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Class: First Class
Location: Canal Du Midi
Guests: 8
Anjodi is perfect for: Couples, Families, Groups of friends, Wine appreciation, Good Cycling/Walking, Historic interest, Markets, Charming Villages

Charming Anjodi is a charming Dutch-designed barge full of character, made famous by “Rick Stein’s French Odyssey”, in which she was the star. She offers one of the loveliest Canal du Midi cruises. Decorated with gleaming dark wood paneling and bright Provencal fabrics inside, she also boasts a lovely spacious deck area perfect for soaking up the sun and watching the world go by on the beautiful Canal du Midi in the South of France. Anjodi is one of the most popular barges in the fleet and on this magnificent itinerary, guests discover the extraordinary walled city of Carcassonne, the perched Cathar village of Minerve and Roman Narbonne, as well as highlights such as the 7 flight lock at Fonserannes, cruise through the oldest canal tunnel in the world, and an aqueduct crossing over the River Orb. Mediterranean cuisine including fresh seafood and Languedoc wines are a superb addition to this quintessential barging experience!

Features At-A-Glance




100 FEET (30.48 METRES) LONG








Sunday, Day 1 Le Somail

Guests are met at The Clarion Suites in Narbonne and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Anjodi. Enjoy a chilled Champagne welcome with canapés and the opportunity to meet your crew, followed by time to walk around the charming village and perhaps explore its beautiful bookshop. We then enjoy a short evening cruise before dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Le Somail to Capestang

This morning, there is a fascinating 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, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. In the afternoon, we cruise along the 330-year-old Canal du Midi, with magnificent views of the Pyrenées en route, to Capestang, passing vineyards and pine trees. There is time to explore the village, once the summer retreat of the Bishops of Narbonne, with its magnificent 14th century collegiate church. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Capestang to Malpas

This morning, our excursion is 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 and the museum’s fascinating miniature recreation of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion completes the intriguing picture. After lunch on board, we cruise to Malpas, with excellent walking and cycling opportunities along the ever-present towpath. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Malpas to Beziers

This morning we visit Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. We tour the Archbishop's Palace, Cathedral and Via Domitia and explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere. We return to the hotel barge for a cruise to Beziers via the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas, to moor at the top of the flight of 7 locks at Fonserannes. Then we descend through the unique oval locks and cross the aqueduct over the River Orb to moor in Beziers. Dinner ashore tonight at L’Ambassade, a Michelin-rated gastronomic restaurant in Beziers.

Thursday, Day 5 Beziers to Portiragnes

After breakfast we cruise to Portiragnes where the Canal du Midi is at its closest to the Mediterranean. For those who are feeling active, the beach is only 20 minutes away by bicycle. This afternoon, we enjoy an informative winery tour and tasting at the 14th century Château de Perdiguier, named after King Charles V’s finance minister and famed for its frescoes and Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Portiragnes to Marseillan

This morning, Anjodi sets off through the famous round lock and then the nature reserve of Bagnas, with potential sightings of flamingos, white egrets and other migrating birds before heading out onto the inland saltwater lake of Thau, past the oyster beds. After mooring in the fishing village of Marseillan, home of Noilly Prat vermouth, we take an excursion to Pezenas, the delightful 16th century capital of the Languedoc mostly known for its associations with the French playwright Molière. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Marseillan

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.

2023 Prices

Value Season
High Season

Stateroom per person

Value Season: €4,450
High Season: €5,150

Single Supplement

Value Season: €1,700
High Season: €1,900

Charter Max. 6 pax.

Value Season: €30,600
High Season: €35,700

Charter Max. 7 pax.

Value Season: €31,800
High Season: €37,100

Charter Max. 8 pax.

Value Season: €33,00
High Season: €38,500

Note all our prices are in euros. Please ask us if you live in the USA and would like prices in US dollars. We convert to Australian dollars at current exchange rates on the day of payment of deposit/full payment.

Departure Dates 2023

Value Season

April 02, 09, 16, 23

High Season

April 30, May 07,14, 21, 28; June 04, 11, 18, 25; July 02, 09

Value Season

July 16, 23, 30; August 03, 13, 20

High Season

August 27; September 03, 10, 17, 24; October 01

Value Season

October 08, 15, 22

Price is all-inclusive - inclusions are:

  • Local transfers between local meeting point and the hotel barge (approximate transfer duration 1hr)
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • An open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • All premium wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • The services of 4 crew and use of barge facilities, which include bicycles and spa pool

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