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 6 star

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  • 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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Brochure Factsheet Sallèles d'Aude to Trèbes

Cruise information file for Enchanté


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"

Enchanté barge cruises

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 with a new built-in bar, perfect for the pre-dinner cocktail hour. 
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 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.

Cruise rates

Sallèles d'Aude to Trèbes dates and rates

Accommodation 2020 USA/CANADA Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 54200 USD 47200 USD
Whole boat charter for 7 52000 USD 45300 USD
Whole boat charter for 6 49800 USD 43400 USD
Suite per person 7150 USD 6250 USD
Single supplement 2600 USD 2300 USD
Accommodation 2020 UNITED KINGDOM Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 £38000 £32800
Whole boat charter for 7 £36700 £31700
Whole boat charter for 6 £35400 £30600
Suite per person £5050 £4390
Single supplement £1850 £1600
Accommodation 2020 ALL OTHER COUNTRIES Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 8 47200€ 41000€
Whole boat charter for 7 45700€ 39700€
Whole boat charter for 6 44200€ 38400€
Suite per person 6290€ 5450€
Single supplement 2300€ 2000€
Prices include: Local transfer between local meeting point and the hotel barge (approximate transfer less than 1hr), a luxury 6-night cruise, all meals on board cartered for by the on-board Master Chef, an open barge 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alocoholic 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.
Themed charters:
Culinary cruises: 150 USD / £125 / 135€ per person
Wine appreciation charters 5250 USD / £4000/ 4500€ supplement
Golf charter 600 USD / £450 / 525€ supplement per player

- Departure Dates 2020-
Value March 22 to April 19
July 19 to August 23
October 4 to October 25
Regular April 26 to July 12 
August 30 to September 27

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