5 days tour on a pleasure boat with an individual wine tasting program. Visiting the 9 locks of Fonserannes in Béziers, cruising the Canal du Midi and complete your journey by discovering the magical medieval Cité of Carcassonne. Some other date possible: 24/07 - 29/07/2021; 07/08 - 12/08/2021; 25/09 - 30/09/2021.
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Schedule: 6days/5 overnights (guesthouse/castle). Our program includes 5 overnights with breakfast and daily dinner. Snacks, wines, bubbles, water, juice, coffee, tea, fruits on our deck. Workshop and wine tasting program. Picnic (lunch packet). Pick up from Béziers/Narbonne/Carcassonne airport or rail station to the guesthouse.
Not included: travel insurance, bike hire, besides programs, personal expenses, tip.
(indicated daytime and restaurants is subject to change!)
Day1: Arrival and transfer to the guesthouse. 17.30h welcome drink on deck of our boat and onboarding with Captain Carsten. 19h Dinner at our favorite restaurant "Le Bistrot de Colombiers"
Day2: 10h Excursion to Oppidum d'Ensérune, a unique panorama over the Languedoc plain. Discover one of the most important Gallic villages in South of France. Then visit the 9 locks of Fonserannes in Béziers, which allow boats to raise a level of 21,5m over a distance of 300m. 15.30h Our boat leaves the pier in Colombiers, we will go for a 3-hour boat trip on the Canal du Midi and we will arrive in Capestang where we have dinner at the port restaurant "Le Batelier".
Day3: 10h - 14h Trip (by car) to the AOC Saint Chinian in those beauty of amphi-theatre planted vineyards. Discover the wine making style of this appellation, its heritage and history. We will join Captain Carsten around 15.30h at the pier in Le Somail. By following the waterway route takes us to Ventenac en Minervois - Paraza (2-hour boat trip). The highlight of your journey is the Château of Paraza, where the famous engineer Pierre Paul Riquet was living during the construction of the Canal du Midi. Check ‘in, relax in the pine parc or at the swimming pool with an exceptional view of the Pyrenees. Around19.30h Dinner at the castle restaurant. We wish you a sweet and cosy overnight in one of the enchanting castles suites.
Day4: 10h – 12.30h tasting workshop with a Family member, discover the wine making of Château Paraza. 13h Our boat leaves the pier at Paraza, passing Roubia – Argens en Minervois to Homps (2-hour boat trip, 6 locks). Snack and wine on our sundeck during our trip. (You are welcome to relax on our sundeck or for more sporty participants, you can go for a bicycle ride along the canal). After taking a breather in Homps, we go on our waterway to Puichéric Ecluse d’Aiguilles (2-hour boat trip, 4 locks). You have the choice between a barbeque in idyllic relaxed atmosphere, or for a local restaurant.
Day5: 9.30h - 13.30h workshop/baking instruction (puff pastry, brioche or Saint-Honoré) with master baker Jean Claude. After the workshop you will be transferred to Carcassonne, where you have time to discover this magical medieval town. In this historical and cultural scene, you may be transported back into the Middle Ages, dreaming of brave knights and enchanted princesses. End of the day we will have a dinner at our favorite restaurant "Le Moulin de Trèbes".
Day6: After your breakfast we will drive you to the next rail station or airport (Carcassonne or Béziers)
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