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Enchanté

Enchanté was originally built to navigate the canals and rivers of Europe and has been completely refurbished to the highest standard.  She provides luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 equal en-suite twin or double suites, (approx. 200 sq. ft. including ensuite) each with superbly appointed bathrooms with showers and luxurious bath products. The barge is tastefully furnished in exotic hardwoods creating a bright and airy atmosphere.  She has a large, spacious saloon where the attention to detail is exceptional.  She has a demonstration galley for guests to view the chef, internet connection on board and a guest computer available, CD/iPod sound system and air conditioning throughout. Spacious sun deck, with al fresco dining, gorgeous hot tub and luxurious sun loungers.

Enchanté's highly professional crew of four is comprised of Master Chef, Tour guide and Stewardess, led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain who will ensure your cruise is memorable and more!

Sunday, Day 1 - Beziers
You will be met at The Holiday Inn Hotel, Montpellier, at 4pm and escorted by minibus to Enchante moored in the port of Beziers. Champagne welcome followed by a cruise to the top of the flight of 7 locks of Fonseranes. Dinner aboard.
Monday, Day 2 - Beziers to Capestang
This morning we cruise to Colombiers via the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas, an engineering feat made possible by the draining of the Etang de Montady nearby. Afternoon excursion to l'Oppidum D'Enserune, a pre-Roman hilltop settlement with Greek and Iberian excavations dating from 600 BC. Upon return to the boat we will continue along the 300 year old tree lined Canal du Midi to Capestang. Late afternoon excursion to a wine tasting in Saint Chinian, the first village of the region to receive the much envied French mark of approval for wines known as A.O.C. (Appellation d’Origine Controlée). Dinner aboard.
Tuesday, Day 3 - Capestang to La Croisade
This morning we visit Pezenas, a delightful village, mostly known for its associations with the French playwright Moliere, who is said to have written many plays while staying there. Afternoon cruise gently circling Capestang as the canal winds its way following the contours of the land to La Croisade, a picturesque mooring under the plane trees which line the canal and a perfect opportunity for an alfresco dinner aboard.
Wednesday, Day 4 – La Croisade to Le Somail
Morning cruise to Argeliers followed by a late morning excursion to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges.  Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1215, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A chance to sample some local cuisine with lunch ashore in a spectacular setting overlooking the scene of the Cathar siege. Afternoon cruise through vineyards and pine trees to the charming and historical village of the Le Somail, purpose built for the Canal du Midi. Dinner aboard.
Thursday, Day 5 – Le Somail to Paraza 
A morning visit to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived.  Enjoy the Archbishop’s Palace and Horreum.  Explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere.  Return to the barge for a cruise along the shaded canal to reach Paraza, where we will moor at Répudre, the oldest canal bridge of.  Dinner aboard.
Friday, Day 6 - Paraza to Homps 
Morning visit to Carcassonne.  Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, this is the most complete mediaeval fortified city in existence today. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defenses, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting.  In the afternoon we cruise along the historic Midi Canal through its trademark locks to the delightful village of Homps.  Farewell Dinner aboard.
Saturday, Day 7 - Le Somail to Montpellier 
After breakfast, depart from Homps by minibus to Montpellier.  Expected arrival time 10am.

 

2018 Rates

Enchante
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Suite per person Value 5990
Single supplement Value 2200
Suite per person Regular 6850
Single supplement Regular 2500
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Value 43200
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 45100
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 51700
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Value 41300
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Regular 47300
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Regular 49500

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Mar 18, 25 Apr 1, 8, 15, 22 Value Canal du Midi
July 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19 Value canal du midi

2019 Rates

Enchante
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Value 41300
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat Regular 47300
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Regular 49500
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Value 43200
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 45100
Suite per person Value 5990
Single supplement Value 2200
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 51700
Suite per person Regular 6850
Single supplement Regular 2500

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Mar 24, 31 Apr 07, 14, 21 Jul 21, 28 Aug 04, 11, 18 Oct 06, 13, 20 Value Canal du Midi
Apr 28 May 05, 12, 19, 26 Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Jul 07, 14 Aug 25 Seo 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Regular Canal du Midi

Echante Deck Plan