The Alouette

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The Alouette

The Alouette is the only luxury barge in the Afloat in France fleet that can navigate the narrow locks on the Canal du Midi.

The Alouette accommodates 6 passengers in well-appointed cabins located well above the water line. Her sun-deck provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy the passing scenery while cruising through the renowned Canal du Midi. The Alouette is the ideal barge for a family holiday.

The Canal du Midi was built in the 17th century and was an engineering marvel for its time. Highlights of this area include Carcassonne, the most complete medieval, fortified city existing.

During the summer season The Alouette cruises between Béziers and Carcassonne. In the early autumn The Alouette will retrace her steps through the Midi, the Rhône and Saône, returning home to Burgundy and the Franche-Comté to finish the season.

On board The Alouette

Itineraries

Canal du Midi – Provence – Camargue (South of France)

The Alouette cruises the beautiful tree-lined Canal du Midi between Carcassonne and Béziers and is the ideal barge for a family holiday.

Languedoc-Roussillon is a region famous for its wines and gorgeous countryside and a rich historical texture. Fortified villages, castles and market towns provide a varied itinerary. Highlights of this area include Carcassonne, the most complete medieval, fortified city existing.

2007-08 Schedule
April-October, annual

Months Departure Dates

Journeys

Apr 2008 06
13
20
27

Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers

May 2008 04
11
18
25

Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers

Jun 2008 01
08
15
22
29

Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne

Jul 2008

06
13
20
27

Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne

Aug 2008


03
10
17
24
31

Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers

Sep 2008

07
14
21
28


Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers

Oct 2008

05
12
19
26

Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers

Prices

6 nights

2008

6 passengers

$ 23,100

Individual fare

$ 4,345

Quoted prices are from and may vary depending on the season.
Private charter for up to 6 passengers or individual booking based on 2 persons sharing.

The Alouette also offers the option of 3-night cruise.

What’s Included

  • 6 nights accommodation on board your péniche-hôtel
  • Breakfast, lunch and candlelit dinner each day
  • Refreshments on board after excursions
  • Wine with meals, liqueurs and bar drinks on board
  • Sightseeing excursions, including entrance fees
  • Use of bicycles
  • Air-conditioned mini-van with driver for sightseeing
  • All transfers for your visits and excursions

TGV rail connections are available for supplement on request. Gratuities and Insurance are not included.

Deck Plan
 
Guests Six
Crew Four
   

Dimensions

 
Length 98 ft
Width (Beam) 17 ft
Decks 1
   
State Room 1   
Bedroom 14' x 8'
Bathroom (shower)   6'3" x 2'5"
   
State Room 2   
Bedroom (Twin Bed) 11' x 9'
Bathroom (shower)   6' x 3"
   
State Room 3   
Bedroom (Twin Bed) 11' x 9'
Bathroom (shower)   6' x 3"
   
   

Facilities 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Games
  • Hairdryer
  • Hifi/Stereo (in salon)
  • Shaver Socket 110-220V (Converter available)
  • Writing Desk
 
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The Alouette

The Alouette is the only luxury barge in the Afloat in France fleet that can navigate the narrow locks on the Canal du Midi.

The Alouette accommodates 6 passengers in well-appointed cabins located well above the water line. Her sun-deck provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy the passing scenery while cruising through the renowned Canal du Midi. The Alouette is the ideal barge for a family holiday.

The Canal du Midi was built in the 17th century and was an engineering marvel for its time. Highlights of this area include Carcassonne, the most complete medieval, fortified city existing.

During the summer season The Alouette cruises between Béziers and Carcassonne. In the early autumn The Alouette will retrace her steps through the Midi, the Rhône and Saône, returning home to Burgundy and the Franche-Comté to finish the season.

On board The Alouette

Itineraries

Canal du Midi – Provence – Camargue (South of France)

The Alouette cruises the beautiful tree-lined Canal du Midi between Carcassonne and Béziers and is the ideal barge for a family holiday.

Languedoc-Roussillon is a region famous for its wines and gorgeous countryside and a rich historical texture. Fortified villages, castles and market towns provide a varied itinerary. Highlights of this area include Carcassonne, the most complete medieval, fortified city existing.

2007-08 Schedule
April-October, annual

Months Departure Dates

Journeys

Apr 2008 06
13
20
27

Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers

May 2008 04
11
18
25

Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers

Jun 2008 01
08
15
22
29

Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne

Jul 2008

06
13
20
27

Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne

Aug 2008


03
10
17
24
31

Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers

Sep 2008

07
14
21
28


Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers

Oct 2008

05
12
19
26

Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers
Béziers – Carcassonne
Carcassonne – Béziers

Prices

6 nights

2008

6 passengers

$ 23,100

Individual fare

$ 4,345

Quoted prices are from and may vary depending on the season.
Private charter for up to 6 passengers or individual booking based on 2 persons sharing.

The Alouette also offers the option of 3-night cruise.

What’s Included

  • 6 nights accommodation on board your péniche-hôtel
  • Breakfast, lunch and candlelit dinner each day
  • Refreshments on board after excursions
  • Wine with meals, liqueurs and bar drinks on board
  • Sightseeing excursions, including entrance fees
  • Use of bicycles
  • Air-conditioned mini-van with driver for sightseeing
  • All transfers for your visits and excursions

TGV rail connections are available for supplement on request. Gratuities and Insurance are not included.

Deck Plan
 
Guests Six
Crew Four
   

Dimensions

 
Length 98 ft
Width (Beam) 17 ft
Decks 1
   
State Room 1   
Bedroom 14' x 8'
Bathroom (shower)   6'3" x 2'5"
   
State Room 2   
Bedroom (Twin Bed) 11' x 9'
Bathroom (shower)   6' x 3"
   
State Room 3   
Bedroom (Twin Bed) 11' x 9'
Bathroom (shower)   6' x 3"
   
   

Facilities 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Games
  • Hairdryer
  • Hifi/Stereo (in salon)
  • Shaver Socket 110-220V (Converter available)
  • Writing Desk
 

Important Terms

  • * This product is priced in USD (USD), AUD rates can fluctuate depending on exchange rates, final rates in AUD will be confirmed by your consultant at time of booking.
  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes unless otherwise stated.
  • Advertised price includes any bonus nights, special offers or discounts listed in the inclusions.
  • Surcharges may apply due to demand, Christmas & New Year's Eve, school or public holidays, trade shows, special events & other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Prices may be based on Dynamic Rates and as such, may fluctuate at anytime without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases, or at the property's discretion.
 
 

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