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Canal du Midi

Address: 11492, France
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Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Motor-boating
Owner description: A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Motor-boating
Owner description: A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
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Huntington Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Portland, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you love independence and something to do on a vacation, and if you've always seen those lovely photos of the tree-lined canal and the bridges and beautiful old lockkeeper's houses, you must do this! Our group of 4 piloted the Mademoiselle Alice, a 14 meter, three-bedroom, three-bath barge from Port Lauragais to Pouihes and back to Capestang over a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were a party of 12 and hired 2 barges - 6 persons on each barge - for 10 days (perfect length of time). Ours was a Penichette 1400 with fly bridge and had 4 cabins & 3 bathrooms. This proved to be a perfect size as 1 cabin was used for all our "stuff" i.e. suitcases and the like.... More 

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SOUTH AFRICA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Took a train to Beziers .. Walked to the Polygone Centre and did some shopping at The Simply Market supermarket ... The kind lady phoned for a taxi who took us to Port Cassiefieres. We took the option for early departure at 12 and made sure we were there at 11. Rented bicycles ... Check them carefully ... We took... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were a family group of nine, ranging from 9 to 74 yrs (me!). We converged on Narbonne by car, air and rail from the UK. The handover and briefing was carried out quickly, but professionally and it fell to me to captain the boat, using my boyhood experience of a 15ft canoe on the Thames to "drive" a 47... More 

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Perth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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