The Canal du midi, the most famous canal in the world, together with the medieval city of Carcassonne
have both acheived
UNESCO world heritage status- a tribute to their historic and natural beauty.
Linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Canal du Midi runs through beautiful hills in the shadows of the Pyrenees.
It then passes tantalizingly close to the Mediterranean in the Camargue .
Cruising by boat along the canal there are many ancient towns and villages, where you can discover many hidden treasures, together with local gastronomic and cultural delights.
Our hire base at Capestang
is on the « Grand Bief
» a 54km
lock free section that runs between Beziers and Argens
From here a cruise to the stunning medieval city of Carcassone is not to be missed.
Meandering along the foot of the black mountains the midi is surrounded by vineyards that come right down to the waters edge.
There are numerous canal side villages and restaurants and the ever present Mediterranean sun. Equally alluring is the Camargue and the Etang du Thau .
New for 2012 is the possibility of the one way cruise between Capestang and Port Lauragais . Port Lauragais is between Toulouse and Castelnaudary and this cruise via Carcassonne takes in the best the Midi has to offer.