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Canal du Midi

11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72
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Canal du Midi - change afoot

It seems incredible that the Canal du Midi was opened around 336 years ago after much slog being... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dr Benjamin P
Whangarei, New Zealand
Caracasaonne on Canal du Midi.

Must go to old city. Good ablutions and laundry at quay. Le Boat may be better comapny than Locaboat

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fremantle, Australia
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A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
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  • Average8%
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11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It seems incredible that the Canal du Midi was opened around 336 years ago after much slog being built by hand and mostly by women! What a monument to women power! Since my initial review in 2012, much has changed. France has changed and certainly,...More

Thank Dr Benjamin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must go to old city. Good ablutions and laundry at quay. Le Boat may be better comapny than Locaboat

Thank iane800
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK its actually a bit of both, the Canal is of course man made and frankly a bit grubby, the water is a rather unattractive light brown and not much can survive in it. Boats mainly, pleasure craft plough up and down and they are...More

2  Thank bob t
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed cruising on the Canal du Midi for many years and decided to start our Le Boat trip from Castelnaudary for the first time. The unknown is always a bit concerning but everything worked out absolutely fine. Our trip started in London via...More

2  Thank Philgyuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 7 days cruising along the Canal du Midi. Had a wonderful time, meet lots of other friendly boaters, who all seemed to have the same experience as us. On arrival to collect our boat, we were met by a very friendly chap who gave...More

Thank Mandi172015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected the new Horizon canal cruiser especially designed with customer input for our 1 week cruise on the Canal du Midi. The designers of this boat thought of everything. We are long time (40 year) monohull sailors and we know our boats. This one...More

2  Thank Susan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a magnafique through le boat at homps for a 1 week cruise. By the time we picked up boat it was 4pm so we headed to la redorte for the first night which took around 1.5hr and ate at the restaurant right at...More

2  Thank arky25Scotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just spent a week doing the Canal du Midi with 2 other couples on the Magnique. Great boat except the ventilation on the 2 rear cabins lacked air circulation in the hot temperatures and the air con did not work and we had...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a boat from France Afloat, 6 adults on a boat designed for 8-10, which gave plenty of space. However with the boat being big you really did need to know what you were doing (and at least one of us did) to manage...More

Thank hjg1963
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Four of us decided to hire a boat from Le Boat - which seemed to be the premier company providing this type of holiday on the Canal du Midi. Sadly the company is fairly poorly run in France and there is a distinct lack of...More

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ann c
July 3, 2017|
Response from vsattui123 | Reviewed this property |
We did not do a cycle trip. We rented a boat through LeBoat. There are biking trails all along the canal.
June 18, 2017|
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Response from CG V | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if 7 days are long enough,because I do not know France that well.What you must kept in mind is, that if you want to enjoy the fine wine and cuisine and if you want to explore the towns and museum's along the... More
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Philgyuk | Reviewed this property |
Hi - about 15,000 of the 42,000 trees have been felled due to a fungal disease brought in by US troops and their ammunition crates during WW2. This has diminished the beautiful effect of a canopy of trees covering the Canal... More