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Imagine the freedom when you rent the Saraphina as a Gite!
A beautiful, comfortable boat on the Canal du Midi, Saraphina provides an ideal base from which to discover this fabulous region, with Carcassonne, Narbonne and Aigues Mortes all within easy driving distance.

If you fancy a cruise, the owners will be happy to take you on an overnight excursion as an optional extra. (To be reserved in advance, payable on arrival)


Saraphina also offers

Home & Away style

Full-board style

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  • From 1500€


  • Up to 4 guests
  • Double cabins : 1
  • Twin cabins : 1

Boat size

  • Length 82′0″ ft (25 metres)
  • Width 13′1″ ft (4 metres)


  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Demonstration galley

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About the barge "Saraphina"

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Owners Finnegan and Emily have created a beautiful home from home for guests to enjoy.

Saraphina is a dutch barge, built in 1924 and converted in 2007.
Measuring 25 meters (82 feet) long and 4 meters wide (12 feet), she provides plenty of space for two couples or a family to enjoy a fabulous holiday.

Saraphina has 2 spacious cabins each about 20 square meters in size.
The aft cabin, which is designed for a couple, has many original features giving it a traditional boaty feel.
The front cabin is more contemporary modern with queen-size or twin beds.
Both cabins have en-suite bathrooms, central heating and air-conditioning, with individual controls.
Access from the top deck to the inside of the barge is via a short flight of fairly steep steps, which are not ideal for anyone with mobility issues.

Breakfasts and dinners can be enjoyed outside, in our covered wheelhouse, or in the spacious dining area, where you can enjoy watching the landscape floating by.
The open kitchen allows you to prepare your meals should you wish, and of course, there are plenty of restaurants nearby should you wish to explore the Mediterranean cuisine.

Wifi is available but reception can vary along the canal
An Ipod/Phone connection to the ships music system is available onboard:  enjoy your favourites in the saloon or on deck
For sunny weather, there is a comfortable deck to lounge on.

Saraphina deck and cabin plans

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Sunday to Sunday: Portiragnes Plages  
Or Sunday to Thursday: Portiragnes Plages

Le Somail

2021 For 2 - 4 guests
6 nights 1800 EURO
4 nights 1500 EURO

All prices include:

A stay of 4 or 6 nights for 2 - 4 guests
Hire of the boat with 2 cabins, bedding, towels, bath gowns, hairdryers
Use of the well-equipped galley

Optional extras:

  • Cruise between Le Somail and Homps: 8-10 hours of navigation over 2 days, with lunch and wine included on each day.  Captain and hostess aboard to operate the boat and cook
    Price for 4 adults: 500€
    Price for 2 adults + 2 children: 400€ 
  • Bikes: Price available on request, depending on bike type required



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