Haricot Noir in its natural habitat
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A place to relax for a while
Twin room
Cruising through the Canal-du-Midi
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Incredible Péniche Cruise

Discover the Canal-du-Midi aboard this crewed and cruising houseboat!

Excellent! 5/5 (1 review)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Canal-du-Midi; UNESCO world heritage
  2. Knowledgeable & friendly crew
  3. Fully functional, fully crewed houseboat
  1. Self-catering formula
  2. 115m² available

Houseboat summary

Explore the Canal du Midi with your family or friend. Our rental fomula of boat and crew combined is the perfect answer for groups of 6 to 12 people ! The barge is exclusively for you

As you have no need to worry about steering, you are free to explore the Canal du Midi and its beautiful region with its typical little villages and its historical monuments. 

Our barge offers you safety with comfort thanks to its specially designed 115m2. You will live on board and occupy the space as you would a gîte , free to organise your  meals and your time as the fancy takes you. Of course during  your time on board you will be able to try your hand at steering this traditional  old  commercial barge  and at helping during manœuvres.


Houseboat description

Our gîte formula for 6 to 12 people gives you the privacy you want, you don't have to share with other passengers.

For 7 days / 6 nights of navigation, this specially adapted barge allows you the freedom to organise your stay as you choose.

Your barge glides along the canal every day, thanks to the crew who steer for you. You can participate alonside them and assist in  the different maneuvers.

Your navigation timetable is fixed in advance, but can be modified in agreement with the crew. 

We're old hands on the waterways and we can give you help on how best to organise your holiday to enjoy it to the full, avoiding the pitfalls that novices often encounter. Not forgetting  all the tips that we can share with you !



As part of their daily routine, the crew ensures that the boat is ready to cast off, informs the lock keepers of its itinerary and declares its route to the V.N.F. as well as manoeuvering the lock gates and the foot bridges.  

On board they are responsible for filling the water tanks, for checking there is sufficient gaz and fuel, that the generator is in good working order and for providing the energy required by the barge engine. 

You don't have to bother with any of this and, in your absence, we keep a close watch on the barge and all it contains. 


There is enough room outside on the deck to enjoy the sun and the amazing surroundings! The crew is very knowledgeable and will help- and advise you throughout the cruise.


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Property type

Driving houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


6 Bedrooms, 12 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 4
Number of sofa beds: 3



3 bedrooms with twin beds (that can be pushed together) with their own bathrooms. 
One double bedroom with its own bathroom
 2 bedrooms with bunk beds ( big enough for adults) with their own bathrooms.
All the bedrooms are spacious and, thanks to their portholes, they are light too they have natural ventilation and central heating. 


Number of en-suite: 3
Number of toilets: 4

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven

Washing Machine
Linen Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
DVD Player


Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Sun Loungers
Beach / Sport Equipment

Heating / Cooling

Air Conditioning

Central Heating


Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Beach
Close To The Shops



Free Parking
Child Friendly

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park


Houseboat owner


Daughter of bateliers, it will be my pleasure to welcome you onboard, to be your captain and to make you discover the Canal du Midi and its surroundings!

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

1 Review - Incredible Péniche Cruise

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Valerie - France

    03 Jan

    Sylvette and Pierre are very welcoming and warm hosts

    Sylvette and Pierre are very welcoming and warm hosts. This stay was made between pure strangers (5) who became friends in a few moments thanks to the hospitality of the hosts, the comfort of the barge and the good meals served in group. It was also a very nice discovery of the Canal du midi and its history. This trip is to be done again !

    Sylvette et Pierre GAUDRY sont des hôtes très accueillants et chaleureux. Ce séjour s'est fait entre purs étrangers (5) qui sont devenus des amis en quelques instants grâce à l'hospitalité des hôtes, au confort de la péniche et aux bons repas servis en groupe. Ce fut également une très belle découverte du Canal du midi et de son histoire. Ce voyage est à refaire...



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