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Canal du Midi

South of France

Boat along the picturesque Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy wine tasting, cycling, and sightseeing at medieval villages.

When it comes to barging in the South of France, the scenic Canal du Midi is a must. Cruising this 300 years old waterway, you will savor the slow easy pace of travel past lush vineyards in the heart of the Languedoc wine region. Passing through historic water locks you will discover charming medieval villages and ancient fortress cities. Sightseeing, wine tasting, and sun-kissed cycle rides await, all the way from bustling Toulouse to the golden sands of the Mediterranean sea.
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Great for... 
  • Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Pretty waterside villages
  • Sun-drenched vineyards & wine tasting
  • Medieval Town of Carcassonne
  • Waterside restaurants & local markets

Useful Info for the Canal du Midi

Top 10 secret gems of the Canal du Midi

  1. Mediterranean Agde 
  2. Le Cap d’ Agde beach resort 
  3. Narbonne’s Horreum 
  4. Béziers bull fights 
  5. Ventenac’s wine cave 
  6. Paraza’s vineyards 
  7. Oppidum d’Enserune ruins 
  8. Carcassonne’s knights 
  9. Castelnaudary’s delicious cassoulet 
  10. Toulouse’s Cité de L’Espace (space museum)

Similar Regions: 

If you like the look of the Canal du Midi, why not explore neighbouring Camargue or Aquitaine.

Transfer Services

We will happily arrange taxi transfer between our bases and your airport or train station. Because we do this a lot, we can usually obtain a better rate than individual travellers.

If you are cruising "one-way", we also offer a transfer service that moves your car from your start base to your end base.

 

Getting to: 
Castelnaudary
By road: 
  • GPS: E1° 57.405` / N43° 18.759`
  • Highway A61, exit #21 Castelnaudary (5 km away)
By train: 
  • Castelnaudary (650m)
  • Carcassonne - TGV (40km)
By air: 
  • Carcassonne (40km)
  • Toulouse (70km)
Getting to: 
Trèbes
By road: 
  • GPS: E2° 26.647` / N43° 12.604`
  • Highway A61, exit #24 Carcassonne Est" (3 km away)"
By train: 
  • Carcassonne (15 km)
By air: 
  • Carcassonne (15 km)
  • Toulouse (100 km)
  • Montpellier (160 km)
Getting to: 
Homps
By road: 
  • GPS: E2° 43`/ N43° 16.14`
  • Highway A61, exit #25 Lézignan'"
By train: 
  • Lezignan Corbieres (12km)
  • Narbonne (35km)
  • Carcassonne (45km)
By air: 
  • Carcassonne (45km)
  • Montpellier (130km)
  • Perpignan (90km)
Getting to: 
Narbonne
By road: 
  • GPS: E2° 59.868` / N43° 11.25`
  • Highway A9, exit Narbonne Est" or exit #38 "Narbonne Sud'"
By train: 
  • Narbonne (1.5 km)
By air: 
  • Beziers (45 km)
  • Carcassonne (65 km)
  • Montpellier (100 km)
  • Toulouse (150 km)
Getting to: 
Port Cassafieres
By road: 
  • GPS: E3° 22.317` / N43° 17.469`
  • Highway A9, exit #32 Saint Jean de Vedas" (8 km away)"
By train: 
  • Beziers - TGV (15km)
By air: 
  • Beziers (10 km)
  • Montpellier (65 km)
  • Carcassonne (90 km)
  • Toulouse (200 km)