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Clair de Lune

Clair de Lune

From
€25,300 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Clair de Lune is a luxurious hotel barge tastefully furnished with cherrywood and African hardwoods that provide a sophisticated, modern interior.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Itinerary
    Le Somail to Carcassonne
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
From
€25,300 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Clair de Lune is a luxurious hotel barge tastefully furnished with cherrywood and African hardwoods that provide a sophisticated, modern interior.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Itinerary
    Le Somail to Carcassonne
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesBonusBonus Each cabin booked receives a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stein.Itinerary Itinerary Cruise between Le Somail and Carcassonne.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Clair de Lune provides superior accommodation for up to 6 guests in three contemporary double or twin junior suites with en-suite facilities. All suites can be configured with twin or double beds. It also features a dining area, saloon, sun deck with spa pool.

 

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available on board for guests bringing their own appliances. Connectivity can be limited in remote locations.

 

Receive a free signed copy of French Odyssey, one per cabin booked.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Wine tour and tasting of Minervois wines
  • Visit Narbonne’s Archbishop’s Palace and experience the local market
  • Visit an olive oil press to sample the famous Lucques olives
  • Explore Lagrasse and its abbey
  • See the Cathar hilltop town of Minerve and its views
  • Discover the fortified city of Carcassonne
  • Great towpath for cycling and biking

 

Inclusions

  • Local transfers to and from the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 4 crew 
  • Use of  barge facilities which includes bicycles and spa pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • A small library of books and maps
  • A collection of board games
  • Boules
  • Binoculars for watching the bird life
  • HiFi system with CD player

 

Cruise

Regional Specialities
Foie Gras sur Pain D'Épice Tiède et Confit de Figue; Cuisses de Canards Confites Sauce Forestière; Fondant D'Agneau au Riz de Marseillette; Magret de Canard Confit Sauce Griotte


Wine Cellar

Château de Gorgazaud, Viognier; Domaine Beauvignac, Picpoul de Pinet; Château La Liquiere, Cistus; Domaine des Ânes, Fontanilles; Domaine de l’Hortus, Pic Saint Loup; Domaine de l’Ancienne; Mercerie, Fougères; Château Puech-Haut, Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige; Château Aqueria, Tavel


Cheese Board

Roquefort; Pélardon; Gaperons; Époisse; Brebis; Tomme de Lozère; Causses Bleu

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

All transfers for Clair de Lune are less than 1 hour (cabin bookings only) irrelevant to the cruise route.

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Narbonne TGV train station at 5:00 pm OR the Clarion Suites Hotel, Ile du Gua, Narbonne at 5.30 pm
  • Drop-off point:  Your choice of location in Narbonne by 9:00 am

 

For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Choice of 1 location in Beziers, Carcassonne, Narbonne or Toulouse at 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off point: Choice of 1 location in Beziers, Carcassonne, Narbonne or Toulouse by 10:00 am

 

Cruises between Trebes and Naurouze (summer route)

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Carcassonne TGV station at 5:15 pm OR Hotel Mercure Carcassonne (if staying the night prior) at 5:30 pm
  • Drop-off point:  Choice of location in Carcassonne at 9:00 am

 

For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Choice of 1 location in Carcassonne at 5:30 pm or 1 location in Toulouse at 4:30 pm
  • Drop-off point: Choice of location in Carcassonne by 9:00 am or Toulouse by 9:30am (For Toulouse, depart at 8:00 am)

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Dates & Prices 

2018 Rates

Classic 6-Day Cruise Price
Charter 6 people 27,700 Euros
Charter 5 people 26,500 Euros
Charter 4 people 25,300 Euros

Half Board 6-Day Cruise Price
Charter 6 people 19,000 Euros
Charter 5 people 18,200 Euros
Charter 4 people 17,500 Euros

Half Board 5-Day Cruise Price
Charter 6 people 18,000 Euros
Charter 5 people 17,500 Euros
Charter 4 people 17,000 Euros

Classic 4-Day Cruise Price
Charter 6 people 14,000 Euros
Charter 5 people 12,500 Euros
Charter 4 people 11,000 Euros

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 per passenger or 25% of the total cruise fare for charters is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days (for cabin) or 120 days (for charter) as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. For 2018, a deposit of 30% is required upon booking and balance must be paid within 100 days.

Itinerary 

Classic Cruise - Beziers to Homps

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at Beziers or Narbonne and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Clair de Lune. The crew welcomes you on board with a glass of chilled champagne and canapés. Time for a short cruise before your first dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
The morning cruise you can enjoy the sundeck or perhaps cycle or walk at your leisure on banks of the Canal du midi, after lunch a private wine-tasting and visit to the Oppidum d’Enserune, a twothousand year old hilltop archeological city-site located near of the mooring.

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast you cruise to La Croisade, lunch will be on board, on the afternoon visit, we take an excursion out to Pezenas, a delightful village, mostly known for its associations with the famous French playwright Molière, who is said to have written many plays while staying there. You will take the dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
After breakfast, we drive you to the beautiful city of Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy the Archbishop’s Palace and Roman Horreum and explore the indoor market – les Halles de Narbonnes – at the hub of this bustling town where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. Then we enjoy lunch in a typical French restaurant close to Les Halles. After returning to Clair de Lune, a relaxing afternoon cruise to Le Somail. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
In the morning, we cruise to Argens- Minervois, After lunch, we take you to the impressive village of Minerve, boasting a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and a small museum complete this intriguing visit. On the way back to the hotel barge we visit a producer of fine Minervois wines, Domaine Massamier La Mignarde, for a private tasting. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
This morning you embark for the last cruise to Homps one of the main commercial harbor in the old times, We will pass 4 Locks, Lunch on board, After lunch, your guide will accompany you to Carcassonne the restored and most complete medieval fortified city in existence today, dating back to the Gallo Roman era. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. You can walk the ramparts and step back in time. Last dinner on board.

Day 7, Satruday
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Narbonne.

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



Half-Board Cruise - Beziers to Homps

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at Beziers or Narbonne and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Clair de Lune. The crew welcomes you on board with a glass of chilled champagne and canapés. Time for a short cruise before your first dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
The morning cruise you can enjoy the sundeck or perhaps cycle or walk at your leisure on banks of the Canal du midi, Lunch on board, After lunch a private wine-tasting and visit to the Oppidum d’Enserune, a two-thousand year old hilltop archeological city-site located near of the mooring, dinner at the local restaurant.

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, we take an excursion out to Pezenas, a delightful village, mostly known for its associations with the famous French playwright Molière, who is said to have written many plays while staying there. Lunch is prepared by the chef on board, After the lunch you cruise to La Croisade, You will take the dinner at the restaurant, on the banks of the canal.

Day 4, Wednesday
After breakfast, we drive you to the beautiful city of Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy the Archbishop’s Palace and Roman Horreum and explore the indoor market – les Halles de Narbonnes – at the hub of this bustling town where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. Then we enjoy lunch in a typical French restaurant close to Les Halles. After returning to Clair de Lune, a relaxing afternoon cruise to Le Somail. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
After breakfast, we take you to the impressive village of Minerve, boasting a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and a small museum complete this intriguing visit. On the way back to the hotel barge we visit a producer of fine Minervois wines, Domaine Massamier La Mignarde, for a private tasting. lunch on local restaurant at Le Somail. Afternoon cruise to Argens-minervois, dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
This morning, you embark for the last cruise to Homps one of the main commercial harbor in the old times. We will pass 4 Locks . Lunch ashore in the Homps restaurant on the banks of the Canal du Midi. After lunch on board, your guide will accompany you to the restored and most complete medieval fortified city in existence today, dating back to the Gallo Roman era. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. You can walk the ramparts and step back in time. Last dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Narbonne.

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

Cruise Details 

Clair de Lune Deck Plan

Clair de Lune deck plan

  • 100 feet long
  • 6 passengers
  • 4 crew
  • 3 twin/double Junior Suites with en-suite facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 6 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)

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