Side view of this lovely houseboat.
The  house boat in her full glory.
Traveling with the  is a great way to relax.
One of the many impressive locks in the Canal du Midi.
Be amazed by the many picturesque sites along the way.
Indulge yourself aboard of our houseboat.
What a place to enjoy the amazing surroundings!
The dining area.
The second bedroom offers two comfortable single beds.
Luxury bathroom available.
The Master cabin offers a large double bed and private terrace.
Comfortable lounge area.
We look forward to welcome you aboard on 'Peniche '

Hotel Barge Beatrice

All-inclusive cruises on the Canal du Midi and guided tours to Carcassonne and Minerve Cathar Land

Excellent! 5/5 (2 reviews)


  • 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.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Canal du Midi Unesco world heritage site
  2. Minerve Cathar village
  1. Carcassonne Unesco world heritage site

Houseboat summary

Discover boating holidays on the Canal du Midi and cruise aboard the hotel barge with crew. Beatricehas been entirely renovated using natural oak to ensure a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The barge is based at Port Cassafières in Portiragnes near Agde, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the south of France, just 1,5 km from the beaches. Hotel Barge is a premier*** class and cruises the famous Canal du Midi from Portiragnes at the eastern end of the Canal. She will give you a lovely relaxed introduction to the most iconic waterway in France with a wide variety of fascinating things to see and explore, from the sun deck, on foot or by bike.


Houseboat description

The interior consists of a living room with a wood-burning stove, comfortable sofa, TV, DVD, central heating and air conditioning when required. The saloon also has a bar area for those delicious pre-dinner drinks and an open galley where you can watch chef at work.The sundeck is perfect for relaxing during the day and the warm summer evenings is accessed by ladder from the side-deck, leading to a terrace where there is a table and four lounge chairs. Bicycles are provided for guests that would like to accompany the barge along the tow-path as she cruises or to explore the surrounding villages and countryside.

The bedrooms

The " master " cabin has a large double bed measuring 160cm x 200cm, with excellent views of the passing scenery through a large picture window. There is a desk and plenty of storage.The ensuite has a bath, hand basin and toilet. This cabin also has doors to its own private shaded terrace at the bow.

The second cabin has two single beds and it's own adjacent bathroom with hand basin, shower and toilet.

Delicious mix of French and Italian cuisine

We offer you a quality service in a convivial and welcoming environment. We offer you a mix of French and Italian cuisine. We take pride in our menu of seasonal, fresh food. Fresh fruit and vegetables from local markets, seafood and regional wines, and a choice selection of traditional french cheeses. The southern regions in France are a delicious mix of colors, aromas and flavors just waiting to give pleasure. All meals are served in the spacious wheelhouse, with excellent views of the canal, its bridges, monuments and countryside.

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Property type

Driving houseboat

Payment policy

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

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Twin beds (2 linked single beds): 1

The Master cabin has a double bed of 160 x 200 cm and the second bedroom offers two single beds.

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Number of bathrooms: 2
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 2
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing

Fully equipped kitchen


Microwave / oven

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs
Internet access


WiFi / internet
DVD player

Music system / CD player
Terrace / balcony

Outdoor facilities

Sun loungers

Air conditioning

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Mountain views


Panoramic views
Close to the beach

Close to the ariport
Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking
Horse riding

Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park
Skiing / snowboarding
Tour guide



Houseboat owner

Jean François

Owners Jean François and Michel bring their extensive experience in hospitality and piloting from their years on luxury barges, to make your week cruising on the perfect holiday.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
French, English, Italian

2 Reviews - Hotel Barge Beatrice

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Herman and Veronique - the Netherlands

    01 Jul

    Thanks for a wonderful houseboat experience

    Dear Michel and Jean François, thank you so much for the wonderful days we enjoyed on board of your barge Beatrice in the company of Jung the dalmatian. It was an unforgettable experience sailing on le Canal du Midi with the beautiful landscapes, the locks, the wonderful sicilien and french cuisine on board and your great hearted company ! thank you for the map on which Jean François indicated all the nice and interesting sites ! we felt at home with you. We both liked to navigate and thank you for the good instructions. All the best for you and good luck.

  2. Roswitha and Kinley - Switzerland

    11 Mar

    Delicious cuisine, great humor and hospitality

    This time it was our second time on board Beatrice and like last year we enjoyed so much to stay here. We would like to visit every year ! we will follow your dreams because you two are so special to us. Michel we will never forget your delicious cuisine menus and service. Jean François we will never forget your humor and hospitality. We felt really at home and all our wishes are with you and your future dreams. Thank you so much.

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