Hot on the heels of the Henley-on-Thames barge weekend, comes news of a similarly excellent opportunity (next year, 2014) to look over some of the luxury barges that travel the incomparable canals and rivers of southern France – the Canal du Midi and the Canal du Garonne.

Capestang (Canal du Midi, nearest airports Carcassonne or Toulouse) will see some fifteen luxury hotel barges gathered together – quite a sight! – on Thursday April 3rd and Friday April 4th.

Amongst the superb luxury canal cruise boats attending will be Alegria, Alouette, Enchanté, Esperance, Roi Soleil and Saint Louis (photo, above).

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