Soleil'
Meals: Dinner

‘Roi Soleil’ passes through the great staircase of locks at Fonserannes. Today, you may explore Pézenas, known for its architecture and antique shops; Roquebrun, a picturesque village that clings to the hills above the River Orb; or Oppidum d’Ensérune, a pre-Roman archaeological site.

'Roi Soleil'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise to the historic village of Capestang, where you may privately visit the 11th-century Cistercian Abbaye de Fontfroide, one of the most complete remaining abbey complexes in Europe, and enjoy a wine tasting at Corbières Château.

'Roi Soleil'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy an excursion to charming Narbonne today. Once a Roman capital, the town is home to a famous archaeological museum within the Bishop's Palace, as well as a modern-day food market. The barge then cruises to the tranquil country village of Le Somail.

'Roi Soleil'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the hill village of Minerve, with a dramatic history dating from the Crusades. Then, stop at a prized olive oil mill at Oulibo and a Languedoc village. Later in the day, cruise to Roubia.

'Roi Soleil'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pass through many locks on the morning cruise to Homps. Explore Carcassonne, Europe’s largest medieval fortress. Tonight's farewell dinner celebrates a wonderful week on board.

'Roi Soleil'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

Transfer to Carcassonne, where your program ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

Prices are in USD. Contact A&K for availability. 

  • 2020
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Mar 22 - Oct 25, 2020
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    Private Charters
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Journey Details

Minimum age (for Private Charters) is 12 years old.

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 1–4 guests. 

‘Roi Soleil’ cruises an alternate route in Provence on Aug 16 and 23. Contact A&K for details.

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