languedoc canal du midi boat cruise

Canal du Midi (also called Midi Canal or Midicanal): in the Languedoc, South of France we offer boat rental and houseboat river barge hire; also on other canals and rivers in France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium, Germany
self drive barging, no permit necessary

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pdf pages on Canal du Midi and Camargue 2013 -click here...


Locks on the Canal du Midi (YouTube)

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see Canal de Rhône à Sète and Canal du Midi holiday report (7 pages)-click here...
Camargue: -click here for more Camargue canal information...
Canal du Midi: click here for Canal du Midi information
A cruise in the sunshine
The Canal des Deux Mers, between the ocean and the sea was the brainchild of Baron Riquet.
It took fourteen years to build it. Almost nothing has changed since its opening: round and oval locks that work as they used to in the seventeenth century, elegant arched bridges in Roman style, etc... From Agde, a famous little southern town dedicated to agriculture (olives, wine, fruits) and fishing, the canal lazily meanders through a romantic landscape, full of thousand Mediterranean fragrances. Under the sun which filters through the leaves of plane trees, among the shimmering tones of multi-coloured flowers, amid the the profuse song of crickets and grasshoppers, your cruise will be a never ending delight. You will relish in the pleasure of being with your family or friends, of walking or riding on towpaths, of stopping over at historic or gastronomic places, totally losing track of time. These are the memories that you will keep of your cruise on the Midi canal.
Camargue -click here for more Camargue canal information...
The camargue region reveals its beauty to those who know how to take their time. You will dicover the marvellous spectacle of wild nature at a leisurely place. The canal from the Rhône river to Sète runs along the Mediterranean Sea. You will discover la Grande Motte, famous for its pyramid style buildings and its golf course, then le Grau du Roi and Palavas les Flots. You can visit Aigues Mortes (a fortified medieval town). You can cruise towards Avignon, from Carnon to Beaucaire, a charming way to get acquainted with the Provence. You can stop in Saint Gilles and discover its gastronomic specialities. The Camargue region is the perfect cruise for people who like nature, sun and discovery.

Languedoc: Herault, Aude, Gard

bases: Carnon (Montpellier, near the Camargue), Agde, Colombiers, Homps, Carcassonne

Canals Midi and France:
Canal du Midi, (also called Midi Canal or Midicanal), Canal du Rhône à Sète, Canal Latéral à la Garonne, Lot, Baïse, Charente, Vilaine, Sarthe, Mayenne, Marne, Meuse, Canal Burgundy, Canal de Bourgogne, Canal du Nivernais, Yonne, Saone, Seille, Canal du Centre, Canal Latéral à la Loire, Loire, Canal de Roanne, Canal de Briare

special offer : free navigation atlas sent to you by postal mail for every reservation of one week or longer !


barge hire france : ultimate relaxation on the water.....

Frans van Houten and team welcome you to your canal vacation's websites. and - Pelangi van Houten is partner of France Passion Plaisance, No.Chamber of Commerce Leiden, the Netherlands: 28068596
BTW (VAT) nr.BTW: 8038.96.864.B01.
address: Duinschooten 12 b 238, 2211 ZC Noordwijkerhout Holland; phone 0031 6 4708 2691 fax 0031 84 746 6605
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self drive Tarpon boats on Canal du Midi from our own shipyards in Burgundy