France Athos Barge Cruises

Athos cruises through low 16th century bridges.

Josephine, 4 Seasons Travel Cruise Consultant
Josephine, 4 Seasons Travel Cruise Consultant
The 10-passenger Athos has been entertaining guests for more than a decade, and is known for its outstanding cuisine. It cruises along the Midi Canal between Carcassonne and Marseillan. With a particularly large and comfortable deck, Athos offers a fun and relaxing ambiance that suits every age and taste.

The 10-passenger ship was built in 1964 as a commercial sand, grain and wine barge. Converted into a luxury hotel barge in 1982, her association with wine continues today as she gracefully meanders through the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.

She is air conditioned throughout, has bikes available for passenger use a spacious sundeck to enjoy the passing scenery. Her five en-suite staterooms can be in either twin or queen-size double bed configuration and offer all modern comforts. The spacious, traditionally decorated saloon, dining area and bar are perfect places to relax.

Athos has a knowledgable English-speaking crew of four efficiently attends to your comfort and entertainment and ensures an unforgettable experience. Your captain has piloted Athos on the Canal du Midi for more than 20 years and his experience shows though his leadership of the master chef, tour guide and housekeeper.

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