The Hotel Barge Clair de Lune Canal du midi cruises

Captain and the crew welcome you on board the luxury Hotel barge Clair de Lune. Come and experience the Canal du Midi cruise. a UNESCO world Heritage listed site between Beziers and Carcassonne. Let yourself be carried by the rhythm of the water. Discovering one of the most magnificent Region of France, and enjoy barge cruise holidays on the canal du midi experience.

Barge private charter holidays on the French waterways. The calm and the magic of the Canal du midi landscapes,  Admire the sumptuous languedoc sunsets and visit the castles of the pays cathar (Carcassonne, Beziers, Narbonne and Minerve) listen to birdsong, relax, let go, listen to your  senses and let The Surrounding nature envelop you. Everything is here for you to enjoy & experience unforgettable Holidays, trough the canal du midi on the Hotel barge Clair de Lune with us.

The crew

Highly professional crew of four is composed of an experienced Captain, Master Chef, Tour guide, Housekeeper and Hostess. Our crew members are hand-picked for their personalities and then trained to provide service to our exacting standards; between them they deliver gourmet meals, fascinating excursions and first class service. 

The chef will concoct tasty local menus specially for you, to caress your taste buds and open new doors of culinary experience by sharing gastronomic secrets and the art of French cooking with you.Elegant dishes, carefully prepared from the very best of local produce, meticulously chosen fresh fruit and vegetables from local markets, seafood and regional wines, and a choice selection of traditional French cheeses.

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History of the barge

Its original name was Aurora, and of Dutch origin like its previous owners, the barge was originally designed for carrying cocoa. Passionate about boat construction, they decided to transform the barge into a floating hotel and propose luxury inland water cruises. So since 1998, Clair de Lune has welcomed guests on board in an exceptional luxury environment to part take in fascinating and authentic cruises on the Canal du Midi.

The barge’s specifications

Length: 30m / Width: 5m (maximum width for navigating on the Canal du Midi)

Motor: DAF 6 cylinders 160CV 2300t/m

2 generator: 20 and 24 KVA

Cruising speed:  8 km/h max

Water capacity: 12 000 litres

Fuel capacity: 3 000 litres

Easy access

Heating and air conditioning

Large French windows

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