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Canal du Midi

Here are some cruising suggestions ... 

Weekend  
- Colombiers  -  Agde   - one way
31 km, 12 locks, 8 hours   

Mini week
- Agde  -  Aigues-Mortes  -  Agde  
140 km - 4 locks - 20 hours
- Agde  -  Capestang  -  Agde  
104 km - 22 locks - 20 hours 
AgdeHomps   - one way 
86 km, 17 locks, 15 hours
- HompsCarcassonne  -  Homps  
84 km - 24 locks - 15 hours.
- Homps  -  Béziers  -  Homps  
118 km - 8 locks - 17 hours

One week
- Carcassonne  -  Castelnaudary  -  Carcassonne  
80 km - 46 locks - 25 hours
- Carcassonne  -  Agde   - one way
125 km - 36 locks - 25 hours  
- Agde  -  Homps  -  Agde
160 km - 34 locks - 28 hours
- Agde  -  Narbonne  -  Agde
144 km - 30 locks - 25 hours
- Agde  - Saint Gilles -  Agde
196 km - 4 locks - 26 hours
- Agde  -  Carcassonne    - one way
125 km - 36 locks - 25 hours 

Two weeks  
ColombiersCastelnaudary  -  Colombiers  
272 km, 102 locks, 52 hours 
CarcassonneAgdeCarcassonne  
252 km, 72 locks, 50 hours 
Homps , Bram, Homps , Carnon  
271 km, 53 locks, 60 hours 
Agde , Beaucaire , Agde , Béziers , Agde  
290 km, 12 locks, 42 hours 

  • Carcassonne

Set in a mild climate, among vineyards,  Carcassonne  is the only fortified city in Europe which is still inhabited. Steeped in 2500 years if history, this old  catharistic  fortress is cut in two by the canal of the south and the  Aude  River. Located in the middle of the triangle Barcelona - Montpellier - Toulouse, connecting the oceanic world to the Mediterranean world,  Carcassonne  offers you a thousand and one circuits to discover different aspects of the city and the surroundings. From gastronomic circuits to wine or historical circuits, there is something for everyone to enjoy here!

To see:  the medieval city, the Country house St Pierre, the Middle Age Memoirs museum, the city of the birds (flights of the largest raptors of the world).
To taste:   cassoulet with red partridge, crystallized poultry gizzards, chocolates of the city, the knuckle of ham, the conserve of goose and duck.
To know:  the city of Carcassonne is doubly classified with the world heritage of UNESCO since 1997.
Most Important:  the Im@ginarium (with its virtual theatre which allows you to relive the Cathar period of the city). 

  • Colombiers

This base represents the most recent addition to the Canalous cruises and the first cruise embarked in the spring of 2012. This small port, noted for its semicircular shape is ideally placed along the Canal du Midi, vibrates to the rhythms of bullfights and rugby. It is several kilometers west of Béziers , wine capital of the Languedoc Region. Close to Béziers , the celebrated locks of Fonsérannes   undeniably constitute the most impressive structure along the Canal du Midi. This ladder of locks in succession allows one to rise 21.5 meters in height over the course of 300 meters. Originally made up of 9 locks, only 7 are still in service today. 

To see:  9 locks of Fonsérannes , Béziers , Canal du Midi, church Saint Silvestre , the pond dried up by Montady-Colombiers , the site of Malpas , Via Domitia , the ancient wine cellar of Chateau.
To know:  Along the way Domitienne , on a small headland which overhangs a pond, Colombiers settled down during the centuries, by being not very situated well far from Béziers .
Most important:  The port in semicircle of Colombiers

  • Adge

Agde  is a city with a Mediterranean feel with its land dedicated to vineyards, its scrubby landscape, its ponds and its mild climate. It is a real paradise for an active holiday. Sport, leisure, spas and parties are all on offer in this exceptional setting. Do you want to go swimming? Or maybe sunbathe peacefully?  Adge  has  14km  of beaches for your enjoyment!

To see:  museum of Ephèbe (subaqueous archaeological museum), fort brescou , the city (fountains, squares, statues, ice cave, cathedral etc).
To taste:  mussels and stuffed squids, clams cooked with white wine and shallots, Honey of garrigue , dried figs, oysters of Thau , Muscat wine of Frontignan , Picpoul (regional wine).
To know:  the statue of Ephèbe , vestige of the Hellenist age, was brought back of Herault in 1964 and it is classified as a historical monument.
Most Important:   agathois museum (discovery of the popular arts and customs– fishing –sailing– terrestrial and subaqueous archaeology …).

  • Homps

A small village of 600 inhabitants,  Homps  is an old gallo-roman village, located on the South Canal, at the edge of Minervois and the wine soil of “the Double Money”. 
The small village restaurants provide delicious meals made from the produce of the surrounding countryside and are well worth visiting. The town also possesses the remains of the castle of the Malta knights and the Roman church of St. Etienne, which are both interesting and informative to see. You can also explore the Cathar city of Minerve which is surrounded by canyons. 

Information :  
- possibility to get a transfer from the airport of Carcassonne to the departure base. 
- The one way routes between the Rhone à Sète Canal and the Canal du Midi can be thwarted because of climatic reasons preventing the passage of the Etang de Thau.
- Passage of the Frontignan Bridge: an opening in the early morning, one in the afternoon. For timetables, contact your travel agent.

To see:  remains of the castle of the knights of Malta, the church St Etienne, Carcassonne .
To taste:  Red and white wine and rosé AOC Minervois , cassoulet , duck sauté au fitou , bread of the cathare country, mussels, oysters, Saint Jean's muscatel wine, sweet or dry food.
To know:   Homps is only 33km away from the city of Carcassonne , Narbonne (cathedral St Just Via Domitia )
Most Important:  the picturesque village of Minerve.


From the Rhone to Sète Canal :
Over a hundred kilometers, the Rhone à Sète Canal traverse Languedoc and the Petite Camargue to reach the edge of Provence. It is the link between the South Canal and the inland waterways of the Southeast.
The Beaucaire Canal, which runs from the Etang Canal, forms today what is known as the Rhone à Sète Canal which connects the Thau Lake and Sète in Beaucaire.

On the South Canal :
Built during the 17th century by Pierre-Paul Riquet with his famous round locks, this canal was classified a 'world wonder' by the UNESCO in 1996.
A true hydrolic museum, the South Canal combines a variety of sites and cultural richness to create a unique cruising experience. Along the 240km from Toulouse to the Lake Thau there are 64 locks, 55 aquaducts, 7 canal bridges and 126 bridges. 

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SELF DRIVE BOATS IN THIS REGION RUN BY FPP

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LaPeniche

4 stars 12 Permanent Berths
New self-drive boat 2016. Up to 12 persons 15,00 m x 4,41 m 6 cabins 6 double berths 3 showers/ 3 washbasins/ 3 WC sunroof bow thruster 220V shore 220V converter Inside equipment: kitchen with cooker, oven, fridge, freezer beds with sheets, pillows,...
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Tarpon 37 Duo Prestige

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
2 Cabins lounge cabin Up to 4/6 peoples Rear cabin: choice between two single berths or one double berth Forward cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers ( outdoor shower : Germany, Burgundy and some boats on the Canal du Midi) / two...
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Tarpon 42 Trio Prestige

4 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Very comfortable self-drive boat for a French canal holiday. 3 cabins lounge cabin Two rear cabins: choice between two single berths or one double berth Forward cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: three showers / three washbasins / three...
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Tarpon 49 Quattro Prestige

4 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Boats of a great comfort. Up to 8/10 ( 2) peoples Four double bed cabins each with shower and WC One crew cabin with separate entry in the peak of the boat with two single berths, one washbasin, one WC Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: 4 showers / 5...

Nicols 1100

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths 3 Temporary Berths
Boats with a recent conception and comfort equipment. Up to 9 peoples 3 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin: one double berth one child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary...
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Penichette 1165 FB

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
3 Cabins and lounge cabin fitted kitchen. Radio/CD player. Outlet 220V. Forward cabin: 1 double cabins with Washroom cabins : washbasins, showers and Electric toilet. Rear cabin portside: one double berth Rear cabin starboard side: 2 simple bunk beds Lounge: seat...
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Rive 34

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Very comfortable boat with 2 steering positions: inside and outside. The biggest rear cabin for 2 ( and its own shower and toilet) in France! Suitable for 1 couple with children or 2 couples Maximum capacity and size Up to 6 peoples 2 double beds and 2 single beds. Prices for one week...
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Rive 40

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
3 double cabins. 2 steering positions: inside and outside. Ideal boat for 3 couples or 2 couples with children. Maximum capacity and size Up to 8 peoples 4 double beds (3 could be single beds) Prices 2018 for one week One week in 2018 Prices...
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Tarpon 32

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
2 Cabins lounge cabin Up to 4/6 ( 2) peoples Forward cabin: one double berth one child bunk Rear cabin: one double berth one child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers / two washbasins / two WCs 9,10 m x 3,75 m - 2 steering...
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Tarpon 37

3 stars 7 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 7/9 people in 3 cabins Forward cabin: one double berth one single berth Rear cabin portside: one double berth with one raised child bunk (on certain models) Rear cabin starboard side: two single bunk beds Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary...
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Tarpon 42 A

3 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 12 peoples 4 cabins and lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth 1 raised single berth Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin portside: 1 single berth, 2 bunk beds Rear cabin starboard side: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two...
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Tarpon 42 N

3 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 12 peoples 4 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth 1 raised single berth Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin portside: 1 single berth, 2 bunk beds Rear cabin starboard side: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two...
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Eau Claire 930 Fly

2 stars 3 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Up to 6 peoples 1 Cabin lounge cabin Rear cabin: one double berth one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth one raised single berth Sanitary equipment: one shower / one washbasin / one WC 9,30 m x 3,60 m - 2 steering positions Minimum height in the lounge: 2. 15m and in...
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Espade Concept Fly

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 6/8 ( 1) peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin: one double berth one single one raised child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth one raised bunk Sanitary equipment: one shower / three washbasins / one WC 11,50 m x...
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Nicols 1160

2 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boats which are typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. Up to 10 peoples 4 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth Two middle cabins each with one double berth One middle cabin with two single bunk beds Lounge: seat...
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Nicols 900

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths 3 Temporary Berths
Boats with a recent conception and comfort equipment. Up to 7 peoples 2 Cabins and lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth Rear cabin: one double berth one child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers / two washbasins / two...
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Penichette 1020 FB

2 stars 5 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
2 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: 3 bunk berths with a superimposed Rear cabin: one double berth Lounge: non convertible seat Sanitary equipment: two showers / two WCs 10,20m x 3,55m - 2 steering positions Minimum height in the lounge: 1,97 m and in the cabins: 1. 92...
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Penichette 1260 R

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
3 cabins and lounge cabin 3 double cabins (115*185) : with two single bunk beds (70*185) in the 2 forward cabins  Lounge cabin : seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment : 2 showers / 3 washbasins / 2 WCs. 12,60 m x 3,85 m - 2 opening roofs Minimum height in...
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Penichette 1400 FB

2 stars 8 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Up to 8/9 (1) peoples  4 cabins lounge cabin 2 front cabins: the choice betwen two single berths or a double berth Rear cabin portside: 2 bunk beds Rear cabin starboard side: 1 double berth possible for a child to sleep in a bunk bed Lounge: seat convertible to a...
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Triton 1050

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boats which are typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. Up to 8 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth Forward cabin: one double berth one single berth Gangway: one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to...
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Triton 860

2 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boat which is typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. Up to 5 peoples 1 Cabin lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: one shower / one washbasin / one...
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Triton 860 Fly

2 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boat which is typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. This boat has the double steering. Up to 5 peoples 1 Cabin and lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary...
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Eau Claire 1130

1 stars 6 Permanent Berths 3 Temporary Berths
Up to 9 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin: one double berth one single berth Gangway: one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth one raised single bunk Sanitary equipment: one shower / three washbasins / one WC...
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Espade 850 Fly

1 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 4 peoples 1 cabin : Rear cabin : one double berth Lounge : seat convertible to a double berth one folding single berth Sanitary equipment : one shower / one washbasin / one WC Lenght : 8,50 m Beam : 3,20 m Minimum Height : - in the lounge cabin : 1,90 m Steering wheels :...
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Espade 930

1 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
1 Cabin lounge cabin Rear cabin: one double berth Gangway: 1 single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: one shower / one washbasin / one WC 9,20 m x 3,00 m Minimum height in the lounge : 1. 80m Steering wheels : inside Water tank...
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Fred 700

1 stars 2 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Up to 2 (and 1) peoples Convertible seat in the lounge Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: one shower / one washbasin / one WC 7,00 m x 2,50 m - Steering position in the cockpit. Minimum height in the lounge : 1. 85m  Inside equipment of the...
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Penichette 1107 W

1 stars 5 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boats which are typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. Up to 7 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth one single berth Forward cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary...
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Penichette 935 W

1 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
1 Cabin & lounge cabin Lounge: seat convertible to double berth. Fitted kitchen. 
 Sanitary equipment: 1 shower / 1 washbasin / 1 WC. Minimum height in the lounge = 2,05 m, and in the cabins = 1,85 m Steeringwheels: inside and outside Inside equipment complete boat...
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Renaud 8000

1 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 3/5 ( 1) peoples 1 Cabin lounge cabin Rear cabin: one double berth one single berth one raised child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: one shower / one washbasin /one WC 8,00 m x 3,00 m Sunroof. Minimum height in the lounge : 1. 95m...
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Riviera 1130

1 stars 7 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 9 peoples 3 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth and one single raised berth Middle cabin: two single berths Rear cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers / two washbasins / two WCs (one...
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Riviera 750

1 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 2 ( 2) peoples 1 Cabin lounge cabin Front cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: one shower / one washbasin / one WC 7,50 m x 2,50 m Minimum height in the lounge : 1. 80 m and in the cabin : 1. 70m Steering wheels...
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Riviera 920

1 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 8 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth one single raised berth Rear cabin: one double berth one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: one shower / one washbasin / one WC 9,20 m x 3,10 m Sunroof....
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Triton 1060 Handy

1 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 6 peoples 2 Cabins and lounge cabin Front cabin: two single berths accessible in a wheelchair Middle cabin: 2 single berths one on top of the other Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: one shower / two washbasins / one WC accessible in wheelchair (separated by...

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