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Barge Cruises on the Canal du Midi
Between Marseillan and Le Somail, France

Family Barge Cruise Itinerary

(Private charters only)

The 330-year-old Canal du Midi skirts the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean before meandering inland through ancient villages, Roman fortifications and famed vineyards.

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If you are a family with children, we are able to create a bespoke itinerary and substitute a maximum of 4 excursions from our Standard Classic Barge Cruise Itinerary with your preferred family activities.

All activities are subject to availability. Children's bicycles, bicycle helmets, child car seats and high-chairs are all available without cost.

The following activities can usually be arranged on-board directly with the barge Captain and included in your itinerary without any extra charge (unless otherwise stated):

Aqualand Park – Cap d’Agde

Situated on the southern peninsula of the ancient seaside town of Agde this outdoor water park includes a large pool, several slides, a wave pool and a shaded relaxation area.

Prehistoric Caves at Limoussis

The prehistoric Caves at Limoussis are a series of underground tunnels dating back over 100 years. They also boast the largest array of aragonite crystals in the world. A fair level of fitness is required as the paths within the cave are relatively steep.

Dinosaur Museum Park at Meze

The Musée Parc Des Dinosaures is the largest museum-park in Europe, devoted to dinosaurs in the middle of an outstanding paleontological site. It is the site of an extraordinary find, where the dinosaur fossils of an Iguanodon family were discovered.

Tennis & Badminton

The International Center of Tennis in Agde has 22 exterior tennis courts — 4 with astroturf, 12 with grass and 6 with clay. The center also has 4 badminton courts.

Pirateland — Water Activities & Theme Park (2 years+)

An amusement park in the beach resort of Marseillan Plage, Pirateland features a waterpark, inflatable games and mini golf.

Azimut Adventures – Treetop Adventures, Canyoning and Cycling

Located just 15 minutes from Béziers, enjoy the great outdoors on a treetop adventure, try your hand at canyoning or follow the well-marked cycle adventures at Azmimut.

Oppidum d’Enserune : Pre-Roman Hilltop Settlement near Beziers

This fascinating pre-Roman site is one of the most important in Europe and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. First settled by the Celts in the 6th century BC, this site was inhabited until the 1st century AD after the Roman invasion of the region. The site also offers gorgeous views over La Clape, the Mediterranean Sea, and the dried lake of Montady.

Canoeing & Kayaking

This is the chance to canoe and kayak in the gorges of the Herault River. Several time durations are available during the cruise, depending on the time slot allocated by the barge’s itinerary — the whole day (more than 3 hours of activities), half a day (from 1½ to 3 hours) or a quick tour (from 1 to 2 hours).

Paintballing (3 years+)

Set within an 80 hectare forest, the Beziers Forest Adventure Park features a paintball facility with more than 120 wooden shelters and watchtowers, as well as other defenses, for lifelike combat scenarios. You will be guided by professional instructors throughout the game. Novices will not be mixed with experienced players.

Sigean African Wildlife Reserve

Home to 3,800 mammals, birds and reptiles, the impressive Sigean African Wildlife Reserve is situated on the edge of the Bages-Sigean salt-lake and can be explored on foot or by car.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Other activities* (shown below) can be arranged but, due to their nature, they should be booked directly by the charterer with the activity provider. Our customer services team or the barge captain will be able to assist with any bookings. The cost of these activities are not included in your itinerary:

Golf

The Cap d'Agde International Golf Course offers three 9-hole courses which can be played individually or together and is suitable for golfers of all standards and ages. The courses are challenging yet enjoyable and some of the most prestigious in the Languedoc.

Horse Riding (2+ Years)

Horse & pony riding is available through the vineyards, and alongside the Canal du Midi. Two tariffs are available, for one or two hours. Pony treks are also available for younger or novice riders and are for either 15 or 30 minutes duration.

Scuba Diving (8 years+)

Suitable for novices and experienced divers, a trip to Abysse Plongée, situated on the Port of Cap d’Agde, offers try dives and discovery dives along region’s pretty dive sites, such as the volcanic rocks along the Agde coastline. A medical certificate is essential.

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