Elegance is a brand new luxury barge, with a sophisticated interior inspired by the Orient-Express. Matthia Gilles, the owner of the beautiful “Esperance“, has used his long-time passion for the glamourous train travel of the past as his inspiration for the stunning decoration; French craftsman René Lalique’s famous 1928 glass panels, rich woods and marquetry, beautiful Art deco wallpapers and many more handpicked items. With its huge picture windows, Elegance is a gem of coziness and brightness. The ceiling height is an exceptional at 218 cm!
Elegance is available for charter only for a maximum of 6 people in 3 spacious suites. The three magnificently decorates suites – London, Paris and Venice – all have their own chic decor and atmosphere.
Lots of comfortable outdoor seating on the specious and sun-filled deck (which also boasts a large jacuzzi) lends itself to al fresco dining and relaxing hours watching the stunning countryside of the Languedoc float by. Matthias’s barges are known for their wonderful cuisine which highlights the flavours of southern France; delectable seafood and meats, locally-grown crisp fresh vegetables and salads, accompanied by delicious local wines – along with stunning table settings that further delight the senses!
Excellent service provided by your attentive and warm crew, and fascinating excursions that include charming local villages, ancient abbeys, truffle and wine tastings and fabulous local artisan shops complete the picture of an unforgettable week on board one of the most exclusive barges in France!
were built in the 16th century! Being very close to Carcassonne, the largest fortified city in Europe you could use this opportunity to run some errands while wandering in the shopping district or simply stroll in the medieval historic center if you haven’t seen the ‘Cité’ yet. A delicious dinner will then await you on board.
could either grab a sun lounger and chill on the deck with a book or chat in the jacuzzi. Whatever you choose, the slow pace of the canal will bring a sense of peace and harmony that you will never forget. Slowly but surely, the boat will reach Carcassonne’s port.
Private Cruise Charter 6 Guests
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Elegance departs every Sunday throughout the season which starts March 24th, 2024 and the final cruise begins October 20th, 2024. Cruises are 6 nights/7 days.
Prices are in US dollars and we convert to Australian dollars at current exchange rates on the day of payment of deposit/full payment.