'ALEGRIA'


Autumn Cruise route map
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Cruising in the South of France
The Canal du Midi - between Beziers (Poilhes) and Carcassonne (Puicheric)
plus fall cruises between Carcassonne and Seuil de Naurouze

Cruise route map
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ALEGRIA Barge
  • 100 FEET LONG (30 METRES)
  • 4 GUESTS
  • 4 CREW
  • 2 DOUBLE (KING SIZE) OR TWIN CABINS OF APPROX. 18 AND 20 SQ. METRES (INCLUDING PRIVATE EN SUITE BATHROOM) EACH WITH MINI FRIDGE, REFRESHMENT TRAY, HEATED TOWEL RAILS, BATHROBES AND HAIR DRYER
  • 4 GOOD QUALITY MOUNTAIN BIKES
  • AIR CONDITIONING AND CENTRAL HEATING
  • STUNNING KIDNEY-SHAPED ON-DECK HEATED SWIMMING POOL
  • PRIVATE MINIBUS FOR EXCURSIONS (PEUGEOT 807 PULLMANN)
  • TV, DVD PLAYER, CD STEREO, BOOKS, GAMES
  • FREE INTERNET ACCESS FOR LAPTOPS USING USB 3G+ MODEM
The Alegria is the latest barge to burst onto the barging scene in the south of France. Every so often there is a new barge that sends shockwaves through the barging community because it is different and challenges the status quo with new style and a ‘new look’; in 2009 that was the Alegria! And in 2017 her reputation will continue to grow... with her totally unique style and grandeur, she offers a new barging experience to those discerning cruisers among you who are seeking something a little out of the ordinary...The first thing that hits you is the sheer size of the barge, then once on board you will be ‘wowed’ by the large kidney-shaped swimming pool, and you’ll adore the bright white symmetrical steps leading down to the round stylised glass, sliding entrance doors to the interior saloon.
There’s something special about this barge...almost ‘James Bond-esque’...it is without doubt very stylish and there’s a surprise around every corner. The large lounge and dining area has large windows letting plenty of light in, and together with the two private suites it is styled with an African motif thanks to Olivier (your Captain’s) many years of living and working in South Africa. You may dine inside in the air-conditioned saloon or outside on deck in the warm evening air. On retiring to your suite you will find a mini fridge stocked with various treats (Champagne at extra cost), and there are all the ingredients for a perfectly heavenly nights sleep.
Each private bathroom is discreetly distant from the bedroom area and is furbished in a very modern, light-on-the-eye fashion with round white basin, pretty mirrors, excellent shower and WC in each. You also have your private stairway between the supremely elegant sundeck and your suite—perfect for midnight bathing! If you seek adventure in the south of France—you’ve found it right here on the Alegria. (We think it would also be perfect for honeymooners or any type of romantic ‘get-away from it all’ type vacation!)

2017 PRICES (USD) VALUE SEASON REGULAR SEASON
Charter for 2 guests $18,900 $21,500
Charter for 3 guests $19,600 $22,300
Charter for 4 guests $20300 $23000

VALUE SEASON: April 01,08,15; July 15,22,29; August 05,12,19; October 14,21 2017
REGULAR SEASON: April 22,29; May 06,13,20,27; June 03,10,17,24; July 01,08; August 26; September 02,09,16,23,30; October 07 2017



Cruise highlights may include:

Spectacular, historic hilltop villages such as Minerve
Market day in small town of Capestang
The bustling markets of Narbonne city
The medieval citadel of Carcassonne
Local wine-tasting as you wish
The ancient Roman settlement of L’Oppidum d’Enserune
As far as possible, visits will be tailored to your own preferences...


Cruise schedule 2016
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Carcassonne - Beziers (or reverse) :
April 02 thru October 01; October 22 2016
Carcassonne - Seuil de Naurouze (or reverse) :
October 08,15 2016

Cruise schedule 2017
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Carcassonne - Beziers (or reverse) :
April 01 thru September 30; October 21 2017
Carcassonne - Seuil de Naurouze (or reverse) :
October 07,14 2017

PICK-UP: 4pm Saturday, locally at a pre-arranged point (usually Beziers or Carcassonne hotel or train station, depending on the cruise route).
DROP-OFF: on Friday after breakfast, locally (usually between 10am and 11am), by arrangement with the owners.

CRUISES START ON A SATURDAY AND END ON THE FOLLOWING FRIDAY



TO CONTACT US
Phone: +33 561 59 20 07, Fax: +33 561 59 23 54
Phone (Toll-Free from USA + Canada): 1-800-688-0245
Email: info@bargecompany.com
Web: www.bargecompany.com

The Barge Cruise Company Ltd, 2 Allée de Castelnouvel, 31490 Léguevin
FRANCE