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Canal du Midi

11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72
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Fantastic route along the canal

This track of varying surfaces follows all the Canal du Midi. First tip...download the brilliant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Tips for enjoying Canal du Midi

The canal du Midi is famous for being a waterway covered by poplar trees. Sadly those trees are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guillaume R
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A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72

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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

2  Thank 957Doug_T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Oz_Kay_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of old college friends rented from Le Boat on the Canal du Midi in France from 7\8\17 to 7\15\17. We experienced two mechanical breakdowns, one for a water pump and another for the bow thruster, that cost us three days without water and...More

7  Thank PaulAtlanta
Reviewed 17 July 2017

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

1  Thank Dr Benjamin P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

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

3  Thank iane800
Reviewed 12 July 2017

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
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30 July 2017|
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
ann c
3 July 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.