6 Nights Half board Cruise – Beziers to Homps


Sunday, Day 1 Beziers

Guests are met at Beziers,Narbonne or Carcassonne, and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Clair de Lune. The crew welcomes you on board with a glass of chilled champagne and canapés. Time for a short cruise before your first dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Colombier to Capestang

After breakfast, visit to the Oppidum d’Enserune, a two-thousand year old hilltop archeological city-site located near of the mooring, and a private wine-tasting, lunch at the local restaurant, Afternoon cruise, you can enjoy the sundeck or perhaps cycle or walk at your leisure, dinner on board

Tuesday, Day 3 Capestang to La Croisade

After breakfast, we take an excursion out to Pezenas, a delightful village, mostly known for its associations with the famous French playwright Molière, who is said to have written many plays while staying there. Lunch is prepared by the chef on board, After the lunch you cruise to La Croisade, You will take the dinner at the restaurant, on the banks of the canal,

Wednesday, Day 4 La Croisade to Le Somail

After breakfast, we drive you to the beautiful city of Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy the Archbishop’s Palace and Roman Horreum and explore the indoor market – les Halles de Narbonnes – at the hub of this bustling town where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. Then we enjoy lunch in a typical French restaurant close to Les Halles. After returning to Clair de Lune, a relaxing afternoon cruise to Le Somail. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Le Somail to Argens-Minervois

After breakfast, we take you to the impressive village of Minerve, boasting a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1210, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and a small museum complete this intriguing visit. On the way back to the hotel barge we visit a producer of fine Minervois wines, Domaine Massamier La Mignarde, for a private tasting. lunch on local restaurant at Le Somail. Afternoon cruise to Argens-minervois, dinner on board,

Friday, Day 6 Argens-Minervois to Homps

This morning you embark for the last cruise to Homps one of the main commercial harbor in the old times, We will pass 4 Locks, Lunch ashore in the Homps restaurant on the banks of the Canal du Midi, After lunch, your guide will accompany you to Carcassonne, the restored and most complete medieval fortified city in existence today, dating back to the Gallo Roman era. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this Camelot setting. You can walk the ramparts and step back in time. Champagne and Last dinner on board,

Saturday day 6 Homps

After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Beziers, Narbonne or Carcassonne.

4 restaurants are ashore at guests expense except Narbonne restaurant.

*This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.