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Canal du midi 4 day boat hire in August?

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Canal du midi 4 day boat hire in August?

Hi we are in the south of france in August, but with a fairly tight itinerary can only allow 4 ( or possibly 5) days for a canal cruise. I have searched the internet but am struggling to find boat hire companies that will rent for anything less than a week in August. I would hate to miss out on the canal trip. Can anyone help with suggestions?

Many thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Canal du midi 4 day boat hire in August?

Canal du Midi is mostly self barging, not cruises and one week minimum barge rental is very common. You would not get very far in a shorter amount of time.

Edited: 07 February 2014, 21:50
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2. Re: Canal du midi 4 day boat hire in August?

August is the busiest month of the year. Part week hires are unlikely but you could pay for a whole week and return the boat early.

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3. Re: Canal du midi 4 day boat hire in August?

A 4 day cruise means only 2 actual days of cruising; departures leave late in the day on day 1 and arrivals are before 9am. I should hardly think it worth the effort but brittraveller has the solution; pay for a week.

Edited: 07 February 2014, 22:24
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