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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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North London
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152 reviews 152 reviews
89 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Hired bikes and cycled for an hour or so. So tranquil. Went from Carcassonne. The station is a good starting point.

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Annan, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

2 hour trip,very relaxing,not much scenery.It was worth doing as a change from waking and sight seeing,and to experience being in a lock

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have had a holiday on the Du Midi Canal. Information they do not tell you is that sewage from the boats is churned up inside the boat and pumped back into the canal. Our trip was from Port Cassafieres to Trebes ie up stream .When we wre going through the locks you can smell the sewage also if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Anjodi on the Canal du Midi was heavenly. The crew were wonderful and the food better than anything we ate during the subsequent week in Paris (and we ate at some very good restaurants). The path beside the canal is easy for walking and biking. The bedrooms are tiny, but what do you expect on a barge? - the... More

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Beziers, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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

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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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
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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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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
29 helpful votes 29 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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