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Canal du Midi

11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72
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Nice scenery, shame about the waste

We travelled down the canal to Frontignan. It was a fantastic experience, the local people were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris T
Cycling the Canal du Midi - wonderful!

We booked a 8 day self guided cycling trip along the Canal du Midi U Tracks and had a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julia P
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“From Port Cas to Homps”
11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We travelled down the canal to Frontignan. It was a fantastic experience, the local people were wonderful (we put a Canadian flag on the boat as two of the group were from there. They also didn't sell Union Jacks in the marina shop) and we...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a 8 day self guided cycling trip along the Canal du Midi U Tracks and had a wonderful time cycling from Toulouse to Port-la-Nouvell, just past Narbonne. Graded moderate, we found this ride to be manageable by a couple of 'non-cyclists' as the...More

Thank Julia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I rented the new LeBoat's 5* Horizon for two weeks traveling down the Midi from Castelnaudary to Port Cassafieres. The Horizon was indeed a treat to drive with bow and stern thrusters. The Horizon is designed for two people and a child...More

3  Thank RoseAlee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely holiday.A 7day boat trip on the Midi with a Grand Classic.The weather where on our side.And I think our timing where perfect from the 7-14 April.This is the way to meet the people.Although I found most of the French people where rude...More

1  Thank CG V
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We rented a Vision SL4 from Le Boat for 2 families of 4. We started off at Trebes, close to Carcassonne and finished at Narbonne. We rented the boat for a week. First of all, the vision is a big boat - clearance under some...More

2  Thank James C
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Fantastic week on Beatrice. Highly recommend, just four of us with fantastic crew Jean François, Michel and Gwen. This is our second time aboard this beautiful barge and the canal du midi has stunning views and so many places to visit and discover. The food...More

3  Thank Gianmarco D
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The Canal du Midi is a gorgeous manmade waterway leading boats, hikers, and bikers through some of France's most storied lands and cities. There is good food, great and inexpensive wine, and so much beauty. From Toulouse to Sete you can easily cycle in 6...More

2  Thank queen_of_expats
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Three couples (Tasmania, UK, Guernsey) did full researched and met up in France to undertake this trip from Trebes to Narbonne. 2 days before joining the boat the start base was moved from Trebes to Castelnaudary which meant our trip would be unworkable due to...More

17  Thank PeteHGuernsey
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We rented a 36 ft.cruiser for two couples from a company called Le Boat for a 14 day trip starting at Port Cassafieres to Castelnaurdy. This was a leisurely trip to the west, stopping daily at small villages to buy baggets/croissants, cheeses, etc. for breakfast....More

10  Thank david24402 .
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We took a multi generation family group on a week long trip through the canal and loved it. Most of us are pretty comfortable handling boats, but there were still many times our mini barge was tricky to handle. The company we rented from, le...More

2  Thank Kirsten4444
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Is it true that many of the trees have been felled and it is no longer so good an experience?
26 April 2017|
Response from Philgyuk | Reviewed this property |
Hi - about 15,000 of the 42,000 trees have been felled due to a fungal disease brought in by US troops and their ammunition crates during WW2. This has diminished the beautiful effect of a canopy of trees covering the Canal... More
Is 4 nights / days enough? And what route would you suggest? I presume we have to return the boat to where we picked it up. Not yet booked or decided where to pick up from so suggestions would be very welcome!
10 April 2017|
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Response from Philgyuk | Reviewed this property |
A 4 day trip is too short unless you just want a 'taster' with little time to explore places you like. If you take a 7 day cruise do it 'one way' so you see more. 10 or 14 days is ideal so you can take your time. Narbonne is... More
Hi We are a couple in our 60's, pretty fit and looking for self drive long boat August 2018. Can anyone recommend a trustworthy company and which to choose Burgundy or canal du midi?? Is 2 of us enough to do the locks etc?
8 April 2017|
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Response from creschendo | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cherie - we are also in our 60s. Last year we took a 10 day trip on Canal du Midi with Locaboat. There's a bit more info in my Tripadvisor review postedOct 27, 2016 - heading "Loved it - thanks Locaboat". Before we... More