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Sleeps
6
Cabins
3
Crew
4
From $4,600 per person

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Print Boat Info

Discover the wonders of Southern France aboard the elegant Clair de Lune. Thanks to its original design, this bright and spacious barge has large opening windows throughout. She is comfortably fitted with beautiful cherry wood furnishings, spacious cabins for six and the boat is easily accessible (few steps & large passageways). Enjoy the ever-changing landscape from the open sun deck or through the picture windows of the inviting lounge or from the privacy of your cabin. The professional chef aboard will tempt your palate with the sort of food you dream of from a carnival of delicious Mediterranean salads and quiches for a light but mouth-watering lunch to a more sophisticated four-course gourmet dinner in the evening. A cruise aboard the Clair de Lune is an enchanting experience.

Boat Details

Boat Size: 100 x 16.5 ft
Number of Cabins: 3
Crew: 4
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday

Cabin Information

Cabin 1
  • Twin or Queen
  • 135 sq ft
Cabin 2
  • Twin or Queen
  • 135 sq ft
Cabin 3
  • Twin or Queen
  • 135 sq ft
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.

Boat Amenities

A/C
Bicycles
Heater
Jacuzzi
Books & Games
Open Bar
Transfers
WIFI

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Hairdryers
Heating

Pickup Location

4:00 PM, Narbonne Train Station or Narbonne Hotel

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Location

10:00 AM, Narbonne Train Station or Narbonne Hotel

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Boat Diagram

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Beziers to Homps
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!

Guests are met at Beziers, Narbonne or Carcassonne, and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Clair de Lune. The crew welcomes you on board with a glass of chilled champagne and canapés. Time for a short cruise before your first dinner on board.

 
Monday
Colombier to Capestang

On the morning cruise you can enjoy the sundeck or perhaps cycle or walk at your leisure on banks of the Canal du midi, after lunch there is a private wine-tasting and visit to the Oppidum d’Enserune, a two-thousand year old hilltop archaeological city-site located near the mooring.

 
Tuesday
Capestang to La Croisade

After breakfast you cruise to La Croisade, lunch will be on board, on the afternoon visit we take an excursion out to Pezenas, a delightful village, mostly known for its associations with the famous French playwright Molière, who is said to have written many plays while staying there. You will have dinner on board.

 
Wednesday
La Croisade to Le Somail

After breakfast, we drive you to the beautiful city of Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy the Archbishop’s Palace and explore the indoor market – les Halles de Narbonnes - at the hub of this bustling town where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. Then we enjoy lunch in a typical French restaurant close to Les Halles. After returning to Clair de Lune, a relaxing afternoon cruise to Le Somail. Dinner on board.

 
Thursday
Le Somail to Argens-Minervois

In the morning we cruise to Argens- Minervois, After lunch, we take you to the impressive village of Minerve, boasting a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and a small museum complete this intriguing visit. On the way back to the hotel barge we visit a producer of fine Minervois wines, Domaine Massamier La  Mignarde, for a private tasting. Dinner on board.

 
Friday
Argens-Minervois to Homps

This morning you embark for the last cruise to Homps one of the main commercial harbors in the old times. We will pass 4 Locks and have lunch on board. After lunch, your guide will accompany you to Carcassonne, the restored and most complete medieval fortified city in existence today, dating back to the Gallo Roman era. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defenses. It resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. You can walk the ramparts and step back in time. Champagne and last dinner on board.

 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice location in Beziers, Narbonne or Carcassonne.

SAMPLE DINNER MENU

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Exotic Marinated Fowl Topped with Freshly Chopped Coriander

 

Grilled Escalope of Salmon on a Bed of Watercress and Spinish with Beurre Blanc Sauce

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Selection of Local Cheeses

 

Clair de Lune’s Chocolate Dream

 

SAMPLE DINNER MENU 2

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Lightly Toasted Goat Cheese on Greens Brushed with Rasberry Vinegar Dressing

 

Roasted Lamb with a Crusty Coat Flavored with Garlic Parsley and Lemon

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Selection of Local Cheeses

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Mousse a L’Orange Sprinkled with Roasted Almonds

 

2020 RATES 
ACCOMMODATION 4 Night  6 Night
Stateroom per person based on double occupancy  N/A $4,830
Charter 4 Passenger $16,905 $25,725
Charter 5 Passenger $17,850 $26,775
Charter 6 Passenger $18,900 $28,350
Half Board 4 Pass N/A $21,210
Half Board 5 Pass  N/A $22,050
Half Board 6 Pass  N/A $23,100

Cruise cost includes

Six night accommodations, transfers to and from the barge from the designated meeting points along the Canal du Midi route, all meals from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunches and dinners, 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)

2020 CRUISING SCHEDULE
DEPARTURE DATE ROUTE
April 5 until Oct 25 Between Homps & Beziers