Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

From the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean sea

The Midi in the south of France

The Midi canal was built in the 17th century. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and among the most popular routes here in France. Step back in time as you explore the ancient trading ports and medieval towns and villages.

Hotel barges

6 hotel barge cruises

Alegria
Midi Canal

Alegria

4 guests

Beziers and Puicheric

Save 30%
Anjodi
Midi Canal

Anjodi

8 guests

Marseillan to Le Somail

Save 10%
Athos
Midi Canal

Athos

10 guests

Argeliers to Marseillan

Special Offers
Enchanté
Midi Canal

Enchanté

8 guests

Sallèles d'Aude to Trèbes

Last 6 dates!
Esperance
Midi Canal

Esperance

6 guests

From Portiragnes to Carcassonne

5% off!
Saraphina
Midi Canal

Saraphina

4 guests

Portiragnes to Puicheric

Half-board barges

Last 6 dates!
Esperance
Midi Canal

Esperance

6 guests

From Portiragnes to Carcassonne

"Home & Away" barges

Saraphina

Saraphina

4 guests

Portiragnes to Carcassonne

Self-drive boats

France Afloat

France Afloat have 8 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.


Nicols

Nicols have 17 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

N DUO

N DUO

4 guests

N OCTO

N OCTO

8 guests

N OCTO Fly C

N OCTO Fly C

10 guests

N PRIMO

N PRIMO

4 guests

N QUATTRO B

N QUATTRO B

4 guests

N QUATTRO FLY C

N QUATTRO FLY C

6 guests

N QUATTRO S

N QUATTRO S

6 guests

N SIXTO

N SIXTO

8 guests

N SIXTO FLY C

N SIXTO FLY C

8 guests

N1000

N1000

8 guests

N1100

N1100

9 guests

N1170

N1170

10 guests

N1310

N1310

12 guests

N1350 B

N1350 B

10 guests

N800

N800

4 guests

N900 DP

N900 DP

7 guests


France Passion Plaisance

France Passion Plaisance have 16 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

Haines Rive 34

Haines Rive 34

6 guests

Haines Rive 40

Haines Rive 40

8 guests

La Peniche F

La Peniche F

12 guests

Nicols 1100

Nicols 1100

9 guests

Nicols 1160

Nicols 1160

10 guests

Nicols 900

Nicols 900

7 guests

Tarpon 32

Tarpon 32

8 guests

Tarpon 42

Tarpon 42

12 guests

Triton 1050

Triton 1050

8 guests

Triton 860 Fly

Triton 860 Fly

3 guests


Le Boat

Le Boat have 33 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

Calypso

Calypso

8 guests

Black Friday week
Caprice

Caprice

6 guests

Cirrus A

Cirrus A

4 guests

Cirrus B

Cirrus B

4 guests

Classique

Classique

8 guests

Classique Star

Classique Star

10 guests

Clipper

Clipper

6 guests

Consul

Consul

4 guests

Continentale

Continentale

6 guests

Corvette A

Corvette A

4 guests

Countess

Countess

6 guests

Black Friday week
Crusader

Crusader

6 guests

Black Friday week
Elegance

Elegance

6 guests

Grand Classique

Grand Classique

12 guests

Horizon 1

5 guests

Horizon 2S

Horizon 2S

5 guests

Horizon 3

7 guests

Horizon 4

9 guests

Horizon 5

12 guests

Black Friday week
Magnifique

Magnifique

10 guests

Black Friday week
Mystique

Mystique

8 guests

Royal Classique

Royal Classique

6 guests

Black Friday week

Royal Mystique A

6 guests

Black Friday week
Royal Mystique B

Royal Mystique B

6 guests

Salsa A

10 guests

Salsa B

Salsa B

12 guests

Sheba

Sheba

5 guests

Tango

Tango

6 guests

Vision 2

Vision 2

6 guests

Vision 3

Vision 3

10 guests

Vision 3 SL

Vision 3 SL

10 guests

Vision 4

Vision 4

9 guests

Vision 4 SL

Vision 4 SL

9 guests


Locaboat

Locaboat have 15 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

Europa 400

4 guests

Europa 600

6 guests

P1020 FB

P1020 FB

5 guests

P1022FB

P1022FB

3 guests

P1106 FB

P1106 FB

7 guests

P1107W

P1107W

7 guests

P1120R

P1120R

6 guests

P1165 FB

P1165 FB

7 guests

P1180 FB

P1180 FB

7 guests

P1260R

P1260R

10 guests

P1400 FB

10 guests

P1500 FB

12 guests

P1500 R

P1500 R

12 guests

P935W

P935W

5 guests


Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi information

Built during the 17th century, the Canal du Midi, also known as the Canal des Deux Mers, is one of the oldest man-made waterways in Europe. At 360km long, the Canal du Midi was built to link the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It is fed by the waters of the Black Mountain. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Southern France, runs from Toulouse in the west to the Mediterranean port of Sète in the east.

Shaded by plane trees lining its banks, the Canal du Midi’s green waters wind through the beautiful countryside, past fields of sunflowers and the vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon.

Explore the busy port-town of Béziers and enjoy the stunning views from the former cathedral of Saint-Nazaire, perched on a hilltop. To the west, at Fonseranes, you will find the marvellous flight of seven locks. See the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas, and discover the exciting village of Capestang with its lovely, floodlit St. Etienne Cathedral. Detour to Narbonne to see the impressive cathedral and Archbishop's Palace. Famous for its medieval fortress set high on a hill with drawbridges, towers and cobbled streets, Carcassonne is unmissable. The medieval town of Castelnaudary is also worth exploring. It was built around a castle in the 12th century and was the birthplace of cassoulet, a meat and beans dish named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked.

Browse the traditional markets for a selection of local cheeses and enjoy tasting the wines of the region. The Canal du Midi passes through the wine-growing areas of the Languedoc, the Herault, the Aude, Minervois and Corbières.

Basking in warm sunshine almost all year round, a cruise along the Canal du Midi is an ideal holiday for sun-seekers! Air-conditioned boats are advisable in July or August as temperatures can be high.

A perfect boating holiday for experienced and first-time cruisers alike, this beautiful and tranquil waterway, with relaxed cruising through unique oval locks, stands testament to the technical mastery of its architects.

More information on the UNESCO site

Waterways in this region

The Canal du Midi, the Canal de la Robine, the canal latéral à la Garonne, the Canal de Jonction, Etang de Thau