Hotel Barge Mirage: where the charming canal collides with sailor-esque elegance
High-end comfort hits home in the buoyantly beautiful Hotel Barge Mirage. Floating along the tree-fringed Canal di Midi lies one of the country’s most special sojourns. Straddling classic French luxury and pristine panoramic views, this restorative hideaway hones in on authenticity at its finest.
Drifting between Carcassonne and Castelnaudary, this boutique hotel boasts off-the-radar adventure, unique natural escapes and high-class living. Traverse the teeming top-notch vistas in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in ultimate luxe and style.
Dabble in the divine dining scene in Hotel Barge Mirage, taste the French flavours and delightfully classic cuisine. Enjoy the rich shades and effortlessly homey atmosphere, admire the classic features from the comfort of the armchair, and get intimate in the cosy cocoon-like spaces spread throughout Hotel Barge Mirage.
Enjoy a mouth-watering French wine, recline on the elegant leather couches, discuss the day’s adventures in the seating area and bask in the beauty of this unique houseboat. As you peer out the window into the peaceful surroundings, soak up all the local life of this iconic river.
This boutique hotel offers the perfect snapshot into French living, and there’s something new around every corner. Sip on a warm cup of coffee overlooking the rolling river, pop open a bottle of bubbly champagne from the warmth of the jacuzzi and hop on a bicycle and embark on a green-filled adventure inland.
- Enjoying the intimacy of the jacuzzi with a bottle of bubbly champagne
- Waking up each morning and looking out to the delightful sight of the canal
- Getting your heart pumping on a brisk bike ride through the verdant surroundings
- Appreciating the astounding views with a cup of coffee
- Discovering the traditional towns and culture-packed cities along the river
Sailor-sleek charm, classic features and warm tones come together to make this part of Barge Mirage all the more special. Picture-perfect views, en-suite bathroom amenities, all-around charm and meticulous design will leave any visitor in a state of awe-worthy relaxation.
The Saint-Exupéry cabin straddles shades of comfort-inducing colours and modern-day charm. Appreciate the intimate atmosphere, sumptuous bedding and originally-inspired features that effortlessly fuse together.
Write about your day from the comfort of the armchair, cool off from the summer heat under the air-conditioning, step into the en-suite shower and sip on a delectable tea as you look out the window.
Boasting a handful of home-like features, topped by boutique living and a flamboyant parquet floor, the Concorde cabin has it all. This part of Hotel Barge Mirage is a snug cocoon that’s perfect for any French foray.
Read an enticing novel from the comfortable large bed, kick back on the luxurious armchair, and at day’s end, peep out the porthole and watch the sun paint the river all shades of yellow, golden and orange.
As the most unique corner in this floating boutique hotel, the Caravelle cabins crown the very prow of the boat. With a light-filled skylight, en-suite bathroom and a bliss-inducing bamboo floor, this is nothing short of a gem.
Enjoy a glass of champagne from the serene Japanese bathtub, peruse the trickling river from the two portholes, soak up the sunlight from the perfectly-positioned skylight, and enjoy the tranquillity of this private part of the boat.
Services and facilities
Taste the flavors
Relish in a delightful French breakfast
Top off your trip with a tailor-made gastronomical experience. In true continental style, guests can additionally enjoy Hotel Barge Mirage’s vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Get a bite of a crispy French croissant, munch on delectable local cheese, feel refreshed with some juicy fruit, and put the cherry on top with a warm cup of tea or coffee.
Thyme, the treasured herb, indicates that the property follows local legislation with regard to the environment and has implemented a few eco-friendly common practices.
- Hotel Barge Mirage takes sustainability seriously and that's something that makes this sprightly sojourn all the more special. Sitting on Canal di Midi, this boutique hotel offers local experiences in a low-key environment.
- Providing bicycle rental, visitors can embark on an eco-friendly adventure inland. While getting active on a bike, guests can also get a more authentic insight into local life and hidden gems.
- With the option to reuse towels, this boutique hotel makes environmentally-friendly moves by offering travellers water-conscious alternatives.
Explore the location
Perched on a UNESCO-listed river, Hotel Barge Mirage offers the ultimate base to set out on an adventure. Dive into the dynamic scenery of medieval Carcassone, enjoy a French-style picnic in Parc de Bellevue, explore the rich flora in Jardin des Plantes and voyage through the history-rich Lastours Castle.
Adventure enthusiasts can satisfy their adrenaline cravings as they kayak through the luminous Cavayere Lake or hike up the undulating Montagne Noire.
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