Debut season in 2008..
ALEGRIA is a barge of the
Freyssinet type, built in 1937 at a shipyard in Thuin, Belgium.
She was originally 39 meters long
and 5,07 meters wide, designed for loads of 400 tons, but in 1999 the ship was
converted to a houseboat and shortened to 29.37 meters (100 feet). Her present
length now allows passage through the smaller locks of the famous Canal du Midi.
She is docked near Poilhes, a
charming village on the Canal du Midi, 12 km from Beziers, 20 km from the
Mediterranean Sea and close to Narbonne. You will either embark or disembark
from this charming village that contains many remains from the Roman times.
Do not hesitate to enjoy the
(heated!) pool after a warm afternoon ... or just relax while enjoying some
pre-dinner drinks ...
Alegria is the latest barge that
has been launched on the Canal du Midi. Her ambitions are clearly to become one
of the top barges available in the region. Her features are unique:
- A unique and modern look, very
different from most of the other barges.
- The largest lounge for only
four guests, with music and video.
- Almost the largest cabin sizes
along the Canal (180 to 210 sq. ft.)
- Beautiful cabins that are
distinctive, light and bright.
- Intimacy and privacy thanks to
two entrance doors from each cabin leading either directly to the outside of
the barge or inside to the lounge.
- All the comfort offered by the
best boats (air conditioning, central heating, heated towel rails, etc.) and
even more: a mini fridge, a coffee and tea tray in each cabin.
- Large portholes that have been
installed on the hull and that provide you with panoramic views at the level
of the canal.
- A pool beautifully integrated
in the superstructure of the barge
- A very welcoming wheelhouse
with its authentic 1937 wheel, teak woodwork and a typically Provencal
FEATURES 2 spacious staterooms with en-suite bathrooms
with hair dryers
king or 2 twin-sized beds 190 and 220 sq. m. ( 18 and 20 sq. m.
approx) incl. bathroom, mini fridge for drinks. Private outside and inside
* 4 Passengers
* 4 Crew members
* 2 decks
* swimming pool
* Satellite TV with DVD and in lounge
* internet access for your laptop with our USB 3G+ modem available for use at no
* Air conditioning / Central Heating
* Bicycles on board with helmets
* Handicap Access - NO
The barge does have a CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATOR on board