We are pleased to announce that Roi Soleil completed the new EU regulations inspection and was awarded Class 2, further to the previous Rhine Classification, this authorize us to navigate not only canals but also large rivers and estuaries through Europe, this is much higher than required for the Canal du Midi which is in lower class, and follows our practice of being classified over the requirements of the regular route.
Attached are photos of the haul-out, before and after, please note amongst others the new custom bronze propellor, 5 blades 85cm (33.5 inches).
- Guilluame & Tracey
The French hotel barge, or river yacht, Roi Soleil with their crew of four, is available for private charter for up to six guests in three well-appointed staterooms that can be configured with either queen or twin beds. I love the open galley where you can watch the chef prepare gastronomical delights for your pleasure. The fireplace is a nice, cozy touch as well.
Roi Soleil is fully booked between May 20 and June 30, 2012 but only has one week booked (so far!) during the popular month of September. Their two Value Seasons (lower rates) from April 14-28 and July 8 through August 25, are completely open.
Roi Soleil cruises the canal du midi between Béziers and Carcassonne for most of the barging season, then changes to their Provence route between Béziers and Avignon from September 30 through October 27.
View Roi Soleil's online brochure
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com