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Canal du Midi

11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72
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We hired a magnafique through le boat at homps for a 1 week cruise. By the time we picked up boat... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
arky25Scotland
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scotland
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We have just spent a week doing the Canal du Midi with 2 other couples on the Magnique. Great boat... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter P
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Exminster, United Kingdom
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A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We hired a magnafique through le boat at homps for a 1 week cruise. By the time we picked up boat it was 4pm so we headed to la redorte for the first night which took around 1.5hr and ate at the restaurant right at...More

1  Thank arky25Scotland
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have just spent a week doing the Canal du Midi with 2 other couples on the Magnique. Great boat except the ventilation on the 2 rear cabins lacked air circulation in the hot temperatures and the air con did not work and we had...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hired a boat from France Afloat, 6 adults on a boat designed for 8-10, which gave plenty of space. However with the boat being big you really did need to know what you were doing (and at least one of us did) to manage...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us decided to hire a boat from Le Boat - which seemed to be the premier company providing this type of holiday on the Canal du Midi. Sadly the company is fairly poorly run in France and there is a distinct lack of...More

Thank Marwat1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled from Homps to Le Someil on Le Boat with 11 friends on 2 of their boats for 4 days. It was a wonderful trip. Joanna in check in was very thorough and walked us through the booking when we arrived. Her expertise and...More

1  Thank Maverick-ado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are over 50 then think twice about this type of holiday. The boats are generally cramped so if there are 4 of you travelling you should book a boat big enough for 8! Bathrooms are tiny and water goes everywhere. A vessel with...More

3  Thank hmcourts
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

2  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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

2  Thank Julia P
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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

4  Thank RoseAlee
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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

2  Thank CG V
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JennFindlay
We want to take a self-drive boat from St Gilles to Port Cassafieries and wondered if 7 days is long enough?
18 June 2017|
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Response from CG V | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if 7 days are long enough,because I do not know France that well.What you must kept in mind is, that if you want to enjoy the fine wine and cuisine and if you want to explore the towns and museum's along the... More
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royvocking
Is it true that many of the trees have been felled and it is no longer so good an experience?
26 April 2017|
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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
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clairetappenden2017
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
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