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Canal du Midi

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

A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.

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So much fun

We hired a Clipper, from Le Boat at Decize for a 4 day cruise along the Canal du Lateral de Loire. I would have to say it was one of the highlights of our three week trip. We did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ChrisTaylerNT
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Darwin, Australia

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Darwin, Australia
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101 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hired a Clipper, from Le Boat at Decize for a 4 day cruise along the Canal du Lateral de Loire. I would have to say it was one of the highlights of our three week trip. We did not expect the boat to be so big. But Kirby made a first class first mate. Kirby also and cooked all... More 

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Guilford, CT
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After considerable research on the various charter companies, four of us decide to book a Penichette 1020FB through Locaboat for a two week cruise on the Canal du Midi in July. All of our pre-trip correspondence was handled quickly and courteously by the Locaboat team. We chose to cruise one way between Negra and Lattes, taking in most of the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In May 2015, my wife and I and our friends (all 55+) decided that it would be a good idea to spend my 60th in France (we're all South African). I did a lot of research, and came up with the self-drive plan for the canals. The south of France was our first choice, and from there the rest was... More 

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London
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406 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review relates not to the Canal Midi but a round trip from the Le Boat Depot at Hesse near Sarrebourg in France. We took a trip by canal to the Mosel back along the Saar Canal to where we started. The route passed through some very interesting and historical areas, with a mixture of country and industry. it was... More 

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5 Thank eonaLondon
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In prepping for this trip the four in our party read many reviews, and I must admit I was a little discouraged by the number of complaints people had from the size and condition of the boat, to the traffic on the canal. Yes, we to had some issues with our boat 1) previous renter had been flushing wet wipes... More 

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vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

In the last 2 weeks of sept 2015 we cruised canal du midi from castelnaudry to port cassafieres and had a wonderful time. September was a perfect time to go as it wasn't terribly busy and the weather was in the high 20's with only a few showers. Two weeks was more than enough time and I think the trip... More 

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Mailhac
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172 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is amazing that this engineering miracle was built for busioenss. It really shows off the skills of the engineers of yeasterday and how this magnificent spectacle has been adapted for modern day tourism. Whetehr you take a one hour truip from somewhere like Le Somail or a one week cruis, you will be amazed. A leisurely meander through the... More 

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Catalan Bay Village, Gibraltar
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

After hiring boats in the French canals, I bought my own boat and took it to Canal du Midi. I enjoy going up the 7 locks. Just watching boats go up and down is an experience. Carcassone Castle is fantastic and the journey down to Avignon is just mind blowing. This is a peaceful and beautiful canal.

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Albuquerque
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We took a six day cruise on the Claire de Lune barge from Beziers to Carsonne. It is a working barge from the 30's converted to a hotel and fine dinning restaurant for 3 couples. The barge is beautifully finished, but has very tiny cabins. The crew of four does everything from piloting the barge, to creating amazing meals (3... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We travelled by the Athos along the Canal du Midi with a great crew, fine boat and a canal that will bring us back to this amazing waterway.

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