“Wine and Waters of France” Languedoc tour, October 2-9

Space for 3 person left on our “Wine and Waters of France” tour, October 2-9!

Embark on a week-long boat journey through the picturesque Languedoc region of Southern France, travelling from Argenes to Carcassonne and back along the Canal du Midi.

Our trip begins on October 2nd in Argenes, in the early afternoon, and concludes on October 9th, welcoming the morning.

The voyage promises a blend of leisurely cruising, wine immersion, and exploration of historical and natural marvels.

Discover more about life on board a boat.

With an average of about 3.5 hours on the water each day, we’ll have ample time to delve into the intricacies of the region’s viticulture and bask in the allure of its historical and natural wonders. As we glide along, the landscape will unfold in true Mediterranean splendor, adorned with vineyards, cypress trees, pine groves, and vibrant autumn colors.

The narrative of history resonates profoundly here. Some villages along our route have been inhabited since 2000 BC. Notably, the Canal du Midi itself stands as a marvel of both engineering and artistic ingenuity.
Throughout our voyage, we will anchor at old stone-fortified towns and medieval hamlets, including Casces, Trebes, Marseillette, and Puicheric. An entire day will be dedicated to the exploration of Carcassonne, an exceptional medieval citadel renowned as Europe’s largest town-castle, meticulously preserved and restored.

Languedoc, a dynamic new world of ideas in French viticulture, will unfold before us. Our journey will lead us through the Minervois appellation, renowned for its profound, full-bodied aromatic wines crafted from Carriganan, Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre grapes. The voyage includes sampling light and refreshing rosé, a rare white wine made from the ancient Bourboulenc grape, and vin de naturel crafted from Muscat de St-Jean de Minervois. While our focal point is Minervois, our exploration extends to neighboring appellations like Corbières and Limoux, renowned for its exquisite Crémant de Limoux and more.

Every day, I will share my knowledge of local viniculture, liberally exemplifying the theory with practical samples. We will visit the most representative wineries, which I have carefully chosen.

As we traverse this enchanting landscape, prepare your palate for a culinary journey based on duck and goose delicacies, highlighted by the renowned foie gras and an array of dishes harmoniously paired with the rich wines of Languedoc.

Examples of our days from previous trips can be found here.

Price is 2300 EUR per cabin. All cabins have double beds, and a third sleeping place (“Pullman” upper berth) can be added.

What is included:
– Boat rental and insurance
– Boat piloting by the experienced crew
– Diesel fuel
– Mooring fees, freshwater refills, and electricity costs at ports
– Lock passing fees
– Winery visits and wine tasting fees
– Bike rent
– WiFi internet on board

What is not included:
– Travel to and from France
– Transfer to and from the port
– Accommodation in France before and after the cruise
– Personal medical insurance
– Meals and wine (except wine tasting at wineries)