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Luxury barge cruise vacations on the French hotel barge ATHOS cruising the Canal du Midi in the South of France French Hotel Barge ATHOS Canal du Midi south of France - ParadiseConnections.com
French Hotel Barge ATHOS
Canal du Midi, France
~ Between Argeliers and Marseillan ~

The 10 passenger Athos was built in 1964 as a commercial sand, grain and wine barge and was converted into a luxury hotel barge in 1982. Her association with wine continues today as she gracefully meanders through the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. She is air conditioned throughout, has bikes available for passenger use a spacious sundeck to enjoy the passing scenery. Her five en-suite staterooms can be in either twin or queen-size double bed configuration and offer all modern comforts. The spacious, traditionally decorated saloon, dining area and bar are perfect places to relax.

An English-speaking crew of four efficiently attends to your comfort and entertainment and ensures an unforgettable experience. Your captain has piloted Athos on the Canal du Midi for more than 20 years and his experience shows though his leadership of the master chef, tour guide and housekeeper.

Cruise Highlights

  • Visit the medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Wine tasting at Domaine de Guery
  • Visit Pezenas, an architectural gem
  • Passage through Fonserannes locks
  • Visit Roman Narbonne
  • Cross the 18th century Orb canal bridge
  • Extensive towpaths perfect for walking and cycling
Cuisine Aboard

Regional Specialities
Magret de canard with an orange and ginger reduction, creamy celeriac puree and julienned vegetables of carrots, leeks and florets of broccoli.

Wine Cellar
Borie du Maurel Esprit d’Automne AOC Minervois, Domaine Gaujal AOC Picpoul de Pinet, Château Etang de Colombes, Rosé Classique

Cheese Board
Pélardon; Roquefort Papillon; Cathare au Chèvre; Tomme au Piment d’ Espelette


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