Return Trip: Narbonne, via Carcassonne
Allow 7 to 14 nights
Two superb cities — charming Narbonne and the fortress of Carcassonne — promise treasured memories.
Reviews for the The Merchant's Cruise
Best boat ever...we enjoyed the boating experience with LeBoat from the beginning , with their representative in the US, the quality of our boat and the route we choose. We are looking forward to our next boating trip in France!
Excellent experience and very affordable
The staff was very courteous and prompt. They answered all questions and gave us good instructions on use of the boat. We had a marvelous trip, and loved the trip. The one thing that we disliked was the poor quality of Internet service. Using a different password every hour was ridiculous. When we docked at a Locaboat Marina the password was freely shared and good throughout the night. Much more convent. Also the bikes were not in good repair. We rented six bikes but only four were usable.
We loved Narbonne, and the food hall there was a wonderful highlight of our trip!
Great Holiday. Lovely setting.
Pretty villages , locks , water and boats.
We spent a great week on the Eastern end of the Midi and Canal De La Robine. Having holidayed on the Midi twice before it was a good opportunity to see the remaining sections. We saw the Etang de Thau and Port La Nouvelle both on the Med and really enjoyed our week.
We went up the Robine and onto the Canal Du Midi reaching the Etang du Thau by Wednesday. On the way back we overnighted at Ventenac (to stock up on the wine) and then went down to Port La Nouvelle before returning to Narbonne.
The boat collection was fairly uncomplicated. The instructions were straightforward and adequate. The boat was clean and comfortable, but this particular boat could be best described as 'a bit tired' but that could have been reflected in the good value for money cost of the hire. However, we had an enjoyable trouble free holiday.We were a bit surprised when collecting the boat to be told that there would be a 100 euros charge for cleaning the boat at the end of the holiday. We opted to clean it ourselves. We talked to other hirers and no-one else seemed aware of this.
The boat was obviously well used but it was clean and comfortable and performed perfectly adequately during our holiday.
Comment fromThe Le Boat team
Dear RogerThank you for sharing your feedback. With regards to the cleaning fee you should have been made aware of this at the start of your trip. In light of this, your comments have been forwarded to the base team to ensure that they make everyone aware of this cost beforehand. We are pleased you had a trouble free holiday and enjoyed your time cruising the Midi and we hope to welcome you on board with Le Boat again soon.Best wishes,The Le Boat team