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
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
We had a good time but sold and paid for a boat which was no way suitable to sleep 5 !!!!It would have been such a simple thing to have made the table collapse to make into a bed !! I am pleased to see now advertising as only sleeping 4. On arrival we were not told till 6pm that evening we could not move out of the base till the following day !! Team knew very little about new boat to eventually us leaving minus electric hook up as broken,also left having little idea how air cooling worked found that out on the last day !!!
I would have hoped that as they had miss sold a holiday saying slept 5 when the 5th bed was no way suitable even the base was concerned before we left that their was 5 of us,this being proved now as advertised for four. They would had offered an apology or compensation
Comment fromThe Le Boat team
Dear Miss Gilbert,Thank you for your comments. Your feedback is important to us. We are very sorry that you were disappointed with the information provided to you before your trip. We have taken action on the matter and forwarded your comments onto our base team to further investigate.Best wishes,The Le Boat team