'Villas Afloat'

'Villas Afloat'

'Villas Afloat'

Skippered Self-Catering Barge on the Canals of France


Ever wanted to cruise the Canals of France on a Barge with all the benefits of a self-catering holiday, without the responsibility of having to skipper the vessel?

This unique holiday experience is perfect for friends and family who want the casualness of a self-catering escape but like a bit of luxury. The owners of the Barge take care of the navigation, locks etc (you are welcome to assist); all you have to do is sit back and watch the life on the canal unfold. If you feel active grab a bike and explore!

You are in charge of your own catering and have full use of the Galley, you can choose to dine ashore in a local restaurant (some Michelin quality), or just grab a takeaway. Your hosts are always on hand to advise the best places to eat.

Available in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon (Canal du Midi).

What’s included?

  • Six night Charter, including diesel, power, water
  • Cabins with en-suite facilities
  • Spacious living areas and sun deck
  • Use of the Galley and its equipment/utensils
  • Basic pantry staples, salt/pepper/flour/sugar/oil etc
  • Linen (changed on request)
  • Transfers from / to a local major location on days 1 and 7
  • Shopping excursions x2 for Galley provisions in owner’s vehicle
  • Use of bikes • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Friendly advice and local knowledge from the Barge owners

What’s not included?

  • Food and beverage (except pantry staples)
  • Transportation services (except transfers and provision shopping)
  • Gratuities (at own discretion)

Additional Options: Breakfast & Excursion packages
Capacity: Up to 4 persons
Season: April, July, August & October



Canal du Midi details:

Reservations / Availability: Contact