The 10 passenger Athos was built in 1964 as a commercial sand, grain and wine barge and was converted into a luxury hotel barge in 1982. Her association with wine continues today as she gracefully meanders through the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. She is air conditioned throughout, has bikes available for passenger use a spacious sundeck to enjoy the passing scenery. Her five en-suite staterooms can be in either twin or queen-size double bed configuration and offer all modern comforts. The spacious, traditionally decorated saloon, dining area and bar are perfect places to relax.
An English-speaking crew of four efficiently attends to your comfort and entertainment and ensures an unforgettable experience. Your captain has piloted Athos on the Canal du Midi for more than 20 years and his experience shows though his leadership of the master chef, tour guide and housekeeper.
Below you can find some of the highlights of the cruises we are currently offering on Athos, along with some examples of the cuisine and fine wines the master chef will present you with on board. You can view the current itineraries and maps by clicking "Athos Cruises" on the menu on the right where you will also find links to the photo gallery, deck plan and cruise rates.
- Visit the medieval city of Carcassonne
- Wine tasting at Domaine de Guery
- Visit Pezenas, an architectural gem
- Passage through Fonserannes locks
- Visit Roman Narbonne
- Cross the 18th century Orb canal bridge
- Extensive towpaths perfect for walking and cycling
Magret de canard with an orange and ginger reduction, creamy celeriac puree and julienned vegetables of carrots, leeks and florets of broccoli.
Borie du Maurel Esprit d’Automne AOC Minervois, Domaine Gaujal AOC Picpoul de Pinet, Château Etang de Colombes, Rosé Classique
Ecu de Combebelle, Roquefort, Etorki
Maps and Itineraries for Athos
Athos is owned and operated by Athos du Midi Ltd