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Louisa
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Charming Class

 

The beautiful, 4-passenger Louisa cruises along the historic Canal du Midi and offers 3-night, 4-night or 6-night cruises.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTLOU0517
  • Itinerary
    Bram - Trebes, Bram - Marseilette, Trebes - Castelnaudary
  • Cabins
    2
  • Max Passengers
    4
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€3,600 Per Charter

Charming Class

 

The beautiful, 4-passenger Louisa cruises along the historic Canal du Midi and offers 3-night, 4-night or 6-night cruises.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTLOU0517
  • Itinerary
    Bram - Trebes, Bram - Marseilette, Trebes - Castelnaudary
  • Cabins
    2
  • Max Passengers
    4
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Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Bram and Trebes, or between Bram and Marseillette or between Trebes and Castelnaudary.ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

The beautiful, 4-passenger Louisa cruises along the historic Canal du Midi and offers 3-night, 4-night or 6-night cruises. She features two comfortable cabins with private bathrooms, a salon/dining area, open bar, sun deck with chairs and loungers and 4 bicycles.

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour of the historic medieval city of Carcassonne.
  • Visit the grounds of Chateau Pennautier and enjoy a wine tasting.
  • Explore the town of Montolieu and its famous bookshops.
  • Discover the town of Bram and its local market.
  • Tour of Castelnaudary and the its beautiful churches, shops and cafes.

 

Inclusions

  • Transfers arranged from Toulouse or Carcassonne.
  • Accommodation is in either our double or twin en-suite cabins
  • All meals are inc. and taken on-board
  • Wine will be served with lunch and dinner
  • An open bar is available at all times
  • Entertainment equipment is available in the saloon
  • Bicycles and safety helmets

Cruise Cuisine

Breakfast

  • A platter of cold cuts and cheese
  • Prepared cut seasonal fruit plate
  • Eggs any way you would like
  • Fresh from the boulangerie; croissants breads and pastries
  • Cereals and yogurts
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Teas and coffee

 

Lunch

  • Green beans, broccoli and pine nuts served warm with butter dressing; peppery rocket and red onion; three types of baby leaves with sweet pomegranate dressing; baked whole cherry tomatoes with olive oil and garlic; new potato’s red onion and gherkin
  • Beautiful large ripe French tomato’s baked and filled with delicious risotto; Fresh spinach and ricotta enchiladas; salmon marinated in soy, honey and chilli, served with Asian noodles; mixed pepper, tomato and blue cheese quiche; baked herb crusted fish cakes

 

Dinner

  • Large prawns served over ice with fresh avocado flowers and rémoulade sauce; watermelon, feta, olive, mint and red onion with balsamic dressing; a trio of the best local pate served with cucumber slivers and caramelized onion; smoked salmon and cream cheese, served on dark rye breed blinis, dressed with dill and chives; ginger and lime salmon tartare; Parisian shirred egg
  • Duck breast with dark plum sauce – three types of green bean and disks of crisp potato; pork loin with creamy mustard sauce – black lentils and carrot; fish veloute – scallops salmon shrimp – parsley buttered linguine; herb crusted cod served on baked tomato’s – buttered potatoes

 

Cheeses servived on Louisa

Each day you will be served with a new and exciting cheese from the region, goats and sheep’s cheeses. One of our cheeses ‘Tomme de Cheve Morbier’ is a delicious mature cheese from a local goat farm that your cruise may include a visit to.


Wines served on Louisa

Our wines complement our menus. We serve wines from local vineyards, including the Chateau de Pennautier where you will have a wine tasting. Full bodied reds, fruity whites and crisp

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Itinerary 

3-Night Cruise from Bram to Trebes

Day 1
You will be collected from your hotel or agreed point at approx. 10:30 am, and you should be stepping into Louisa in the port of Bram before midday. After settling into your cabins, lunch will be served on deck. This afternoon, we will cruise for 3 hours to the delightful village of Villesequelande where we moor for the night.

Day 2
This morning, we cruise into the port of Carcassonne, the highlight of our cruise. Carcassonne is a hilltop town and is famous for its medieval citadel, La Cité, with numerous watchtowers and double-walled fortifications. The first walls were built in Gallo-Roman times, with major additions made in the 13th and 14th centuries. Château Comtal, a 12th-century castle within the Cité, offers archaeological exhibits and a tour of the inner ramparts. After lunch on deck there will be a visit to the medieval city, with lots of time to wonder and take in the sights.

Day 3
This morning after breakfast, we take a leisurely cruise into the port of Trebes. This afternoon, your visit is to the grounds of a beautiful chateau Pennautier, many of the wines enjoyed on Louisa are from this fine vineyard. Your wine tasting will be at the wine boutique in the grounds of the chateau. Tonight, we dine in Trebes, and we will celebrate the regions famous dish ‘Cassoulet’, brought in from the award winning house in Castelnaudary.

Day 4
Relax enjoy your last croissant slowly, before we take you back to your point of departure.


 

4-Night Cruise from Bram to Marseillette

Day 1
You will be collected from your hotel or agreed point at approx. 10:30 am, and you should be stepping into Louisa in the port of Bram before midday. After settling into your cabins, lunch will be served on deck. This afternoon, we will cruise for 3 hours to the delightful village of Villesequelande where we moor for the night.

Day 2
This morning, we cruise into the port of Carcassonne, the highlight of our cruise. Carcassonne is a hilltop town and is famous for its medieval citadel, La Cité, with numerous watchtowers and double-walled fortifications. The first walls were built in Gallo-Roman times, with major additions made in the 13th and 14th centuries. Château Comtal, a 12th-century castle within the Cité, offers archaeological exhibits and a tour of the inner ramparts. After lunch on deck, there will be a visit to the medieval city, with lots of time to wonder and take in the sights.

Day 3
This morning after breakfast, we take a leisurely cruise into the port of Trebes. This afternoon, your visit is to the grounds and orangery of a beautiful chateau Pennautier, many of the wines enjoyed on Louisa are from this fine vineyard. Your wine tasting will be at the wine boutique in the grounds of the chateau and will five excellent wines.

Day 4
Our cruise today is to the pretty sleepy village of Marseillette. This is a good day to relax on deck or maybe cycle alone the path between locks. Our visit toady is to the village of Lagrasse. The village is famed for its Abbey, Medieval houses and streets, book and pottery fairs over the Summer months, and a lovely 12th century hump backed bridge. It is good place to explore anytime of the year. . Tonight we will celebrate the regions famous dish ‘Cassoulet’, brought in from the award winning house in Castelnaudary.

Day 5
Relax enjoy your last croissant slowly, before we take you back to your point of departure.


 

6-Night Cruise From Trebes to Castelnaudary

Day 1
You will be collected rom your hotel or agreed point at approx. 2pm, and you should be stepping into Louisa early afternoon. Welcome reception and introductions to crew. Drinks will be served on deck after which there will be time to explore Trebes before we cruise to the village of Villedubert to moor for the night. This is your first evening and dinner will be a relaxed affair taken on deck or in the saloon.

Day 2
After breakfast, we will cruise into the port of Carcassonne. Carcassonne is a hilltop town and is famous for its medieval citadel, La Cité, with numerous watchtowers and double-walled fortifications. The first walls were built in Gallo-Roman times, with major additions made in the 13th and 14th centuries. Château Comtal, a 12th-century castle within the Cité, offers archaeological exhibits and a tour of the inner ramparts. After lunch on dec,  there will be a visit to the medieval city, with lots of time to wonder and take in the sights. The tour inside the castle is done with an audio unit which will be arranged for you. There is also time to wander the cobbled streets and enjoy the music and ambience that is unique to this city.

Day 3
Our cruise this morning takes us to the picturesque village of Villesequelande (David’s favourite mooring) where we moor for the night. After lunch, our visit today is to the grounds of a beautiful chateau Pennautier, many of the wines enjoyed on Louisa are from this fine vineyard. Today you will experience your first wine tasting at the wine boutique in the grounds of the chateau.

Day 4
The cruise time today will be longer and takes us through winding countryside to the port of Bram. Today after lunch, your visit is to the ancient town of Montolieu, the town is famous for book shops and artisans of many talents. This is also the home of our wine merchant, and today he will introduce you to some wonderful new and old wines.

Day 5
It's market day in Bram today, so we will give you the opportunity to visit the local market after breakfast. Also our excursion today is in the morning to the medieval town of Miroprix, the town is truly magical with shops cafes and churches galore! Our cruise this afternoon will be toward our destination of Castelnaudary we stop at a lovely rural village of Treboul.

Day 6
Today, we arrive in the port of Castelnaudary. This lovely town has the largest basin on the Canal du Midi, a wonderful windmill, beautiful churches and local produce shops and cafes. This afternoon you will visit the beautiful medieval town of Revel, home the lake that feeds the canal, wonderful if you like walking. Tonight is the celebration of the cassoulet, which is brought in from the award winning house in Castelnaudary; the dish originated in this town and the war for the best is fought every year in grand style.

Day 7
Relax enjoy your last croissant slowly, before we take you back to your point of departure.

Barge Details 
  • 78.7 ft x 16.3 ft
  • 4 passengers
  • 2 cabins with private bath (One cabin 141 sq ft with king bed and one cabin 130 sq ft with twin beds, both including ensuite bathroom with shower)
  • Crew of 3
  • Air Conditioning and Central Heating: Yes
  • Salon/dining area and kitchen with TV, sofa, chairs and dining table
  • Open bar
  • Sundeck with dining table and chairs, sun loungers sun shade
  • Vehicle for transfers/excursion
  • 4 bicycles
  • Limited WiFi in some areas
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017 & 2018

Special Offer: 10% off for 3 or 4 nights and 15% off for 6 nights (Starting on September 23)

Number of Nights Charter 2 ppl Charter 3 ppl Charter 4 ppl
3 nights   4,050 Euros 5,400 Euros
4 nights 3,600 Euros 5,400 Euros 7,200 Euros
6 nights 5,400 Euros 8,100 Euros 10,800 Euros

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in  Euros or US Dollar and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of 35% of the total cruise fare per passenger or per charter is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 100 days prior to departure as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed.

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