Clair de Lune hotel barge

Cruising between Beziers and Homps on the Midi canal
The barge Clair de Lune

Accommodating up to 6 passengers

View of the Clair de Lune

Clair de Lune is rated 4 star

  • Private Minervois wine tasting at the Domaine Massamier la Mignarde
  • See the spectacular hilltop village of Minerve
  • Narbonnes Archbishop Palace and colourful market
  • Tour Oppidum d'Enserune, a 2000 year old site
  • 2nd private wine tasting 
  • Tour Carcassonne - the most complete medieval fortified city in existence
  • Visit Pezenas where Moliere wrote many of his plays
  • Excellent towpath for cycling and walking

Cruise information file for Clair de Lune


Crew members : 4

Boat size
Length 98′5″ ft (30 metres)
Width 16′5″ ft (5 metres)

Number of bicycles : 6


Up to 6 guests

Junior suites : 3


Central heating


Spa or pool


CD player / iPod Dock

Clair de Lune photos and videos

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Testimonials for Clair de Lune

Shelly Ream, USA ; September 2018


I just wanted to thank you, again, for saving our vacation!
The barge cruise on the Clare Du Lune was fantastic!  We loved the family!
Thanks again for everything!!!

About the barge "Clair de Lune"

Clair de Lune barge cruises

Clair de Lune is a deluxe hotel barge tastefully furnished with cherry wood and African hardwood which provide a sophisticated, modern interior.

Superior accommodation for up to 6 guests in three contemporary double or twin junior suites with ensuite facilities.

There is a comfortable, stylish dining area and a light and airy saloon with picture windows in which to relax.

To make the most of the sunny weather, there's a large sundeck with a spa pool from which to admire the passing countryside, together with bicycles for exploring the famous towpath.

  • Full central heating and air conditioning
  • 4 crew
  • Cd player/iPod Dock
  • Wifi (Subject to local reception) 6 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus

Plan of Clair de Lune

Plan of the hotel barge Clair de Lune

Clair de Lune cruise routes & itineraries

Beziers to Homps on the Canal du Midi

Guests are met at either Beziers or Narbonne and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Clair de Lune.
The crew welcomes you on board with a glass of chilled Champagne and canapes, before we take a short cruise before your first dinner on board.

Colombiers to Capestang
We begin the day cruising along the Canal.  Enjoy the views from the sundeck or cycle or walk alongside Clair de Lune.
After lunch, a private wine-tasting awaits followed by a visit to the Oppidum d'Enserne.  This hilltop archeological site located close to our mooring, is 2000 years old!
Dinner on board.

Capestang to La Croisade 
After a leisurely breakfast, we cruise to La Croisade arriving in time for lunch on board.  Our excursion this afternoon takes us to Pezenas, a truly delightful village where the great French playwright Moliere is said to have written many of his plays.   Dinner on board

La Croisade to Le Somail
After breakfast, we drive you to the beautiful city of Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived.
Enjoy the Archbishops Palace and Horreum, and explore the indoor market, Les Halles, at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere.
Then we enjoy lunch in a typical French restaurant close to Les Halles.
In the afternoon, a relaxing cruise takes us to Le Somail, a small fishing port.
Dinner on board.

Le Somail  to Argens-Minervois
Enjoy the views this morning as we cruise to Argens Minervois.  After lunch on board, we visit Minerve with it's 12 century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Cameras at the ready for the spectacular views!
The Cathar history is a bloody one; the siege by Simon de Montford in 1210 and the Cathar rebellion is recreated in miniature and a small museum completes this intriguing visit. 
On our return toward Clair de Lune, we'll enjoy a second private wine-tasting at Domaine Massamier La Mignarde, producers of fine Minervois wines.
This evening, we will dine in a local restaurant.

Argens Minervois to Homps 
This morning we cruise to our final destination Homps, which was once a major commercial harbour.  
After lunch on board, your guide will accompany you to the most complete Medieval fortified city in existence today, dating back to the Roman Gallo era, Carcassonne.
With 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, it resisted many armies that tried to storm the Camelot setting.
You can walk the ramparts, visit the Chateau, and step back in time.
Captains Farewell Dinner on board.

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.  On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

Cruise rates

The Canal du Midi dates and rates

Accommodation 2020
Charter 6 passengers 24150
Charter 5 passengers 23205
Charter 4 passengers 21155
Stateroom per person, based on double occupancy 4200
Prices in Euro

One rate throughout the season

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