The Athos is an historic Canal du Midi barge specially designed to navigate the narrow Canal du Midi and its low 17th century bridges. This is her story.
Athos was built in 1964 as a commercial grain and wine barge. In 1982 it was converted into a luxury hotel barge. Athos was renovated again in 2007 and fully equipped with modern luxuries. As one of the few traditional Canal du Midi barges left on the canal, cruising on the Athos awakens the romance and history of the Canal du Midi and Southern France.
In August 2018, Athos owners had an amazing experience when her original blueprints found their way from the USA to France! If you’d like to know more about Athos’ history and origins, head over to our Blog to read Athos History: a Lovely Story and an Amazing Email Exchange.