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Anjodi

Welcome aboard beautiful french hotel barge Anjodi. Anjodi has achieved “film star” status following her many appearances during the television series Rick Stein’s French Odyssey, when she carried the world renowned chef, Rick Stein on a 400-mile voyage of culinary discovery through Southern France.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit to Pezenas, a village associated with the playwright Molière
  • Private wine tasting at the 14th century Château de Perdiguier
  • Cruise through the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas
  • See the spectacular hilltop village of Minerve
  • Narbonne’s Archbishop’s Palace and colourful market
  • View the Pyrenees mountains across the vineyards and discover Cathar history
  • Tour Carcassonne – the most complete medieval fortified city in existence
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
  • “Biking Plus” option available

Features

  • Capacity Accommodates up to 8
  • Rooms 4 double/single cabins and ensuites
  • Feature Spa pool on deck
  • Kitchen All meals included and prepared by your chef
  • Heating / Cooling Fully airconditioned
  • Bikes 8
  • WiFi Wi-fi Connection

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Itinerary

Sunday, Day 1 – Marseillan

Guests are met at The Clarion Suites in Narbonne and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Anjodi. Enjoy a welcome of chilled Champagne with canapés and the opportunity to meet your crew, followed perhaps by a relaxing stroll around the lakeside Mediterranean village of Marseillan, enjoying a view of the oyster beds and home of Noilly Prat vermouth. Dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 – Marseillan to Portiragnes

This morning we embark on our cruise along the 330-year-old Canal du Midi through the Bagnas nature reserve, with potential sightings of flamingos, white egrets and other migrating birds, under bridges built from the local black volcanic stone. After lunch on board, we visit Pezenas, the delightful 16th century capital of the Languedoc mostly known for its associations with the French playwright Molière. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 – Portiragnes to Beziers

After breakfast, we cruise further along the canal to our mooring near Beziers, with plenty of opportunity to walk or cycle along the towpath. After lunch, we enjoy an informative winery tour and tasting at the 14th century Château de Perdiguier, named after King Charles V’s finance minister and famed for its frescoes and Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 – Beziers to Malpas

This morning’s excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. We tour the Archbishop’s Palace, Cathedral and Via Domitia and explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere. We return to the hotel barge for lunch and cross the aqueduct over the River Orb, before ascending the 7-lock flight of Fonserannes through the unique oval locks and on to our mooring for the evening. Dinner ashore tonight at L’Ambassade, a Michelin-rated gastronomic restaurant in Beziers.

Thursday, Day 5 – Malpas to Capestang

This morning we continue our cruise, passing through the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas, again with perfect cycling and walking opportunities along the way. Following lunch, we take an excursion to Minerve, the ancient capital of 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 and the museum’s fascinating miniature recreation of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion complete the intriguing picture. Returning to the barge, there is time to explore Capestang, once the summer retreat of the Bishops of Narbonne, with its magnificent 14th century collegiate church. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 – Capestang to Le Somail

In the morning we embark on our final cruise along the historic Canal du Midi to the delightful village of Le Somail. After lunch, we visit 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, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 – Le Somail

After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their 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. Anjodi is operated by a subsidiary of European Waterways Ltd.

Rate Includes

  • Transfer from the railway station or the nearest airport and return.
  • Accommodation in a cabin fitted with a king size bed or two single beds.
  • Service in the cabin, the use of a bar-fridge and the complimentary drinks inside, a kettle and tray with teas and coffee.
  • All meals served both on board Anjodi and in sone outside restaurants. All the pre-drinks and beverages with the meals.
  • Open bar : all drinks offered on board.
  • Excursions as per the itinerary, including the guide and the entrance fees.
  • The use of bicycles.

Does not include

  • Any insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
  • The gratuities to the crew (we recommend between 5 and 10% of the cruise rate depending on your level of satisfaction, payable in Euros to the Captain and then shared between all).
  • Your own dry laundry or ironing.
  • Telephone calls apart from the internet connections.

Please note cabins on Anjodi are compact, please contact us for details of the most suitable cabin we can offer to match your preferred bedding configuraton. 

Anjodi
AccommodationValueRegular
Stateroom per person€3,850€4,450
Single Supplement€1,400€$1,600
Charter Max. 6 pax.€27,000€30,800
Charter Max. 7 pax.€27,800.00€31,800.00
Charter Max. 8 pax.€28,600.00€32,800.00
Departure Dates (Sunday)Rate
April 09, 16, 23,Val
April 30,Reg
May 07, 14, 21, 28,Reg
June 04, 11, 18, 25,Reg
July 02, 09, 16,Reg
July 23, 30,Val
August 06, 13, 20,Val
August 27,Reg
September 03, 10, 17, 24,Reg
October 01,Reg
October 08, 15, 22,Val
October 08, 15, 22,Val

Terms

  • Deposit of 25% of the cost of the cruise for confirming the booking.
  • The balance of 75% has to be paid 90 days prior the departure date of the cruise.
  • The payment of the deposit means that these conditions have been accepted

Contact us for further information.  We would love to use our experience to help you plan the Canal du Midi barge holiday to remember!

Booking Terms and Conditions

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