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FRANCE - Roi Soleil
House Boat on the Canal du Midi

Country / Region:   France
Price Level:   Economic
Remark:   Navigating the historical Canal du Midi with gourmet cuisine and an idyllic setting in the Languedoc region of Southern France

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Drift along for 7 days on the magnificent Canal du Midi and step back into the time of Louis XIV– the "Sun King" or “Roi Soleil” – who commissioned this prodigious engineering feet; thus finally achieving the dream of linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean.


Spacious, air conditioned staterooms (15m², about 160sq feet, so you can actually walk around your bed) and en-suite bathrooms in provençal style, equiped with thermostatically controlled showers and heated towel racks, hand-made Provençale tiles, lava in the bathrooms, and the rich hues of stylish Pierre Frey fabrics decorate the entire interior


Your chef will cater to your preferences while surprising you with an imaginative cuisine, taking on the best accents of the Mediterranean.
The wines are carefully selected by the owner with the best sommeliers of the region. They represent the quintessence of Languedoc & Provence as well as the top appellations of the whole of France.
You will also find the bar stocked with your favourite drinks.


The separate forward sun deck, the aft teak deck with Jacuzzi, the outside dining area under the retractable canopy, are all pure luxury yachting.

Canal du Midi route : Béziers – Carcassonne

The region of Languedoc, interlaced with the Canal du Midi, unravels a rich history from prehistoric time, through the Roman occupation, succeeded by the turbulent Middle Ages

The landscape and exceptional architecture captures the atmosphere of time revisited.

After lunch, a little exercise may take your fancy – a gentle walk along the towpaths by the Canal, a brisk jog, or a cycle on the onboard bicycles.

You may choose a hike along a nature trail, a swim in a river or a little horse riding ...

Golfing fanatics will be impressed with the picturesque golf courses.

Whether your passion is for history, arts and crafts, adventure, village atmosphere, wine discovery or shopping ... your cruise onboard “Roi Soleil" will be personally tailored to your specific interests

The Canal du Midi meanders through the vast diversity of scenic landscapes that changes dramatically from the rugged, rural Languedoc regions to the sun-drenched, azure blues of the Mediterranean.

To experience this kaleidoscope of colour and history we will take you back into the time of the Romans in the city of Narbonne – the first Roman colony in the Gaules.

Within this vast region also lies a land of poetry, and of proud people devoted to the soil and of course the wine ... a passion they will share with you in private tasting of the local Minervois and Corbières wines

Provence/Camargue/Languedoc route: Avignon – Béziers

The Provence route enters a region of diverse culture, history and nature. Cruising along the rivers of the Rhone through Provence, "Roi Soleil" glides along a tributary of the Rhone through wild nature, then onto the Lagoon of Thau dotted with sailing boats and oyster beds and eventually along the Canal du Midi - which opens the doors to the wilderness of the Camargue and takes you to the shores of the Mediterranean.

In Avignon, what better way to appreciate the rich golden hues of Provence whilst cruising past the ancient ramparts of the 14th Century Palace of the Popes, a glass of Chateauneuf du Pape in hand!

For art lovers, entering the city of Arles evokes images depicted by Van Gogh, Cezanne and scores of artists, drawn here by the extraordinary light and golden pastel hues of Provence.

Take in the sweeping views of the ancient town of Beaux de Provence, or a leisurely stroll across the 40AD Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard -

The Provence Route continues to surprise with its incredible diversity. Leaving the Rhone River, “Roi Soleil” sails into a region of sand dunes and salt marshes. Flocks of pink flamingos plunge their heads in the marshland, wild white horses drink idly from the banks of the canal, black bulls graze in the pastures.

To discover the stunning beauty of the Camargue region, you can take a 4 wheel drive or mount the Camargue horses on a Bull ranch and be amongst the "Guardians" rounding up their herd in rodéo style.

Whenever the urge takes you, there is, of course, the wine - let yourself be guided through some of the best vineyards in the South West of France - "Roi Soleil" has special privileges that open doors for private tasting with the winemakers themselves.

Why not let yourself be swept into the atmosphere of one of the many cultural events of the season ... apart from the festivals with bulls and horses, parades in the streets of chariots and the local men and women dressed in traditional silks and lace - you can join the countryfolk for a village feast and celebrate with them their colourful history and folklore.

Cruising into the fishing port of Sète, pastel colored houses with wrought iron balconies overlook the canal.

Colourful fishing boats line the canals, their nets drying on the docks by the seafood terrace restaurants.

As the sun sets once again on the changing landscape, cocktails are served on deck, appetising aromas drift from the galley and we coast into the closing of another day full of unexpected pleasures

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