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Enchantė

Enchantė

From
€5,250 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

Enchanté is a modern, double-decker hotel barge that can accommodate up to 8 guests.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,198 per couple
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€5,250 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

Enchanté is a modern, double-decker hotel barge that can accommodate up to 8 guests.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,198 per couple
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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 bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Trebes and Salleles d'Aude.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Enchanté features 4 suites with superbly appointed bathrooms. It also includes a sun deck ideal for al fresco dining, a spa pool, sun lounge and bikes that you can use at any point of your cruise.

 

She has a large, spacious saloon where the attention to detail is exceptional and facilities include a demonstration kitchen for guests to view the chef, internet connection and a guest computer, CD/iPod sound system, mobile phones and air conditioning throughout.

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Private winery tour and tasting of fine Minervois wines
  • Tour Narbonne’s Archbishop’s Palace and experience the colourful market
  • Visit an olive oil press to sample the famous Lucques olives
  • Visit beautiful Lagrasse and its 8th century abbey, with lunch in a stunning location
  • Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Excellent opportunities for walking and biking. Biking Plus option available.

 

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 5 crew
  • Use of barge facilities which includes bicycles, PC and a spa pool
  • Library of books and maps
  • Board games
  • Boules 
  • Telescope
  • Guest computer
  • Wi-Fi onboard

 

Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Noisette d'Agneau en Croûte de Sel avec Sauce Romari; Ragout de Calamars "Provençàle"

 

Wine Cellar
Domaine de Nalys; Châteauneuf du Pape; Château Haut Gléo; Corbières; Domaine Corsin; Pouilly Fuissé; Domaine Vacheron, Sancerre; Château Les Ollieux Romanis; Domaine Alquier; Faugères; Château de Gourgazau; Minervois La Livinière

 

Cheese Board
Le Saint-Remoi; Fromage de Chévre au Poivre at au ThymeTomme de Valdeblore

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points:

All transfers for Enchanté are less than 1 hour (cabin bookings only).

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Narbonne TGV train station at 4:00 pm OR the Clarion Suites Hotel, Ile du Gua, Narbonne at 4:15 pm
  • Drop-off point: Your choice of location in Narbonne centre by 10:30 am

 

For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: Choice of location in Narbonne, Beziers, Carcassonne or Montpellier between 4:00 pm & 4:30 pm
  • Drop-off point: Choice of location in Narbonne, Beziers, Carcassonne or Montpellier between 10:00 am & 10:30 am

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Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2019

10% off per cabin on March 31; April 7, 14, 21 & 28; May 5
*No single supplement on March 31

Departure Dates Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before
March 24, 31 4,725 Euros 1,950 Euros. None on Mar 31 7 January 2019
April 7, 14, 21 4,725 Euros 1,950 Euros 7 January 2019
April 28 5,391 Euros 2,200 Euros 7 January 2019
May 5 5,391 Euros 2,200 Euros 7 January 2019
May 12, 19, 26 5,990 Euros 2,200 Euros
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5,990 Euros 2,200 Euros
July 7, 14 5,990 Euros 2,200 Euros
July 21, 28 5,250 Euros 1,950 Euros
August 4, 11, 18 5,250 Euros 1,950 Euros
August 25 5,990 Euros 2,200 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5,990 Euros 2,200 Euros
October 6, 13, 20 5,250 Euros 1,950 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

10% off per charter on March 31; April 7, 14, 21 & 28; May 5

Departure Dates Charter  6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
March 24, 31 33,210 Euros 34,380 Euros 35,550 Euros 7 January 2019
April 7, 14, 21 33,210 Euros 34,380 Euros 35,550 Euros 7 January 2019
April 28 37,710 Euros 39,060 Euros 40,410 Euros 7 January 2019
May 5 37,710 Euros 39,060 Euros 40,410 Euros 7 January 2019
May 12, 19, 26 41,900 Euros 43,400 Euros 44,900 Euros
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 41,900 Euros 43,400 Euros 44,900 Euros
July 7, 14 41,900 Euros 43,400 Euros 44,900 Euros
July 21, 28 36,900 Euros 38,200 Euros 39,500 Euros
August 4, 11, 18 36,900 Euros 38,200 Euros 39,500 Euros
August 25 41,900 Euros 43,400 Euros 44,900 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 41,900 Euros 43,400 Euros 44,900 Euros
October 6, 13, 20 36,900 Euros 38,200 Euros 39,500 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Available for Supplement
Family Charter 8 ppl None
Culinary Charter 8 ppl 125 Euros per person
Golf Charter 8 ppl 500 Euros per golfer
Wine Appreciation Charter 8 ppl 4,000 Euros per charter

*Cannot be combined with any other special offers.

Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels.

Culinary cruises include more food-focussed excursions, a French cooking lesson and onboard cooking demonstrations.

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. *Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

Wine appreciation cruises for charter groups include a comprehensive wine itinerary with additional winery visits, private tastings and the services of a professional wine guide. Also includes an upgrade of the wine list to include additional premier and grand cru wines. 

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 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

Itinerary 

Day 1, Sunday - Sallèles d’Aude
You are met in Narbonne** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Enchanté. A Champagne welcome and an introduction to the Captain and crew, followed by dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday - Sallèles d’Aude to Roubia
Morning cruise along the Grand Bief, a technological achievement unique to the Canal du Midi to link Narbonne to the Mediterranean, to the charming historical village of Roubia. Afternoon excursion to “L’Oulibo”, a local co-operative olive oil press where you will sample the famous Lucques olives. Continue on 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.

Day 3, Tuesday - Roubia to Homps
After breakfast, your excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop’s Palace, Roman Horreum 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. Afternoon cruise past vineyards and pine trees to Homps. This picturesque mooring in the heart of a French village presents a perfect opportunity to try your hand at a game of boules, followed by an alfresco dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday - Homps to Puichéric
This morning, 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, sample some local cuisine with lunch ashore in a spectacular setting overlooking the Corbieres vineyards, before returning to the barge to cruise to Puicheric, past “l’Epanchoir”, one of the bridges invented by Pierre Paul Riquet for the Canal du Midi. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday - Puichéric to Marseillette
Today, cruise along the 330-year-old canal ascending its trademark locks as the relief becomes steeper. This is a great opportunity to walk or cycle from one lock to the next as Enchanté cruises on, navigating the triple locking system. The afternoon excursion is a wine tour and tasting at Château 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 Controlée). 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.

Day 6, Friday - Marseillette to Trèbes
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, squeeze through tight bridges and glide past picturesque vineyards and hamlets to Trèbes. Once a major ally to Carcassonne, this medieval town still retains unique paintings within its 13th century church. Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday - Trèbes
After breakfast, you are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to your choice of location in Narbonne**.

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.
**Other locations available for Private Charter bookings


FAMILY CRUISE

If you are a family with children, a bespoke itinerary is created and a maximum of 4 excursions from the Classic Cruise Itinerary is substituted with your preferred family activities.

The following activities can usually be arranged on-board directly with the barge Captain and included in your itinerary without any extra charge, unless otherwise stated:

Prehistoric Caves at Limoussis
The prehistoric Caves at Limoussis are a series of underground tunnels dating back over 100 years. They also boast the largest array of aragonite crystals in the world. A fair level of fitness is required as the paths within the cave are relatively steep.

Kayaking, Rafting, Pot Holing and Rock Climbing
All of the above are available at the delightful Eaurizon Base Nautique on the scenic River Aude. Several time durations are available during the cruise, depending on the time slot allocated by the barge’s itinerary – the whole day (more than 3 hours of activities), half a day (from 1½ to 3 hours) or a quick tour (from 1 to 2 hours).

Goat’s Cheese Farm at Combebelle
Come and meet the goats! At this wonderfully rustic shop and barn you can sample an array of different cheeses and even head out back to the milking parlour to play with the goats and watch how the milking process is done.

Swimming
It being the Mediterranean, there are no shortage of swimming opportunities, from freshwater lakes such as the Lac de Jouarres and the picturesque Lac de la Cavayère near Carcassonne to the warm, lengthy beaches of Narbonne and the Saint-Pierre La Mer, Fleury. Should you wish, there is also an indoor pool available in Narbonne.

Ice Skating, Bowling & Go Karting
In the unlikely event the weather isn’t favourable, there are plenty of activities on offer to keep the kids entertained at this leisure centre in Narbonne, including ice skating, bowling and go karting, as well as an Olympic size swimming pool so you can splash the day away!

Richard de Bas Paper Mill & Workshop
The mill, restored by Marius Péraudeau in 1941, was the first living museum in France. The paper mill still functions today, with 200 to 300 hand-made pieces of paper made each day, using the traditional artisanal methods of the 15th century. Here, you can try your hand at paper making or follow the paper maker’s trail along the streams and mills of the valley.

Other activities* – shown below – can be arranged but, due to their nature, they should be booked directly by the passenger with the activity provider. These activities are:

Horse Riding (2+ Years)
Pony & Horse Riding is available through the vineyards and alongside the Canal du Midi. Two tariffs are available, for one or two hours. Pony treks are also available for younger or novice riders and are for either 15 or 30 minutes duration. (Supplement Payable).

Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

*Activities are payable by the passenger directly to the provider, whose individual terms and conditions apply.
All activities are subject to availability. Children’s bicycles, bicycle helmets, child car seats and high-chairs are all available without cost.

Cruise Details 

Enchante Deck Plan

Enchante deck plan

  • 100 feet long
  • 8 passengers
  • 5 crew
  • 4 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities (16 sq ft)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool, al fresco dining table with 8 chairs & sun canopy
  • 8 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception) 
  • PC with Internet access

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