carcassonne & canal du midi

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CARCASSONNE, the city with two UNESCO World Heritage sites

Carcassonne boasts 2500 years of history and is privileged to have two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Canal du Midi, classified in 1996, and the Medieval City in 1997. Situated on the right bank of the Aude, the Medieval City is a fortified city unlike any other in Europe, on account of its size and its state of preservation. Its history is marked by 2000 years of conquest and by the imprint of Catharism and the Crusades. The Canal du Midi is the work of Pierre-Paul Riquet. It was excavated in the XVIIth Century to link the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the Canal du Midi, formerly used for transporting goods and people, is today frequented by numerous boaters and tourists.

Hotel de la cite***** - carcassonne

The Hotel de la Cité is a magical place located in the heart of the medieval fortified city of Carcassonne and forms part of the MGallery Collection. Five-star hotel located in the fortress of Carcassonne, built in the XIX century in a Neo-Gothic style. The hotel has 47 rooms and 13 suites with an outdoor pool and shady park. Discover a hotel where the art of hospitality is paired with a gourmet restaurant with chef Jérôme Ryon (1 Michelin star) at the Barbacane restaurant.

THE 4 / 7 PASSENGER BARGE savannah

Initially built in 1938 as a cargo tanker, this barge was transformed into a luxurious showroom for the prestigious cosmetic group l’Occitane de Provence in the 80’. The mahogany woodwork and ceramic tiles date from this period and have naturally remained as the signature of this unique canal hotel barge. Savannah was completely refurbished and decorated with luxurious contemporary furniture in 2014. Three large and clear cabins, all air conditioned and centrally heated, with European king size beds (or twin beds if preferred) and en-suite ceramic tiled bathrooms. Cabins have original brass portholes and mahogany skylights. Beds are fitted with luxurious linen, and bathrooms with bathrobes and hairdryers.

Carcassonne &
the Canal du midi

  • Medieval Carcassonne
    4 day hotel & cruise

    April to October
    upon availability

    Deluxe hotel room
    at the Hotel de La Cité

    spacious cabin
    on board Savannah

  • season 2018
    1 night Hotel de La Cité

    April to October
    upon availability

    room & breakfast

    Michelin gourmet dinner

  • season 2018
    2 nights on board Savannah

    April to October
    upon availability

    5000 Euros

    for 2 persons

Price includes:

• 1 evening in the Hotel de la Cite*****
Luxury bedroom with welcome cocktail / Access to the swimming pool and SPA / Gastronomical dinner in their Michelin * restaurant ‘excluding wines and drinks.
• 2 evenings on board SAVANNAH
Visits to Mirepoix village and market / Visits to Rennes le Château and Château Pennautier for a wine-tasting / 3 hour Cruise each day / Breakfast and Dinner on board Savannah / Lunch as per guests preferences (not included in the costs) during the visits.

These rates do not include:
• Insurance • Personal expenses • Gratuities to the crew (between 7 and 10%)

To avoid currency exchange fees,
• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.