Enchanté barge cruise


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Enchanté barge cruises on the Midi Canal

Cruise highlights

8 passengers
★★★★★★ 6 star rating

  • Winery tour and tasting of fine Minervois wines
  • Visit an olive press to sample the famous Lucques olives
  • Visit beautiful Lagrasse and its 8th-century abbey, with lunch in a stunning location
  • See the Cathar hilltop village of Minerve with its spectacular setting
  • Narbonne's Archbishop Palace and colourful market
  • Tour Carcassonne - the most complete medieval fortified city in existence
  • Excellent towpath for cycling and walking

Enchanté cruise route & itinerary

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Sallèles d'Aude to Trèbes cruise ↓

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  • From 6590 USD per person
  • Charters from 45, 800 USD

Boat size

  • Length 114′10″ ft (35.00 metres)
  • Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)


  • Crew members : 5
  • Up to 8 guests
  • Suites : 4


  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Spa or pool
  • Wifi
  • Demonstration galley
  • CD player / iPod Dock
  • PC with internet access
  • Bicycles : 8

Guests comments

Once again, you organized the perfect trip for us.
Not only did Peter and I love our barge trip but son Doug and his girlfriend did as well. We were thrilled to discover that the others on board were a mother and daughter. The daughter was about the same age as Doug and Frankie. What fun for them. The "kids" had a blast! As did us "grownups."
Peter was somewhat limited in walking uneven terrain, but it all worked fine and the crew could not have been more accommodating. He was quite content spending time on deck.
We want to do another one next year. We will bring at least one couple or family member along. It is a great way to travel and Peter is perfectly happy missing some of the tours. It's the pleasantness of the barge that makes it a perfect vacation.
Emma, Thank you again. 
Maria L; August 2022

About Enchanté barge cruises

Luxury barge Enchanté

Enchante is state of the art, double-decker hotel barge that has been built to the highest standard.

She provides luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests in four equally spacious twin or double-bedded suites, the largest of any barge on the Canal du Midi (approximately 200 sq feet including ensuite) and with superbly appointed bathrooms.

The barge is tastefully furnished in a contemporary style, creating a bright, art-deco atmosphere. She has a large, spacious saloon with a new built-in bar, perfect for the pre-dinner cocktail hour. The barge also has a demonstration galley allowing guests to see the skilled chef at work!

The spacious sun deck has a gorgeous hot tub and alfresco dining area.
CD/iPod sound system
Reversible air-conditioning/central heating throughout
PC with internet connection for guests use
Air-conditioned minibus

Enchanté deck and cabin plans

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Enchanté cruise route & itinerary

Sallèles d'Aude to Trèbes map

Sallèles d'Aude to Trèbes

Canal du Midi
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Sallelès d'Aude
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 to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, to explore the rich history surrounding the 12th-century Cathar fort, surrounded by deep limestone gorges.
Besieged 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 Archbishop's Palace and the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canal side 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 medieval centre, 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.
Now is an excellent time 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 (Appellation d'Origine Controlée).
This informative tour offers an opportunity to sample wine in situ and find out more about Languedoc's 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 significant 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.

After breakfast, guests are transferred by private, chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Narbonne.

Sallèles d'Aude to Trèbes rates

2024 USD, for American and Canadian residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 64, 500 USD 56, 500 USD
Whole boat charter for 7 62, 100 USD 54, 400 USD
Whole boat charter for 6 59, 700 USD 52, 300 USD
Suite per person 8, 590 USD 7, 550 USD
Single supplement 3, 200 USD 2, 800 USD
2023 USD, for American and Canadian residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 60, 000 USD 52, 000 USD
Whole boat charter for 7 57, 700 USD 50, 000 USD
Whole boat charter for 6 55, 400 USD 48, 000 USD
Suite per person 7, 950 USD 6, 950 USD
Single supplement 2, 900 USD 2, 600 USD
2023 STERLING rates for UNITED KINGDOM residents Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 £43, 000 £36, 500
Whole boat charter for 7 £41, 400 £35, 100
Whole boat charter for 6 £39, 800 £33, 700
Suite per person £5, 750 £4, 950
Single supplement £2, 100 £1, 800
2023 EURO rates ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 51, 000 € 44, 000 €
Whole boat charter for 7 49, 200 € 42, 400 €
Whole boat charter for 6 47, 400€ 40, 800 €
Suite per person 6, 750 € 8, 890 €
Single supplement 2, 500 € 2, 200 €
Prices include: Local transfer between local meeting point and the hotel barge (approximate transfer less than 1hr), a luxury 6-night cruise, all meals onboard catered for by the on-board Master Chef, an open barge 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise; excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 5 crew and use of the barge facilities, which include bicycles, a PC with internet access and spa pool.
Optional extras
Wine Appreciation charters  5500 USD / £4000 / 4500€  supplement
Golf charters: 650 USD / £450 / 525€ supplement per player
Culinary charter:  160 USD / £115 / 135€ per person supplement


- Departure Dates 2023-
Value March 26 to April 23
July 16 to August 20
October 8 to October 22
Regular April 30 to July 9 
August 27 to October 1

These are sample itineraries, on alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction.

Availability for Enchanté

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Special offers and discounts

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