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Athos

Canal du Midi Cruise from Marseillan to Argeliers (7 Days)

The Athos is a unique hotel barge offering luxury cruises on the South's of France's Canal du Midi. From the moment you step aboard for the Champagne Reception, the resident crew will attend to your every need. A journey on board the Athos is an unforgettable experience featuring exceptional cuisine, fine French wines and daily excursions through the scenic and historic Canal du Midi.

 

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Cruise along the Canal du Midi from Sallele d'Aude to Marseillan aboard the First-class hotel barge Athos.  This charismatic vessel was traditionally built in 1964 as a commercial sand, grain and wine barge and was designed especially for the Canal du Midi. Converted into a luxury holiday vessel in 1982, Athos has since undergone a number of renovations and redecorations. You will feel right at home as you cruise along the 300 year old canal, notable for its scenic as well as historical attractions.

On your first evening on board you will meet the crew during the champagne welcome. The five experienced crew members comprising the captain, tour guide, master chef and two hostesses will take expert care of you throughout your cruise, anticipating your every wish. The team is well known for hosting its guests with charm and competence. The Captain’s 20 years of experience shows through his knowledge and passion about the region of the Languedoc-Roussillon and he will tell you all about it as you go along and discover its wonders. 

On board the Athos, you can experience moments of peace and quiet in your comfortable cabin. There are five en-suite staterooms with a choice of twin or double beds, for a maximum of 10 passengers on board, providing plenty of space for everyone. On the same level as the staterooms, the wood panelled main saloon, with its cosy sofas, offers the ideal space for reading and relaxing indoors.

Meals are served in the dining area, within the main saloon, or occasionally on the deck. Breakfast is continental, with coffee, croissants and other fresh viennoiseries. For lunch and dinner, you will be treated to French- Mediterranean cuisine prepared by the master chef and made with carefully selected fresh local products. You meal will be accompanied by fine regional wines and an assorted cheese selection and delightful deserts. After dinner, enjoy the warm Mediterranean evenings on the deck with a drink from the all inclusive bar, located in the main saloon, which includes wine, spirits and soft drinks. Chat with friends while cruising through charming villages, past rustic stable houses and across gigantic vineyards

A slow-pace canal cruise aboard the Athos is the perfect way to explore the countryside. The Mediterranean climate, gourmet French cuisine and wines are all yours to enjoy while taking a relaxing and stress-free journey aboard the barge. The smooth and relaxing pace of the luxury hotel barge Athos guarantees the most memorable experience.

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