The Peniche-Oz is a barge in the Canal du Midi at Colombiers in the south of France near Bezier. Domi and Gwen, the bilingual couple that own and operate it are French and Australian hence the name "Peniche-Oz". All 3 cabins are large and very well appointed with en-suite toilet, sink, and shower. In fact the entire barge is beautifully furnished and decorated. Being a small operation they can provide personalized services such as airport pickups and arrange varied activities like wine tasting trips and bicycle tours. The service is first class with amenities like fresh baked pastries and fresh squeezed orange juice at breakfast. Domi and Gwen are a convivial couple that will keep you entertained. It currently operates as a bed & breakfast and the rates are very low. Cruises will be available later this year. Several restaurants and some small shops are within a few minutes walk so you have the option of dining out or picking up a pizza and some wine and having a leisurely dinner on the deck or in the dining room. Free parking nearby.
This is a good choice if you want to spend a few relaxing days and see the beautiful French countryside.