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Clair de Lune

Clair de Lune

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€14,000 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Clair de Lune is a former freight barge and was converted into a luxury barge in 1998. She cruises from Le Somail to the walled city of Carcassonne through the beautiful Canal du Midi.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights or 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTCDL0816
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
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Up to €4,600 per charter*
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From
€14,000 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Clair de Lune is a former freight barge and was converted into a luxury barge in 1998. She cruises from Le Somail to the walled city of Carcassonne through the beautiful Canal du Midi.

  • Country / Region
    France / Canal du Midi
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights or 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTCDL0816
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
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Up to €4,600 per charter*
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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 deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Le Somail and Carcassonne.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

The charming, Clair de Lune features three, luxurious junior suites with wood panelling. Each suite is set for double occupancy with en-suite bathroom. You can enjoy gourmet meals in the dining area or relax in the spacious saloon or the beautiful sun deck with spa pool.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Wine tour and tasting of Minervois wines
  • Visit Narbonne’s Archbishop’s Palace and experience the local market
  • Visit an olive oil press to sample the famous Lucques olives
  • Explore Lagrasse and its abbey
  • See the Cathar hilltop town of Minerve and its views
  • Discover the fortified city of Carcassonne
  • Great towpath for cycling and biking

 

Inclusions

  • Local transfers to and from the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 4 crew 
  • Use of  barge facilities which includes bicycles and spa pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • A small library of books and maps
  • A collection of board games
  • Boules
  • Binoculars for watching the bird life
  • HiFi system with CD player

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Foie Gras sur Pain D'Épice Tiède et Confit de Figue; Cuisses de Canards Confites Sauce Forestière; Fondant D'Agneau au Riz de Marseillette; Magret de Canard Confit Sauce Griotte


Wine Cellar
Château de Gorgazaud, Viognier; Domaine Beauvignac, Picpoul de Pinet; Château La Liquiere, Cistus; Domaine des Ânes, Fontanilles; Domaine de l’Hortus, Pic Saint Loup; Domaine de l’Ancienne; Mercerie, Fougères; Château Puech-Haut, Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige; Château Aqueria, Tavel


Cheese Board
Roquefort; Pélardon; Gaperons; Époisse; Brebis; Tomme de Lozère; Causses Bleu

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Itinerary 

Classic Cruise - Beziers to Homps

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at Beziers or Narbonne 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.

Day 2, Monday
Enjoy the sundeck or perhaps cycle or walk at your leisure on banks of the Canal du midi in the morning. After lunch, guests will surely enjoy an exclusive private wine-tasting and a visit to the Oppidum d’Enserune, a two thousand year old hilltop archeological city.

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast you cruise to La Croisade and lunch will be on board. In the afternoon, 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 your dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
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 Roman Horreum 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, you will have a relaxing afternoon cruise to Le Somail. Dinner will be served on board.

Day 5, Thursday
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.

Day 6, Friday
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 then have your 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 defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. You can walk the ramparts and step back in time. Last dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Beziers,Narbonne or Carcassonne.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction.



Half-Board Cruise - Beziers to Homps

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at Beziers or Narbonne 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.

Day 2, Monday

After breakfast, guests will visit the Oppidum d’Enserune, a two-thousand year old hilltop archeological city located near of the mooring, go on a private wine-tasting event, and have dinner at the local restaurant, During the afternoon cruise, you can enjoy the sundeck or perhaps cycle or walk at your leisure.  Dinner is served on
board.

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, 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. Lunch is prepared by the chef on board, After the lunch you cruise to La Croisade, You will take the dinner at the restaurant, on the banks of the canal.

Day 4, Wednesday
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 Roman Horreum 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.

Day 5, Thursday
After breakfast, 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. lunch on local restaurant at Le Somail. Afternoon cruise to Argens-minervois, dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
This morning, you embark for the last cruise to Homps one of the main commercial harbor in the old times. We will pass 4 Locks . Lunch ashore in the Homps restaurant on the banks of the Canal du Midi. After lunch on board, your guide will accompany you to 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 defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. You can walk the ramparts and step back in time. Last dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday

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

Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction.


Classic Cruise - Beziers to Le Somail

Day 1, Sunday

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.

Day 2, Monday

In the morning, you can enjoy the sundeck or perhaps cycle or walk at your leisure on banks of the Canal du Midi. After lunch, we take you to the Oppidum d'Enserune a two-thousand year old hilltop archeological city-site located near the mooring. Private wine tasting and dinner on board follows.

Day 3, Tuesday

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 Roman Horreum 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. Indulge yourself in a satisfying meal in a typical French restaurant close to Les Halles. After returning to Clair de Lune, we will have a relaxing afternoon cruise to La Croisade then have a sumptuous dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday

In the morning, you embark for the last cruise to Le Somail - one of the main beautifull villages of the Canal du Midi. After lunch on board, your guide will accompany you to Carcassonne, the restored and most complete medieval fortified city of Carcassonne in existence today, dating back to the Gallo Roman era. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. You can walk the ramparts and
step back in time. Last dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday

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

Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction.

Barge Details 

Clair de Lune Deck Plan

Clair de Lune deck plan

  • 100 feet long
  • 6 passengers
  • 4 crew
  • 3 twin/double Junior Suites with en-suite facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 6 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2019

Classic 6-Night Cruise

20% off per charter of 6 people and 15% off per charter on June 9, charter 6 people. Book before December 15, 2018.

Departure Dates Stateroom (2 ppl) Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl Book before
April 7, 14, 21, 28 8,000 Euros 21,100 Euros 22,100 Euros 23,000 Euros
May 5, 12, 19, 26 8,000 Euros 21,100 Euros 22,100 Euros 23,000 Euros
June 2, 16, 23 8,000 Euros 21,100 Euros 22,100 Euros 23,000 Euros
June 9 8,000 Euros 21,100 Euros 22,100 Euros 19,550 Euros 15 December 2018
August 4, 11, 18, 25 8,000 Euros 21,100 Euros 22,100 Euros 23,000 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 8,000 Euros 21,100 Euros 22,100 Euros 23,000 Euros
October 6, 13, 20, 27 8,000 Euros 21,100 Euros 22,100 Euros 23,000 Euros

Charter 6-Night Cruise - Half Board

Departure Dates Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl
April 7, 14, 21, 28 17,500 Euros 18,200 Euros 19,000 Euros
May 5, 12, 19, 26 17,500 Euros 18,200 Euros 19,000 Euros
June 2, 9, 16, 23 17,500 Euros 18,200 Euros 19,000 Euros
August 4, 11, 18, 25 17,500 Euros 18,200 Euros 19,000 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 17,500 Euros 18,200 Euros 19,000 Euros
October 6, 13, 20, 27 17,500 Euros 18,200 Euros 19,000 Euros

Charter 4-Night Cruise

Departure Dates Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl
April 7, 14, 21, 28 14,000 Euros 14,750 Euros 15,500 Euros
May 5, 12, 19, 26 14,000 Euros 14,750 Euros 15,500 Euros
June 2, 9, 16, 23 14,000 Euros 14,750 Euros 15,500 Euros
August 4, 11, 18, 25 14,000 Euros 14,750 Euros 15,500 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 14,000 Euros 14,750 Euros 15,500 Euros
October 6, 13, 20, 27 14,000 Euros 14,750 Euros 15,500 Euros

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 per passenger or 25% of the total cruise fare for charters is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days (for cabin) or 120 days (for charter) as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. For 2018, a deposit of 30% is required upon booking and balance must be paid within 100 days.

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