The Grand Classique is nearly the biggest of our boats at 48 feet. You’ve got luxury aplenty for canal cruises on this roomy and elegant boat!
Sleeps up to12
Boat comfort level
Reviews for the Grand Classique
Every moment was memorable, from succeeding the locks to being enveloped in branches, just fun all the way. We met many like minded people and enjoyed their company en route. Carcassone and Homps were 2 of our favourite stays.b
It had everything we needed and comfortable for 12 people we expected it to be small.
Went south from Castelnaudary. Went in June so much less crowded (what a difference that made). Beautiful scenery along the entire way. Great food in restaurants, many of them right along the canal or short walk away. Daily croissants from the local bakeries. Lunches were on the boat with whatever we found at the local town/market as the locks close for lunch anyway. Fun wineries to visit/tour. Very reasonably priced local wines that were quite tasty. People very friendly/helpful even with not much English spoken. Walked through each town although could take take busses in Carcassonne and Beziers. Lots of churches/cathedrals. Dinners at a restaurant took 2-3 hrs each night, good pace to just unwind and relax.
staterooms very tight and passageways narrow, one person at a time. kitchen nicely outfitted, fridge a little small for the number of people on board. dining area just fine. spent most time on the top deck, plenty of room there, had 2 umbrellas which could have been larger. never ran out of hot water for showers (used judiciously), bathrooms good. played music thru the stereo via attached I-Pod. would recommend for larger groups that are ok w close quarters (we were), no regrets. filled water tank 3-4 times, easy to do. never needed to fill gas tank.