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Canal du Midi

11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72
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The Athos Barge - a five star experience on a barge which sleeps ten

I just spent six days on the Athos, a barge for hire that travels the Canal du Midi in Southern... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
A wonderful experience

My husband and I just returned from a six day cruise on the Athos. The barge was charming and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Roxbury, Connecticut
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A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
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11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I just spent six days on the Athos, a barge for hire that travels the Canal du Midi in Southern France. My husband and I rented the entire barge for nine of us (we traveled with my husband's siblings and their spouses). While we had...More

Thank sylviassmith
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I just returned from a six day cruise on the Athos. The barge was charming and surprisingly comfortable, and the Canal du Midi was lovely, but what really made the trip work for us was the crew, who could not have been...More

Thank kcmy2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We left our borrowed car in Sète SNCF parking and took train to Toulouse to hire bikes and cycle back to Sète in 5 days. The scenery is lovely always, calm, passing through gorgeous Carcassonne and interesting locks and lock houses with amazing sculptures somewhere...More

Thank Marcela B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just left our barge after a week long trip along the canal. The biggest shock was the canal is a dump. Everything goes in it... do I have to say more. So even if you are sweating from working the ropes at the locks...More

2  Thank Saperavi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This track of varying surfaces follows all the Canal du Midi. First tip...download the brilliant Canal du Midi app which describes the route stage by stage plus routes around. Lists events too. Second tip...take LOTS of puncture repair kit. I had four in 10 days....More

Thank waterboatColin
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

The canal du Midi is famous for being a waterway covered by poplar trees. Sadly those trees are dying from a parasite, and ultimately all of them will be removed. Many sections have already lost their trees. One of the most bucolic section left is...More

1  Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Group of 5 recently travelled along the Canal du Midi from Argen-Minervois towards Marseillette for a 4 night adventure. We had a pinerchet 15 with 4 bedrooms hired from Locaboat cruises (review elsewhere). We were the last to depart and headed towards Homps, where we...More

4  Thank 957Doug_T
Reviewed August 5, 2017

We tried walking the Canal Du Midi 6 years ago but couldn’t finish all of it so we returned to try again. We walked from Carcassonne to Marseillen which is about 95 kms. It took 7 days staying at Gites and B&Bs along the Canal....More

3  Thank ang578
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Unplanned stop for lunch along the Canal du Midi. The food was delicious and the service very welcoming. Would highly recommend this restaurant, if you are travelling in the region. A great discovery!

Thank PGCL
Reviewed August 2, 2017

I had to pinch myself regularly to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. The Barge Louisa, owned and run by lovely David and Jenny, is truly the most beautiful barge on the Canal (well in our biased opinion anyway). Passers by would point at us and...More

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September 11, 2017|
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
The one negative about this canal trip is the lack of eateries along the canal, however at the main places - Castelnaudary, Carcasson, Trebes etc, there are plenty
August 19, 2017|
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Response from Dr Benjamin P | Reviewed this property |
People do fish but I would certainly not be eating anything caught! The water hardly looks inspiring and regardless of anything else, I think what fishing takes place is for sport on a catch and release basis.
July 29, 2017|
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Response from Philgyuk | Reviewed this property |
Le Boat is the largest rental company on Canal du Midi. Check out their website to see the bases. Chose the most expensive boat you can afford and aim for one with bow thrusters to help with steering. A mini week wont give... More