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Class: Ultra Deluxe
Location: Canal Du Midi
Guests: 8
Enchanté is perfect for Couples, Families, Groups of friends, Cooking enthusiasts (demonstration galley), Good Cycling/Walking, Historic interest, Markets, Charming Villages.

Enchanté is a state of the art deluxe barge, the most luxurious on the Canal du Midi. All of the spacious double/twin cabins are of an equal size and charmingly appointed with lovely bathrooms and individual mobile phones. The interior décor is bright, fresh and contemporary with extra large windows in the salon and dining area. Guests can enjoy the demonstration galley and watch the chef at work.

The sundeck and outdoor relaxation area are superb – beautiful alfresco dining area, lovely Jacuzzi and extremely comfortable sun loungers. The cruise route takes in a beautiful stretch of the Canal du Midi – Lagrasse, one of the “Plus Beaux Villages de France”, the enchanting walled city of Carcassonne, the perched Cathar village of Minerve, and the colourful weekly market at Roman Narbonne. Enchante is renowned for its exceptional crew.

This is a fabulous choice for discerning guests looking for Canal du Midi cruises or a deluxe cruising experience in a stunning region of France.

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Sunday, Day 1 Sallèles d’Aude

Guests are met in Narbonne and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Enchanté. A champagne welcome and an introduction to the Captain and crew, followed by dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Sallèles d’Aude to Roubia

This morning, we head to Mas d’Antonin for some truffle hunting. Follow the expert truffle dogs searching under the oak trees to find the “black gold” which we can help to dig up and then sample, having judged its appearance, colour and most important, its aroma. Also learn about the different olives of the region and taste the oils that they produce. After lunch on board, we cruise west along the Grand Bief, a stretch of canal without locks which follows the contours of the land for over 30 miles – a huge technological achievement for the 17th century- to the charming historical village of Roubia. On the way, we pass over France’s oldest aqueduct. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Roubia to Homps

After 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.

Wednesday, Day 4 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 Riquet for the Canal du Midi. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Puichéric to Marseillette

Today we cruise along the 340-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 in a Château 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). Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 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 cruise through the dappled cathedral-like canopy of the plane trees to Trèbes. Once a major ally to Carcassonne, this medieval town still retains unique paintings within its 14th century church. Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 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.

2024 Prices

Value Season
Regular Season

Suite per person

Value Season: €6,450
High Season: €7,390

Single Supplement

Value Season: €2,400
High Season: €2,800

Charter Max. 6 pax.

Value Season: €44,600
High Season: €51,500

Charter Max. 7 pax.

Value Season: €46,300
High Season: €53,500

Charter Max. 8 pax.

Value Season: €48,000
High Season: €55,500

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 2024

Value Season

March 24,31; April 07, 14, 21

Regular Season

April 28; May 05, 12, 19, 26; June 02, 09, 16, 23, 30; July 07, 14

Value Season

July 21, 28; August 04, 11, 18

Regular Season

August 25; September 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

Value Season

October 06, 13, 20, 27

Price is all-inclusive - inclusions are:

  • Local transfers to and from the hotel barge (all transfers are less than 1 hour) a 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 wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • The services of 5 crew and use of barge facilities
  • Which include bicycles, a PC with internet access and a spa pool

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