Graceful 'Roi Soleil' makes its relaxing way along the Canal du Midi, which includes the Fonserranes Locks. Enjoy an intimate opportunity to experience the area's rich history and picturesque scenery. Visit Pézenas with its old town center and grand 16th-century houses or the ancient hill town of Oppidum d'Ensérune. Disembark for wine and olive oil tastings. Explore Narbonne's indoor market and the hamlet of Le Somail.
Day 1 - Sunday
Transfer to ‘Roi Soleil,’ moored near Béziers. You are welcomed on board with cocktails and dinner as the barge cruises on the canal to Villeneuve.
Day 2 - Monday
‘Roi Soleil’ passes through the great staircase of locks at Fonserannes. Today, you may explore Pézenas, known for its architecture and antique shops; Roquebrun, a picturesque village that clings to the hills above the River Orb; or Oppidum d’Ensérune, a pre-Roman archaeological site.
Day 3 - Tuesday
Cruise to the historic village of Capestang, where you may privately visit the 11th-century Cistercian Abbaye de Fontfroide, one of the most complete remaining abbey complexes in Europe, and enjoy a wine tasting at a Corbières château.
Day 4 - Wednesday
Enjoy an excursion to charming Narbonne today. Once a Roman capital, the town is home to a famous archaeological museum within the Bishop's Palace, as well as a modern-day food market. The barge then cruises to the tranquil country village of Le Somail.
Day 5 - Thursday
Visit the hilltop village of Minerve, with a dramatic history dating from the Crusades. Then, stop at a prized olive oil mill at Oulibo and a Languedoc village. Later in the day, cruise to Roubia.
Day 6 - Friday
Pass through many locks on the morning cruise to Homps. Explore Carcassonne, Europe’s largest medieval fortress. Tonight's farewell dinner celebrates a wonderful week on board.
Day 7 - Saturday
Transfer to Carcassonne, where your program ends.