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Address: 11492, France
Phone Number: 0033-386-91-72-72
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Activities: Motor-boating
Description: A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.

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easy way to get the flavour

From Carcassonne get the no. 10 bus from Gambetta to Trebes, get off at port du canal. Don't worry about getting off to late or too early the place is not that big. The cost is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Carcassonne, France
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Carcassonne, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

From Carcassonne get the no. 10 bus from Gambetta to Trebes, get off at port du canal. Don't worry about getting off to late or too early the place is not that big. The cost is 1 euro. Go to the tourist information and ask for a map, you will be directed to short walks along the canal although you... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What an amazing experience. We have just spent 10 days cruising down the Canal du Midi starting off from Castelnaudary to Port Cassafieres. It was an absolutely fantastic trip - the weather was great so it made the trip even more enjoyable. Everything in this trip was fantastic. I would really recommend anyone considering this part of the Canal du... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Having stayed in the Languedoc area several times we decided to try it from a different angle. Six of us along with our Yorkies Saffy and Tamzi hired a canal cruiser from Le Boat, the aptly named Magnifique. Designed to sleep eight it was a tight squeeze for six adults , with the spare cabin handy for storing luggage. Our... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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123 reviews 123 reviews
106 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Designated by PAUL RIQUET it had a huge impact to the french economy.The canal made the link between the ATLANTIC OCEAN and mediteraneean sea.The CANAL du MIDI makes the link between the towns TOULOUSE and BORDEAUX.We had the chance to see the canal in TOULOUSE,BORDEAUX and CARCASSONE.It is a nice view tosee the boats to the canal.It can be a... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The scenery was stunning from Capestang to Trebes and back on our weeks cruise. Lovely little towns along the way, markets, wine, art, castles and ruins! We (two couples) hired a Euroclassic 129 from France-a Float- and although the company was good to rent from, the barge was not suitable for novice sailors, and without bow thrusters, was too hard... More 

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Perth
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243 reviews 243 reviews
22 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My review of the Canal du Midi is in two halves, the first concerned our experiences with Le Boat (see review of 9th October) and this second belated review is about the Canal du Midi itself. The Canal du Midi itself was an absolute joy. It was reasonably quite for the time of the year and after the first couple... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Imagine cruising leisurely down a canal, surrounded by medieval castles, vineyards, small villages...while sipping on local wine, cheese, and baguettes! OMG, I had to stop and pinch myself every now and then to be sure I was really experiencing this. We rented a 3 bedroom boat from Le Boat and spent 10 days travelling from Castlenaudary, one way. Although we... More 

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London
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

No tour company will breathe a word about this, but the trees along the Canal du Midi are diseased and being cut down. Long stretches consist of only trunks, and charred pits which have been dug to burn the diseased trees. It's quite depressing. My husband said it's like going on safari and finding all the animals have been killed.... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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207 reviews 207 reviews
40 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We took two weeks to do Castlenaudary to Port Cassafieres for the best vacation I have ever been on. The boat we had, Cirrus B, was perfect for a couple. we had great luck with our boat but heard stories of others who were not so lucky. There are many choices of boats, the only two I sawthat looked good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went on a boat trip for a couple of hours went through two locks then turned around .Informative commentary by English speaking guide.

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