Cruising in the South of France
Bram to La Redorte (or reverse) on the Canal du Midi
Cruise route map
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- 30 METRES LONG, 5 METRES WIDE, BUILT IN 193
- 7 PASSENGERS AND 4 CREW
- 3 LOVELY CABINS (CAN BE EITHER TWIN-BEDDED OR DOUBLE-BEDDED), EACH WITH PRIVATE EN SUITE BATHROOM
- ADDITIONAL SINGLE CABIN, ALSO WITH PRIVATE EN SUITE BATHROOM
- COMPLETELY REFURBISHED IN 2014
- CENTRALLY HEATED AND AIR CONDITIONED
- INTERIOR SALON AND OUTSIDE SUN TERRACE ON DECK
- LUXURIOUS AIR-CON’D VEHICLE FOR EXCURSIONS
The colourful ‘Savannah’ is a luxury hotel barge able to accommodate up to 7 passengers in luxuriously fitted cabins with both inside salon and dining rooms plus a large deck to enjoy throughout the cruising season.
Initially built in 1938 as a cargo tanker specifically to the dimensions of the Royal Canal du Midi (30m x 5m) and navigating between Bordeaux and Sète, this barge was transformed into a luxurious showroom for the
prestigious cosmetic group l’Occitane de Provence in the 1980s. The brilliant mahogany woodwork and beautiful ceramic tiles date from this period and have naturally remained as the signature of this unique canal hotel barge.
Savannah was however completely refurbished and decorated with luxurious contemporary furniture in 2014, thus ensuring the perfect blend of the traditional paired with modern comfort for all guests. The barge boasts three large,
pretty 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 which creates
a very authentic ‘boaty’ feel. Beds are fitted with luxurious linen, and bathrooms are equipped with bathrobes and hairdryers. Guests all receive a welcome set of ‘L’Occitane de Provence’ cosmetics and shower creams.
An additional cabin for single occupancy is available too. This cabin also is en-suite and air conditioned. Besides the classic excursions to places of interest along the way, the Savannah also offers guests a
very special experience too—the chance to explore some local vineyards in a classic car: the Citroen 2CV! Those seeking the ‘authentic French experience’ will be assured the perfect cruise on the ‘Savannah’!
Being privately owned and operated, the ‘Savannah’ can tailor your cruise to your specific needs. Please let Marie know what activities you enjoy most or special dishes and wines you would like to discover...
All transfers and excursions are on board the barge’s luxurious air conditioned vehicle.
|2017 PRICES (USD)
||ALL SEASON PRICE
|Individual Cabin Bookings (per guest sharing a double or twin)
|Charter for 4 guests
|Charter for 5 guests
|Charter for 6 guests
|Charter for 7 guests
Cruise highlights may include:
Spectacular, historic hilltop villages such as Minerve
Market day in small town of Capestang
The bustling markets of Narbonne
The medieval citadel of Carcassonne
Source of the Canal du Midi, the St.Ferreol lake
PICK-UP: Around midday on Sunday at a local pre-arranged point (usually
a local train station). Pick-up in Toulouse or Montpellier is also possible for a small additional fee.
DROP-OFF: On Saturday after breakfast, locally at a pre-arranged point (usually a local train station). Drop-off in Toulouse or Montpellier is also possible for a small additional fee.
CRUISES START ON A SUNDAY AND END ON THE FOLLOWING