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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.
4.4
 
based on 187 reviews
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

Reviews for Canal du Midi cruises

5
 
Perfect from start to finish. We've been on several Le Boat trips, and loved them all.
Good route. My wife and I had done most of it before, but this time loved showing it to friends.
5
 
Booking and reception good but instruction on boat handling and operation poor
Very nice area - 2nd time there
5
 
Best boat ever...we enjoyed the boating experience with LeBoat from the beginning , with their representative in the US, the quality of our boat and the route we choose. We are looking forward to our next boating trip in France!
Excellent experience and very affordable
5
 
Dead easy and great fun
Good value and a great boat
Comment from 
The Le Boat team
Dear Alan,Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased to learn you enjoyed your trip on the Midi with Le Boat and hope to welcome you on board with us again soon!Best wishes,The Le Boat team
5
 
The boats and the canal system where very nice, but the LeBoat support staff made the event outstanding. Check-in women at Port Cassafières were friendly, and appeared to speak 5-6 languages between them, making it easy for those of us with weak French. One of our boats was not ready to depart the first day, but the mechanics and support people kept us informed as they progressed, and kept working on our issue. On the journey we twice got stuck for junk caught in our prop. LeBoat people quickly sent someone to examine the situation, then quickly got a diver out to clear our prop and get us moving. We were impressed with their speed, friendliness, and professionalism. Turning in the boats was easy and smooth. We got good dining information and train information from the Castelnaudary support folks.
Beautiful route along the Canal du Midi through great open land, vineyards, and crop fields. Most sections have the majority of the beautiful Plank trees still lining the canal. Numerous opportunities for wine tasting and buying fresh crops straight from the farmer's fields. Smooth easy days with pleasant towns along the way, many with good dining and easy shopping. Bicycles really helped the trip by making small towns 2 or 3 km off the canal very accessible. September is a fantastic month for weather in southern France.