No less than 63 locks mark the itinerary, as well as towpaths and villages, such as Ville franche-de-Lauragais. A boat rental on the Canal du Midi is an opportunity to explore the south of France, between Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees. Some cities worth visiting:
This beautiful boasts a rich history, culture and cuisine, along with some of the finest samples of Romanesque architecture. Examples include the town hall building at Place du Capitole, the Basilica Saint Sernin and the Convent of the Jacobins.
The city of Carcassonne is a magnificent medieval city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the Narbonne gate at the entrance of the city and visit the castle and its magnificent ramparts. Not far from there you can also visit Lake Cavayère, by all means a romantic scenery if you are travelling with your significant other.
Nicknamed "the black pearl of the Mediterranean", Agde is a very popular city thanks to its seaside resort of Cap d'Agde. There you can enjoy summer sunshine on stunning beaches such as Grande Conque and Mole.
Beziers is a beautiful town in Herault, close to the Mediterranean Sea. You can visit the Saint-Nazaire Cathedral, which offers a panoramic view of the city. It’s also worth vising Fonserannes, ideal for a stroll with your family or friends.
The Canal du Midi remains the masterpiece of Pierre-Paul Riquet, a French canal-builder and engineer. A magnificent waterway linking Toulouse to Sète and, not surprisingly, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Hiring a boat on the Canal du Midi is the best way to explore this beautiful corner of France. You can find several canal boats on the Canal du Midi on Click&Boat, a Paris-based company and the leading boat rental platform in France. You can hire a canal boat with or without a skipper in a few clicks.
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Boating on the Canal du Midi is as good as river boating can get in France and perhaps the whole of Europe. You will have the impression of floating under the majestic trees lined across this unique itinerary. You will may also sense a cool wind caressing your face, specially in the spring or summer when the region wears its brightest colours. A series of beautiful landscapes will parade before you when sailing in the Midi-Pyrénées: hillsides of striking raw beauty, stunning sunflower fields, all sorts of trees, red-roofed houses and Gothic mansions, to mention just a few.
In Canal du Midi, 12 privately owned yachs are available for charter. See other yachts in the area
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