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Special Offer

$800 to $1,000 off select 2020 departure dates

  • Need to book by Sept 30, 2019
  • Valid for only new bookings
Print Boat Info

Roi Soleil brings the feel of luxury yachting to the world of barging. She has a classic 1920’s motor yacht line with a contemporary interior, which epitomizes elegant design with brass, mahogany, hand made provençal tiles and exclusive designer fabrics. The cabins with their en-suite bathrooms are particularly spacious. Her 2 -level design offers full panoramic views from the salon, wheelhouse and forward & aft decks. The aft teak deck with jacuzzi and an extra dimension to cruising on the Canals and the overall experience is complemented by the French and International cuisine.

Boat Details

Boat Size: 98 x 16.5 ft
Number of Cabins: 3
Crew: 4
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday

Cabin Information

3 Queen/Twin-Bedded Staterooms
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.

Boat Amenities

A/C
Bicycles
Sun Shade
DVD
Heater
Jacuzzi
Books & Games
Open Bar
Transfers
TV
WIFI
Computer with printer
Music System
Demonstration Kitchen

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Hairdryers
Heating
Bathrobes
Heated Towel Racks
Opening Portholes

Pickup Location

4:30 PM, Beziers, Narbonne or Carcassonne

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Locations

10:00 AM, Beziers, Narbonne or Carcassonne

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.
Beziers to Trebes
Enjoy Daily Bicycling, Sightseeing and Exploring On the Roi Soleil. Roi Soleil does not publish a definitive sightseeing schedule. Instead, a charter on Roi Soleil is all about CHOICE. Here's the route - and suggestions on what is available each day to customize your cruise.
 
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
- Transfer, welcome on-board, and cocktails
- Navigation along the canal through a rural area with wetlands.
 
Monday
Villeneuve to Fonseranes
- Sailing through the great locks of Fonseranes
- Excursion to the historical city of Pézenas (famed architecture, many artisans & antiques)
- Or excursion to the impressive hill village of Roquebrun by the river Orb (possible to swim)
- And/or visit to the preroman Oppidum of Enserune, a major archaeological site with panoramic views of the surrounding valleys
- And/or visit Béziers historical centre and shops
- And/or wine tasting at cellar of a top French Sommelier and supplier to Michelin Starred Chefs
 
Tuesday
Fonserannes to Capestang
- Sailing into the heart of the historic village of Capestang
- Private visit to the cistercian Abbey of Fontroide, one of the finest examples in France
- And private wine testing at a Corbieres Château
- And / or a visit a Camargue bull and horse ranch with the opportunity to round up the bulls on horseback
 
Wednesday
Capestang to La Croisade or Somail
- Morning excursion to the charming City of Narbonne that was the Roman Capital of the early Gaulles - its vibrant food market - the famed art and roman archeology museums within the Bishop Palace and shops - a highlight of the week
- Afternoon sailing to the peaceful country village of Le Somail with an impressive antique bookstore
- Sailing beneath the smallest bridge in France
 
Thursday
Somail to Roubia
- Morning visit to the hill village of Minerve, which is a beautiful natural site that has a dramatic history dating back to the time of the Crusades.
- Visit to prized olive oil mill, Oulibo, and a historic Languedoc village
- An afternoon sail to Roubia, and mooring by an ancient canal bridge with the view across the valley
- Option of a short flight over the Cathar Castles in the Pyrenees - the famous "fortresses of vertigo"
 
Friday
Roubia to Homps
- Visit to the fortified city of Carcassonne, Europe's largest Medieval Fortress, a great place to be transported into medieval history and a shopping opportunity.
- Or visit the medieval village of Lagrasse and its artisans.
- Afternoon sailing to Homps with many locks.
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
A leisurely breakfast on board then transfer to your departure point about 10am. 

Petits Canapés aux OEufs de Cailles

Quail Egg Canapés

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Aperitif 

Muscat de Baumes de Venise, Domaine de Bernadin

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Tatin de Coquilles St Jacques sur un lit de chicorée,

Fumet d’Orange et Basilique

Roasted Scallop & Chicory Tartlet’s, Orange & Basil Fumet

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Wine

Domaine de La Jeanne, Cuvée Pistral, 1998

Sauvignon Chardonnay Viognier - a complex aromatic white wine

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Agneau Braisé et Farcie aux Petits Légumes de Luberon

Braised, de-boned Lamb, Stuffed with miniature vegetables from the Luberon Valley

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Red Wine:

Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Château Mont-Redon 1995

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St Marcelin Rôti, Salade à l’Huile de Noix

A local Soft Cheese Roasted in the oven & served with Walnut Oil

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Soufflé aux Fraises, servi chaud avec sa Glace aux Amandes Grillés

Hot Strawberry Soufflé with Roasted Almond Ice Cream

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Dessert Wine:

Maury, 1998 Vintage Mas Amiel

Naturally sweet dessert wine, Grenache from Languedoc

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Coffee

Fine Chocolates from St Remy de Provence

Fine Liquers

2019 RATES
ACCOMMODATION VALUE     REGULAR
Charter 4 Passenger    $30,500  $35,000
Charter 6 Passenger $33,900 $38,900

Cruise cost includes

Six night accommodations, chauffeured transfers from Beziers, Narbonne or Carcassonne to the barge and return, all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch and dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of bicycles

Cruise cost does not include

Airfare to and from your destination, cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

2019 CRUISING SCHEDULE
DEPARTURE DATE ROUTE RATE SEASON
March 24, 31 Carcassonne - Beziers Value
April 7, 14 Beziers - Carcassonne Value
April 21, 28 Carcassonne - Beziers  Regular
May 5, 12, 19, 26 Beziers - Carcassonne  Regular
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Carcassonne - Beziers  Regular
July 7 Beziers - Carcassonne  Regular 
July 14, 21, 28 Carcassonne - Beziers  Value
Aug 4, 11 Beziers - Carcassonne  Value
Aug 18, 25 Between Avignon - Beziers Regular 
Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Beziers - Carcassonne  Regular 
Oct 6 Carcassonne - Beziers  Regular
Oct 13, 20 Beziers - Carcassonne Value