Transfer from the Montpellier train station to the port of Le Somail. Embark on the Anjodi for 6 nights. (D)
Morning city tour of Carcassonne. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, this is the most complete medieval fortified city in existence today with its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire of defences, which resisted the many armies that tried to storm this glorious Camelot setting. Afternoon cruise along the Midi canal to Argeliers. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to Minerve, the ancient capital of the Minervois, which boasts a 12th century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1215, its hilltop location affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete this intriguing picture. Afternoon cruise to Poilhes with magnificent views of the Pyrenees and enjoy a wine-tasting of the full-bodied Corbieres at the 500 year old vineyard Domaine de Guery. (B, L, D)
Morning tour of Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy a visit to the Archbishop's Palace and Horreum. Explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling canal side town, where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed atmosphere. Afternoon cruise to Beziers via the world's oldest canal tunnel at Malpas, mooring at the top of the flight of 7 locks at Fonserannes followed by the descent of the lock flight to Beziers, crossing the aqueduct over the River Orb. (B, L, D)
Morning cruise to Portiragnes where the Canal du Midi is at its closest to the Mediterranean. Afternoon visit to Perdiguier, a local chateau, famous for its 15th century frescoes, where the production of wine is explained and the end product can be tasted. (B, L, D)
Morning cruise through the renowned round lock, the nature reserve of Bagnas to the village of Marseillan. Afternoon visit to Pezenas, a village, mostly famous for its associations with the famous French playwright Moliere, who is said to have written many plays while staying here. (B, L, D)
Morning transfer to Montpellier station. (B)
On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is sample itinerary and is subject to change.
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(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals