CHARTER ONLY

Fine laissez-faire on the French waterways

Slip along the tree-lined Canal du Midi from Carcassonne to Béziers aboard intimate Belmond Alouette

Wake in luxury each day. Meander mysterious medieval fortresses. Drop by sun-drenched vineyards to sample the vintages. At bustling markets, pick out fresh ingredients for dinner alongside your private chef. If you’re looking for cosy intimacy and complete relaxation, this is the river cruise for you.

ON BOARD

Winding along the tranquil Canal du Midi you can explore the Languedoc wine region and uncover the history of medieval fortresses – or simply enjoy the beautiful views, framed by our expansive picture windows. Alouette offers two exquisite cabins, each with an en-suite shower and double or twin beds. Relax in reclining chairs on the sun deck beneath the hydraulic canopy or unwind in the spacious lounge and dining area, making use of the writing desk, stereo system and games

CRUISE ITINERARIES

CANAL DU MIDI – CARCASSONNE TO BÉZIERS

CANAL DU MIDI – BEZIERS TO CARCASSONNE

EXCURSIONS

The essence of travel with Belmond Afloat in France is that your time is relaxed and any excursions will be tailored to your personal tastes and requirements. Our itineraries include visits to local attractions, such as stately châteaux and bustling markets, with add-on activities such as hot-air ballooning. During the cruise, your barge is accompanied by an air-conditioned vehicle ready to take you and your private guide on your chosen tours.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Vehicle transfer or train transfer from Paris to the barge (if applicable). Private hire transfers are also available from Lyon and Geneva
  • Table D’Hote Meals. Each week’s menu includes regional specialities and seasonal delicacies unique to the area you are cruising through
  • Complimentary Beverages
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Excursions stated in the itinerary, fully escorted by the experienced onboard guide

THE CABINS

Decorated in soft pastels, our two cabins feature large windows to bring the romance of the Canal du Midi in. Facilities include:

  • King-size bed (configured as twins if desired)
  • En-suite bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Bedside tables
  • Safe and hairdryer
  • Dressing/desk table, chair, armchairs
  • Spacious wardrobe/storage space (including drawers)
  • Sockets suitable for two-pin 220-volt plugs
  • Bose iPod docking station
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning and heating unit so you can adjust the temperature
  • Wall-mounted screen for watching DVDs

DECK PLAN

CONFIGURATION

CAPACITY: 4 guests, 4 crew

HIRE: Private hire – Full Charter Only

TOTAL LENGTH: 100ft/30.48m

WIDTH: 15.58ft/4.74m

DECKS: 2

CABINS: 2

Cruise Rates & Departure Dates

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