ENCHANTE   

Enchante

Enchante 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. 200sq 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.

Enchante'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!

 

ENCHANTE - CLASSIC CANAL DU MIDI CRUISE
Salleles d’Aude to Carcassonne

 

Sunday Salleles d’Aude

You are collected by the Captain in Narbonne at 4pm and escorted by minibus to Enchante, moored at Salleles d’Aude. Your cruise will begin with a Champagne welcome.

Monday Le Somail to Roubia

Morning cruise through the series of locks and narrow bridges of the Robine Canal, to the charming village of Le Somail. Afternoon excursion to the olive oil press “Oulibo” to sample the famous Lucques. We continue to Minerve, ancient capital of the Minervois, once besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1215 and surrounded by deep limestone gorges.

Tuesday Roubia to Jouarres

This morning’s 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 and absorb the bustling atmosphere. Afternoon cruise through vineyards and pine trees along the “grand bief”, one of the engineering prowess unique to the Canal du Midi.

Wednesday Jouarres to Puicheric

This morning we set off by minibus to a Benedictine Abbey founded in the 8th Century in the village of Lagrasse, now home to many artisans. A chance to sample some local cuisine with lunch ashore. Afternoon cruise reaching Puicheric, past “l’Epanchoir”, one of the oldest canal bridges of France.

Thursday Puicheric to Trebes

Morning cruise along the 330-year old Midi canal ascending its renowned locks to reach Marseillette. Afternoon excursion to a wine tour coupled with a tasting in the?Minervois, one of the few regions to receive the much envied French mark of approval A.O.C.

Friday Trebes

You will be taken on a fascinating morning tour of Carcassonne, which dates back to the Gallo-Roman era and is the most complete medieval fortified city in existence. We cruise in the afternoon through the dappled Cathedral-like canopy of the plane trees to Trebes. Farewell Dinner aboard.

Saturday Trebes

After breakfast you are escorted by minibus to Narbonne, departure 10am.

 

Trebes to Salleles d'Aude

 

Sunday Trebes

Guests are met at the designated meeting point in Narbonne and escorted by minibus to Enchante, moored in Trebes. A champagne welcome and an introduction to the Captain and crew, followed by dinner on board.

Monday Trebes to Puicheric

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 defences, which resisted the many armies that tried to storm this glorious Camelot setting. This afternoon, we cruise along the 330-year-old canal and gently circle the contours of the land through the dappled Cathedral-like canopy of the plane trees, to Puicheric lock. You might want to admire the lock-keeper's artistic creations which surround the lock-house. Dinner on board.

Tuesday Puicheric to Jouarres

This morning, our cruise descends the trademark locks of the Canal du Midi as the steep relief requires them to be more numerous and deeper. This is a great opportunity to walk or cycle from one lock to the next as Enchante cruises on, navigating the triple locking system. The afternoon excursion is a wine tour and tasting at the winery of Ch?teau Saint 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 Controle).This informative tour offers an opportunity to sample wine in situ and find out more about the Languedoc's long-standing and continuing wine trade. Dinner on board.

Wednesday Jouarres to Roubia

This morning, we visit a Benedictine Abbey founded in the 8th century. Nestled in Lagrasse, a village awarded the title of "Plus beaux 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 Charlemagne's charter. Then we sample some local cuisine with lunch ashore in a spectacular setting overlooking the Corbieres, before returning to Enchante for our cruise to Roubia . This afternoon, while cruising under the shade of the plane trees which line the canal, we pass the canal bridge "l'Epanchoir", one of the many feats of engineering invented by Pierre Riquet for the Canal du Midi. Dinner on board.

Thursday Roubia to Le Somail

A morning cruise through vineyards and pine trees to the charming and historical village of Le Somail, purpose-built for the Canal du Midi. This bustling little village is situated on the "grand bief", another engineering prowess unique to the Canal du Midi. Take some time to explore the old bookstore of Le Somail. An afternoon excursion to "L'Oulibo", meaning olive in the Occitan language, a local co-operative olive oil press where we will sample the famous Lucques olive oil. We continue by minibus 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 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. Dinner on board.

Friday Le Somail to Salleles d'Aude

This morning's 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. Afternoon cruise through the series of locks and narrow bridges of the Robine Canal, built after the Canal du Midi to link Narbonne to the Mediterranean. Cycle ahead and explore the village of Salleles d'Aude, our final mooring. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday Salleles d'Aude

After breakfast, disembark Enchant? and transfer to the designated drop-off point in Narbonne.?

 

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

 

2017 Rates

Enchante
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Regular 48800
Charter 7 passengers wholeboat Value 42600
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 44500
Suite per person Value 5890
Single supplement Value 2200
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 51000
Suite per person Regular 6750
Single supplement Regular 2500

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Aug 06,13,20 Value Canal du Midi
Oct 01,08 Regular Canal du Midi
Oct 15,22 Value canal du midi
Mar 19,26 Value Canal Du Midi
April 02,09,16,23 Value canal du midi
Apr 30 Regular canal du midi
May 07,14,21,28 Regular canal du midi
June 04,11,18,25 Regular canal du midi
July 02,09,16 Regular canal du midi
July 23,30 Value canal du midi
August 27 Regular canal du midi
September 03,10,17,24 Regular canal du midi

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

 

Enchante Deck Plan

 

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