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Barging in France: Luxury barge cruise vacations on the French hotel barge CLAIR DE LUNE cruising the South of France along the Canal du Midi French Hotel Barge CLAIR DE LUNE Canal du Midi
French Hotel Barge CLAIR DE LUNE
Cruising the South of France
Canal du Midi between Carcassonne and Le Somail
and summer cruises between Trebès and Naurouze

Clair de Lune is a deluxe hotel barge tastefully furnished with cherrywood and African hardwoods that provide a sophisticated, modern interior. She provides superior accommodation for up to 6 guests in three contemporary double or twin junior suites with ensuite facilities. Inside, there is a comfortable, stylish dining area and saloon with picture windows, and outside there is a large sundeck with spa pool from which to admire the passing countryside. Explore the famous towpath by bicycle or take a stroll to the next lock.

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A Stylish Way to Cruise a Famous Canal


The Canal du Midi is one of the oldest canals in Europe. Linking the Atlantic with the Mediterranean, this remarkable 17th-century feat of engineering was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. This famous waterway meanders past sleepy canalside villages, sun-drenched vineyards, and offers view of the snow-capped Pyrenees.

The deluxe French hotel barge Clair de Lune cruises the Canal du Midi between the charming village of Le Somail and the fortified city of Carcassonne, where you will discover some of the most beautiful scenery in the south of France along the way. During your voyage along the tree-lined Canal du Midi you will visit historical sites such as the spectacular Cathar town of Minerve, the elegant city of Narbonne, and enjoy wine tastings at renowned local domaines.

From mid-July to September, Clair de Lune cruises an alternative itinerary on the Canal du Midi passing Carcassonne and Castelnaudary. Excursions included are to Limoux for a private wine tasting, the medieval Cathar town of Mirepoix and beautiful Lac de Saint-Ferréol.

french hotel barge clair de lune canal du midi map

Standard Route = Red ***** Summer Route = Blue




CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Winery Tour and tasting of fine Minervois wines
  • Tour Narbonne's Archbishop's Palace and experience the colourful market
  • Visit an olive oil press to sample the famous Lucques olives
  • Visit beautiful Lagrasse and its 8th century abbey
  • See the Cathar hilltop town of Minerve with its spectacular setting
  • Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling 

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2/21/2017