Afloat in France - Alouette Barge

Afloat in France – Alouette Barge

Alouette was built in 1908 at Ouderkeek in the Netherlands. Whilst used as a cargo barge, she was first named ‘Cura’ and later, ‘Mars’. In 1986-1987 she was converted into a luxurious passenger carrying barge and was renamed Alouette.

Alouette is a Luxemotor type of barge and is 98ft in length and 17ft wide, the only boat in the Afloat in France fleet that can navigate the Canal du Midi. This is a well appointed boat with all cabins well above the water line.

In 2008, the Alouette was converted from a six to a four passenger luxury hotel barge. The interior of the barge was also refurbished to the highest standard.


These entertainment services are provided at no additional charge:

Bose iPod Docking Station
Bicycles and Maps
Tennis Rackets and Balls

Also available on board for your convenience:

Mail Service/stamps on sale
Photo film on sale
Guest computer with Internet access (in Salon)
Safe – one central per barge and one per cabin

We can also offer to arrange essential services: (additional charges may apply)

Dry Cleaning
Hair Dresser
Religious Services
Restaurants can be booked


Ship facts

Total Length: 98ft
Width: 17ft
Decks: 1
Guests: 4
Crew: 4