Clair de Lune

6 passenger Deluxe

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Description

We visited the Clare de Lune in spring of 2014. We were impressed by the roominess of the cabins and the friendliness of the crew.

Clair de Lune is a deluxe hotel barge tastefully furnished with cherrywood and African hardwoods that provide a sophisticated, modern interior. She provides superior accommodation for up to 6 guests in three contemporary double or twin junior suites with en suite facilities. There is a comfortable, stylish dining area and saloon with picture windows and a large sun deck with a spa pool from which to admire the passing countryside, together with bicycles for exploring the famous towpath.

The Canal du Midi is one of the oldest canals in Europe. Linking the Atlantic with the Mediterranean, this remarkable 17th century feat of engineering was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. This famous waterway meanders past sleepy canal-side villages, sun-drenched vineyards and offers views of the snow-capped Pyrenees.

Highlights Include: A winery Tour and tasting of fine Corbières wines; a visit to the Cathar hilltop town of Minerve, and a tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne.

General Information

  • Length: 100 feet
  • 6 Passengers
  • 5 crew
  • 3 twin/double Jr. Suites
  • Air conditioned
  • Central heat
  • Spa pool
  • 6 tour bikes
  • air conditioned mini-bus
  • WiFi

Accommodations & Pricing 2016

Junior Suite per person
$5,150. Value
$5,790. Regular

Single Supplement per person
$1,850. Value
$2,100. Regular

Charter Max. 4 pax.
$26,600. Value
$32,500. Regular

Charter Max. 5 pax.
$27,800 Value
$31,100. Regular

Charter Max. 6 pax.
$29,000. Value
$32,500. Regular

Accommodations & Pricing 2017

Junior Suite per person
$5,190. Value
$5,890. Regular

Single Supplement per person
$1,850. Value
$2,100. Regular

Charter Max. 4 pax.
$26,900. Value
$30,200. Regular

Charter Max. 5 pax.
$28,100 Value
$31,600. Regular

Charter Max. 6 pax.
$29,300. Value
$33,000. Regular

2016 Sunday Departure Dates

Value Season
July 24, 31
July 31 - August 6
August 7 , 14, 21
October 9,  16, 23

Regular Season
June 19 - 25
July 17
Aug 28
September 4 , 11, 18, 25
October 2 

2017 Sunday Departure Dates

Value Season
March 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23
July 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20
October 8, 15, 22

Regular Season
April 30
May 7, 14 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16
August 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1


Sample Itinerary

Sunday

Le Somail
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and transferred to Clair de Lune moored at the village of Le Somail. A champagne welcome on board as the Captain introduces you to the crew. Time for a walk or bicycle ride before your first dinner on board. 

Monday

Le Somail to Argens-Minervois
After breakfast, we cruise to Argens-Minervois, through beautiful, far reaching scenery as far as the foothills of the Pyrenees which you can admire from the sundeck. After lunch your guide takes you to the impressive village of Minerve, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete this intriguing visit. On the way back to the hotel barge we visit a producer of fine Minervois wines, Domaine Massamier La Mignarde, for a private tasting. Dinner on board

Tuesday

 Argens-Minervois to Puichéric
After breakfast, we drive you to the beautiful city of Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy the Archbishop’s Palace and Horreum. Explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. On your return to the hotel barge, we serve an aperitif and al fresco lunch under the trees, before a relaxing afternoon cruise through five locks to Puichéric. Dinner on board.

 

Clair de Lune itinerary

Clair de Lune itinerary

Wednesday

Puichéric to Millegrand
Morning cruise to Millegrand, a perfect opportunity for walking or cycling along the towpath, or just lying back in the spa pool and enjoying the day. Lunch is prepared by your chef, before leaving with your guide to the medieval village of Lagrasse. It is one of the most beautiful villages in France, with an 8th century Benedictine abbey and many skilled artisans’ workshops located amongst the narrow, winding streets. Then enjoy a wine tasting at Château Villemagne, an established family-run domaine producing distinctive Corbieres and other wines. Dinner ashore at an excellent local auberge.

Ducal Palace, Dijon

Ducal Palace, Dijon

Thursday

Millegrand to Villedubert
Morning cruise to our mooring at the lock near the village of Villedubert. After lunch we leave the barge and drive to the picturesque hilltop village of Montolieu, known as the ‘Village of Books’, with its many antiquarian bookshops and art exhibitions. You can visit the museum and be charmed by this medieval town, then return to the barge, visiting the 12th century Cistercian Abbaye de Villelongue on the way. Dinner on board.

Friday

Villedubert to Carcassonne 
This morning we cruise to our final destination and one of the highlights of the week, Carcassonne. After lunch aboard, your guide will accompany you to the restored and most complete medieval fortified city in existence today, dating back to the Gallo Roman era. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. You can walk the ramparts, visit the Château Comtal, and step back in time. Captain’s Dinner on board.

Saturday

Carcassonne
After breakfast, depart the barge by minibus and transfer to the **designated drop off point.

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

**The designated meeting and drop off point is Narbonne.. Other options are available for charter groups

Your Cruise Includes:

Local transfers to and from the hotel barge, 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, use of barge facilities which include bicycles and spa pool