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Canal du Midi

Here are some nice cruises : 

Short Breaks

The Medieval Short Break Cruise
Castelnaudary - Trebes (or vice versa)
(52 km - 31 locks - 18 hrs)

  • Picture yourself standing on the soaring ramparts of medieval Carcassonne and gazing at the blue waters warmly embraced amidst green vineyards, or try the slow-cooked meat and bean casserole known as cassoulet in charming medieval Castelnaudary.
  • Bring your bikes on a Canal du Midi boat rental and cycle to a Trèbes café to savour local wines!

Duration: 3-4 nights
Cruise Type: one-way


Week Breaks

The Little Midi Cruise
Castelnaudary - Carcassonne
(104 km - 62 locks - 39 hrs)

  • Raise a toast with your companions in an intimate waterfront café in mediaeval Castelnaudary, and celebrate the joy of a Canal du Midi cruise.
  • Travelling from lock to lock brings you close to the local people, who are always ready with a friendly smile.
  • Ancient ruins and grand châteaux are like islands of history amidst the lush Languedoc vineyards.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: one-way


The Merchant's Cruise
Narbonne - Carcassone - Narbonne
(148 km - 58 locks - 34 hrs)

  • Ribbons of blue run through beautiful wine country connecting cities and villages once only for commerce, but now for your pleasure on a boat rent on the Canal du Midi.
  • As you walk the narrow stone streets of Roman Narbonne or medieval Carcassonne , you find yourself immersed in age-old cities with beautiful market squares. 

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip

The Languedoc Vineyards Cruise
Homps - Carcassonne - Homps
(80 km - 42 locks - 23 hrs)

  • It is said that fine wine is the nectar of the soul — the balance of taste, nose and eye that truly rejuvenates.
  • On a Canal du Midi cruise deep into Languedoc, you’ll find yourself trekking amidst fields of plump purple grapes, poking into cool wine cellars, and savouring the best vintages on the sundeck in beautiful Trèbes and Bram.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip


The Pierre-Paul Riquet Cruise
Trebes - Beziers - Trebes
(180 km - 54 locks - 37 hrs)

  • Ease into the staircase of locks at Fonsérannes and feel the coolness as you pass from the sun into the oldest canal tunnel at Malpas.
  • The joy of a boat rent on the Canal du Midi is often in the journey, a celebration of the genius builder Pierre-Paul Riquet.
  • Béziers, famous for its architecture, festivals, and bullfights, beckons at day’s end!

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip

The Sunshine Cruise
Port Cassafieres - Narbonne - Port Cassafieres
(128 km - 46 locks - 27 hrs)

  • Clear blue skies, balmy sunshine, gentle breezes, the shimmering blue of the Mediterranean kissing golden sands, it all strikes you as a foray into paradise as your Canal du Midi cruise takes you into the edge of the Camargue to Roman Narbonne.
  • It’s a journey of contrasts, inviting you to experience busy Béziers and quiet Le Somail.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip


The Canal du Midi Cruise
Homps - Castelnaudary (or vice versa)
(81 km - 44 locks - 30 hrs)

  • Sun dappled waters become shadowed in the shade of plane trees lining the canal. Cyclists pass you on the towpath. The air is redolent with fragrant flowers.
  • Your Canal du Midi cruise is taking you ever more into the heart of wine country with stops at pretty waterside villages and a sojourn to the hugely popular medieval city of Carcassonne! Enjoy the many festivals and historic sites!

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: one-way


The Midi-Robine Cruise
Narbonne - Trebes (or vice versa)
(87 km - 43 locks - 23 hrs)

  • You lounge on the sundeck as the scenery slowly passes by on your boat rent on the Canal du Midi.
  • Two beautiful cities await — medieval Carcassonne and Roman Narbonne.
  • In between, you explore the pretty villages on foot or on your bicycle, feeling part of the friendly French people you meet along the way.
  • Ahead, another waterway, the Canal de la Robine, welcomes you!

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: one-way


The Classic Midi Cruise
Homps - Port Cassafieres (or vice versa)
(77 km - 19 locks - 17 hrs)

  • Your journey begins in Homps, a jewel of the Languedoc.
  • As you travel toward the Mediterranean, you experience France in the most unique way possible on your Canal du Midi cruise.
  • Stop at lovely Ventenac and dine at a café.
  • Snap pictures of the amazing staircase of locks as you pass through, and dance the night away in chic Béziers.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: one-way

The Golden Midi Cruise
Port Cassafieres - Castelnaudary (or vice versa)
(157 km - 62 locks - 45 hrs)

  • You sample the regionally famous cassoulet, a delicious slow-cooked bean and meat casserole, in Castelnaudary, and then it’s off on your Canal du Midi cruise to the Mediterranean Sea!
  • As you go, the slow pace of travel imparts a magical spirit, taking you into the warm embrace of scenic France.
  • Beaches and warm breezes beckon as your boat rent on the Canal du Midi unfolds.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: one-way


Longer Breaks

The Languedoc Cruise
Narbonne - Castelnaudary - Narbonne
(236 km - 118 locks - 80 hrs)

  • Cruise past rolling hills adorned with lush green vineyards.
  • Pass through the amazing staircase of locks and over marvelous aqueducts on your Canal du Midi cruise.
  • Linger in quaint villages like Le Somail and enjoy a glass of local wine, or spend the day exploring medieval Carcassonne!
  • Bicycle, stroll, sightsee and explore at your leisure.

Duration: two weeks
Cruise Type: return trip

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Horizon

5 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Horizon boat has been designed exclusively for Le Boat with couples in mind ! Small party crew looking for more features and a higher spec now have the perfect option. A large forward stateroom and a roomy ‘fundeck’ on top-deck area and a high level of equipements are making this...

Horizon

5 stars 4 Permanent Berths
Die Horizon wurde exklusiv für Le Boat entwickelt, immer mit dem Gedanken an Paare im Hinterkopf. Kleine Crews, die auf eine umfangreiche Ausstattung Wert legen, haben hiermit jetzt die perfekte Option. Eine große Bugkabine und ein geräumiges Sonnendeck sowie ein insgesamt sehr...
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Horizon 2S

5 stars 4 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
The Horizon 2-S, has two en-suite cabins, albeit a smaller master cabin than the Horizon (2&2) model and no separate shower cubicle in the second en-suite. However, it enjoys the same saloon and sundeck space and is perfect for two couples looking for a bit more privacy or a family who would...
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Horizon 3

5 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Horizon 3 has the same high specs and quality finish as other Horizon models. It offers three en-suite bathrooms allowing larger groups to ejoy a good mix of social and private space. Boat Size: 13. 5m x 4. 3m 1 large forward cabin with convertible double bed 2 side cabins with...
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Horizon 4

5 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Horizon 4 sleeps up to 9 guests. It is the same size boat as the Horizon 3, just with the master cabin split into two to create a 4th cabin. All four cabins have the privacy of their own en-suite bathrooms and enjoy a spacious sundeck and saloon. Boat Size: 13. 5m x 4. 3m 2 double...
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Horizon 5

5 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Horizon 5 is the largest model of the premier Horizon fleet and sleeps up to 12 people in 5 en-suite cabins, as well as a convertible settee in the saloon. Its spacious and fully-equipped interior & sundeck offer all the comfort and convenience you will need for a perfect vacation with a...

Royal Mystique A

5 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Le bateau Royal Mystique A constitue un choix idéal pour les groupes accueillant jusqu'à six personnes. Doté du chauffage et de l'air conditionné, ce modèle intègre un système radio/CD, une TV à écran plat 17 pouces avec...
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Vision 2

5 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Vision2 combines our very best technology, including joystick manoeuvrability, making it as easy to handle as a car. Discover our most luxurious boat, equipped with a gorgeous saloon at the front for you to enjoy your cruise with glorious wide-open views. On the Vision 2, there are two staterooms...
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Vision 3

5 stars 6 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Manoeuvring is simple with joystick steering, making this diesel boat hire a breeze to handle! Full-size twin beds convert to doubles, and two other sleeping areas allow for a total crew of 10. The Vision3 offers elegance, privacy, and common areas for socialising inside and outside! It’s...
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Vision 3 Master

5 stars 6 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Thanks to our new technology, Visions are very easy to handle. Cruise with confidence on our most famous boat model combining luxury and practicality. On the Vision 3 Master , you can sleep up to 7, making this boat perfect for friends or families. There are two standard-size cabins and a larger...
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Vision 3 SL

5 stars 6 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Special pod drives make the boat as easy to manoeuvre as a car. The three staterooms have full-size twin beds that convert to doubles, plus there’s a fold-down bed (suitable only for a child or teenager) and an extra bed in the saloon, making the boat ideal for families and friends! New to...
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Vision 4

5 stars 8 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Ranked amongst our most popular canal boats, this model offers you luxurious and spacious accommodations. A settee in the elegant saloon converts to a single bed, upping the total sleeping capacity to nine. The saloon has a full entertainment center, and cabins have TV/DVD players. The boat was...
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Vision 4 SL

5 stars 8 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Cruise smoothly along the inland waterways in this stylish high-end self-drive boat. The saloon features a radio/CD system and flat-screen TV/DVD player, and has plenty of room for entertaining. It also has a convertible settee for one adult. The four cabins have two twin beds that convert to...
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Mystique

4 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Our comforatble and spacious Mystiques have heating and air-conditioning, radio/CD system and 17-inch flat-screen TV/DVD player, en-suite luxury bathrooms in the three private cabins, and a sundeck with dining table and moulded seating. Lavishly appointed with designer fabrics and upholstery,...
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Royal Mystique A

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Our Royal Mystique A boat hire can accommodate parties up to six. The canal boats feature heating and air-conditioning, a 17-inch LCD flat-screen TV/DVD player, and a media center with MP3/USB connectivity. The huge sundeck has a fixed table and cushioned seating, plus a sun canopy. Cabins have...
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Royal Mystique B

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Our Royal Mystique B boat rent can accommodate parties up to six. The canal boats feature heating, a 17-inch LCD flat-screen TV/DVD player, a media center with MP3/USB connectivity and can supply air-conditioning when plugged into shore power. The huge sundeck has a fixed table and cushioned...
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Calypso

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Three private staterooms and a double bed converted from the settee in the generous saloon give Calypso boat rentals a maximum capacity of eight. The two rear cabins are luxuriously appointed and have en-suite bathrooms. The saloon features an entertainment center, and the boat sports a giant...
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Caprice

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A superb choice for a boat hire in the UK, the Caprice is ideal for parties up to six. The two en-suite staterooms (most offer air-conditioning) are located forward, leaving lots of room in the rear for the saloon and aft deck. The saloon has a radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity, and most...
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Clipper

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A Clipper canal boat can accommodate parties of six. The cabins are at the bow and stern for enhanced privacy, and they have en-suite bathrooms. The saloon has a radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity. Ample windows keep the interior bright and cheery! Some models of this boat are equipped...
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Elegance

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths
Sleeping a maximum of six, the Elegance boasts three staterooms each fitted with single beds that convert to doubles, allowing sleeping flexibility on your boat holidays. The cabins and three bathrooms with showers are all forward of the generous saloon with its two dining tables and glass sliding...
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Grand Classique

3 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
You can travel with 12 on Grand Classique boat holidays! These boats have five bedrooms with a variety of sleeping options from bunk beds to doubles. The décor of the Grand Classique is upscale, replete with pleasing wood finishes, tastefully color-coordinated plush upholstery and an open...

Magnifique

3 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Our Magnifique boat hire is an ideal choice for parties up to 10. The cabins are set fore and aft to enhance privacy, and to give the central saloon prominence. A huge sundeck features a fixed table, cushioned seats, a sun canopy and cool box. Speakers pipe music in. About as upscale as you can...
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Royal Classique

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths
Bow thrusters make manoeuvring Royal Classique boat rentals easy and fun. Three super-private cabins with en-suite bathrooms are great for three couples! Each cabin has air-cooling for your comfort, and the generous saloon featuring a radio/CD player is built for entertaining family and friends in...
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Salsa

3 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Travel with up to 10 on a Salsa A boat cruise. The saloon and huge kitchen are set forward, creating an open airy ambiance of spacious luxury. Glass doors lead to a lovely lounging area with seating in the bow, and stairs lead to the large sundeck with table for alfresco dining, moulded settees,...
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Salsa 12 P

3 stars 8 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
The Salsa B is ideal for parties up to 12, two more than the Salsa A because of an additional settee that converts to a double in the saloon. Cabin fans, a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity, a lounge deck in the bow, and a second steering station on the sundeck make Salsa boats for hire...
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Tango

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Boating holidays aboard a Tango are fun for a family or up to three couples. The big sundeck encourages relaxing and socialising, as does the grand saloon with radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity. You’ll absolutely love the bow thrusters, which make manoeuvring around locks and docks...
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Cirrus A

2 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A very popular model in the Le Boat fleet, the 8. 80-metre (29-foot) Cirrus affords a couple or a small family more than ample space for comfortable boating holidays in style. A large rear stateroom, a spacious saloon, and abundant natural light from large picture windows make this boat a...
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Cirrus B

2 stars 3 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
The Cirrus B is very popular in our fleet. Measuring 8. 80 metres (29-foot), it can comfortably accomodate a couple or a small family with enough space for everyone. The double cabin at the rear, as well as the large saloon with a single sofa bed and dinette converting into a second single bed,...
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Classique

2 stars 8 Permanent Berths
With four cabins, Classique boat rentals sleep a maximum of eight. You’ve got cabins fitted with bunk beds for kids, and singles that convert to doubles. The big saloon with U-shaped settee and large dining table has a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. These recently upgraded...
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Classique Star

2 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Canal boat holidays aboard our Classique Star boat hire are second to none! The boat sleeps a maximum of ten, and the two rear private cabins with en-suite baths provide hotel-style living space. Tasteful décor and abundant light from the big picture windows make the boat’s interior...
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Consul

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths
With comfortable sleeping accommodations for four people, a Consul boat hire is well suited as a cruiser for boat holidays with a couple and two children, or with two couples. These fine canal craft offer elegance throughout, and a saloon that’s ideal for entertaining family and friends....
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Continentale

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths
With three private staterooms, your Continentale canal boat hire is a perfect selection for a maximum party of six. Families or groups of friends will find this boat ideally suited for boating holidays in style and comfort. The new upgrades in cabins, bathrooms, the saloon and the kitchen make...
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Corvette A

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths
 Superb for boat cruises with two couples, the Corvette sleeps a maximum of four in front and rear staterooms with en-suite bathrooms and showers. Picture windows illuminate the saloon, which has a radio/CD player (some boats have flat-screen TV/DVD players). A Corvette boat hire pampers and...
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Corvette B

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths
Corvette B is the perfect boat for two couples cruises. One room at the front, another at the back, each one with its own bathrooms, with a living room at the middle of the boat that ensures you privacy and tranquillity. In the back stateroom, there is a bunk bed that can be changed in a double...
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Countess

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Sleeping a maximum of six, the Countess is a great canal boat hire well-appointed with warm and inviting wood cabinets and extensive interior space. The grand saloon has a radio/CD player and the large rear deck is an ideal venue for socialising and watching the scenery glide by! Interior &...
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Crusader

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths
Three separate cabins with en-suite bathrooms give these canal boats unparalleled privacy. This model offers a variety of sleeping arrangements from single and double beds to singles that convert to doubles, making it possible for you to cruise with children, single adults and couples. The...
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Sheba

2 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Enjoy a private aft cabin with double bed and a convertible single settee perfect for a couple. Saloons in Sheba boat rentals have a radio/CD player, and the dining table/settee converts to a double. Large encompassing windows provide abundant natural light. On deck, there’s a top steering...
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Capri TS

1 stars 2 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Ideal for couples with a single child, a Capri TS boat hire features a nicely appointed private cabin forward with a double bed and a closet. The bathroom is easily accessed via the saloon, which has a spacious dining area across from the L-shaped kitchen equipped with an electric fridge and...
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Consort

1 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A Consort boat hire boasts many features! The cabin in the bow has two single beds, and the settee in the generous saloon converts to a double, making the boat perfect for small families or groups. Large windows let in plenty of light, and there’s even a sunroof! The rear swim platform is...
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Millau

1 stars 8 Permanent Berths
With four private cabins, our Millau luxury boat rental is big enough to easily accommodate parties of eight with plenty of extra room. The grand saloon is set forward and has patio doors leading to a front deck. The boat is ideally suited for socialising with family and friends. You’ll...
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Nautilia

1 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Sleeping a maximum of 10, Nautilia boats for hire represent a great value for larger groups of friends and family. The boat is laid out as a hotel-style floating villa. Spacious and well appointed, it’s the perfect venue for memorable boat cruises! Interior & Saloon The roomy...
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Normandie

1 stars 6 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Large and comfortable - a very popular family boat with the comfort and convenience of a single level inside. Our 1325 FB fleet has been designed to cater for groups of 6 in comfort, or a practical and cost effective cruiser for up to 10. The 3 ensuite cabins offer 2 double beds and one...
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Tamaris

1 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A popular family boat 2 cabins/lounge/2 bathrooms Forward cabin with two single bed convertible to a double bed (not in Alsace and Burgundy) Spacious lounge with interior steering position, opening roof, dining table, convertible double bed or two single beds Rear cabin with double...
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Tamaris Lake Star

1 stars 4 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
With two separate staterooms and additional sleeping accommodations in the saloon, the Tamaris is laid out with parties of six in mind. The luxury of a Tamaris boat hire is evident in the skipper’s stateroom in the rear with an en-suite bathroom and large double bed. A nice choice for a 9....
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Tower

1 stars 8 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Large and spacious model with high level sun deck allowing 360 degree panoramic views. 4 cabins/lounge/3 bathrooms Four rear/central cabins with two single bunk beds and two with double beds Three showers, three toilets and washbasins Large forward saloon, with two settees which...

Capri TS

0 stars 2 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Idéal pour les couples avec un seul enfant, le modèle Capri TS est doté d’une cabine privative bien aménagée à l’avant qui comprend un lit double et un placard. La salle de bain est facilement accessible par le salon, qui est doté...

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