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Hotel Barge Savannah cruises on the Canal du Midi

Reference: Sav Barge

  • 5* Canal Du midi Cruises

  • 4 cabins for up to 7 passengers

  • With 4 Crew

 Hotel Barge Savannah 

Savannah is a luxury hotel barge able to accommodate 4 to up to 7 passengers in luxuriously fitted cabins with both inside salon and dining rooms and a large deck to enjoy throughout the cruising season.

The mahogany woodwork and ceramic tiles date from this period and have naturally remained as the signature of this unique canal hotel barge. Savannah was completely refurbished and decorated with luxurious contemporary furniture in 2014.

Enjoy the Hotel barge Savannah with its large terrace and luxurious air-conditioned cabins to relax, savour the chef’s exquisite cuisine and discover picturesque villages, fortified cities, cathar castles, remarkable countryside, local markets and unique vineyards.

Cruise the royal canal du midi, conceived and financed by Pierre Paul Riquet to the glory of Louis XIV and the commercial development of the Midi Pyrénées and Languedoc Roussillon regions in southern France. Fabulous and enchanting

Cruise Highlights

  • Visit the pretty hilltop villages of Minerve and Mirepoix with winetastings
  • Excursion to Narbonne, the ancient regional capital
  • On-board musicians while you dine
  • Discover Carcassonne’s fairytale medieval castle, the largest in Europe
  • Options to drive a classic French 2-CV or try a medieval-style castle lunch
  • Visit Château de Pennautier for a wine-tasting and gourmet lunch

Price include

  • Six nights on board.
  • All meals onboard and two meals in selected restaurants
  • Transfers to and from the barge from the local train station or hotel. A 125€ supplement for transfers to and from Toulouse and Montpellier.
  • All excursions and visits to historical sites, villages, museums (inclusive of entrance fees). Wine-tastings in twovinyards, markets, and two restaurants.
  • All regional wines, bar, and refreshment drinks onboard. A selection of guestspreffered drinks.
  • Use of on-board bicycles, library, CD/DVD collection and player. On board wifi and internet access

Deck plan

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From $7,500

2021 and 2022 Price per person in a twin-share double stateroom.
Charter price on request

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Redorte to Bram itinerary

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  • Day to Day Itinerary

    Itinerary map

    Sunday : La Dinée

    Upon your arrival at the planned meeting point, your guide will accompany you to the barge.
    Once settled in comfortably, A glass of champagne will be the ideal moment to meet the crew and set off on your first cruise. It’s in a most enchanting countryside mooring that you will enjoy the exclusiveness of this adventure and experience the refined diner prepared by your chef, the outstanding wines and champagnes and the joy of being on board the “Savannah” as the night falls.

    Monday : Millepetit

    Discover Minerve, considered one of the prettiest villages in France « plus beaux villages de France », perched on a heart shaped rocky spur at the meeting point of two valleys. This village is also one of the emblematic sites of Catharism and was besieged by Simon de Montford during the Albigensian crusade. The surrounding Minervois wines have been appreciated since roman times.
    After a walk through this unique village and the surrounding valley, your guide will accompany you to an exceptional Minervois vineyard where you will meet the wine maker as he joins you for your first wine tasting of the week.A selection of these internationally acclaimed wines will be served during your lunch prepared on board.
    Enjoy a leisurely afternoon cruise through olive shaped locks, over aqueducts and under low stone bridges. Choose to relax on the sundeck or take the opportunity to stroll and cycle along the canal.

    Tuesday : Villedubert lock

    After breakfast, a morning visit to Narbonne, regional capital established in 118 BCE as a roman colonia bosts numerous historical and architectural tracks of the town’s prestidgious past. Discover the roman pavements of the Via Domitia and visit the Saint Just Cathedral and Episcopal Palace.
    A relaxed « promenade » through the shady pedestrian streets will lead you past local boutiques to the covered marketplace. Colors, aromas and flavors! The chef will join you and together you will discover the exceptional produce of Languedoc Roussillon region and choose the fresh ingredients that will compose the gastronomic meals on board “Savannah” .
    This perfect morning will be followed by lunch in the marketplace, and the afternoon dedicated to cruising the outskirts of Carcassonne towards the palm tree lined lock of Villedubert.

    Wednesday : Ladouce lock

    Breakfast will be served whilst slowly cruising towards the port of Carcassonne, our lunchtime destination.
    Occupied since the Neolithic and symbol of the middle age, you will visit the fortified city of Carcassonne, ascend the ramparts dating back to Gallo-Roman times, discover the medieval town, its fort, the cathedral. Roam and shop in the 19th century bastide of this regional capital Carcassonne will delight you.
    At the end of the day, your nautical stroll on Savannah will lead you towards the Lauragais and a change from the previous vineyard countryside into undulating valleys of sunflowers and wheat..

    Thursday : Villeseque lock

    After breakfast on board, visit the Château de Pennautier. Wine tasting and lunch will be hosted in the domain and time will be spent thereafter to relax and enjoy a siesta in the castlegardens.
    This marvelous discovery will be followed by a cruise through the superb locks and awe inspiring views of Herminis and Lalande on your way to a new idyllic countryside mooring for the evening.

    Friday : Bram Port

    After breakfast, abandon the Canal du Midi for the foothills of the Pyreneesmountains. Mirepoix, magnificent medieval town inAriège waits for you. The market is always bustling, held under the village hall, insmall pedestrian streets and under overhanging arcades with colorful half beamed houses. You will have a foresight of the Midi Pyrénées region, architecturally and visually different from the Languedoc visited previously.
    In contrast, if you prefer, our crew will help you discover the originsand museum of the Canal du midi at St Ferréol's reservoir, near Revel and it’s market. Follow the Rigole, an artificial brookbuilt to supply water from the Montagne Noir “Black mountains” to the canal.Drive through the mountains and Saissac with it’sCathar castle.
    Upon your return, navigate through the Lauragais to your final destination, champagne farewell drink with the crew and your last exclusive diner on board in the Port of Bram.

    Saturday : Departure between 09:00 and 10:00

    After breakfast, time has come to say Goodbye and safe onward Journey.
    Your guide will accompany you to your departure point (train station, hotel or airport).

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