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Clair de Lune

Hotel Barge Clair de Lune

Clair de Lune is a deluxe hotel barge tastefully furnished with cherrywood and African hardwoods that provide a sophisticated, modern interior. She provides superior accommodation for up to 6 guests in three contemporary double or twin junior suites with en suite facilities, which make her ideal for family charters.

There is a comfortable, stylish dining area and saloon with picture windows and a large sundeck with a spa pool from which to admire the passing countryside, together with bicycles for exploring the towpath alongside this famous waterway.

We cruise the canal between the charming village of Le Somail and the fortified city of Carcassonne, discovering some of the most beautiful scenery in the south of France along the way. During our voyage along the outstanding Canal du Midi we visit historical sites such as the spectacular Cathar village of Minerve, the elegant city of Narbonne and enjoy wine tastings at renowned local domaines.

From mid-July to September, Clair de Lune cruises an alternative itinerary on the Canal du Midi passing Carcassonne and Castelnaudary. Excursions included are to Limoux for a private wine tasting, the medieval Cathar town of Mirepoix and beautiful Lac de Saint-Ferréol.

Cruise Highlights

Typical Cuisine

  • Winery Tour and tasting of fine Minervois wines
  • Tour Narbonne’s Archbishop’s Palace and experience the colourful market
  • Visit an olive oil press to sample the famous Lucques olives
  • Tour of beautiful Lagrasse and its 8th century abbey
  • See the Cathar hilltop town of Minerve with its spectacular setting
  • Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
 Regional Specialities
Foie Gras sur Pain D'Épice Tiède et Confit de Figue; Cuisses de Canards Confites Sauce Forestière; Fondant D'Agneau au Riz de Marseillette; Magret de Canard Confit Sauce Griotte
Wine Cellar
Château de Gorgazaud, Viognier; Domaine Beauvignac, Picpoul de Pinet; Château La Liquiere, Cistus; Domaine des Ânes, Fontanilles; Domaine de l’Hortus, Pic Saint Loup; Domaine de l’Ancienne; Mercerie, Fougères; Château Puech-Haut, Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige; Château Aqueria, Tavel
Cheese Board
Roquefort; Pélardon; Gaperons; Époisse; Brebis; Tomme de Lozère; Causses Bleu

Clair de Lune is owned and operated by La Nomade sarl


Sample Itineraries for Clair de Lune

Clair de Lune - Classic Canal du Midi Cruise
Clair de Lune - Classic Canal du Midi Cruise (Jul 17 to Sep 18 2016)
Clair de Lune - Canal du Midi Family Cruise

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