' ROI SOLEIL '

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Cruising in the South of France
On the Canal du Midi and in the Provence region
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Roi Soleil Barge
  • 98 FEET LONG (30 METRES)
  • 6 GUESTS
  • 3-4 CREW
  • 3 SPACIOUS STATEROOMS (DOUBLE OR TWIN) EACH WITH PRIVATE EN SUITE BATHROOM
  • BICYCLES
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • ON DECK JACUZZI
  • LUXURY MERCEDES AIR-CONDITIONED PRIVATE MINIBUS FOR EXCURSIONS
  • STEREO SYSTEM, BOOKS, GAMES, ETC.
The Roi Soleil has more to do with luxury yachting than barging, hence the term ‘river yacht’ is often used to describe her. Her elegant lines and mahogany and brass trim are inspired by the classic motor yachts of the 1920`s and sheer glamour on the waterways is what she represents. Her owners, Guillaume and Tracey de Perthuis are well known for their experience working aboard luxury charter yachts worldwide and their able crew will ensure that you feel totally at home. The Roi Soleil can accommodate up to 6 guests and her generous layout and thoroughly modern, elegant amenities offer you a level of comfort equivalent to that of many luxury motor yachts.
The stylish interior features polished oak floors, natural colours and traditional Provencal touches. Large tinted windows offer panoramic views of the Midi. Outside the separate forward sundeck and the aft teak deck with built-in Jacuzzi and outside dining area under the shade of the retractable canopy, are pure yachting.
There is also a full length, light and airy saloon, and from this a separate stairway leads to three spacious staterooms with twin or queen-sized beds. All rooms have private ensuite bathrooms with thermostatically controlled showers, heated towel racks and opening windows.
For your off-barge excursions you will be able to enjoy the sumptuous luxury of travel in their, recently aquired (spring 2013), Mercedes-Benz minibus. This vehicle is equipped with full leather seats and wood trim, split air conditioning, air suspension and 2 sliding doors. The Roi Soleil really is the barge to be seen on in 2016.

2017 PRICES (USD) VALUE SEASON REGULAR SEASON
Charter for up to 4 guests $29700 $34100
Charter for up to 6 guests $33000 $37900

Note: The Roi Soleil is ‘charter only’ in 2017

VALUE SEASON: March 26; April 02,09,16; July 16,23,30; August 06,13; October 15,22 2017
REGULAR SEASON: April 23,30; May 07,14,21,28; June 04,11,18,25; July 02,09; August 20,27; September 03,10,17,24; October 01,08 2017

Canal du Midi cruise highlights may include:

Béziers, Narbonne, Corbières & Minervois Wines
Carcassonne prehistoric sites and caves
The Greco-Iberian sites such as the Oppidum of Enserune
The Galls and their Dolmens
Roman Narbonne (first colony outside of Rome)
Medieval architecture, hill-top villages, bastides and magnificent abbeys such as Fontfroide and Lagrasse
Cathar Castles
The Narbonne archaeological museum and art gallery
The Oulibo olive oil mill
Deep gorges, hidden valleys
Ballooning, horse-riding, whitewater rafting, eagle watching and much much more…

Provence cruise highlights may include:

The Thau salt water lagoon and oyster beds
The wilderness of the Camargue region
Avignon—the Popes’ Palace and Châteauneuf du Pape
Tarascon and Beaucaire castles
Historic Arles—its arena, Roman remains and Van Gogh links
Isle-sur-la-Sorgue antiques market and boutiques
Les Baux de Provence—stunning Provence village
The huge Roman aqueduct the ‘Pont du Gard’
Aigues-Mortes, Sète and Agde—historic towns of this region


Cruise Schedule 2017
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Canal du Midi Cruise: Beziers to Carcassonne (or reverse) :
March 26; April 02,09,16,23,30; May 09,14,21,28; June 04,11,18,25; July 02,09,16,23,30; August 06,13,20; September 10,17,24; October 01,08,15,22 2017
Provence Cruise: Avignon to Agde (or reverse) :
August 27; September 03 2017

Canal du Midi cruises:
PICK-UP: 4pm in Beziers, Narbonne, Carcassonne or Montpellier, by arrangement.
DROP-OFF: 10am on the last day, return to one of the above pick-up points, by arrangement.

Provence cruises:
PICK-UP: 4pm in Beziers or Avignon, by arrangement.
DROP-OFF: 10am on the last day, return to one of the above pick-up points, by arrangement.

CRUISES START ON A SUNDAY AND END ON THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY

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