Enchanté hotel barge

Enchanté barge cruises on the Midi Canal
The barge Enchanté

Accommodating up to 8 passengers

View of the Enchanté

Enchanté is rated 5 out of 5

  • 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
  • Narbonnes Archbishop Palace and colourful market
  • Tour Carcassonne - the most complete medieval fortified city in existence
  • Excellent towpath for cycling and walking

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Cruise file for Enchanté

From 5990 USD per person

Charters from 41,300 USD


Crew members : 5

Boat size
Length 114′10″ ft (35 metres)
Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)

Number of bicycles : 8


Up to 8 guests

Suites : 4


Central heating


Spa or pool


Demonstration galley

CD player / iPod Dock

PC with internet access

Enchanté photos and videos

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About the barge "Enchanté"

Enchante is a 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 comptemporary style, creating a bright, art-deco atmosphere.
She has a large, spacious saloon where the attention to details if exceptional.
She also has a demonstation 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

Plan of Enchanté

Plan of the hotel barge Enchanté

Enchanté cruise routes & itineraries

Cruising between Salleles d' Aude and Puicheric on the Midi canal

Sallelès d'Aude
Guests are met in Narbonne and transferred by private, 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 Ventenac
Morning cruise along the delightful Robine Canal, buils after the Canal du Midi to link Narbonne and the Mediterranean, to the charming historical village of Le Ventenac.
Time to explore the chateau which was converted into a winery, before an afternoon excursion to Oulibo, a local co-operative olive oil press where we will sample the famous Lucques olives.
We continue on to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathat fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges.
Beseiged by Simon de Montford in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views.
Dinner on board.

Ventenac to Bassanel
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 martet at the hub of this bustling canalside town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere.
Afternoon cruise past vineyards and pine trees along the Grand Bief, another engineering prowess unique to the Canal du Midi, to Bassanel.
This picturesque mooring under the trees presents a perfect opportunity to try your hand at a game of boules, followed by an alfresco dinner on board.

Bassanel to Puicheric
This morning we 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 LEpanchoir, one of the bridges invented by Pierre Riquet of the Canal du Midi.
Dinner on board.

Puicheric to Marseillette
Today 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 is a wine tour and tasting at Chateau St Jacques dAlbas 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 alley to Carcassonne, this medieval town still retains unique paintings with its 14th century church.
Farewell dinner on board.

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

Cruise rates

Sallèles d' Aude to Puicheric dates and rates

Accommodation Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 51700 45100
Whole boat charter for 7 49500 43200
Whole boat charter for 6 47300 41300
Suite, per person, based on double occupancy 6850 5990
Single supplement 2500 2200
Whole boat charter for 8 52900 46500
Whole boat charter for 7 50700 44600
Whole boat charter for 6 48500 42700
Suite per person, based on double occupancy 6990 6150
Single supplement 2550 2250
Prices shown in USD
Sterling and euro prices available on request for non-US/Canadian citizens

Wine appreciation charter: 4750 USD supplement
Golf charter: 600 USD supplement, per player
Culinary charter: 150 USD per person
- Departure Dates -
Value March 18 to April 22
July 22 to August 20
October 7 to October 21
Regular April 29 to July 15 
August 26 to September 30


- Departure Dates 2019-
Value March 24 to April 21
July 21 to August 18
October 6 to October 20
Regular April 28 to July 14 
August 25 to September 29

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