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Here are some cruising suggestions ... 

Weekend  
- Colombiers  -  Agde   - one way
31 km, 12 locks, 8 hours   

Mini week
- Agde  -  Aigues-Mortes  -  Agde  
140 km - 4 locks - 20 hours
- Agde  -  Capestang  -  Agde  
104 km - 22 locks - 20 hours 
AgdeHomps   - one way 
86 km, 17 locks, 15 hours
- HompsCarcassonne  -  Homps  
84 km - 24 locks - 15 hours.
- Homps  -  Béziers  -  Homps  
118 km - 8 locks - 17 hours

One week
- Carcassonne  -  Castelnaudary  -  Carcassonne  
80 km - 46 locks - 25 hours
- Carcassonne  -  Agde   - one way
125 km - 36 locks - 25 hours  
- Agde  -  Homps  -  Agde
160 km - 34 locks - 28 hours
- Agde  -  Narbonne  -  Agde
144 km - 30 locks - 25 hours
- Agde  - Saint Gilles -  Agde
196 km - 4 locks - 26 hours
- Agde  -  Carcassonne    - one way
125 km - 36 locks - 25 hours 

Two weeks  
ColombiersCastelnaudary  -  Colombiers  
272 km, 102 locks, 52 hours 
CarcassonneAgdeCarcassonne  
252 km, 72 locks, 50 hours 
Homps , Bram, Homps , Carnon  
271 km, 53 locks, 60 hours 
Agde , Beaucaire , Agde , Béziers , Agde  
290 km, 12 locks, 42 hours 

  • Carcassonne

Set in a mild climate, among vineyards,  Carcassonne  is the only fortified city in Europe which is still inhabited. Steeped in 2500 years if history, this old  catharistic  fortress is cut in two by the canal of the south and the  Aude  River. Located in the middle of the triangle Barcelona - Montpellier - Toulouse, connecting the oceanic world to the Mediterranean world,  Carcassonne  offers you a thousand and one circuits to discover different aspects of the city and the surroundings. From gastronomic circuits to wine or historical circuits, there is something for everyone to enjoy here!

To see:  the medieval city, the Country house St Pierre, the Middle Age Memoirs museum, the city of the birds (flights of the largest raptors of the world).
To taste:   cassoulet with red partridge, crystallized poultry gizzards, chocolates of the city, the knuckle of ham, the conserve of goose and duck.
To know:  the city of Carcassonne is doubly classified with the world heritage of UNESCO since 1997.
Most Important:  the Im@ginarium (with its virtual theatre which allows you to relive the Cathar period of the city). 

  • Colombiers

This base represents the most recent addition to the Canalous cruises and the first cruise embarked in the spring of 2012. This small port, noted for its semicircular shape is ideally placed along the Canal du Midi, vibrates to the rhythms of bullfights and rugby. It is several kilometers west of Béziers , wine capital of the Languedoc Region. Close to Béziers , the celebrated locks of Fonsérannes   undeniably constitute the most impressive structure along the Canal du Midi. This ladder of locks in succession allows one to rise 21.5 meters in height over the course of 300 meters. Originally made up of 9 locks, only 7 are still in service today. 

To see:  9 locks of Fonsérannes , Béziers , Canal du Midi, church Saint Silvestre , the pond dried up by Montady-Colombiers , the site of Malpas , Via Domitia , the ancient wine cellar of Chateau.
To know:  Along the way Domitienne , on a small headland which overhangs a pond, Colombiers settled down during the centuries, by being not very situated well far from Béziers .
Most important:  The port in semicircle of Colombiers

  • Adge

Agde  is a city with a Mediterranean feel with its land dedicated to vineyards, its scrubby landscape, its ponds and its mild climate. It is a real paradise for an active holiday. Sport, leisure, spas and parties are all on offer in this exceptional setting. Do you want to go swimming? Or maybe sunbathe peacefully?  Adge  has  14km  of beaches for your enjoyment!

To see:  museum of Ephèbe (subaqueous archaeological museum), fort brescou , the city (fountains, squares, statues, ice cave, cathedral etc).
To taste:  mussels and stuffed squids, clams cooked with white wine and shallots, Honey of garrigue , dried figs, oysters of Thau , Muscat wine of Frontignan , Picpoul (regional wine).
To know:  the statue of Ephèbe , vestige of the Hellenist age, was brought back of Herault in 1964 and it is classified as a historical monument.
Most Important:   agathois museum (discovery of the popular arts and customs– fishing –sailing– terrestrial and subaqueous archaeology …).

  • Homps

A small village of 600 inhabitants,  Homps  is an old gallo-roman village, located on the South Canal, at the edge of Minervois and the wine soil of “the Double Money”. 
The small village restaurants provide delicious meals made from the produce of the surrounding countryside and are well worth visiting. The town also possesses the remains of the castle of the Malta knights and the Roman church of St. Etienne, which are both interesting and informative to see. You can also explore the Cathar city of Minerve which is surrounded by canyons. 

Information :  
- possibility to get a transfer from the airport of Carcassonne to the departure base. 
- The one way routes between the Rhone à Sète Canal and the Canal du Midi can be thwarted because of climatic reasons preventing the passage of the Etang de Thau.
- Passage of the Frontignan Bridge: an opening in the early morning, one in the afternoon. For timetables, contact your travel agent.

To see:  remains of the castle of the knights of Malta, the church St Etienne, Carcassonne .
To taste:  Red and white wine and rosé AOC Minervois , cassoulet , duck sauté au fitou , bread of the cathare country, mussels, oysters, Saint Jean's muscatel wine, sweet or dry food.
To know:   Homps is only 33km away from the city of Carcassonne , Narbonne (cathedral St Just Via Domitia )
Most Important:  the picturesque village of Minerve.


From the Rhone to Sète Canal :
Over a hundred kilometers, the Rhone à Sète Canal traverse Languedoc and the Petite Camargue to reach the edge of Provence. It is the link between the South Canal and the inland waterways of the Southeast.
The Beaucaire Canal, which runs from the Etang Canal, forms today what is known as the Rhone à Sète Canal which connects the Thau Lake and Sète in Beaucaire.

On the South Canal :
Built during the 17th century by Pierre-Paul Riquet with his famous round locks, this canal was classified a 'world wonder' by the UNESCO in 1996.
A true hydrolic museum, the South Canal combines a variety of sites and cultural richness to create a unique cruising experience. Along the 240km from Toulouse to the Lake Thau there are 64 locks, 55 aquaducts, 7 canal bridges and 126 bridges. 

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