HOTEL BARGES / ROI SOLEIL
Sample Itinerary Canal du Midi – Roi
Béziers – Carcassonne ( Homps mooring) or reverse
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. According to local festivities your guide will offer more options.
Underlined are overnight moorings for the boat.We have not included the cycling, running or walking opportunities.
Béziers East- Cassafiere to Villeneuve
transfer, welcome on-board, and cocktails
navigation along the canal through a rural area with wetlands
Villeneuve to Fonseranne
sailing through the great locks of Fonseranne
excursion to 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
Fonserranne 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
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 Somail with an impressive antique bookstore
sailing beneath the smallest canal bridge in France
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 from where we have the option to take a short flight over the Cathar Castles in the Pyrenees- the famous fortresses of Vertigo
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 medieval village of Lagrasse and its artisans.
afternoon sailing to Homps with many locks.
Saturday 10 am
a leisurely breakfast onboard then transfer to departure point.