Canals of France Barge Tango
A Luxury Boutique Hotel Barge Cruising the Canal du Midi
– Offering Private Charter Cruises for 6-8 and Individual Cabin Bookings Since 2000 –
Tango's décor is a delight in all its details. Large brass portholes and opening skylights throughout the vessel provide fresh circulating air and light. French art deco fixtures, Provençal ivory linens, and rich teak wall panelling recreate the atmosphere of 1930's French passenger liners. Up on deck, two terraces provide space for al fresco dining, and a sundeck with hot tub.
Our week long cruises take place on two beautiful stretches of the historic Canal du Midi. In the early Spring and Fall we have chosen to stay close to the sunnier Mediterranean coast to enable the guests to enjoy more outdoor dining. This cruise takes you from the ancient Phoenician seaport town of Marseillan into the heart of the Minervois wine region, mooring in the picturesque canal village of Le Somail.
Cuisine & Wine
Cuisine served aboard Tango focuses on the rich culinary tradition of the Languedoc region. The climate provides sun ripened fruits, vegetables, olive oil and herbs, while the robust traditional fare of the Southwest offers foie gras, duck and tender lamb from the Pyrenees. A fantastic choice of fine cheeses and increasingly prominent wines from vineyards once favoured by the Romans complete each meal.
What a beautiful thing the Canal du Midi is and life onboard the Tango was like living in a dream.
The whole experience was top notch and we could not have enjoyed ourselves more.
What a glorious week of exquisite food, delectable wines, remarkable sites, and delicious company. An unforgettable experience aboard the Tango cruising along the Canal du Midi.
What makes a trip with Canals of France speical is the attention to detail. With the food and wine flowing and the French country-side floating past, the week was over before I was ready.