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Self-drive Houseboat on Canal du Midi (6 berth)
Boat for 6 x guests in double cabins with ensuites. (space for 2 x guests sleeping in living area)
Classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Canal du Midi links the Atlantic with the Mediterranean and takes you through sun drenched vineyards and to numerous villages and canal side restaurants. The best bits: plenty of sunshine, numerous historical sites to visit, and excellent Languedoc wines from waterside vineyards.
From Le Somail - from the charming small port of Le Somail, cruise away to discover the Canal du Midi in the direction of Carcassonne or if your cruising time permits down to Narbonne close to the Mediterranean Sea. You will cruise on the largest pound of france (52km without any locks) up to the Fonserannes starcase, situated close to the historical city of Beziers. A few kilometres more and you arrive, via Agde, to the huge Etang de Thau- renowned for it oyster beds.
From Port Lauragais - Cast off from the base in Port Lauragais and sail West towards Toulouse, the 'pink city', named because of its red brick buildings rich with points of interest for tourists, Heritage Capitol museum, city of Space to name a couple.
To the East, a must stop is Castelnaudary to try its delicious cassoulet, a local gastronomique specialty, before cruising on to the medieval city of Carcassonne. the streets of Trebes, whose origin date back to 4500 BC, await you before reaching Homps and its man-made beaches.
Slow Tours offers a number of other Houseboat Holidays in Europe
Price is calculated on 6 x guests. Total price of boat hire is 6 x individual price
Ask us about your houseboat hire: departures any day except Sunday; boats available from 2-10 guests; boats available in other parts of France, Germany, Netherlands, Hungary and Portugal: find the right boat and location for you at [email protected]
Day 1 is for getting familiar with your boat, stocking up with food and maybe doing a short drive before resting for the night
Hey! Day 2-7 is your choice! Make your own plan.... Begin your adventure now!
Self-drive holiday houseboats on the UNESCO site, Canal du Midi, where you can choose to visit Carcassonne, Toulouse, or Beziers- enjoy 7 relaxing, peaceful days on a boat, your pace, your choice of destination.
Day 8: Your boat should be returned to the base where you picked it up between 8-9 am, unless arrangements have been made for a one-way trip.
Relaxing experience in a beautiful setting - and stimulating at the same time! For us busy professionals a perfect holiday! The staff at handover was amazing - we were early and a staff member from Germany put our luggage into the office so that we could have lunch - very kind! The handover was professional and well-managed! The boat was clean, in excellent condition with no faults or issues. The return was similarly professional and well managed, a young new member of staff handled this well and organised a taxi for us! As the last time, it was an amazing holiday on a beautiful boat - we will be back!!! Stephan, Cologne Germany June 2019
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|May 20 2023||May 27 2023||6||Single rooms||424€|
|May 27 2023||Jun 03 2023||6||Single rooms||424€|
|Jun 03 2023||Jun 10 2023||6||Single rooms||447€|
|Jun 10 2023||Jun 17 2023||6||Single rooms||447€|
|Jun 17 2023||Jun 24 2023||6||Single rooms||447€|
|Jun 24 2023||Jul 01 2023||6||Single rooms||485€|
|Jul 01 2023||Jul 08 2023||6||Single rooms||485€|
|Jul 08 2023||Jul 15 2023||6||Single rooms||518€|
|Jul 15 2023||Jul 22 2023||6||Single rooms||518€|
|Jul 22 2023||Jul 29 2023||6||Single rooms||518€|
|Jul 29 2023||Aug 05 2023||6||Single rooms||518€|
|Aug 05 2023||Aug 12 2023||6||Single rooms||518€|
|Aug 12 2023||Aug 19 2023||6||Single rooms||518€|
|Aug 19 2023||Aug 26 2023||6||Single rooms||485€|
|Aug 26 2023||Sep 02 2023||6||Single rooms||447€|
|Sep 02 2023||Sep 09 2023||6||Single rooms||447€|
|Sep 09 2023||Sep 16 2023||6||Single rooms||424€|
|Sep 16 2023||Sep 23 2023||6||Single rooms||424€|
|Sep 23 2023||Sep 30 2023||6||Single rooms||329€|
|Sep 30 2023||Oct 07 2023||6||Single rooms||329€|
|Oct 07 2023||Oct 14 2023||6||Single rooms||329€|
|Oct 14 2023||Oct 21 2023||6||Single rooms||329€|
|Oct 21 2023||Oct 28 2023||6||Single rooms||329€|
|Oct 28 2023||Nov 04 2023||6||Single rooms||329€|
|Nov 04 2023||Nov 11 2023||6||Single rooms||329€|
If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.
Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote
Shows in English in Paris: Paris offers a wide variety of shows accessible to English-speakers. One-man shows, classic & modern theatre, musicals, cabarets and more are all performed in the city every night. You can get the full programme of shows in Paris to fit your city break dates by emailing [email protected]
We highly recommend it! The sun of the south, the slow pace of life on the water allowing you to take every detail of this fascinating canal in, and lunches on the deck of our canal boat. We can’t recommend this boating holiday enough! Jocelyne, Guéret