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.   




The large Salon/Dining Room has two big portholes offering direct views of the Canal and its inhabitants: ducks and geese. A home theater with a selection of CDs provides added pleasure, as well as a selection of books and parlor games. There is also laptop Internet access through the connection of a 3G+ USB key.

The Salon/Dining Room provides a comfortable 255 sq. ft. and features:

  • 2 sofas
  • Coffee table
  • Fully-stocked bar and refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining table with seating for up to four (4) people
  • Safe deposit box

The kitchen is either open onto the lounge or closed, depending on whether the chef will allow viewers to watch him prepare his secret dishes. Don't despair, he sometimes does share his secrets with guests.


The Sun Deck is a modest 91 sq. ft. open-air gathering area that boasts a sunken pool.  There is an "Al fresco" dining table which allows passengers to take advantage of gorgeous weather and enjoy food and drinks outside. The beautiful teak deck furniture consists of:

  • Table with seating for four (4) people

There is also a second Sun Deck which measures at 320 sq. ft. and features several reclining lounge chairs available for guests who wish to lay out in the warm French sunlight.


Passengers are welcome to walk or cycle using the onboard bicycles as often as they like.  Most People choose to disembark the barge at a lock to visit local villages, then return to the canal and meet the barge further along (the barge travels slowly; therefore, this is not a problem).

An air-conditioned Peugeot 807 Pullman is also available for excursions by vehicle.

Alegria salon/dining room

Salon/Dining Room

Alegria sun deck

Sun Deck

Off boat

Off Boat Experiences

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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