A houseboat and bicycle river cruise to discover the Canal Du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage site kissed by the sun for most of the year, in southern France aboard a spacious boat is the ideal choice for anyone who wants to dive into a relaxing and serene atmosphere. Sail with all the family or friends to make beautiful tours along this canal thanks to the itineraries to discover all the beauties of these landscapes. We will realize the vacation of your dreams between nature and city making you taste some of the finest French wines. Sail along the Canal du Midi to discover Southern France on a houseboat without the need for a skipper, you can take the boat independently!
|DEPARTURE BASE||Castelnaudary, France|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in at 5:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out at 9:00 pm on the following Saturday|
|NOT INCLUDED SERVICES||
From €2.200 per week for a boat with 3 cabins and 1 bathroom.
|CRUISE AND MINI-CRUISE TIPS||
Port Cassafières - Narbonne - Port Cassafières
Narbonne - Carcassonne - Trèbes
Homps - Le Somail - Homps
|Language||Italian and english.|
Day 1: Check-in
Upon arrival you will be greeted by the town of Castelnaudary. Once settled in your boat, visit the town to discover the Mill of Cugarel and the splendid architecture of the church of San Michele, and take the opportunity to try Cassoulet, the typical local dish based on white beans and pork and duck. .
After a relaxing morning navigation, moor for a short bike ride to Bram, a beautiful town built on a circular plan around the village church, where you can visit the Eburomagus Archaeological Museum, containing many finds from the area.
Today you will have the fortune to explore the fortified town of Carcassonne and to stroll along the complex cobbled streets, to see restaurants and shops in the shelter of the high walls that surround it. Immerse yourself in this place with a fairytale aura thanks to its towers and its mighty walls that will transport you to the medieval period. You cannot miss a visit to the Comtal castle from where you can admire the fantastic view of the lower town, the canal and the Pyrenees.
Your next stop will be Trèbes, a great place to find local products. Following the water course you will arrive at Les Vignes de Bacchus which offers a tasting of local wines, and the olive growers who will offer you olive oil, soap, honey, paté and many other local products. Then you can moor in Homps, a small town where you can relax among the shops and restaurants. At 12 km you can go and visit the beautiful town of Minerve, located on a high rocky promontory, crossed on both sides by rivers in deep gorges and therefore reachable only by crossing a high bridge. Be enchanted by its quaint houses, cobbled streets and pretty church.
Today's destination is the beautiful Argens-Minervois, let yourself be enchanted by this town dominated by the square towers of the 14th century castle, perfect for a stroll through its cobbled streets. Do not miss a visit to the village of Paraza where you will find the wonderful church of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption with its nave, choir and decorated vaults, and the castle where you can taste the local wine. Your navigation continues to another place where you can taste the wine under the splendid arches and vaults, namely Ventenac-en-Minervois, famous for its cellar.
Today you will visit Narbonne, rich in history and culture. Explore the ancient and majestic buildings that stand out on the streets, including the Archbishop's Palace, consisting of two structures one of Roman origin and the other Gothic, home to the Museum of Art and Archeology, and the Cathedral of Saint-Just- et-Saint-Pasteur.
You can follow your navigation to the visit of Capestang where you will appreciate the gothic church of St. Étienne. Then you will cross the Malpas tunnel, 173 meters long, the first tunnel channel in Europe, to get to Colombiers. Once at your destination, visit the church of Saint-Sylvestre and the Oppidum d'Ensérune, a famous archaeological site and museum. Then, after passing the Fonsérannes locks, you will stop in Béziers, where you will discover the Saint-Nazaire cathedral located on a rocky mountain offering a splendid panorama, and the Museum of Fine Arts with works by Rubens and Delacroix.
Day 8: Check-out
Check-out is scheduled in the morning by 09:00.
The itinerary may be subject to variations based on safety weather conditions and the technical assessments of the captain of the boat. This program is intended as indicative and not binding.
CLASS: HOUSEBOAT - MAGNIFIQUE
Double rooms and two rooms with single beds convertible in double. All beds are longer than 200cm and all mattresses have been improved in quality and thickness. USB and domestic electric plugs available at every time to recharge your devices or use a hairdryer. Three en suite bathrooms with electrical WC, water basin and shower.
Spacious living room with wide sofa easily convertible in double bed thanks to the gas pneumatic table legs. Improved visibility from the saloon due to new windows design, and easy access to Fly bridge due to a new stairs and layers design. The full kitchen/galley includes a large microwave, an electric kitchen, a domestic size refrigerator, and for the first time on board on our fleet, a huge washing machine and a kettle. Fly deck is wide and flat, with fix table and seats with led lights.
|Cabins||4 double + dinette|
|Berths||8 + 2 dinette|
|Water tank||1.000 lt|
CLASS: HOUSEBOAT - MINUETTO 6+
This modern boat is ideal for 6 persons but thanks to the convertible dinette can comfortably take up to 8 persons on board. It’s a great boat with a lot of outstanding space to relax and take sun. There’s a fully equipped L-shaped kitchen, a gorgeous saloon with radio/CD player, and a huge elevated sundeck big enough for everyone aboard to relax. Available for wheelchairs (on request).
|Cabins||3 double + dinette|
|Berths||6 + 2 dinette|
|Water tank||920 lt|
|Extra||Available for wheelchairs (on request)|
BeBlue reserves the right to substitute the boat presented in the catalog ( or not included in the catalog ) with another boat of similar class and characteristics.