10 berths

Canal du Midi

From $4,550 per guest

The 10 passenger Athos was built in 1964 as a commercial sand, grain and wine barge and was converted into a luxury hotel barge in 1982. Her association with wine continues today as she gracefully meanders through the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.

She is air conditioned throughout, has bikes available for passenger use a spacious sundeck to enjoy the passing scenery. Her five en-suite staterooms can be in either twin or queen-size double bed configuration and offer all modern comforts. The spacious, traditionally decorated saloon, dining area and bar are perfect places to relax.

An English-speaking crew of five efficiently attends to your comfort and entertainment and ensures an unforgettable experience. Your captain has piloted Athos on the Canal du Midi for more than 20 years and his experience shows through his leadership of the master chef, tour guide and housekeeper.

  • 10 Passengers
  • 4 Crew
  • 5 Twin/double staterooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • 8 /10 bikes
  • Sun deck
  • 2 Air-conditioned minibuses

Cruise Highlights

Visit the mediaeval city of Carcassonne
Wine tasting at Domaine de Guery
Visit Pezenas , an architectural gem
Passage through Fonserannes locks
Visit Roman Narbonne
Cross the 18th century Orb canal bridge
Extensive towpaths perfect for walking and cycling

Cuisine Aboard

Regional Specialities
Magret de canard with an orange and ginger reduction, creamy celeriac puree and julienned vegetables of carrots, leeks and florets of broccoli.
Wine Cellar
Borie du Maurel Esprit d’Automne AOC Minervois, Domaine Gaujal AOC Picpoul de Pinet , Château Etang de Colombes , Rosé Classique
Cheese Board
Ecu de Combebelle , Roquefort, Etorki