Enchanté

8 passenger Deluxe

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Description

Enchanté is a spacious, double-decker hotel barge that has been built to the highest standard to offer a stylish on board ambience that is perfect for enjoying a cruise through this sun-drenched region.

The hotel barge is tastefully furnished in a contemporary style, creating a bright, art deco atmosphere. She has a large saloon with outstanding attention to detail, including an open-plan demonstration galley where guests can see their skilled chef at work. On the lower deck, there is also a computer with internet connection for guests’ use, as well as the requisite Wi-Fi onboard.

The luxurious air-conditioned accommodation is in four equally spacious twin or double-bedded suites, the largest of any hotel barge on the Canal du Midi and all with superbly appointed en suite shower rooms.

Outside, the spacious sun deck boasts an alfresco dining area, a gorgeous spa pool and comfortable loungers to relax in while the countryside drifts slowly by.

Enchanté is a hotel barge that offers an alluring blend of luxury and modernity. She is a vessel that will charm any discerning traveller on her sedate journey through the Midi countryside.

Highlights Include: 

 

  • Private winery tour and tasting of fine Minervois wines
  • Tour Narbonne’s Archbishop’s Palace and experience the colourful market
  • Visit an olive oil press to sample the famous Lucques olives
  • Visit beautiful Lagrasse and its 8th century abbey, with lunch in a stunning location
  • See the Cathar hilltop village of Minerve with its spectacular setting
  • Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
  • “Biking Plus” option available

General Information

  • Length: 100 feet
  • 8 Passengers
  • 5 crew
  • 2 Suites
  • 4 twin/double staterooms
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Central heat
  • Sundeck and Spa pool
  • 8 tour bikes
  • 2 air conditioned mini-buses for tours

Accommodations & Pricing 2018

Suite per person
$5,990. Value
$6,850. Regular

Single Supplement per person
$2,200. Value
$2,500. Regular

Charter Max. 8 pax.
$45,100. Value
$51,700 Regular

Charter Max. 7 pax.
$43,200 Value
$49,500. Regular

Charter Max. 6 pax.
$41,300. Value
$47,300. Regular

Accommodations & Pricing 2019

Suite per person
$6,150. Value
$6,990. Regular

Single Supplement per person
$2,250. Value
$2,550. Regular

Charter Max. 8 pax.
$46,500. Value
$52,900 Regular

Charter Max. 7 pax.
$44,600 Value
$52,900. Regular

Charter Max. 6 pax.
$42,700. Value
$48,500. Regular

2018 Sunday Departure Dates

Value Season
October 07, 14, 21

Regular Season
September 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

2019 Sunday Departure Dates

Value Season
April 7-13, 14-20, 21-27
July 21-27, 28-3
August 4-10, 11-17, 18-24
October 6-12, 13-19, 20-26

Regular Season
April  28-4
May 5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
June 2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-6
July 7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-3
August 4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31
September 1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-5

 


Sample Itinerary

Sunday

Sallèles d' Aude 
Guests are met in Narbonne** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Enchanté. Enjoy a champagne welcome and an introduction to the Captain and crew, followed by dinner on board.

Monday

Sallèles d’Aude to Roubia
Morning cruise along the Grand Bief, a technological achievement unique to the Canal du Midi to link Narbonne to the Mediterranean, to the charming historical village of Roubia. Afternoon excursion to “L’Oulibo”, a local co-operative olive oil press where we will sample the famous Lucques olives. We continue on to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, 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. Dinner on board.

 Narbonne

Narbonne

Tuesday

Roubia to HompsAfter breakfast, our excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop’s Palace, Roman Horreum and the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canalside town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere. Afternoon cruise past vineyards and pine trees to Homps. This picturesque mooring in the heart of a French village presents a perfect opportunity to try your hand at a game of boules, followed by an alfresco dinner on board.

 

 Enchante Itinerary

Enchante Itinerary

Wednesday

Homps to Puichéric
This morning we visit a Benedictine Abbey founded in the 8th century. Nestled in Lagrasse, a village awarded the title of “Plus beaux villages de France” and home to many artisans who have set up workshops in the medieval centre, the restored Abbey was once one of the most prosperous thanks to Charlemagne’s charter. Then we sample some local cuisine with lunch ashore in a spectacular setting overlooking the Corbieres vineyards, before returning to the barge to cruise to Puicheric, past “l’Epanchoir”, one of the bridges invented by Pierre Paul Riquet for the Canal du Midi. Dinner on board.

 

 Market

Market

Thursday

Puichéric to Marseillette
Today we cruise along the 330-year-old canal ascending its trademark locks as the relief becomes steeper. This is a great opportunity to walk or cycle from one lock to the next as Enchanté cruises on, navigating the triple locking system. The afternoon excursion is a wine tour and tasting at Château Saint Jacques d’Albas in Minervois, one of the few regions to receive the much-envied French mark of approval for wines known as A.O.C. (Appellation d’Origine Controlée). This informative tour offers an opportunity to sample wine in situ and find out more about the Languedoc’s long-standing and continuing wine trade. Dinner on board.

Friday

Marseillette to Trèbes Fascinating morning 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, which resisted the many armies that tried to storm this glorious Camelot setting. This afternoon we squeeze through tight bridges and glide past picturesque vineyards and hamlets to Trèbes. Once a major ally to Carcassonne, this medieval town still retains unique paintings within its 13th century church. Farewell Dinner on board.

 Lagrasse

Lagrasse

Saturday

Trèbes
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Narbonne**.

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

 **other locations available for Private Charter bookings

 

Your Cruise Includes:

6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath, transportation to and from Narbonne to the vessel, all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch & dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of on-board bicycles.