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Explore and barge Canal Du Midi with Le Boat

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7 nights
04 May 24 to 11 May 24
Book by 29 Feb 24
Embark on a journey filled with stunning locks, historic cities, charming villages, and the delightful flavors of fine wine under the Mediterranean sun. Your adventure commences in Homps, a gem in the heart of Languedoc. As you navigate towards the Mediterranean, immerse yourself in the unique charm of France on your Canal du Midi cruise. Pause at the lovely Ventenac to enjoy a café meal, capture the beauty of the impressive staircase of locks, and dance the night away in the chic city of Béziers.

Includes

  • 7 nights onboard self-drive Le Boat Caprice based on 4 people sharing
  • Fully equipped boat
  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • One-way fee (for one-way cruises only)
  • Towels & Linens
  • Technical support
  • On board cruising information

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature
  • Taxi transfers and other transport to and from the bases.
  • Optional holiday extras (i.e. bicycles, cleaning pack, BBQ, etc.)
  • Meals / Groceries
  • Marina fees
  • Security Deposit

Extras

  • Compulsory charges include: Fuel Deposit (payable on arrival) + Security Deposit (payable on arrival).
  • Peak season surcharges may apply.
  • Minimum 7 nights on board. Prices may vary for another boat model.
  • Price mentioned is based on 4 persons sharing a boat.
  • No boating experience required

Highlights

  • 7 nights barging in a fully equipped boat
  • No boating experience required

Itinerary

Day 1: Homps

The small village of Homps, where Le Boat has a base, was for a long time an active trading port where barrels of Minervois and Corbières wine were loaded for their journey to Bordeaux. The waterside buildings testify to these bygone days. There is a grocery store, a small selection of restaurants, a wine shop and a café-bar in the village.

Day 2: Roubia

The village of Roubia is very pretty with an old stone church and tower, and there’s a grocery store and restaurant in the village.

Day 3: Le Somail

trade and served as a ‘lying’ stop for passengers coming from Sète or from Toulouse. Nowadays, it is a beautiful little Languedoc village, home to some nice restaurants, a couple of artist studios and a grocery store.

Day 4: Millepetit

A working farm and wine domain with 12th century origins, Millepetit is home to a wonderful little cooking school. This unique French cooking class will provide you with useful skills and simple tips that will help you to create classic French cuisine with a modern twist (must be booked in advance).

Day 5: Marseillette

There’s a handful of cafés and restaurants here but nothing else really worth stopping for. The clock tower in the centre, before it told the time, served as a relay for the first telecommunications network in the world. Marseillette is also known for growing rice (short grain, long, fragrant and red) which you will find in local shops, delicatessens and supermarkets along the canal.

Day 6: La Redorte

A pretty and leafy town built around a grand Château, now a luxury hotel with an excellent restaurant. The town has a supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, butcher and a handful of restaurants. There are usually plenty of moorings either side of the bridge. Note the Argent-Double Spillway just north of the bridge where excess water passes under the arches and falls in the Argent-Double River below.

Day 7: Homps

Ship info

Caprice
The Le Boat Caprice offers comfort on the water. This stunning vessel offers a truly unforgettable boating experience, combining elegance with practicality. With a length of 12 meters, it boasts ample space for up to six passengers, making it perfect for family getaways or intimate trips with friends.

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person based on 4 adults sharing, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season, price and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer, and/or savings can be removed at any time. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out dates and minimum stay conditions may apply. Valid for SA residents only. Excludes Taxi transfers and other transport to and from the bases. Excludes Optional holiday extras (i.e bicycles, cleaning pack, BBQ, etc.), Meals / Groceries, Marina fees & Security Deposit. Compulsory charges include: Fuel Deposit (payable on arrival) + Security Deposit (payable on arrival). Peak season surcharges may apply. Minimum 7 nights on board. Prices may vary for another boat model. Package does not include flights, transfers or any accommodation not mentioned. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

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R11,825
per person sharing
Details
Based on 4 persons sharing
Stay
7 nights
Dates
04 May 24 to 11 May 24
Book by
29 February 24
Experience ID
408
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