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Boating Holiday.

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Boating Holiday.

We are considering a boating/canal trip next September, having been to Spain this year have having been bitten numerous times by mosquetos what is the situation in the Etang de thau region.

Montpellier, France
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1. Re: Boating Holiday.

Etang de Thau is salt water and has much fewer mosquitos than Camargue and the fresh water areas.

Paris, France
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2. Re: Boating Holiday.

I have crossed the Etang de Thau countless times and mosquitoes are not the problem; wind is a problem and the rough ride it brings. Afternoon crossings can be very uncomfortable in a relatively flat bottomed canal boat.

However as mpprh says, mosquitoes are indeed a concern if you are travelling through the Camargue in summer (using the Canal du Rhone a Sete).

Sete, France
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3. Re: Boating Holiday.

I live in Sète by the bassin de Thau and mosquitoes are not a problem in the area. Boating here is fabulous - canals, mediterranean, bassin, fabulous fish and seafood and excellent regional wines.

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