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Canal du Midi

11492, France
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Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Motor-boating
Description: A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
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Perth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were part of the group with reviewer "rwild". We were on the other boat. I fully concur with what he wrote in his review. Our main issue was with the check in area at Trèbes. My husband and I and another couple arrived in hire cars, which had to be returned to Carcassonne airport so we... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

What can you say that hasn't already been said about the Canal du Midi - probably very little - but it's so good it's worth saying again. We did a 7 night cruise with 4 friends (6 adults in all) in July 2014. We hired a Vision 3SL hired from Le Boat and it was a handful, but magnificent. We... More

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Mahwah, N.J.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

In early October, 2014, we, along with another couple, rented a barge to navigate the Canal for one week. We originally contracted to go one way from Capestang to Carcassonne. Shortly before we left we read that there are some 60 locks to negotiate. Realizing that the time it would take to go through the locks along with the slowness... More

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New York, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We spent an amazing 6 days on the Emma. The canal is beautiful and we could not have been treated more lovingly. Liz was a wonderful chef, Rene a great pilot, Rosy a terrific guide and historian and Amanda our wine expert and also guide. I would go back in a moment on the Emma to other parts of the... More

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I was staying at La Redorte end of September 2014 to do day bike trips along the Midi. For biking at the moment the Midi is a catastrophe! There are major problems with the trees along the route and they are closing the track to cut them down. There are diversions posted, some are ok and get you back until... More

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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We chartered a boat from Locaboat to tour from Negra to Argens on the Canal du Midi. The boat was well equipped and the service was wonderful. We had a mechanical problem caused by striking a log and they were on the spot right away to correct our problem. One word of advice: The do not provide any consumables so... More

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Durango, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had an absolutely amazing week along the Canal Du Midi on board the Enchante Barge. The canal is so beautiful, and the pace of the week is perfect for a relaxing yet informative trip. You will explore the towns, markets, fortified cities, wineries, olive oil presses and so much more along the canal. A brilliant way to explore this... More

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Perth
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237 reviews 237 reviews
21 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is two separate posts, the first being this one, is about our experience with Le Boat which was on the whole negative and the second is in relation to the Canal du Midi itself which was more than positive - see separate review A group of 12 adults (6 couples - 3 couples per boat) hired two Vision 4... More

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Decatur
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We traveled with a total of 3 couples on a Vision 3SL for 7 days. There were a couple problems, be sure to check out your bikes if you rent them before taking off. And we did not have an awning, but at the end of the trip we were satisfactorily compensated. The boat was very comfortable and we had... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Picked up boat in Argens and travelled for seven nights to Negra with Locaboat and would happily recommend this to anyone but would recommend some changes based on our experiences. Seven nights was just enough time to complete the trip - the locks open between 9am to 7.30pm and are closed for lunch between 12.30pm to 1.30pm and as you... More

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