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Belmond Alouette France

Belmond Alouette 
Belmond Alouette Luxury Riverboat Club
Belmond Alouette Luxury Riverboat Club

Alouette - Canal du Midi


This is a delightful riverboat, for only 2 to 4 passengers, cruising the calm Canal du Midi. Bicycles are available and free return transfers from Paris.

Belmond Alouette Luxury Riverboat Club

About Belmond Alouette

Capacity: 2 - 4 persons

Length: 100ft/30.48m Width: 15.58ft/4.75m Crew: 4

Belmond Alouette is available for private charter only.

Two cabin staterooms with private bathrooms - shower, toilet, wash basin.

Lounge saloon and dining area, plus sun deck with loungers and dining, affording all round viewing.

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Accommodation

Two beautifully furnished cabins accommodate up to four guests in intimate style. Both Alouette cabins have double or twin beds and en-suite showers.

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Soak up the views on the sun deck with a 360˚ view, sun loungers, table and parasol.

Large picture windows in the lounge offer spectacular views of passing scenery.

Enjoy delicious cuisine prepared by your Cordon Bleu chef using the freshest ingredients.

ITINERARIES

Béziers to Carcassonne

7 Days / 6 Nights.

Explore Europe’s largest fortress, lively local markets and atmospheric abbeys from your private luxury riverboat Belmond Alouette. All excursions and visits off the Belmond Alouette can be customised according to guest interests.

Day 1. Step aboard and meet your crew for a champagne reception. Your glamorous journey commences as you cruise to the pretty village of Colombières. Come evening, dine on delicious regional specialties.

Day 2. Visit Abbaye de Fontfroide, a Cistercian monastery founded in the 11th century. The abbey has been lovingly restored with a peaceful garden and cloister. Lunch is followed by a serene afternoon spent cruising the beautiful Canal du Midi to Capestang. Dinner is served on deck.

Day 3. Visit Oppidum d'Ensérune, a pre-Roman hilltop settlement. Look over Montady pond, a spectacular 13th-century sunburst-shaped network of furrows. Stop at a local wine producer for a tasting. Lunch on board is followed by an afternoon watching the beauty of the Canal du Midi slip by. Once evening settles, dinner is served.

Day 4. Visit the colourful morning market in Narbonne and help choose ingredients for dinner. Enjoy the city’s fine architecture, shaded boulevards and riverside location. Have lunch at a wonderful seafood bistro next to the market before cruising to Homps. Return to the barge in the evening and enjoy time at leisure before dinner.

Day 5. After breakfast, travel to Minerve, an ancient village set on a cliff overlooking vineyards. Minerve has been selected as one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. Historically, the village has been the capital of the Minervois wine region. Discover the historic ruined castle, once captured by Simon de Montfort. Stop at Peyriac-Minervois for a wine tasting. Return to the barge for lunch. Walk or cycle along the towpath, or simply relax on deck. Moor at the village of Trèbes and savour a delicious dinner.

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Day 6. Explore Carcassonne, UNESCO World Heritage Site and Europe's largest medieval fortress. See the stunning views towards the Pyrenees from the battlements and castellated walls. Visit the cathedral, with its remarkable stained glass, Romanesque nave and Gothic transepts. Back on board, a farewell gala dinner awaits.

Day 7. Savour a final breakfast aboard before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.

Dates and Prices - 2018

Béziers to Carcassonne: 8,22 July. 5,19 August. 2,16,30 September

7 Days / 6 Nights, from €7,095 per guest - Price based on private hire for 4 guests


Carcassonne to Béziers

7 Days / 6 Nights.

Day 1. Step aboard and get to know your crew and guide over a champagne reception before your journey begins. Later, feast on the region's seasonal dishes, paired with fine wines.

Day 2. Explore Carcassonne, Europe's largest medieval fortress. See stunning views of the Pyrenees from the battements and castellated walls. Visit the cathedral with its remarkable stained glass, Romanesque nave and Gothic transepts. Then return to the barge for an afternoon cruise to Trèbes on the beautiful Canal du Midi.

Day 3. Spend the morning relaxing on deck, or walk or cycle along the towpath. After lunch, visit Minerve, an ancient village set on a cliff overlooking vineyards. Discover the historic ruined castle, once captured by Simon de Montfort. After, stop off at Peyriac-Minervois for a wine tasting. Dinner is served on board, while the barge is moored at pretty village of Trèbes.

Day 4. Visit the colourful morning market in Narbonne and help choose ingredients for dinner. Enjoy the city’s fine architecture, shaded boulevards and riverside location. Have lunch at a wonderful bistro next to the market before cruising to Le Somail.

Day 5. Discover l'Abbaye de Fontfroide, an 11th-century Cistercian monastery. The abbey has been lovingly restored with a peaceful garden and cloister. On the way back stop at Château Auris for a wine tasting. Lunch is followed by a cruise to Capestang, admiring the beautiful Canal du Midi along the way.

Day 6. Cruise to Béziers then visit Oppidum d'Ensérune, an important pre-Roman hilltop settlement. Enjoy views down to Montady pond, a spectacular 13th-century sunburst-shaped ditch. Stop at a local wine producer for a tasting. Then return to the barge for lunch, before spending the afternoon watching the beauty of the Canal du Midi slip by. Once evening falls, enjoy a delicious farewell gala dinner on board.

Day 7. Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.


Dates and Prices - 2018

Carcassonne to Béziers: 1,15,29 July. 12,26 August. 9,23 September. 7 October

7 Days / 6 Nights, from €7,095 per person - Price based on private hire for 4 guests


Béziers to Avignon, or in reverse

Visit Nôtre Dame, tour picturesque port towns and sample local apertif. Please contact us for the full itinerary. 7 Days / 6 Nights.

Dates and Prices - 2018

Béziers to Avignon: 14 October

Avignon to Béziers: 8 April

7 Days / 6 Nights, from €7,095 per person - Price based on private hire for 4 guests


Avignon to Lyon, or in reverse

Tour the Palace of the Popes, taste truffles and sample the finest Rhône vintages.

Dates and Prices - 2018

Avignon to Lyon: 21 October

Lyon to Avignon: 1 April

7 Days / 6 Nights, from €7,095 per person - Price based on private hire for 4 guests


Booking & Reservations

All prices are at publicly-quoted rates. We will be happy to answer any questions and make the booking for you - contact us in the UK: +44 ()) 1249 890205 or info@luxurytrainclub.com

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