Welcome Aboard Athos
The French Hotel Barge Athos was built in 1964 as a commercial sand, grain and wine barge and was converted into a luxury hotel barge in 1982. Her association with wine continues today as she gracefully meanders through the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
Athos crossing the River Orb
Athos is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms each with ensuite private bathrooms. Guest cabins can be configured as either 2 twins or with a queen bed.
The traditionally decorated, comfortable salon, dining area, and bar are perfect places to relax.
The very large sundeck is equipped with comfortable hardwood deckchairs, and a large table for outside dining. A permanent large hydraulic canopy provides shelter from the sun and rain. This canopy lowers and raises when cruising under bridges and allows passengers to remain seated on deck. Very practical.
An English-speaking crew of five efficiently attends to your comfort and entertainment, ensuring an unforgettable experience.
Barge Cruise Highlights
- Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne
- Private tour and tasting at a Minervois winery
- Organic Olive Tasting at L’Oulibo
- Cruise through the natural haven that is the “Petit Camargue”
- Tour and tasting at the Noilly Prat vermouth distillery
- Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
In addition to their Standard Classic Barge Cruise itinerary, ATHOS offers many themed barge charters — Art/Painting cruise, Family cruise, Golfing cruise, Tennis cruise, and a Wine tasting & appreciation cruise. See the Itinerary Page for more details.