European Waterways
Athos 10 Passenger Luxury Barge
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The 10 passenger Athos was built in 1964 as a commercial sand, grain and wine barge and was 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.

An English-speaking crew of five 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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Cruise Highlights
Typical Cuisine
  • Tour Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence
  • Wine tasting at a local chateau, such as Chateau Cabezac
  • Visit Pezenas, an architectural gem
  • Passage through Fonserannes locks
  • Visit Narbonne with its Archbishop's Palace and lively covered market
  • Cross the 18th century Orb canal bridge
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
  • Regional Specialities
    Magret de canard with an orange and ginger reduction, creamy celeriac puree and julienned vegetables of carrots, leeks and florets of broccoli
  • Wine Cellar
    Domaine Pierre Cros Les Costes AOC Minervois, Les Costieres de Pomerols AOC Coteaux de Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet, Chateau Mire "'Etang AOC La Clape Rose
  • Cheese Board
    Pelardon, Roquefort Papillon, Cathare au Chevre, Tomme au Piment d' Espelette