1st Look with Johnny Bananas on the Canal du Midi with Le Boat

Dynamic host, Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio traveled to the world-famous, UNESCO Canal du Midi, where he experienced captaining and dining on a luxury Le Boat cruiser along the historic waterway. The show airs across the United States and Canada on NBC on Saturday December 15, 2018 and reaches up to 1.4 million views.

Known for his breakout role crisscrossing the world for 17 seasons on MTV's "The Challenge," Johnny Bananas has a thirst to experience firsthand what life has to offer. In Sept 2018, Johnny was named the new host of 1St Look, which airs weekly after Saturday Night Live.  


Johnny Bananas and 1st Look on the Canal du Midi with Le Boat

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Discover the Canal du Midi with Johnny Bananas

Johnny Bananas on the Midi

In this week’s episode, Johnny travels to the beautiful South of France to Narbonne and cruises along the UNESCO World Heritage Canal du Midi with Le Boat, onboard our premier class Vision 4SL Cruiser.   

“We were super excited to introduce Johnny Bananas to our Le Boat experience,” said Lisa Mclean, Le Boat’s Marketing Manager for the North American markets, “Our staff had a fantastic time showcasing our luxury Vision model cruiser and cruising along the stunning French countryside.” Johnny was the captain of the boat and made great use of the top deck for dining and on board BBQ. 

The show takes you to experience the local French culture, including a visit to the famous covered markets, Les Halles de Narbonne, where they shopped for the freshest local foods with local celebrity chef from the area.  After their visit to the market, they jump onboard the Le Boat cruiser for a driving lesson on the world class canal, enjoyed a cooking lesson onboard, and dined on the luxury cruiser’s top deck as the sun set behind them over the French countryside.

A Must for the Bucket list

Johnny Bananas in the South of France with Le Boat

When it comes to barging in the South of France, the scenic Canal du Midi  with Le Boat is a must. Cruising this 300 years old waterway, make sure to stop in Narbonne, located just a 12 minute walk from the famous Les Halles de Narbonne food markets.

Discover Narbonne and the UNESCO Canal du Midi

Narbonne France

You too can savor a slow, easy-paced cruise in the heart of the wine region and pass through historic water locks. Discover charming medieval villages and ancient fortress cities. Sightseeing, wine tasting, fine dining await, all the way from bustling Toulouse to the golden sands of the Mediterranean Sea. 


Le Boat has a fleet of over 930 boats in Europe and offers a wide choice of boat rentals that will fit all budgets and travel styles-plus Le Boat cruisers are easy to drive. No license or previous boating experience required!  If you can drive a car – you drive a Le Boat!    


A one week cruise along the Canal Du Midi (Trèbes return cruise via Narbonne) starts at just $1,229 USD
(Prices are per boat and not per person. Updated Quote: based on the Cirrus B cruiser that sleeps up to 4 people departing April 4, 2022 -- includes Early Booking Discount and Pay in Full Offer)

Download the Canal du Midi Regional Guide

Download the Canal du Midi Regional Guide

View or Download this handy Canal du Midi PDF guide full of beautiful photos and highlights of this region of France. The Canal du Midi Regional Guide gives you an overview of all the stops and things to do along the waterway, a great tool to help you plan your trip.