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Enchante: Luxury Canal Cruise in France on the Canal du Midi Cruise In The South Of France On The Canal du Midi Aboard The Ultra Deluxe Hotel-Barge ENCHANTE


BARGE CRUISES: SEVEN DAYS/SIX NIGHTS
Special Places Travel Logo.  EMAIL: info@specialplacestravel.com or PHONE: 1-877-642-2743 (001.443.321.3614 outside US/Canada).Enchante was originally built to navigate the canals and rivers of Europe and has now been completely refurbished to the highest standard. Her new life began with an inaugural cruise in August 2009, on the Canal du Midi. Enchante provides luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 suites that can be configured with either a queen bed or two twin sized beds. Each suite is approximately 165 sq ft and has a superbly appointed ensuite bathroom with shower.

The barge is tastefully furnished in a contemporary style, creating a bright, art deco atmosphere. She has a spacious salon with large picture windows for viewing the scenery. There is a demonstration kitchen for guests to view the Chef, and internet connection on board with a computer available for guests to use. For those who might be interested in its new Culinary Cruise see the sample itinerary below.

The spacious sundeck was designed for pure enjoyment. Guests can relax on one of our luxurious loungers, take a dip in the gorgeous hot tub and even enjoy al fresco dining for lunch or dinner (weather permitting).

Enchante is managed by its owners Roger and Louisa Gronow, who also own the ultra-deluxe barge Finesse in Burgundy. Its highly professional crew of four includes a master Chef, tour guide and hostess, led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain who will ensure that your cruise is more than memorable. We have been on board the Enchante many times, and thoroughly enjoyed cruising on it. We know its owners well and are confident that they will always provide a top quality cruise. We most recently visited Enchante in April 2017, met with the owners and were impressed with their new sun canopy and upgrades to the cabins and bathrooms.

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Enchante Deck Plan



Dining Aboard Enchante:
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A taste of the gourmet cuisine served aboard the Enchante. BREAKFAST
LUNCH
DINNER
SAMPLE WINE LIST
Domaine de Nalys; Châteauneuf du Pape; Château Haut Gléo; Corbières; Domaine Corsin; Pouilly Fuissé; Domaine Vacheron, Sancerre; Château Les Ollieux Romanis; Domaine Alquier; Faugères; Château de Gourgazau; Minervois La Livinière

Passenger Comments:


The barge trip was amazing. It was everything we expected. Amazing food. Great wine. and a location to die for. Crew was absolutely great and I hope to stay in touch with them! Cabins were great and spacious. Meals and Wines were out of this world. The chef was great! The cruise route was good and we hit all the major stops.
C.P., WA, USA, August 2016

The cruise was superb, exceeded expectations.The food was most surprising, it was a culinary experience! The excursions were great fun and enjoyable; just enough to combine with relaxing on barge. The high points were the food, wine, staff, on board accommodations & tours.
E.D. & D.G., WA, USA, April 2016

We have never had finer dining in our lives. Each meal was a work of art, aesthetically pleasing as well as unique and surprising. Sylvain is truly an artist in the kitchen. His meals rivaled the most highly ranked restaurants we have experienced. Each meal was an experience to remember. We even took photos of each presentation. The barge trip far exceeded our wildest expectations. Each day was an adventure we will never forget. The crew was an integral part of this experience; they each contributed to a fun, relaxed, adventurous environment in their own special way. They anticipated our needs before we did and ensured that everything we wanted was available at a moment's notice. EVERYTHING about the barge trip was more than perfect.
R.P. CA USA August 2015

The crew were magnificent, the service outstanding, the food out of this world and the scenery as good as it gets. The service, meals and wines were OUTSTANDING, FIRST CLASS, MAGNIFICENCE. IT WAS A GREAT OVERALL EXPERIENCE.
A.T., VA, USA, September 2014

The barge cruise was fabulous - beyond words. The accommodations were excellent and better than expected, and we expected a lot. The service was flawless and every meal, every sight and every day were highpoints of the cruise.
M & A N., CA, USA, May 2013

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Canal du Midi
Trèbes to Salleles d'Aude 2018

Sunday - Trèbes
Guests are met at the designated meeting point in Narbonne and escorted by minibus to Enchanté, moored in Trèbes. A champagne welcome and an introduction to the Captain and crew, followed by dinner on board.

Monday - Trèbes to Puichéric

A fascinating morning tour of Carcassonne. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, this is the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today with its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, which resisted the many armies that tried to storm this glorious Camelot setting. This afternoon, we cruise along the 330-year-old canal and gently circle the contours of the land through the dappled Cathedral-like canopy of the plane trees, to Puichéric lock. Dinner on board.

Tuesday - Puichéric to Jouarres
This morning, our cruise descends the trademark locks of the Canal du Midi as the steep relief requires them to be more numerous and deeper. This is a great opportunity to walk or cycle from one lock to the next as Enchanté cruises on, navigating the triple locking system. The afternoon excursion is a wine tour and tasting at the winery of Château Saint Jacques d'Albas in Minervois, one of the few regions to receive the much-envied French mark of approval for wines known as A.O.C. (Appellation d'Origine Controlée). This informative tour offers an opportunity to sample wine in situ and find out more about the Languedoc's long-standing and continuing wine trade. Dinner on board.

Wednesday - Jouarres to Roubia

This morning, we visit a Benedictine Abbey founded in the 8th century. Nestled in Lagrasse, a village awarded the title of "Plus beaux villages de France" and home to many artisans who have set up workshops in the medieval centre, the restored Abbey was once one of the most prosperous thanks to Charlemagne's charter. Then we sample some local cuisine with lunch ashore in a spectacular setting overlooking the Corbières, before returning to Enchanté for our cruise to Roubia. This afternoon, while cruising under the shade of the plane trees which line the canal, we pass the canal bridge "l'Epanchoir", one of the many feats of engineering invented by Pierre Riquet for the Canal du Midi. Dinner on board.

Thursday - Roubia to Le Somail

A morning cruise through vineyards and pine trees to the charming and historical village of Le Somail, purpose-built for the Canal du Midi. This bustling little village is situated on the "grand bief", another engineering prowess unique to the Canal du Midi. Take some time to explore the old bookstore of Le Somail. An afternoon excursion to "L'Oulibo", a local co-operative olive oil press where we will sample the famous Lucques olives. We continue by minibus to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. Dinner on board.

Friday - Le Somail to Salleles d'Aude

This morning's excursion is to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop's Palace and the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canal side town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the vibrant atmosphere. Afternoon cruise through the series of locks and narrow bridges of the Robine Canal, built after the Canal du Midi to link Narbonne to the Mediterranean. Cycle ahead and explore the village of Sallèles d'Aude, our final mooring. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday - Sallèles d'Aude

After breakfast, disembark Enchanté and transfer to the designated drop-off point in Narbonne.

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



Enchante
2017 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Mar 19 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Mar 26 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Apr 2 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Apr 9 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Apr 16 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Apr 23 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Apr 30 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
May 7 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
May 14 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
May 21 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
May 28 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jun 4 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Jun 11 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jun 18 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Jun 25 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jul 2 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
       
Cruise Schedule* ... continued

Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 9 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jul 16 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Jul 23 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Jul 30 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Aug 6 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Aug 13 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Aug 20 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Aug 27 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Sep 3 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Sep 10 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Sep 17 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Sep 24 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Oct 1 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Oct 8 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Oct 15 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Oct 22 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value

2017 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Mar 19 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Mar 26 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Apr 2 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Apr 9 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Apr 16 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Apr 23 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Apr 30 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
May 7 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
May 14 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
May 21 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
May 28 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jun 4 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Jun 11 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jun 18 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Jun 25 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jul 2 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 9 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jul 16 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Jul 23 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Jul 30 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Aug 6 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Aug 13 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Aug 20 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Aug 27 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Sep 3 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Sep 10 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Sep 17 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Sep 24 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Oct 1 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Oct 8 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Oct 15 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Oct 22 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value

Enchante
2018 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Mar 18 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Mar 25 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Apr 1 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Apr 8 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Apr 15 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Apr 22 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Apr 29 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
May 6 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
May 13 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
May 20 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
May 27 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jun 3 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Jun 10 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jun 17 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Jun 24 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jul 1 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
       
Cruise Schedule* ... continued

Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 8 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jul 15 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Jul 22 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Jul 29 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Aug 5 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Aug 12 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Aug 19 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Aug 26 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Sep 2 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Sep 9 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Sep 16 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Sep 23 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Sep 30 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Oct 7 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Oct 14 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Oct 21 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value

2018 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Mar 18 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Mar 25 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Apr 1 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Apr 8 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Apr 15 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Apr 22 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Apr 29 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
May 6 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
May 13 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
May 20 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
May 27 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jun 3 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Jun 10 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jun 17 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Jun 24 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jul 1 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 8 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Jul 15 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Jul 22 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Jul 29 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Aug 5 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Aug 12 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Aug 19 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Aug 26 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Sep 2 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Sep 9 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Sep 16 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Sep 23 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Regular
Sep 30 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Regular
Oct 7 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value
Oct 14 Trebes-Salleles d'Aude Value
Oct 21 Salleles d'Aude-Trebes Value


*Note: Cruise directions and sample itineraries may be in reverse and are subject to change and may depend on bookings and local navigation conditions. Alternate excursions of equal appeal are substituted when needed. For charter cruises special itineraries can be arranged.


The Enchante's route through the south of France, from Salleles D'Aude to Puicheric on the Canal du Midi.
The Enchante's route through the south of France, from Salleles D'Aude to Puicheric on the Canal du Midi. For a more detailed look at the cruise route, view our map of the Canal du Midi.



ENCHANTE
2017 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE VALUE
Mar 19 thru Apr 29
Jul 23 thru Aug 19
Oct 15 thru Oct 28
REGULAR
Apr 30 thru Jul 22
Aug 20 thru Oct 14
Suite (per person, double occupancy)
$5,990
$6,850
Suite Single Supplement
$2,200
$2,500
Charter for up to 6
$41,300
$47,300
Charter for 7
$43,200
$49,500
Charter for 8
$45,100
$51,700
Wine Cruise Charter Supplement
$5,200
$5,200
Golf Supplement (pp w/ 4 players minimum)
$600
$600


Golf cruises include 4 pre booked tee times and transfers to and from the clubs.

Wine cruise includes a comprehensive and customisable wine itinerary, an upgrade of all wines
served on board to include more Premier and Grand Cru wines and the services of a professional Wine Guide.


ENCHANTE
2018 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE VALUE
Mar 18 thru Apr 28
Jul 22 thru Aug 25
Oct 7 thru Oct 27
REGULAR
Apr 29 thru Jul 21
Aug 26 thru Oct 6
Suite (per person, double occupancy)
$5,990
$6,850
Suite Single Supplement
$2,200
$2,500
Charter for up to 6
$41,300
$47,300
Charter for 7
$43,200
$49,500
Charter for 8
$45,100
$51,700


What's Included
- 7 days and 6 nights on the barge in a cabin with private bath
- Transfers from Narbonne to the barge and return; for charters other locations between Montpellier and Carcasonne are possible.
- All meals beginning with dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Saturday, including one lunch at a local restaurant
- All wines with lunches and dinners
- Open bar
- All escorted side-excursions (golf, etc. at additional cost)
- Use of bicycles

What's Not Included
- Overseas air transportation to Paris and return
- Transportation from Paris to to the pickup location and return
- Suggested 5-7% gratuity for the crew, to be paid in equivalent Euros to the captain




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