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Peaceful cruising along Canal du Midi

The Midi Robine Cruise - Canal du Midi

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Peaceful cruising along Canal du Midi
Discover the spectacular spots, local cuisines, and indulgent wines of South of France during your week long cruise between Narbonne and Trebes, along the laidback and charming Canal du Midi. Taste local wines, explore canal side cafes, drop by historic monuments, and have a blast doing some watersports. This cruise is sure to ignite your senses!
Cultural
Independent tours
Self-Drive

Highlights

Experience the elegant features of a French canal boat as you cruise along the calm waters of Canal du Midi.

Visit the region's famous vineyards, taste exquisite wines, discover famous chateaux and historic monuments during your boating holiday.

The waterways in the South of France paint bands of blue across green vineyards and vibrant colourful towns, merging to create a path to utter relaxation as you stop to savour picturesque Ventenac, Le Somail, Homps and Trèbes. Your Canal du Midi cruise spans the Languedoc and the Camargue, two of the most sumptuous places in the entire world. You'll glide on through the peaceful glassy waters with confidence knowing that the Canal du Midi area is easy to navigate and a great route for beginners.

The Canal du Midi cruising season lasts from 01 April - 31 October 2020, and then from 01 April - 29 October 2021.

CRUISING TIME
: 20 hrs

NUMBER OF LOCKS: 44

LOCK TYPE:  Automatic operated by lock-keeper

WATERWAYS: Canal du Midi

SUGGESTED ITINERARY:

Narbonne

Explore Narbonne's quaint  atmosphere with a Spanish twist. Visit the Narbonne Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace dating back to the Roman era.

Sallèles d'Aude

Visit Sallèles d'Aude and find the quirky Chapel of St. Roch and Le Calvarie. There are grocery stores, restaurants, and bakery in the village center.

Le Somail

Book lovers will be in heaven at Le Trouve Tout du Livre in lovely Le Somail. It's also home to nice canal side restaurants, artist studios and a grocery store.

Ventenac

Ventenac-en-Minervois is noted for its waterside cellar at the stunning Château de Ventenac-en-Minervois. Tour the cellar and sample wines for free.

Paraza

The village of Paraza is famous for its Chateau which produces excellent wine. Stop for a wine tour and tasting.

Roubia

See the astonishing village of Roubia blessed with a charming old stone church and tower.

Argens-Minervois

Wander around the narrow cobbled streets of Argens-Minervois and see the legendary towers of a 14th century château.

Homps

Arrive in Homps and take a tour of the local vineyards, sample quality wines, and let the kids enjoy all kinds of watersports at Lac de Jouarres.

La Redorte

Touch down La Redorte, a pretty and leafy town built around a grand Chateau which has been transformed into a luxury hotel with an excellent restaurant.

Puicheric

Discover Puicheric, a medieval village with a lovely church and a major hub for watersports – you can hire canaoes or kayaks on the adjacent River Aude.

Marseillette

Enjoy the scenery at Marseillette, famous for growing rice and for its magnificent clock tower at the centre.

Millepetit

Visit the wonderful cooking school in Millepetit and learn how to create classic French cuisine with a modern twist!

Carcassonne

See the breathtaking Carcassonne, a UNESCO-listed, fortified citadel with 3km of ramparts, a castle, cathedral and shops and restaurants.

Trèbes

In Trèbes, try some excellent local produce including wine, olives, jams and confits, then experience the charming landscapes of Cavayère Lake.

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Included

Hire of the boat and its equipment
A fully equipped kitchen
Towels and linen for all passengers
Boat handling demonstration prior to departure
On-board cruising information
Passage through locks
Technical support

Excluded

  • Optional  holiday extras
  • Boat damage  waiver
  • Running costs (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear) - charged by the  engine hour.
  • Travel to and from the base(s)
  • Waterside services if you use them (i.e. moorings where a charge is applicable, pump-out if needed, water, etc)
  • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance
  • Food and drink

Additional information

Official language
French
Currency
EUR
0 nights
Narbonne
01 April - 31 October 2020 | 01 April - 29 October 2021.
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