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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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Beziers, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We went to Colombieres to hire bikes for a few hours on a cloudy day. A half day cost 15€ and the bikes were OK. The path to the 9 locks was varied, at times very smooth on a small road, tarmaced and at other times it was bumpy over tree roots and inevitable stumps and rocks. Safe though for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our party of 6 adults had a great cruising holiday on a Calipso class boat ( sleeps 8) hired from Le Boat. The canal was very quiet in mid July and easy to navigate since the boat had bow thrusters. Lots of interesting villages and towns, high spot Moissac and its abbey. Downside was the dealings with Le Boat, it... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A group a four of us hired a Europa 400 through Locaboat Argens to Argens & found it roomy except for the aft cabin being a bit small for two adults. The locks require a certain degree of physicality & boats with only two on board seemed to have to work pretty hard working two lots of ropes. Make sure... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife and I rented a small boat (Espade 850 Fly) from Le Canalous via FPP travel. We only had a weekend, so chose to collect from their Homps station and return to Homps. We would then travel up or down the canal over the course of the weekend. The boat was small, but that was good for me to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our family of 4, including two girls aged 8 & 11, stayed on the Barge "Emma" for 6 nights in late June. We cannot recommend the experience highly enough. Liz and René are thoroughly charming and welcoming with a genuine warmth towards their guests. Amanda and Rosie looked after us exceptionally well and went out of their way to make... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took a boat on the canal du midi in May14 and it was the second best holiday I have ever had. I am 64. Two couples on a 10 berth boat with Le Boat from Narbonne, well equipped, plenty of space and privacy, stop, stay eat go cycle drink fish breakfast sleep etc when and where you want. The... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I wish we had had more time.The canal is beautiful and it would be wonderful to walk along the banks.We were pushed for time,so did a 2 hour boat trip which went through a couple of locks and in the distance with good eyesight,you got a glimpse of the ole City of Carcassonne. It was cheap enough,so can't complain.The locks... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Two families with 4 children under the age of 9 - hired an eight sleeper boat from Le Boat for a four night trip starting in Castlenaudary finishing in Trebes. We had a wonderful, fun time, beautiful scenery, lots of cycling - along the canal & into two villages, not as much down time as we expected as there were... More

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have done seven canal holidays in England and Wales totalling more than 6 months (in narrow boats) and decided to do the Canal du Midi this year. We researched extensivley and thought we had chosen the best company and best boat available to help ensure our enjoyment on our first French cruise holiday. The company we hired from was... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I along with 4 friends booked a boat from Minervois Cruisers for a week. We were very pleased with this company. It was a great value. From the booking to the briefing and boat return, all went well. Emily was very easy to contact and returned all calls promptly. I would recommend this company if you are... More

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