Hotel barge Anjodi on the Canal du Midi by Judi Cohen

Cruising the Canal du Midi in October by Judi Cohen

For QuirkyCruise.Com, travel expert and writer, Jodi Cohen shares her memories from a week aboard luxury hotel barge, Anjodi, as she cruises the Canal du Midi in Southern France…

Built in Groningen, Netherlands as a cargo barge to transport grain between Amsterdam and Paris, she was named Anjodi in 1963 after the three children of the original owner Tiemen de Weerd — Andries, Johan and Diana.

Highlights of the cruise aboard Anjodi included:

  • Private wine tasting at the beautiful Château Pech-Celeyran
  • Cruise through the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas
  • See the spectacular hilltop village of Minerve
  • View the Pyrenees mountains across the vineyards and discover Cathar history
  • Tour Carcassonne – the most complete medieval fortified city in existence
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling. “Biking Plus” option available

It felt quite old-world on the inside with the African woods, ornate wood panelling and polished brass accents.

Canal du Midi cruises aboard Anjodi

Judi Cohen cruised aboard the First Class 8-passenger Anjodi in October, 2021.

For her full itinerary, click here >

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