Midi Cruises
Luxury canal barge cruises on the canals of southern France.


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Hotel barge cruises on the Canal du Midi, southern France.

The hotel barge La Vancelle, owned by Florence and Bernard Odinet is based on the Canal du Midi, Languedoc, southern France. She was a working  Dutch river barge, sailing and transporting goods just up to 1988, and then, after a trip to Alsace, was completely renovated and refurbished. The furnishings and interior finish are most often in exotic hard wood and give an authentic marine ambience.

She is 22 metres (72 feet) long, which makes her easy to steer, and 4,30m, 14 feet, wide, which makes her comfortable.

 A corner kitchen, dining room and living room, three cabins, two with double beds and one with twin beds, each cabin with its own bathroom, means that six people can be accommodated in full comfort.  The crew quarters include a private bathroom.

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, She is fully equiped for canal cruising; a 130 hp motor, a stern mounted propellor, a hydraulic steering wheel. And also all the comforts needed, a 4000 litre water tank, a water heater for hot water and heating, a cooker, an oven,  a dish washer, a clothes washer and dryer, two fridges. For a touch of romance, there is also a piano on board....


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