Villa Rental Pezenas Languedoc, Canal du Midi & Burgundy Boat Hire & Cruises, Day-Trips, Wine Tours & More

Canal du Midi boat hire for day trips Canal du Midi boating holidays and rentals This is the life! (Some of my guests last year.)

Canal du Midi Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise
Canal du Midi day-trip
Canal du Midi day-trip
1-10 people,
historic barge,
stops for sightseeing & lunch

Great French Canal, River, & Waterway Holidays!

(Wine tours, boat hire, lunch/dinner cruises, canoeing, pleasure flights, chateaux and history tour, etc)

To see all my options

We speak English, French, and some other languages.

Contact me now to discuss the availability of my rental villa or my B & B villa, or the Canal du Midi boats and luxury barge options, or wine tours & day-trips.

- Warm regards, Sara

Rental Villa Languedoc, Accommodation, Day-Trip Activities


"Dear Sara and Leigh, we had a wonderful time.

We will keep the friendship you showed us in our hearts forever. Many things that count."

- Love, Arne and Ariane, Sweden.


"What a great time we had this week in your wonderful rental villa, "Villa Henri".

If we come back in this splendid area, we sure will come back here to stay.

And we can warmly recommend your villa to our friends in Switzerland. See you soon!"

- Anne-Marie, Stephane, and family, Switzerland



"Imagine yourself walking through Languedoc vineyards, learning about the history and art of Languedoc wine making and tasting the exquisite wines of the region.

Our guide was the genuine article; passionate and knowledgable - you will get a wine tour that is a feast for the senses that you will never forget!"

- Mariah and Karl, San Diego, California


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Languedoc Villa Rental & Self-Catering Accommodation,
Canal Boat Hire and Cruises, Day-Trip Activities

Hi, I'm Sara from Pezenas, Languedoc, South of France! We own villa rental and other accommodation in this region, and offer canal boat trips, wine tours, day-boat hire, outdoor activities, and luxury canal cruise vacations - all in the Mediterranean area of Languedoc! We also offer canal & river boat holidays on the Canal du Midi, in Burgundy, and in South-West France!

Friendly and efficient service, local prices.
5 years of happy clients from all continents of the World.
And we speak fluent English! UK - British USA - American Canadian Australians and New Zealanders
1. ACCOMMODATION:   Rental Villa Pezenas Languedoc, small Self-Catering House, or Luxury Hotel / Bed & Breakfast (B&B), even a Budapest Penthouse Apartment!
Villa rental Pezenas Villa Rental Pezenas Languedoc - "Villa Henri"
Classic 5-bedroomed villa rental for families, groups or a couple, who want full independence and a great location.
We own this great well-equipped holiday villa for 2-12 persons. You can walk to the centre of our mediaeval town of Pezenas!  Rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor & VRBO.

€500 - €3100
for the villa
per week
villa rental south france All-Inclusive 'Gold' Villa Vacation for Long-Haul Clients
Includes local transfers, personal attention, wine tours & other excursions, guide, restaurants, maid service, etc.
Top location in Pezenas - the best mediaeval town in the Region. Connecting flights from Paris: 1½hours. A real French vacation experience but with international tastes in mind! The villa sleeps 2-12 people. Rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor and VRBO by clients.

per person
per week
self-catering accommodation pezenas languedoc Small Self-Catering Holiday Rental, Pezenas
In the mediaeval centre of this beautiful town.
For 1-4 persons, this charming one-bedroomed house couldn't be better placed actually IN the heart of the Old Town, with its 13th-18th century architecture. Available to rent self-catering from 3 night stays in Sept-June, minimum 7 nights in July/Aug.
per week
for the entire house
luxury bed and breakfast hotel pezenas 17th Century Luxury Boutique Hotel / B&B, Pezenas
In the mediaeval centre of this beautiful town.
With 5 bedrooms or suites, this beautiful period hotel has been decorated with the utmost taste and it is in a perfect location. You'll be in the heart of the Old Town, with its 13th-18th century architecture.

The owners are friends of ours and are completely charming - they can't do enough for you. Minimum 2 night stays.
per room
per night
self-catering apartment budapest Penthouse Apartment BUDAPEST, Hungary, Self-Catering
We own this lovely apartment in the beautiful, historic, and highly sought-after Castle District of Budapest.
Perfect base for a city-break or a week's vacation for 1-7 people.
In the best district of the city on the old, picturesque 'Buda' side of the Danube. 30 minutes from the airport. No car needed!
per night
for the entire apartment
2. WATERWAY VACATIONS:   Luxury Canal & River Cruises, or Boat Hire Holidays
luxury barge cruise canal du midi Luxury Canal du Midi Barge Cruise
Haute Cuisine, fully-inclusive, for 1-6 persons, 5-6 nights.
Complete pampering!   Includes local transfers, daily excursions, gourmet food and wine, personal minibus, and full service. A first-class vacation, rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor by clients.

per person
per cruise
Canal du Midi barge rental vacation
Canal du Midi weekly barge rental

7-14 Nights Self-Catering Canal/River Barge Holiday
With Captain + 1 Crew - otherwise independent.
Charter this beautiful historic barge by the week. 2 double cabins + convertible sofabed. Various routes available and the Captain will follow your wishes. Fully self-catering.

Starts are from near Carcassonne, Beziers, and Cap d'Agde, depending on the date you choose.

For 1-6 persons. Fabulous new offering!
for the barge per week, including crew
boat hire weekly canal du midi French Canal Boat Hire Holidays
Independent boating holidays (weekly boat hire) for couples, families, groups.
No licence needed. Narrowboats and widebeam cruisers for 2-10 people. I can also provide a complete service including local transfers and personal attention.

per boat
per week
Canal du Midi cruise
Canal du Midi day trip
*** MOST POPULAR DAY TRIP, Sept/Oct 2014 ***
Canal du Midi Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise
Beautiful old barge, lots of space to walk around.
This beautiful historic barge is yours for the day - on deck and in the salon below. Your Captain will show you some of the best places on the Canal, you will stop for sightseeing, and also for lunch at a restaurant in a local village.

Starts are from near Carcassonne, Beziers, and Cap d'Agde, depending on the date you choose.

For 1-10 persons, so you can book as a couple and share the cruise, or it can be privatised just for you.
per person
Canal du Midi boat hire one-day Canal du Midi ½-Day Boat Hire
South of France boat rental where you captain the boat yourself, no licence needed, mornings or afternoons.
Boats available for groups of 2 - 12 people. Take a picnic. Don't miss this UNESCO World Heritage waterway as part of your vacation here!
per boat
Canal du Midi day-trips and lunch/dinner cruises, languedoc Canal du Midi day-trips and lunch/dinner cruises
On the Canal du Midi - lots of day (or half-day) activities.
Lunch and dinner cruises, and all-day trips including lunch

Don't miss experiencing the Canal du Midi - this superb UNESCO World Heritage Site!
per person
per activity
Minibus tours of the Languedoc region - Bassin de Thau Minibus Tours of Bassin de Thau, Bouzigues, Noilly Prat Distillery
Tours with transport and guide, in English.
5 or 8 hour tours by air-conditioned minibus, guided, seeing some great sights by the Mediterranean, with lunch.
per person
per tour
Canoeing, kayaking, other river sports Languedoc Canoeing & Kayaking
Enjoy the fabulous scenery as you gently canoe down the best river in the area, through magnificent gorges, wide stretches, and even the 'Indiana Jones' descent if you want!
Take a picnic and go for 2, 4 or 6 hours. All equipment provided by experienced and qualified instructors. Suitable for singles, couples, families and groups, minimum age 8 years.
per person
dolphin and whale watching Mediterranean France
dolphin and whale watching Mediterranean France
Dolphin and Whale Watching
This is unbelievable!
Go out for the day on an enormous and stable catamaran sailing yacht to watch dolphins and the 2nd-largest mammal on the planet - the Finback Whale, over 25m long!

Also see Loggerhead Turtles, enormous Sunfish, Swordfish, Puffins, and many other amazing sights.
per person
for 10 hours!
Pezenas taxis and for all Languedoc Pezenas & Languedoc Taxis/Minibuses
To get you from A to B, airport and train station and hotel pick-ups, etc. English-speaking!
Pezenas, Beziers, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Narbonne, Cap d'Agde, Mareillan, Sete, Valras, Trebes, Homps, Lezignan, Lodeve, Capestang, Minervois, Le Somail, Clermont L'Herault, Saint Guilhem-Le-Desert, Montagnac, Bedarieux, Cazouls, Villeneuve & more!
on distance
wine tours, cultural activities, outdoor, courses, excursions, day-trips, languedoc Wine tours, with history and cultural tours
Lots of day (or half-day) trips and activities.
I provide wine tours of various types, some with cultural activities, to give you wonderful and bespoke holiday experiences.
per person
per activity
Languedoc pleasure flights
Languedoc pleasure flights
Languedoc pleasure flights, or 1st flying lesson
Take a short private flight over Languedoc's coastline and vineyards.
Fly with an ex-British Airways pilot. Stunning views over the sea and the countryside. Try flying the plane if you want!
This is a short but magical private flight, to introduce you to the beautiful Mediterranean coastal region of the Languedoc, in the sunny South of France!
per person
Live music dinner evening Languedoc Live Music Dinner Evenings in the Open Air
A GREAT night out for singles, couples, or groups!
If you like great atmosphere, good food, and good music, imagine all that while sitting in the courtyard of a beautiful winery. Relaxed, informal dinner with wine, great music, and dancing ! Fantastic South of France atmosphere !
per person
Cookery classes South of France French Cookery Classes - ½-Day and 1-Day
Everyone say "Oui Chef!"
Our French cooking classes for up to 8 people are designed to give you a fun and educational day out, improving your cookery skills under the personal attention of our Chef!

per person
4. SPECIALIST HOLIDAYS:   Great Value Skiing in Les Angles, Pyrenees - and the Hungarian Grand Prix!
Les Angles Pyrenees skiing holidays Inexpensive but Great Skiing in Les Angles, Pyrennees
A fantastic uncrowded resort which the French try to keep to themselves! We organise self-catering apartments or hotel rooms and everything else you need.
The resort of Les Angles is where we ski ourselves. We can provide very inexpensive accommodation, airport transfers, ski equipment, ski passes, and local advice and knowledge. All you have to do is fly or drive down to the region!

only £ 132
per person
per week!
hungarian grand prix weekend accommodation and tickets 2014 THIS... is Formula 1 !  HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX WEEKEND
We own a penthouse apartment in Budapest sleeping 2-7 persons, only 28 minutes from the Hungaroring circuit.
We can provide accommodation and weekend tickets from simple circuit access to VIP tickets. : And we can ALSO get you into the official "After-Party" where drivers go on Sunday night!
Available all year for mini-breaks, in the best district only 30 minutes from the airport, no car needed!
only €117
per night
for the entire apartment
5. TWO-CENTRE & ACTIVITY HOLIDAYS - Villa + Cruise or Boat Rental, Multi-Activity, Cookery Holidays
Carcassonne day trip Fantastic 'house party' for singles and couples, staying in a great villa in Pezenas!   One week vacation.
Big choice of activities, classes, excursions - for people who love all kinds of culture and who love life!
I put together a group of great people and we all have lots of fun doing different things each day, with my local experts!
per person
per week
villa and luxury cruise south of france villa and luxury cruise south of france Villa Vacation + Luxury Canal / River Cruise : 2 Weeks or More
Best of both worlds! 1-6 persons, 12-14 nights or more.
Includes local transfers, tours & excursions, gourmet food and wine, personal minibus, 'pampering', and full service. A wonderful vacation for couples or families of up to 6 persons, who want to make the most of their trip to the South of France.

per person
per week
two-centre holiday - boat rental and villa rental two-centre holiday - boat rental and villa rental Villa Rental + Boat Hire :   2 Week Vacation
Great 2-centre holiday for 1-10 persons, 14 nights or more.
Includes normal Villa Rental (no tours/guides/personal service) and 'self-drive' Canal du Midi Boat Rental. A great value fun-packed holiday for independent couples, families, or friends. Have a week's adventure navigating the Canal and then relax at the villa for a week!

€225 - €375
per person
per week

We're in the wonderful Languedoc region of the South of France. The weather is warm, life is good, and one-third of all French wine is made here!

Thanks to EU investment in great new transport links in recent years, Languedoc is "the new Cote d'Azur" - it's less crowded, less expensive, it's unspoilt, but it's just as beautiful.
European map showing where we are in the South of France
Access is quick and easy by the north-south and east-west motorways
and the 8 local airports, or the TGV express train from Paris.
This is the South of France Life! One of the local beaches at Sete Pezenas dates back 1000 years Villa Henri rental clients having fun in the pool in September 2012! Pezenas and its mediaeval architecture
Canal du Midi boat rental holidays Pezenas town centre A lovely Scandinavian group of guests, summer 2011
Guests on one of my historical tours The town of Sete, just south of us The Canal du Midi The walled city of Carcassonne by night Some lovely guests from Florida having lunch in Pezenas during their Historical Tour

Please don't hesitate to contact me to ask questions!
Warm regards from the South of France,
Sara Sarkozi and Team!


"It's difficult to describe just how incredible our experience has been.

To travel all the way from Australia and spend time in paradise has been a real treat. Your kindness and genuine friendship over only a short time has made the Pezenas experience a life-long memory."

- Amy & Greg, Queensland, Australia


 (5 out of 5 stars)

 (5 out of 5 stars)


"Mike and I have had such an authentic French experience staying at Villa Henri, and we so appreciate everything.

This has been the perfect experience, from when we first booked until today - our last day.

The recommendations you gave for some out-of-the-way spots to visit were fantastic. We truly enjoyed exploring the Languedoc on our own time schedule. And it was great to come back at the end of the day and make ourselves at home!"

- Amy and Mike,
Washington DC, USA



"The Canal du Midi cruise was fantastic! Everything went perfectly. The Captain and his wife were truly lovely people. Magnificent food etc. Lots of happiness and laughter!!

Oh, yes, you did a fantastic job in arranging our tour!"

- Lyndal, Carol and group, NSW, Australia


"Travelling down the Canal du Midi with my daughters has been an epicurean delight.

A bounty of scenic beauty and a time that will always be remembered. We thank you for sharing your generosity of person and home."

- Ilene, Baltimore, USA


"We're delighted we chose Villa Henri - fabulous location and you have a wonderful villa.

For us it was perfect in every way and we had a great holiday!

We loved the area and it was also a good feeling coming back each day to a swim in the pool and a nice glass of the local wine on the terrace. Feel free to use this testimonial on your website!‎"

- Jon and Lalita, UK