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Sail Date: April 2018
My husband and I, along with dear friends, celebrated our wedding anniversaries with a 6 night cruise on the barge Enchante. It was truly a wonderful trip. Our accomodations were very comfortable and the staff was beyond fabulous. Our ... Read More
My husband and I, along with dear friends, celebrated our wedding anniversaries with a 6 night cruise on the barge Enchante. It was truly a wonderful trip. Our accomodations were very comfortable and the staff was beyond fabulous. Our Captain, Pierre Yves, was a master, our Hostesses, Cheryl and Sophie pampered us beyond our expectations, our Tour Guide and part-time lock operater, Claire guaranteed fun and informative excursions, and lastly, but certainly not least, our Chef, Sylvain, kept us well fed with the most delicious and beautifully presented foods all accompanied by wonderful wines. I can’t think of anything that could have made our trip any better. The barge was quite comfortable and much more spacious than we expected. The rooms were well appointed and the common areas were attractive and spacious enough for all. The covered deck was perfect and we shared many afternoons relaxing on it. We would take this barge trip again in a heartbeat! Thank you to the entire crew and owners for a great experience! Cookie & Kyle Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2017
Our week on Enchante was amazing. The accommodations were roomy and luxurious. This barge has beautiful furnishings and great character. The countryside along the Canal du Midi is beautiful. Watching it pass by on the barge, walking along ... Read More
Our week on Enchante was amazing. The accommodations were roomy and luxurious. This barge has beautiful furnishings and great character. The countryside along the Canal du Midi is beautiful. Watching it pass by on the barge, walking along the tow path and biking alongside are relaxing and very enjoyable. This is a great way to take a break from the world. The Captain, Crew and Chef are an amazing team always ready with anything we needed and made us feel at home all week. The common area on deck and the covered salon common areas were spacious for eight passengers. The excursions to local sites complemented and added interest to the journey, giving us a flavor of the history and local color. Each dish or each meal prepared by our Chef was a work of visual and flavorful art, never to be forgotten. Our Chef was kind enough to share recipes and cooking tips. Local sourced foods and regional cuisine was complemented by lovely wines each meal.This was truly a week that surpassed our expectations, we loved everything about it. Read Less
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Sail Date: June 2015
Four of us recently cruised for 6 days on the Enchante. It cruised from Carcassonne to Narbonne in southern France on the Canal du Midi. We had an absolutely delightful time. Although the barge can accommodate 8 passengers, there were ... Read More
Four of us recently cruised for 6 days on the Enchante. It cruised from Carcassonne to Narbonne in southern France on the Canal du Midi. We had an absolutely delightful time. Although the barge can accommodate 8 passengers, there were only 6 of us on the cruise for our week. There were 5 staff taking care of us, including the captain. The staff were extremely helpful all week long, from picking us up at the Narbonne train station through dropping us off at the train station at the end of the week. Silvain was the chef. His food was exquisite. I would certainly nominate him for Michelin stars. Included in the fare are wines, other alcohols, soft drinks, and water. The daily guided tours, guided by Anthony, were all historic and very interesting. The other staff were spectacular. They all contributed to this cruise being maximally enjoyable and pleasant. There is a Mercedes van which travels with the barge for daily transportation, such as excursions, etc. By barge standards, the cabins were large, well decorated, and modern. Each cabin has a bed that is about the size of a queen, or may be configured as two singles. There is a 3/4 bath with a shower. The room was large enough to have a small desk. There was a hot tub on the foredeck available for use. The common area of the barge, although, being small due to limited space on the barge was very comfortable. There was both indoor and outdoor seating. When the barge was not cruising, the staff would set up a sunshade over the outside common area. The barge only goes about 3 miles per hour, and carries bicycles. This allows you to walk along the canal path with the barge or explore the other small French towns that you pass through. All in all, this was luxury cruising at its' finest. Read Less
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