The French Canal Du Midi welcomes you to a luxurious and exclusive canal cruise on board one of the most beautiful hotel barges, Alegria.  With its unique modern decor, comfortable furnishings and heated pool, the Alegria creates a most welcoming experience.   


Alegria cruising Alegria salon Alegria sun deck


Constructed in 1937 as a freight barge
Converted into a hotel barge in 1999
Measures 100 ft. long by 16.5 ft. wide
Two (2) onboard cabin accommodations
Four (4) passenger capacity
Central Heat & Air Conditioning


Five (5) crew members consisting of Tour Guide, Chef, Hostess, Matelot, and Captain.

This crew speaks both English and French.


  • Salon/Dining Room
  • Sun Deck (2)


Sunken plunge pool
DVD Player with a wide selection of films
CD Player with a selection of diversified styles of music
Books & parlor games
Laptop Internet access and WiFi
Four (4) mountain bikes

8 steps from deck to salon and separate stairs from deck to cabins.


Please note that Alegria has no wheelchair access. There is a boarding ramp from the bank of the river to the deck. There are eight (8) steps from the deck to the salon, and separate stairs from the deck to the cabins.


The well-planned accommodation of the Alegria offers a choice of two air-conditioned twin/king staterooms with full en-suite facilities.

Alegria Deck Plan


Alegria Deck Plan

At A Glance

South France Midi Region
  •  Up to 4 passengers, Luxury & Signature

  • From USD$5,075 per person
    (Private Charter Only)

  • Region: South of France - Midi Region

  • Access: Béziers, Narbonne, or Carcassonne

  • Start City: Béziers or Carcassonne

  • End City: Carcassonne or Béziers

  • Cruise Highlights: The City of Béziers, the famous “stair case” of the Nine Locks of Fonsérane, the archeological (6th century BC) site of the Oppidum of Ensérune, the Malpas Tunnel, the first tunner built in the world for a canal, Minerve, a fascinating site and fortified village, the beautiful town of Narbonne, and the great City of Carcassonne, the biggest medieval City in Europe

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