Guests are met in Narbonne and then transferred by private, air-conditioned, chauffeured minibus to Enchante.
Enjoy a Champagne welcome and an introduction to the Captain and crew, followed by dinner on board.
Sallelès d'Aude to Roubia
The day begins with a cruise along the Grand Bief, a section of the canal without any locks.
After lunch, we enjoy an afternoon excursion to Oulibo, a local co-operative olive oil press where we will sample the famous organic Lucques olives.
We then continue on to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, to explore the rich history surrounding the 12th century Cathar fort, surrounded by deep limestone gorges.
Beseiged by Simon de Montford in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views.
Dinner on board.
Roubia to Homps
After breakfast, our excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived.
Enjoy a visit to the Archbishops Palace and the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canalside town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere.
Our afternoon cruise takes us past vineyards and pine trees to the beautiful village of Homps. Take time to explore this quaint village, before dinner on board.
Homps to Puicheric
This morning we will visit a Benedictine Abbey founded in the 8th century.
Nestled in Lagrasse, a village awarded the title of Plus Beau Villages de France and home to many artisans who have set up workshops in the medievel center, the restored Abbey was once one of the most prosperous thanks to the charter of Charlemagne.
Then we sample some local cuisine with lunch ashore in a spectacular setting overlooking the Corbieres vineyards, before returning to Enchante to cruise to Puicheric, past L'Epanchoir, one of the bridges invented by Pierre Riquet of the Canal du Midi.
Dinner on board.
Puicheric to Marseillette
Today will be hard work for the Captain as we cruise along the 330-year-old canal ascending its trademark locks as the relief becomes steeper.
This is a great opportunity to walk from one lock to the next as Enchante navigates the triple lock system.
The afternoon excursion takes us on a wine tour and tasting at Chateau St Jacques d'Albas in Minervois, one of the few regions to receive the much-envied French mark of approval for wines known as A.O.C (Appelation dOrigine Controlee).
This informative tour offers an opportunity to sample wine in situ and find out more about the Languedocs long-standing and continuing wine trade.
Dinner on board.
Marseillette to Trebes
Our day begins with a fascinating morning tour of Carcassonne.
Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, this is the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today with its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defence, which resisted the many armies that tried to storm this glorious Camelot setting.
This afternoon we cruise through the dappled cathedral-like plane trees to Trebes.
Once a major ally to Carcassonne, this medieval town has some hidden gems including unique paintings in the 13th century church.
This evening, there is time to chat and look back on the week aboard during the Farewell dinner on board.
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private, chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Narbonne.