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Address: 11492, France
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+33 3 86 91 72 72
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A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.

A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.

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Fall trip on the Canal de Midi, France, early October 2016

We rented a 36 ft.cruiser for two couples from a company called Le Boat for a 14 day trip starting at Port Cassafieres to Castelnaurdy. This was a leisurely trip to the west... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Guernsey
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61 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three couples (Tasmania, UK, Guernsey) did full researched and met up in France to undertake this trip from Trebes to Narbonne. 2 days before joining the boat the start base was moved from Trebes to Castelnaudary which meant our trip would be unworkable due to the increased distance and number of additional locks. The boat supplied was badly damaged, had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a 36 ft.cruiser for two couples from a company called Le Boat for a 14 day trip starting at Port Cassafieres to Castelnaurdy. This was a leisurely trip to the west, stopping daily at small villages to buy baggets/croissants, cheeses, etc. for breakfast. We wandered into the village markets to shop for supplies for our dinners or variably... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a multi generation family group on a week long trip through the canal and loved it. Most of us are pretty comfortable handling boats, but there were still many times our mini barge was tricky to handle. The company we rented from, le boat, was amazing. They expected questions from novices, were always on hand to help, and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2,405 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no better way to appreciate a more diverse range of landscapes, except for cycling, but here we are sans saddle-sores, ensconced on the Alegria, a lux barge that offers an intimate level of comfort that has a differential vis-a-vis the other barges plying their wares along the canal. That difference is that this craft has a shortened width... More 

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Darlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Hired a boat in for the last week in October. Set off from Port Cassafieres up to Homps and back. Very quiet but beautiful countryside and wildlife. Used Le Boat and had a Cirrus B boat. No problems with boat, 2 adults and a child. Would not try to get anymore on board. No bedding or towels for the 3rd... More 

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Kingston-NZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Early October hire which was perfect weather wise as not too hot & we had a Penichette 1020 with side thrusters - 2cabin/2bathroom- perfect for 2 couples. Unfortunately we were held up leaving Lattes due to repairs so instruction was minimal on way to lock which very near closed we were so late. That was the only slight negative as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We travelled from the Locaboat base at Negra to Argens-Minervois on a Locaboat 1106 FB. This is the smallest Penichette with the flying bridge steering position - Locaboat still rate it as a Classique, because it doesn't have bow thrusters. The trip from Negra-Argens can be done in 7 days but we took 10 as I'd read other posts here... More 

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We walked the Canal du Midi from Carcassonne to Homps....had to stop half way due to health problems. What a joy it was to walk along the Canal shaded from the sun with the trees lining the tow path. The wildlife was in abundance..... we saw beavers, loads of Bee Eaters, water voles, Hoopies (strange French bird).....Wine was sold in... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The Canal is a very nice place for a relaxing cruising vacation. Small, old towns, taste of local food and nice relaxing scenery. We traveled in off season – October – so the canal is not congested. We rented a “Vision 4” from Le Boat in Trebes. To summarize our experience with Le Boat: This is a large company, a... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We arrived to get our boat an Narbonne. The Boat we got was in bad shape and the service to it took about 4-5 hours. When we left there was still a warning sign but were told its ok. The boat was not dirty but not what will be defined as clean. Couple hours after we left there were several... More 

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