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Canal due Midi v River Aude

Both worth a visit, if you are in Carcassonne. Canal du Midi is vibrant, with locks, masses of... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
pf12015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
old time locks , fun to watch the boats go through

the locks are right in front of the train station and near our hotel, so we just ventured over and... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
jdcoach
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Sandy, Utah
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A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
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Various along the edges of the Canal du Midi's 142 kms., 11492, France
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

We had anticipated a great experience along the canal but the condition of the trail (when there was one) was so awful we had to concentrate on not tipping over or taking a dive into the canal. No chance to gaze about. I still have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

We were originally booked to go on the Canal du Midi but had to change at the last minute due to the flooding. Le Boat's booking office were most efficient and helpful about changing our booking and found us a boat on the Canal Latéral...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

It’s in Carcassonne located near train station and few many shops It’s nice for long walk with a good weather

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

The Good: wonderful scenery. Beautiful vistas of canals lined with plane trees. And the colours of the trees were just turning to their autumn flair. We had 2 bikes on our boat so we used them to explore the areas surrounding any of the places...More

Date of experience: September 2018
8  Thank BHayes1
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Enjoyed a lovely 3 day break based at a B&B nearby and enjoyed some lovely walks along the canal. Visited some of the pretty village and exhausted the dog!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Canal du Midi - Negra to Argens We did this trip in the second week of May 2018. I am sure this will go down in history as the most unseasonal weather for early summer. The first half of the trip we had terrible weather...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Both worth a visit, if you are in Carcassonne. Canal du Midi is vibrant, with locks, masses of canal boats, 2 hour trips and towpath walks for as long or short as you wish. Bounded by restaurants in parts, or take your own food and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

the locks are right in front of the train station and near our hotel, so we just ventured over and watched the boats go though. didn't spend a lot of time there but I remember these locks from 20 years ago when I took my...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The canal path and aqueduct is a great walk with views of Bezier. You can also descend to the river and follow the banks for a little way. Parking is free and there are bars and cafes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank George H
Reviewed September 28, 2018

the locks are mostly manned by staff who are not there to help you but to open and close the lock and maintain safety.Sometimes they may help you but you cannot expect it. there are some plces to eat canal side but you need to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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January 21, 2019|
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Response from amandabX3774ER | Reviewed this property |
Hi like you I didn’t want to trawl through loads of sites so I found Le Boat to be the easiest to navigate (excuse the pun) they were really professional, friendly and good value for money, we preferred a one way cruise to... More
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We have never taken out the additional insurance option. Just a very cursory check of the boat on return. Remember the approx centre of the boat is where it turns - not like a car. We always see new boaties thinking that... More
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I asked that question, and was told that there is very little traffic. how may are you? we were very happy with Barge Emma
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550LaLa
Southampton, United Kingdom
Canal du midi - Trebes to Capestang (0 Replies)
Hi, I am doing a week boat trip on Canal du Midi. I have a medical condition so cannot eat gluten. Does anyone know if any supermarkets along the route have any gluten free bread/cake etc available. We won't have a car so needs to be walking distance of the canal. Thanks in advance
March 02, 2018|
GuidoNh
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return to USA from Beziers (8 Replies)
In April,'10 we will be ending a Canal du Midi cruise near Beziers and will fly home from Marseille or Barcelona. Need advice on which airport to choose based on availability, ease and cost of public transportation. Any thoughts? Thank you
October 12, 2009|
Response fromIrishRovr|
Marseille is about 2.5 hours by direct train. These are reasonably frequent. Barcelona is about 4-4.5 hours away and there are only a couple of direct trains a day. Bit of a no-brainer, no?
Elyartist
Ely, Iowa
Self-drive barge travel (4 Replies)
We are exploring the possibility of renting a canal barge with another couple (all of us in the 60-70 age range) in the late June/ early July 2015 time frame. We have exchanged emails with a representative of Le Boat about possible routes. Our time for boating is somewhat limited by another itinerary stop, so 7 days would be the maximum, with 5 days preferable. We have previous experience with barges in England, Wales and Ireland so know that there is always likely to be something to delay...More
January 31, 2015|
Response fromSarastro|
The problem I would have with Castelnaudary to Trèbes is that the route does not get interesing until Bram. Castelnaudary to Bram never had many trees, it does have a lot of locks, and there really is not a lot to visit between these two points. The route from Bram to Trèbes or points east is much more interesting in my view but I do not have current informatoin about how far the felling of the Plane trees has progressed.