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Canal du Midi

Various along the edges of the Canal du Midi's 142 kms., 11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72
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A canal is a canal is a canal

Started at the basin in the centre of Carcassonne and headed west. There is not route along the... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
lirium
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Relaxing afternoon cruise on Canal du Midi

We took the short cruise on the canal to experience the two locks and the scenery along the canal... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
314peter
,
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Various along the edges of the Canal du Midi's 142 kms., 11492, France
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Started at the basin in the centre of Carcassonne and headed west. There is not route along the canal side for the first mile of so, so have to walk on the road pavement above it. This takes you through industrial areas and some other...More

2  Thank lirium
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We took the short cruise on the canal to experience the two locks and the scenery along the canal. It was good to hear the history of the canal. The weather was good and it was relaxing after all the walking we had done earlier...More

3  Thank 314peter
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Been on organised canal boat trips three times in the last three years. Once from Carcassonne with lunch on board, the food was excellent but the journey very dull due to the fact there are high banks at each side of the canal. The second...More

3  Thank Jean S
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The canal isn't unattractive but the paths on its banks through Carcassonne are poorly maintained and badly littered. Also watch out for the regular dollops of dog poo. You may see coypu at dusk.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We have rented from Le Boat more than a dozen times. Over the years we have noticed a slow decline in their service, boat maintenance, etc. In years past, they had an employee, Debbie Peterman, who was extremely responsive and accommodating. This year we want...More

23  Thank qsmamo
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

France Afloat/Fuviale We booked our trip on Canal du Midi, France, in November last year for our trip in September this year. Two weeks before the trip, we were advised that the trip had been reversed. The company said it could do this in accordance...More

4  Thank Mick B
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

It is an incredible waterway, travelling through so many beautiful areas with lots of opportunities to stop on the way, either to go for a walk along the footpaths, to investigate an interesting village, top up on supplies or have a leisurely meal at one...More

2  Thank TrishH969
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We viewed the canal where it passed through Toulouse. Although not much to look at, it is a marvel when one considers its history. This 360 km long network of waterways linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic was an engineering marvel when it was built...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Hired a large cruiser with family to cruise the Canal du Midi from Castelnaudray to Portcassafieres. Many locks to contend with but there is a large expanse where there aren’t any at all. Really enjoyed stopping and mooring in the wild and enjoyed the wildlife,...More

16  Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We hired a Consul boat from Port Cassafieres intending to travel east towards Palavas. Unfortunately the boat broke down just before we entered the Etang de Thau, fuel pump failed. So we lost that day. Next day too windy to cross the etang so we...More

1  Thank ReggieDarlington
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vicbel761
11 May 2018|
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Response from bargegirlflaneuse | Reviewed this property |
Yes hire bikes as well, for the fun of biking occasionally along the tow path. (Kids should enjoy it). A lot of villages along the canal are small with only a little store that sells most food items. Stores may be a 10min... More
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pikachoo
15 April 2018|
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Response from bargegirlflaneuse | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I cycled from La Croisade(near Argeliers) to Capestang. Near Capestang the pathway was very good but near La Croisade it was a bit of a goat track. It's the old tow path beside the canal. You need bikes with good... More
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clancollins6
10 April 2018|
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Response from Jean S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry never heard of the Emma St Patrick.
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