Canal du Midi Cruises

The Midi - A land with rich heritage - diverse Mediterranean landscapes, sun-drenched vineyards and Cathar fortresses

Our Canal du Midi Cruises

This 330-year-old waterway skirts the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean before meandering inland through ancient villages, Roman fortifications and famed vineyards. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this canal is defined by its beauty, lined with shady plane trees which often touch to form an arc of green above the water from bank to bank, and crossed by pretty arched bridges. The warm Mediterranean weather and relaxed pace of life is sure to lull you into unwinding as your luxury Canal du Midi barge meanders gently downstream.

A Canal du Midi cruise is the perfect choice for cycling or walking along scenic tow paths, or simply watching the scenery pass by as you relax on the deck of your Canal du Midi barge with a cool drink. In the distance you can see the Pyrenees, whereas closer to hand are the vineyards that stretch for thousands of square miles. Enjoy private wine tastings at one of the various chateaux en route.

On our Canal du Midi cruises you will discover a marvellous blend of ancient Gallo-Roman and traditional influences reflected throughout this very historic region. Explore this further with your tour guide when you visit the medieval walled city of Carcassonne, the cathar stronghold of Minerve or the underground Roman market in Narbonne.

Our classic Canal du Midi cruises takes place aboard our pretty 8 passenger vessel Anjodi, which has been cruising in the region for more than 25 years. Anjodi has never been more popular since Rick Stein brought her to the attention of the world in his very successful BBC TV series ‘French Odyssey’.

Enchanté is the only double-decker Canal du Midi barge, providing the space for large cabins and additional facilities whilst still able to squeeze through the waterway’s old locks. We also offer the 10 passenger Athos for larger groups.

Midi cuisine is a delicious combination of Provençale and Mediterranean flavours. Fresh seafood and regional specialities, paired with the excellent local Corbières and Minervois wines, produce an unforgettable repertoire of gastronomic experiences.

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Our Hotel Barges on the Canal du Midi

Ultra Deluxe 8 Passengers 5 Crew

Enchanté is an ultra-deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the Canal du Midi in southwest France between Salèlles d’Aude and Trèbes from April to October

First Class 8 Passengers 4 Crew Cruise Rates

Anjodi is a first-class, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the Canal du Midi in southwest France between Marseillan and Le Somail from April to October

First Class 10 Passengers 5 Crew Cruise Rates

Athos is a first class, 10 passenger hotel barge that cruises the Canal du Midi in southwest France between Argeliers and Marseillan from April to October


Visiting L’Oulibo Olive Press on a Canal du Midi Cruise

The olive press of l’Oulibo is located on the banks of the Canal du Midi. Those on a cruise aboard Enchanté can stop by and taste the famous Lucques olives. Read More

The Village of Lagrasse

One of "Les Plus Beaux Villages" in France, Lagrasse is a stunning hilltop village nestled amongst miles of vineyards and pretty countryside. Read More

A Canal Du Midi Holiday – Exploring this Mediterranean Gem

Why not take a look at our overview of some of the best spots along the Canal du Midi? Read More

Water & Wine on the Canal du Midi

Head to the historic Canal du Midi for fine wines and mountainous views aboard Anjodi or Enchanté Read More

A Taste of the Languedoc – Oysters on the Côte d’Azur

A fantastic insider experience aboard Anjodi in the Canal du Midi is this wonderful sampling of Fresh Oysters at a local seafront farm, paired with a glass of wine and... Read More

A Summer of Sport: Cruising Options for Active Bargers

Whether you’re a tennis ace or a cycling superstar, make the most of the summer’s biggest sporting events on a specialist themed cruise. Read More

The Secret Ports of France

Take a look at these 3 Mediterranean River Ports, a bold and beautiful mixture of architecture history and foodie heaven Read More

Anjodi – An Authentically French Film Star Experience

Grab a true taste of France as you cruise along the Canal du Midi, aboard the world renowned Anjodi, hosted by a fantastic all French crew Read More

Tour and Taste the Tantalising Produce of the Château de Perdiguier

If you’re seeking a glimpse of the history and viticulture of the Languedoc region, look no further than the Château de Perdiguier. Read More