For your comfort and security all our transfers and tours will be done in our luxury Mercedes private minivan .
A member of the crew will welcome you at Beziers railway station at 4 PM and transfer you to your beautiful Hotel barge Esperance moored in the enchanting countryside of the famous Canal du Midi. A champagne reception will be served on deck as a nice premise to your week cruise. You will then have plenty of time to discover the barge, its environment and to settle in your bedroom before dinner.
After breakfast your guide will come and pick you up to go and visit Pezenas a magical city full of art and history .The entire old town is rich with period mansions, wonderful wrought iron balconies, stone sculpture and ornate doorways. Molière is reputed to have created some of his famous characters right here in Pézenas in the barber’s shop . This town is as perfect shopping place with many beautiful little shops to discover . After an afternoon cruise with many turns and loops we will find a romantic mooring in the middle of the vines and arched trees ; a perfect spot in the nature to enjoy a gourmet meal .
Let the world float by as the barge is moving slowly on this elegant canal . we will cruise to Le Somail a famous local village with a fascinating antique bookshops and local potters and artists. After lunch a very short drive to visit the Olive factory at L’Oulibo, a prize winning olive oil mill and a great place to experiment an olive oil tasting . After this a very scenic drive into the Minervois hills and les gorges de la Cesse to get to Minerve. This amazing medieval village is perched on a spectacular rocky outcrop formed by the rivers Cesse and Brian. Famous for its Cathar history and its wine countryside, this village is full of charm and history.