Originally built as a commercial sand, grain, and wine barge and converted into a luxury hotel barge in 1982. Athos nowadays offers her guests an authentic sailing experience and perfectly coordinated cruises through the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. Designed to be the perfect place to relax this glamorous 10-passenger barge features a comfortable sitting area where you can enjoy a good book, or sip an aperitif before enjoying another gourmet meal at the elegant dining table.
Outside, her spacious sundeck has a large, adjustable canopy to offer shade during a long, lazy lunch. With traditional hardwood deckchairs that provides incredible views and for the more adventurous, there are bicycles available so you can venture along the towpath to the next lock or two.
This glamorous ship features five twins/double fully equipped staterooms with air-conditioner. Each stateroom offers a private bathroom with shower and modern comforts. Guests can choose to either have the twin or queen-size double bed.
Aside from the comforts of the barge, Athos has a large sundeck with an adjustable canopy to use at guest's discretion. Deckchairs are also available to relax and bicycles to enjoy along the towpath to the next lock.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!