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Canal du Midi

11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72
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Lovely and interesting boat ride

We were blessed with good weather which made it very pleasant and the young man telling us about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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Le Boat is not the way to go

We booked a boat from Le Boat to travel from Castelnaudary to Homps France on the Canal du Midi... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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A 360-km network of canals linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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11492, France
+33 3 86 91 72 72

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were blessed with good weather which made it very pleasant and the young man telling us about the canal made it interesting as well. We've been through locks before, on a barge cruise and even through the Panama Canal, but experiencing it again was...More

Thank Dobbstraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked a boat from Le Boat to travel from Castelnaudary to Homps France on the Canal du Midi. We were told we could take a leisurely trip and even go beyond Homps and return in plenty of time for our return date and time....More

Thank teacher60
Reviewed 3 days ago

Emma is an 84 ft French Barge that hosts tours up & down the Canal du Midi. She has all the comfort of a French cottage, including a dining area, plenty of deck space and loved by her owner Renee and Liz. What makes Emma...More

Thank kuhnbrianna
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a barge on the canal with 3 couples using France Afloat as the provider. Started in Castelnaudary and finished in Capestang. The barge was beautiful with 3 rooms, 2 with attached bathroom while one had a bathroom acrisse the hall. Small kitchen and...More

Thank Marlene S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We cruised from Narbonne to Trebes (detouring for an overnight visit to Capestang). We spent a night in Narbonne and this Roman town is well worth a visit. Shopped for provisions at the historic Narbonne markets. Our itinerary would take us through the largest wine...More

Thank bargegirlflaneuse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were one of four couples who chartered the 100' steel barge, Tango, by Canals of France for a week of gourmet French food and day-excursions thanks to the talented owner/Captain, Daniel Sak, and his crew of three. Tango is a floating art deco hotel...More

Thank jaboettger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a trip to France aboard France Afloat's "Winifred". What a delight. We picked by far the best rental company to hire a boat from. People who hired from Le Boat, who we came across along our way, were disappointed at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled on Le Boat. The boat was not cheap, yet the list of deficiencies was long. The boat was not very clean. The upholstery throughout was filthy. Floors were not washed, frying pans scratched, bodes (coffee maker) was rusted through, pots had mismatched lids,...More

Thank Alyssa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, a great holiday and a competent and very customer friendly company. Our group of 7 family members rented a very large boat ( Vision SL 4). We had 2 competent drivers and they struggled to control a vessel this large. . Per other reviews,...More

Thank Parrys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled from Capestang to Castelnaudry on Bosun Higgs. Accommodation was faultless with plenty of room for 2 couples and 2 Labradors. Excellent facilities and was spotless on arrival. The boat at 25tons is very hard to manoeuvre and takes some getting used to but after...More

Thank Clarkie59Congs
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Gary L
10 October 2017|
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Response from jaboettger | Reviewed this property |
Between le Somali and Carcassonne about one third of the trees were dead or removed. Still most of the route was very picturesque. I thought the trip was still worth taking.
11 September 2017|
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Response from hjg1963 | Reviewed this property |
We found a number of places along the canal and also stocked up in a couple of supermarkets/ small shops / lock shops and ate on board. Be prepared not to find somewhere
19 August 2017|
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Response from Dr Benjamin P | Reviewed this property |
People do fish but I would certainly not be eating anything caught! The water hardly looks inspiring and regardless of anything else, I think what fishing takes place is for sport on a catch and release basis.