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.
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