The 8 passenger Anjodi is of classic Dutch design, specifically rebuilt to navigate the 300 year old Canal du Midi. She has been completely re-furbished in the tasteful tradition of African hardwoods, hand-crafted panelling and shining brass, creating a comfortable and charming ambience.
The well planned accommodation offers a choice of four air-conditioned staterooms all with full en-suite facilities and a choice of twin or double bed configuration. The saloon and dining room feature comfortable sofas, books and music, and an always open inclusive bar. The sun deck is spacious and has a heated sunken spa pool, a perfect place to watch the sun set after dinner, during the warm Mediterranean evenings.
Anjodi's highly professional crew of four is comprised of Master Chef, Tour guide and Housekeeper, led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain who will ensure your cruise is memorable and more. Their knowledge of the region combined with the 8 bikes we provide will allow you to explore the areas you cruise though in as much detail as you desire.
Below you can find some of the highlights of the cruises we are currently offering on Anjodi, along with some examples of the cuisine and fine wines the master chef will present you with on board. You can view the current itineraries and maps by clicking "Anjodi Cruises" on the menu on the right where you will also find links to the photo gallery, deck plan and cruise rates.
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Canal du Midi between Carcassonne and Beziers, France, Europe
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Sunday, Day 1 Montpellier to Marseillan You will be met at Montpellier TGV station at 4pm, or Pullman
Hotel Antigone in Montpellier if you have stayed there pre cruise, and
escorted by minibus to Anjodi moored in the lake side fishing village of
Marseillan, enjoying a view over the oyster beds and home of Noilly
Pratt Vermouth. Champagne welcome followed by time for a relaxing stroll
around this lovely fishing village before dinner aboard.
Monday, Day 2 Marseillan to Portiragnes This morning we visit Pezenas, a delightful village, mostly
known for its associations with the French playwright Moliere, who is
said to have written many plays while staying there. This afternoon we
cruise from Marseillan to Portiragnes through the nature reserve of
Bagnas with potential sightings of flamingoes and other birds. Dinner
Tuesday, Day 3 Portiragnes to Beziers This morning we cruise to the bottom of the Fonserannes 7 lock
flight at Beziers where we continue along the 300 year old tree lined
Canal du Midi. After lunch enjoy an informative wine tasting in the 14th
Century Chateau de Perdiguier, famed for its 15th century frescoes and
Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines Dinner in Beziers at a local
Wednesday, Day 4 Beziers to Poilhes
This morning we cross the aqueduct over the River Orb and then ascend
the 7-lock flight of Fonserannes before reaching the world’s oldest
canal tunnel at Malpas. On arrival at the picturesque village of Poilhes
we take an excursion out to Minerve, the ancient capital of Minervois,
which boasts a 12th Century Cathar fort surrounded by deep limestone
gorges. Besieged by Simon de Montfort in 1215, its hill-top location
affords spectacular views. A fascinating recreation in miniature of the
bloodthirsty Cathar rebellion and small museum complete the intriguing
picture. Dinner aboard.
Thursday, Day 5 Poilhes to Argeliers A morning visit to Narbonne, a Roman Mediterranean capital
where the Visigoth monarchs once lived. Enjoy the Archbishop’s Palace
and Horreum. Explore the indoor market at the hub of this bustling town,
where you will have time to shop or simply absorb the relaxed
atmosphere. Return to the barge for a cruise along the shaded canal to
Argeliers, stopping off en route at Chateau de Guery, a 500 year old
canalside vineyard, for a pre-dinner wine tasting of the full-bodied
Corbieres. Dinner aboard
Friday, Day 6 Argelier to Le Somail Morning visit to Carcassonne. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman
era, this is the most complete medieval fortified city in existence
today. With its 52 watchtowers, portcullis and extraordinary repertoire
of defences, it resisted the many armies that tried to storm this
Camelot setting. In the afternoon we cruise along the historic Midi
Canal to the delightful village of Le Somail. Captain's Farewell Dinner
Saturday, Day 7 Le Somail to Montpellier After breakfast, depart from Le Somail by minibus to Montpellier TGV station, airport or centre by 10am.