Just four privileged passengers travel in style aboard what is one of the most luxurious barges in France. The craft is yours as you float along the tree-shaded Canal du Midi between Carcassonne and Beziers. On deck, stretch out on a sun lounger, beneath a sheltering parasol, to view the passing villages and fields. Or step inside, where the spacious lounge—with its huge picture windows—has a library, writing desk and soft armchairs.


Alouette is owned by the Belmond group, providing an extremely high standard of service with a high crew-to-guest ratio: although domiciled in France the staff are mostly native English speakers.

The crew are dedicated to providing the highest levels of service to every guest and every member of staff plays their part in delivering the “ultimate barging experience”. The crew can be called upon at any time to assist you with any special requests you may have.

This specially trained crew pampers you from the time you arrive.Your personal guide introduces you to the district's most renowned vineyards, architectural landmarks, regional activities and local traditions.

Alouette 's highly professional crew includes:

  • Pilot
  • Chef
  • Hostess
  • Guide
At A Glance

  •  Up to 4 passengers, Luxury & Signature

  • From USD$6,000 per person
    (Private Charter Only)

  • Region: South of France, Midi Region

  • Access: Paris TGV / Airport

  • Start City: Carcassonne or Béziers

  • End City: Béziers or Carcassonne

  • Cruise Highlights: visit Pézenas, a beautiful town where Louis XV held court, stop at Château Auris for a wine tasting, & tour Europe’s largest medieval fortress La Cité de Carcassonne.

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