Canal du Midi (FPP)

A small picturesque village

Base's Address: 

Port Minervois
11200 HOMPS
Phone: 0033(0)6 83 87 82 50    E-mail: homps@lescanalous.com

Base manager: Guy Soldner

2 km

Travel information

A9 exit Narbonne « La Coupe » then direction Carcassonne
A9 , exit « Béziers Ouest ». After the tollgate, direction St.Pons . 5km after, direction
Montady , Capestang . Straight away direction Carcassonne to Homps .

Railway station
Carcassonne (35 km), transfer by taxi
Narbonne (25 km), transfer by taxi

Carcassonne (35 km) Airport Salvaza
Fréjorgues Méditerranée (120 km), transfer to the train station, and then to Narbonne , then take a taxi
Perpignan (60 km) then train to Narbonne , then take a taxi.

Local food and drink
Red, white wine and rosé AOC Minervois , cassoulet , duck sauté au fitou , bread of the country cathare , mussel, oysters.

vestiges of the castle of the knights of Malta, the church St Etienne, Carcassonne and the picturesque village of Minerve .


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.

On the Rhone à Sète Canal

Over a hundred kilometers long, the Rhone à Sète Canal goes through 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, together with the Etangs Canal, form today what is known as the Rhone à Sète Canal which connects the Thau Lake and Sète in Beaucaire.

On the South Canal

Built in the 17th century by Pierre-Paul Riquet with his famous round locks, this canal was classified "world wonder" by the UNESCO in 1996.
A true hydrolic museum, the South Canal combines a variety of sites and cultural richness which creates a unique experience. Along the 240km from Toulouse to the Thau Lake there is 61 locks, 55 aquaducts, 7 canal bridges and 126 bridges.