Barging in Provence & the Canal du Midi

The 300 year old Canal du Midi skirts the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean before meandering inland through ancient villages, Roman fortifications and famed vineyards. This canal is defined by its beauty, lined with plane trees and crossed by pretty arched bridges. The Mediterranean weather and pace of life is relaxed and lulls you into unwinding as you cruise sedately along.

This is the perfect place for cycling or walking along scenic tow paths, or simply watching the scenery pass by as you relax on deck with a cool drink. In the distance you can see the Pyrenees, whereas closer to hand are the vineyards that stretch for thousands of square miles. Enjoy private wine tastings at chateaux en route, locations that vary with your choice of barge.

You will discover a marvelous blend of ancient Gallo-Roman and traditional influences reflected throughout this region of historical importance. Explore this further with your tour guide when you visit the walled city of Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence.

 

The Euro Escapes Difference

Planning a Barge cruise vacation can be exciting, but also confusing. There are many barges from which to choose at different price levels. That is why we have taken the time to inspect  the barges that we recommend here.   Little things do matter, and the style of the boat, size of the cabin, type of food served aboard, crew, captain and tours offered make a big difference.

Let our experts at Euro Escapes help you choose the right cruise for you.

Recommended Hotel Barges 

Alegria – 4 Passenger – Deluxe

Clair de Lune – 6 Passenger – Deluxe

Enchante – 8 Passenger – Deluxe

Le Phénicien – 18 Passenger –First Class

Roi Soleil   – 6 Passenger – Luxury