Location: Canal du Midi
Capacity: 6 Guests
Extremely stylish, casually elegant, comfortable, yet relaxed 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 wheelhouse with comfy benches and cushions to chat with amiable (and very funny) owner and 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).
Photos Courtesy of: Esperance