The 300 year old Canal du Midi skirts the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean before meandering inland through ancient villages, Roman fortifications and famed vineyards. This canal is defined by its beauty, lined with plane trees and crossed by pretty arched bridges. The Mediterranean weather and pace of life is relaxed and lulls you into unwinding as your luxury Canal du Midi barge meanders gently downstream.
This is the perfect place for cycling or walking along scenic tow paths, or simply watching the scenery pass by as you relax on the deck of a Canal du Midi barge with a cool drink. In the distance you can see the Pyrenees, whereas closer to hand are the vineyards that stretch for thousands of square miles. Enjoy private wine tastings at chateaux en route, the locations of which vary depending on your choice of Canal du Midi cruise.
You will discover a marvellous blend of ancient Gallo-Roman and traditional influences reflected throughout this region of historical importance. Explore this further with your tour guide when you visit the walled city of Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence.
Our classic Canal du Midi cruise is held aboard our pretty 8 passenger vessel Anjodi, which has been cruising the Canal du Midi for more than 25 years. Anjodi has never been more popular since Rick Stein brought her to the attention of the world in his very successful TV series 'French Odyssey'.
Alternatively, you can opt for the ultra deluxe Canal du Midi cruise aboard the 8 passenger Enchanté, or the 6 passenger Claire de Lune. Enchanté is the only double-decker Canal du Midi barge, providing room for large cabins and additional facilities whilst still able to squeeze through the waterway's old locks. Clair de Lune provides superior accommodation for up to 6 guests in three contemporary double or twin junior suites. We also offer the 10 passenger Athos for larger groups.