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Barge Mirage

Private River Cruise for 6 nights on board barge Mirage, on Canal du Midi.

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  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

River cruise highlights

  1. Private river cruise
  2. Guided tours offered
  3. Gourmet food tasting
  1. Historical excursions
  2. Spa onboard
  3. UNESCO heritage canal

River cruise summary

The barge Mirage is offered to you on a Private River Cruise, you will enjoy a 6-night cruise with a crew made up of navigation staff and a cook. Come and discover the ‘Canal du Midi’, rich in its numerous works from the 17th century, classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO. You can board 2 to 6 passengers and enjoy the calm and charm of the canal in the comfort of a private cruise

From Carcassonne towards the ‘seuil de Naurouze’, or from Carcassonne towards ‘Somail’, your stay will be organized into half-days of navigation and half-days of guided tours. You will navigate peacefully, through plains made of vineyards, numerous locks, and canal bridges, between the Black Mountain and the Pyrenees chain. Every day, you will have the opportunity to go for a land escapade and discover the specialties of this region. Gourmet food and wine tasting Tour, visits of vineyards, wine cellars, olive groves and truffle fields are all promises to discover local specialties. Without forgetting the visit of the medieval city of Carcassonne, its ramparts, and a tasting of cassoulet

River cruise description

From Carcassonne towards the ‘seuil de Naurouze’:

.40 locks, 54km
.6 transits
.Excursions and visits:

Medieval city of Carcassonne,
Wine tasting,
Castle of Pennautier
Truffe farm
St Papoul Abbey
On board musicians for one evening...


From Carcassonne towards ‘Somail’

.25 locks, 66km
.6 transits
.Excursions and visits:

  • Medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Wine tasting
  • Medieval city of Minerve
  • Truffe farm
  • Chasm of Cabrespine
  • Oil mill of Trebes
  • On board musicians for one evening...

The cruise detailed above describes a 6-night stay for 6 guests. For all cruises inferior to 6 nights or with less than 6 guests, please send us a comment in the reservation and a personal quote will be send to you.

The cruise includes:

  • Nights on board
  • Spa on the deck of the boat
  • All meals and breakfasts on board
  • Restaurants ashore
  • Bar and refreshments on board
  • Wi-fi

Transfers to and from the barge from the train station (additional charge from/to Toulouse or Montpellier).
Excursions and visits of historical sites, villages, museums, various tasting workshops…


Not included in the fare:

Travel insurance
Wine and alcool ashore
All personal purchases
Laundry services

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Property type

Barge river cruise

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps

King size beds: 3


The Mirage's furnishings reflect her good and refined tastes. Out of respect for the environment, the barge was equipped, in 2019, with a biological water treatment unit.

Each room has its own bathroom, closets to store your luggage and ample space to enjoy privacy and comfort during your week onboard.

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Number of bathrooms: 3
Number of toilets: 3

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Internet access


WiFi / internet
DVD player

Music system / CD player

Indoor facilities

Sofa bed

Jacuzzi / hot tub

Outdoor facilities

Sun loungers

Air conditioning

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Smoke alarm

Activities nearby

Cycling / mountain biking




10 km

How to get there

Carcassonne is quite easy to reach:

By Train;

You can get to Carcassonne by TGV from Dijon, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, or Bordeaux. Additionally, many TER and Intercité trains grant you access to nearby cities like Narbonne, Limoux, or Perpignan. Night trains in the direction of or coming from Paris also make a stop at the Carcassonne train station.

By Plane;

In the late 1990s, Carcassonne Airport started taking budget flights to and from European airports and by 2009 had regular flight connections with Porto, Bournemouth, Cork, Dublin, Frankfurt-Hahn, London-Stansted, Liverpool, East Midlands, Glasgow-Prestwick and Charleroi>

You can also select one of the region's bigger airports for direct connexions to other continents. Such airports are Toulouse, Montpellier or Bordeaux. Pick up from one of them can be arranged with the barge hostess.

About the area

The canal runs through fascinating landscapes. Every turn in the canal results in different scenery. Canal du Midi crosses a lot of wine-growing areas, such as the Aude, Minervois, and Corbières. Throughout the year, Canal du Midi is a perfect holiday destination. In spring, you will be surrounded by budding nature. In summer, the fifty thousand trees planted along the shore will create a natural green roof over the canal. And the amazing brown, red and orange colors in the fall will definitely blow your mind. Cruise the water in peace and take in the beautiful nature around you.

Discover more details about the Canal du Midi by following this link to one of most recent articles about it.

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Houseboat owner


After the complete restoration of his first sailboat, which allowed him to cross the Atlantic Ocean, Jonathan gains a solid knowledge in navigation and crew management.
Once in the Caribbeans, he worked with charter companies aboard luxury sailboats, where he deepened his experience and became more familiar with passenger transportation.
Attracted for several years by River cruising, Jonathan decided to make his dream come true by purchasing the barge Mirage.
Thanks to his past experiences, Jonathan welcomes you in an atmosphere of well-being and comfort and will offer you a relaxing cruise on the ‘Canal du Midi’.

Response time
Normally within 3 hours
Language spoken
English, French

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