Cruise map for Midi, South of France

Bases at Negra, Argens and Lattes

Negra: Canal de la Garonne + Midi canal

The base at Négra was the first stop on the "Mail Boat" which ran from Toulouse to Agde in the 19th century.
From the surroundings of rose-red Toulouse, the Canal du Midi takes you through one of France's most fascinating regions.
Beyond the canal banks, shaded by ancient trees,the surrounding hills are covered by a patchwork of little fields.
Medieval villages, Romanesque churches, abbeys and monasteries provide variety to the landscape.
At Castelnaudary, home of cassoulet, many fine buildings form a treasury of the architectural riches of the region.

One week cruises from Negra

  • Negra, Castelnaudary, Carcassonne, Argens ONE WAY
    118 km; 45 locks; 4hr30 cruising per day
  • Negra, Castelnaudary, Carcassonne, Negra
    144 km; 56 locks; 5 hr cruising per day
  • Negra, Toulouse, Montech, Negra
    152 km; 40 locks; 4hr cruising per day

From our base at Argens, the Canal du Midi winds gracefully through a typically Mediterranean landscape: vines, cypresses, pine trees and a riot of flowers exude their glorious aroma whilst cicadas and crickets shrill all around.
Shaded by plane trees you will journey from town to town, each with its tale to tell from an eventful history.
Carcassonne, Béziers, Narbonne and many others invite you to taste mouthwatering regional specialities and such unusual wines as Pacherenc, made from late-picked grapes.
To see on the skyline the towers of Carcassonne is a heart-stopping moment, so formidable are the fortifications restored by Viollet le Duc and now granted World Heritage status by UNESCO.

One week cruises from Argens: Midi canal + Etang du Thau

  • Argens, Le Somail, Sete, Frontignan, Aigues-Mortes, Lattes ONE WAY
    185 km; 17 locks; 4hr cruising per day
  • Argens, Puicheric, Trebes, Carcassonne, Argens
    92 km; 34 locks; 3hr30 cruising per day
  • Argens, Le Somail, Narbonne, Beziers, Argens
    151 km; 40 locks; 4hr cruising per day
  • Argens, Puicheric, Trebes, Carcasonne, Bram ONE WAY
    102km; 46 locks; 4hr cruising per day

10 or 11 day cruises

  • Argens, Narbonne, Beziers, Sete, Frontignan, Aigues Mortes, Lattes ONE WAY
    202 km; 39 locks; 3hr30 cruising per day
  • Argens, Trebes, Carcassonne, Castelnaudary, Argens
    134 km; 66 locks; 4hr30 cruising per day
  • Argens, Narbonne, Beziers, Agde, Marseillan, Argens
    200 km; 54 locks; 4hr cruising per day

Two week cruises

  • Argens, Carcassonne, Castelnaudary, Toulouse, Argens
    291 km; 102 locks, 4hr 45 cruising per day
  • Argens, Narbonne, Beziers, Bouzigues, Lattes, Argens
    288 km; 56 locks; 4hr cruising per day

Three week cruises

  • Argens, Carcassonne, Castelnaudary, Negra, Argens, Beziers, Agde, Argens
    396km; 116 locks; 4h30 cruising per day

Starting from Lattes, on the outskirts of Montpellier, you cruise the river Lez, a trade route since 800BC. Cruises in this region are almost all lock-free.
You will cruise close to the Mediterranean beaches, in an area of amazing bird, animal and plant life.
Make the most of the beaches before crossing the Bassin de Thau to reach its little ports and oyster beds.
Pink flamingoes, white horses, and the massive outlines of the wild black bulls recreate a landscape that takes you back to the beginning of time.
From this green paradise stands out in stately profile the silhouette of Aigues Mortes, the fortified port from which the Crusaders set sail.

One week cruises from Lattes: Etang du Thau, Canal de Sete, Canal de la Robine

  • Lattes, Bouzigues, Marseillan, Agde, Lattes
    108 km; 8 locks; 4hr cruising per day
  • Lattes, Aigues-Mortes, Beaucaire, Fourques (Arles), Mas des Baumelles, (Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer), Lattes
    186 km; 4 locks; 3hr30 cruising per day
  • Lattes, Aigues Mortes, Frontignan, Le Somail, Sete, Le Somail, Argens ONE WAY
    185km; 17 locks; 4hr cruising per day

10 or 11 day cruises

  • Lattes, Aigues Mortes, Frontignan, Sete, Beziers, Narbonne, Argens ONE WAY
    202 km; 39 locks; 3hr30 cruising per day

  • Lattes, Aigues Mortes, Bouzigues, Agde, Beziers, Lattes
    202 km; 16 locks; 3hr30 cruising per day

Two week cruises

  • Lattes, Aigues Mortes, Frontignan, Sete, Beziers, Carcassonne, Castelnaudary, Negra ONE WAY
    300 km; 62 locks; 4hr30 cruising per day
  • Lattes, Aigues Mortes, Bouzigues, Marseillan, Agde, Beziers, Argens, Lattes
    316 km; 34 locks; 4hr cruising per day

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