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Canal du Midi

Various along the edges of the Canal du Midi's 142 kms., 11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72
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I agonized before writing this review....but, after giving Le Boat an opportunity to adequately respond, but they failed

We have rented from Le Boat more than a dozen times. Over the years we have noticed a slow decline... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palo Cedro, CA
Short notice to change direction: France Afloat/Fuviale

France Afloat/Fuviale We booked our trip on Canal du Midi, France, in November last year for our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mick B
Trafalgar, Australia
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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 1 week ago

We have rented from Le Boat more than a dozen times. Over the years we have noticed a slow decline in their service, boat maintenance, etc. In years past, they had an employee, Debbie Peterman, who was extremely responsive and accommodating. This year we want...More

Thank qsmamo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

France Afloat/Fuviale We booked our trip on Canal du Midi, France, in November last year for our trip in September this year. Two weeks before the trip, we were advised that the trip had been reversed. The company said it could do this in accordance...More

1  Thank Mick B
Reviewed November 9, 2017

It is an incredible waterway, travelling through so many beautiful areas with lots of opportunities to stop on the way, either to go for a walk along the footpaths, to investigate an interesting village, top up on supplies or have a leisurely meal at one...More

Thank TrishH969
Reviewed October 31, 2017

We viewed the canal where it passed through Toulouse. Although not much to look at, it is a marvel when one considers its history. This 360 km long network of waterways linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic was an engineering marvel when it was built...More

Thank 53Shadrach
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Hired a large cruiser with family to cruise the Canal du Midi from Castelnaudray to Portcassafieres. Many locks to contend with but there is a large expanse where there aren’t any at all. Really enjoyed stopping and mooring in the wild and enjoyed the wildlife,...More

4  Thank Shazzer1966
Reviewed October 25, 2017

We hired a Consul boat from Port Cassafieres intending to travel east towards Palavas. Unfortunately the boat broke down just before we entered the Etang de Thau, fuel pump failed. So we lost that day. Next day too windy to cross the etang so we...More

1  Thank ReggieDarlington
Reviewed October 24, 2017

We had a short stay in Carcassonne and spent hours in La Bastide (the new town) and the medieval city atop the hill, but we tried hard every day to have a relaxing break along the side of the canal and do some boat (and...More

Thank JohnofHalifax
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

We were blessed with good weather which made it very pleasant and the young man telling us about the canal made it interesting as well. We've been through locks before, on a barge cruise and even through the Panama Canal, but experiencing it again was...More

Thank Dobbstraveler
Reviewed October 17, 2017

We booked a boat from Le Boat to travel from Castelnaudary to Homps France on the Canal du Midi. We were told we could take a leisurely trip and even go beyond Homps and return in plenty of time for our return date and time....More

2  Thank teacher60
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Emma is an 84 ft French Barge that hosts tours up & down the Canal du Midi. She has all the comfort of a French cottage, including a dining area, plenty of deck space and loved by her owner Renee and Liz. What makes Emma...More

1  Thank kuhnbrianna
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November 8, 2017|
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Response from Alyssa H | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of day trips. I was not impressed with the canal at all. The pollution is atrocious. None of these boats have holding tanks, so guess where it all goes? And the boat traffic is unsettling.
DOGS! How dog friendly is the Canal Du Midi? My husband and I would like to rent a barge for a week on the Canal du Midi in the late spring. We would be coming from London with our very large (but very well behaved) Great Dane. He is used to travelling but we are wondering about logistics: 1. Would we we rent a car from Calais and drive down to the Canal, leave the car to pick up the barge and then rent a new car when they drop off the barge at the end? If so, do the car rental companies allow dogs? 2. If not, then I suppose we could take our own car but once we have left it to get the barge, how do we get back to it once we have travelled down the Canal? If a train, do the trains allow dogs on? 3. Do the barges allow dogs?! 4. Do the restaurants and interesting places to visit along the Canal tend to be dog friendly? How about wineries? How about shops where we would go to buy food/supplies? I wouldn't fancy leaving him on his own really...he comes everywhere with us. 5. Anything else we should think about with a dog? Any advice welcomed as I have done some googling but I am not finding much relevant information. Thank you! (PS Don't worry about the dog not fitting on the barge, my friend has done a similar thing in England with her two!)
October 28, 2017|
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Response from CG V | Reviewed this property |
Being from South Africa,we had to braai(barbecue).So we bought regular fresh meat to braai.In the bigger towns we bought it from the supermarkets or sometime from the local butcher.So yes there is more then enough places to... More
Gary L
October 9, 2017|
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Response from jaboettger | Reviewed this property |
Between le Somali and Carcassonne about one third of the trees were dead or removed. Still most of the route was very picturesque. I thought the trip was still worth taking.