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Private Charter - Canal Du Midi Voyage - Salleles d'Aude to Trebes Aboard Enchante

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard Enchanté
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Set sail on Enchante for a 7-day private cruise through Southern France's Canal du Midi. Discover the region of Languedoc-Roussillon's rich history, medieval villages, and world-famous wine. Explore the stunning views from the hilltop village of Minerve, which features a Cathar fortress dating from the 12th century. Continue to the Archbishop's Palace in Narbonne before partaking in a wine tour and tasting at Château Saint Jacques d'Albas in Minervois. Admire the lovely Lagrasse, one of France's "Most Beautiful Villages," and meander around the 8th-century Benedictine abbey. Your tour continues with a visit to Carcassonne's 52 watchtowers, often regarded as the complete medieval walled city. 
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Highlights
  • Visit beautiful Lagrasse and its 8th century abbey with your private group of up to 8 guests
  • Visit an olive oil press to sample the famous Lucques olives
  • Enjoy a private winery tour and taste fine Minervois wines
  • Tour Narbonne’s Archbishop’s Palace and experience the colorful local market
Places Visited
  • Europe
  • France
  • Bassanel
  • Carcassone
  • European Union
  • Marseillette
  • Puichéric
  • Sallèles d’Aude
  • Trèbes
  • Ventenac-en-Minervois
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Sallèles d’Aude | Embark

Guests are met in Narbonne and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Enchanté. Enjoy a champagne welcome and an introduction to the Captain and crew, followed by dinner on board.

Day 2: Ventenac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
By morning, Enchanté starts cruising through the Robine canal, which was built to connect Narbonne to the Mediterranean and the village of Ventenac. It is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France and is also known to be historical. If you want to taste some wine, you can explore the château, which was converted into a winery, then have a side trip to “L’Oulibo” where you can have a taste of its famous Lucques olives. The excursion continues to Minerve, which is known to be the ancient capital of the Minervois that has a 12th-century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. With Simon De Montfort surrounding Minerve, you can enjoy stunning views on its hilltop. The day ends with a mouth-watering dinner on board.

Day 3: Bassanel

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your excursion starts with a delightful breakfast followed by a trip to Narbonne. Narbonne connects Via Domitia and the Via Aquitania and is where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. You are given the time to browse or shop at the Archbishop's Palace and the indoor market at the center of the busy town. By the afternoon, cruise past the vineyards and pine trees the "grand brief," another engineering prowess unique to the Canal du Midi, to Bassanel. The picture-perfect mooring view under the trees is the best place for you to play the game of boules. The day ends with a delicious dinner on board.

Day 4: Puichéric

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, visit the Benedictine Abbey situated in Lagrasse that was founded in the 8th century. This village is known to be the “Plus beaux villages de France” and where you can find many artisans gathered to set up workshops in the medieval center. It was once the wealthiest region because of Charlemagne’s charter. Have lunch prepared with an amazing setting overlooking the Corbieres vineyards. After lunch, the cruise continues to Puicheric, passing through one of the bridges invented by Pierre Riquet, the “l’Epanchoir.” Dinner served on board.

Day 5: Marseillette

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, cruise along the 330-year-old canal, which is a great opportunity to explore by walking or bicycling from one lock to the next. The excursion continues on a wine and tasting tour at Château Saint Jacques d’Albas in Minervois. The winery humbly received the approval for wines known as A.O.C. (Appellation d’Origine Controlée). This informative tour offers an opportunity to sample wine in situ and learn more about Languedoc’s long-standing and continuing wine trade. Dinner on board.

Day 6: Trèbes

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a spectacular tour of Carcassonne to begin your day. Carcassonne has 52 watchtowers, portcullis, and an extraordinary repertoire of defenses that protected this town from many armies who tried to damage Carcassonne. Considering the history, Carcassonne is the complete medieval fortified city in existence today. By afternoon, cruise through the dappled cathedral-like canopy of the plane trees to Trèbes. Tonight, enjoy a Captain's farewell dinner served onboard.

Day 7: Trèbes | Disembark

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

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165 sq. ft. including en-suite. Four twin/double staterooms with twin sized beds, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower, a small table beside beds, desk and a chair.

Notes

- All children under the age of 18 years accepted onboard qualify for a discount of $300 per child per week.
Included
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)

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