Location: Canal du Midi
Capacity: 6 Guests
Extremely stylish, casually elegant, and “comfortable, yet relaxed” – these are the words that come to mind setting foot onboard this distinctly decorated barge! With many exceptional design-inspired pieces in JUST the right corners, Esperance feels like your best friend, the interior decorator’s getaway. There is one “owner’s” cabin that has a fixed queen bed and one of the most user-friendly bathrooms you’ll find on any barge – followed by two equal size Twin/Queen cabins.
Upstairs on the deck are several inviting seating possibilities – one that begs attendance is a beautiful wheel house with comfy benches and cushions to chat with amiable (and very funny!) owner/Captain Mathias Gilles. With a dash of handsome flamboyance in his spicy brand of hospitality, guests on this “Cote Sud-cover” barge will be chuckling along at his witty barge-life anecdotes. Enjoy the chic and comfy wrought iron deck chairs with their custom made cushions, or sip a local Corbières in the Jacuzzi while cruising a scenic stretch of this historic canal. A week on this barge is precisely what many guests are looking for – convivial companionship in style with exemplary meals while learning and cruising through the countryside.
Booked as: Charter only for up to 6 guests.
Meeting Point: Sunday afternoon at any one hotel or rail station in Carcassonne, Narbonne, or Beziers (depending on cruise direction).