Tips on how to join your cruise on luxury hotel barge Athos.

You’ve hit the “Contact Us” button, you’ve confirmed your ideal Canal du Midi cruise dates, you’re ready to book! Next stage is travel-planning.

What is the best way to travel in order to meet up with Athos and Cruise on the Canal du Midi?

This post is to help you with your airline and travel searches.  It lists the closest airports, train stations and useful websites that will help you get yourselves to Athos’ Canal du Midi cruise start and end point.  Athos can recommend a few regional hotels that meet her discerning standards.  And please, don’t hesitate to ask Dannielle if you’d like her to pick up the phone and parler a bit of français on your behalf to make a hotel or B&B booking.   Read on!


Athos Crew come to meet and transfer passengers to the boat on Sundays in Beziers, 16:30 at the Train Station, Airport or a hotel where you’ve stayed the night before.


If you choose to spend a night in the Beziers area pre-cruise, Athos Crew will collect you from your hotel on the Sunday of your cruise departure.

BEZIERS HOTELS we can recommend:

Chateau Hotel Raissac

Hotel Particulier Beziers

Mention Athos when booking, or ask Dannielle for help.


How to get to Beziers from

Sunday trains go from:

Gare de Lyon TGV 12:05 – 16:35 Beziers train station

Paris CDG Airport 09:58-15:32 Beziers   *change trains at Montpellier



Sunday trains from Barcelona Sants 14:30 – 16:35 Beziers

Barcelona airport, 2.5 hours by car.

Cars can be rented at Barcelona International Airport and dropped at Beziers Vias Airport or Beziers Train Station (Europcar, Hertz).



Marseille Airport 12:06 – 14:37 arr Beziers Station



Multiple times including Sundays dep TLS 14:39- arr 16:07 Beziers



Air France flights connect main European hubs to Montpellier.

EasyJet also runs daily flights from London Gatwick to Montpellier.

A 20-minute shuttle service connects from Montpellier Airport to Saint Roch Train station. Trains run regularly to Beziers and take 40 minutes.

Suggested hotel in Montpellier in the event that you choose to stay a night: Hotel Le Guilhem

Helpful links for more French train times, tickets and schedules:

Canal du Midi cruise on board Athos