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Canal du Midi

ONE WEEK sample itineraries

  LE SOMAILTRÈBES – LE SOMAIL
( 100KM - 40 LOCKS - 26H00 )

  • Le Somail : Museum of “chapeau”, Librairy of old books
  • Ventenac en Minervois : Cellar, Wine museum
  • Paraza : Art gallery “le clap”
  • Roubia : Oil mill of the Restanque
  • Argens Minervois : Castle of 14th century
  • Homps : Fond of jouarres , Swimming
  • Puichéric : Roman church
  • Marseillette : Roman church
  • Trèbes : Church of the 13th century

LE SOMAILCARCASSONNE – LE SOMAIL
( 116KM - 56 LOCKS - 33H00 )

  • Le Somail : Museum of “chapeau”, Librairy of old books
  • Ventenac en Minervois : Cellar, Wine museum
  • Paraza : Art gallery “le clap”
  • Roubia : Oil mill of the Restanque
  • Argens Minervois : Castle of 14th century
  • Homps : Fond of jouarres , Swimming
  • Puichéric : Roman church
  • Marseillette : Roman church
  • Trèbes : Church of the 13th century
  • Carcassonne : Medieval town


ONE WAY LE SOMAIL - PORT LAURAGAIS
( 118KM - 54 LOCKS - 31H45 )

  • Le Somail : Hat museum, old books library
  • Ventenac en Minervois : Wine cellar, wine museum
  • Paraza : Art gallery « le clap »
  • Roubia : « circulade » village, oil mill of restanque
  • Argens Minervois : 14 th century castle
  • Homps : Etang de jouarres - Swim
  • La Redorte : Stone spillway (1693)
  • Puichéric : Roman church – wine cellar
  • Marseillette : Wine cellar
  • Trèbes : St Etienne church of the 14 th century, pool, Canal bridge
  • Carcassonne : Medieval city, bullwarks of 3 km with 52 towers. Many events.
  • Villesèquelande : Church and rectory of the 6 th century the oldest elm of France, planted on the Henri IV period (diameter of 6 m)
  • Bram : “circulade” village built around its 13 th century’s church. Archaeological museum.
  • Villepinte : the 14 th century’s century church, washtub, stone Spillway and aqueduc.
  • Castelnaudary : Round basin XVIIth century, St Michel College (XIII C.), Cugarel mill. City of Cassoulet ! Pool.
  • Le Segala : PK n° 57 : Pottery (from 1820). Opening: monday– friday : 8h-12h / 14h-18h ; weekend : by tel . appointment . 04.68.23.17.01
  • Seuil de Naurouze : Highest point of Midi Canal ( 190m ), Threshold watershed ( Atlantique / Méditerranée ) Obelisk Pierre Paul Riquet , Former Royal mill
  • Port Lauragais : Avignonet Lauragais ( 2km ) : old tower (1606), church and restored water mill


PORT LAURAGAISCARCASSONNETRÈBES – PORT LAURAGAIS
( 136KM - 68 LOCKS - 37H00 )

  • Port Lauragais : Avignonet Lauragais ( 2km ) : old tower (1606), church and restored water mill
  • Seuil de Naurouze : Highest point of Midi Canal( 190m ), Threshold watershed ( Atlantique / Méditerranée ) Obelisk Pierre Paul Riquet , Former Royal mill
  • Le Segala : PK n° 57 : Pottery (from 1820). Opening: monday– friday : 8h-12h / 14h-18h ; weekend : by tel . appointment . 04.68.23.17.01
  • Castelnaudary : Round basin XVIIth century, St Michel College (XIII C.), Cugarel mill. City of Cassoulet ! Pool.
  • Villepinte : the XIV’s century church, washtub, stone Spillway and aqueduc .
  • Bram : the XIV’s century church, washtub, stone Spillway and aqueduc .
  • Villesèquelande : Église et presbytère du XI° siècle Plus vieil Orme de France, planté sous Henri IV (6m de diamètre)
  • Carcassonne : Medieval city, bullwarks of 3 km with 52 towers. Many events.
  • Trèbes : St Etienne church of the 14 th century, pool, Canal bridge
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BASES IN THIS AREA

SELF DRIVE BOATS IN THIS REGION RUN BY NIC

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Estivale Octo Fly C

5 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
NEW FOR 2018: The OCTO Fly C from the Estivale range of canal boats is the largest in the fleet at 15 metres long. It is the flagship boat and despite being the longest it is easy to drive thanks to bow thrusters. This canal barge offers four cabins and four bathrooms at the very highest...
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Estivale Sixto Prestige C

5 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Technical sheet: Maximum capacity: 6 Capacity recommended: 4 Length: 13. 50 m Width: 3. 80 m Cabins: 2 and saloon Double beds (140 x 190 cm): 2 and 1 (saloon) Single bed (70 x 190 cm): 2 possible Bathroom / WC: 2 Saloon: 11 m² Kitchen equipment: 195 L Fridge - freezer,...
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Confort 1350 VIP

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The 1350 VIP boat from the Confort range combines luxury and style for your holiday ! Get on board a self-drive canal barge offering everything you’ll need: extra spacious bedrooms with TVs, offices, en suite bathrooms with built-in showers, separate toilets, a wide range of storage units......
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Estivale Duo

4 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The design and layout of the boat provides panoramic views at all times. The ground level rear deck offers a bridge living space perfect for dining alfresco and a sliding sun awning to provide a shady retreat if needed. A second steering position, swimming ladder and deck shower are also on the...
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Estivale Octo

4 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Octo from the Estivale range comes with four cabins, two of which have convertible beds (either a double bed or twin beds), making this self-drive boat ideal for four couples or two couples and four children. From the living area you can enjoy 360º panoramic views and the kitchen is...
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Estivale Quattro

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Quattro from the Estivale range provides flexible accommodation with two cabins with convertible beds (either a double bed or twin beds) making this self-drive boat ideal for two couples or a couple and two children. From the living area you can enjoy 360º panoramic views and the...
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Estivale Quattro S

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Quattro S from the Estivale range is new for 2013. The best feature about this canal barge is the front cabin: an extremely spacious room fitted with several storage units plus a superb large shower room. The Quattro S also has a second cabin for children or additional guests....
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Estivale Sixto

4 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Sixto from the Estivale range are relatively new boats built in 2011. With three generously sized cabins the Sixto is an ideal self-drive boat for three couples or two couples and two children.  From the living area you can enjoy 360º panoramic views and the kitchen is fully...
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Primo

4 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Perfect for first time cruisers, the "Primo®" is the latest self-drive cruiser from the Nicols boatyard and is a simple yet elegant model with a modern interior. The living area is extremely spacious and full of light thanks to its opening glass roof – a new development from...
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Confort 1100

3 stars 7 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Confort 1100 is the ideal canal boat for three couples: three spacious cabins with around 2 metres headroom and three shower rooms.  The central living area has a fully equipped kitchen with plenty of storage units.  The boat has a number of easy access points: a side door close to...
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Confort 1350 B

3 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Confort 1350 B is the ideal canal boat for four couples: four spacious cabins with around 2 metres headroom and four shower rooms (three of which are en suite). The central living area has a fully equipped kitchen with plenty of storage units.  The boat has a number of easy access...
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Confort 900

3 stars 5 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Confort 900 is the ideal canal boat for two couples: the two cabins at each end of the boat are separated by a central living area ensuring privacy. Each cabin is spacious with around 2 metres headroom and has direct access to its en suite bathroom.   Access to and from the boat is easy:...

Confort 900DP

3 stars 5 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Features : 2 spacious and separated cabins 2 en suite bathroom 2 outdoor deck areas ideal for two couples Indoor outdoor steering positions The Confort 900 DP is the ideal canal boat for two couples: the two cabins at each end of the boat are separated by a central...
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Sedan 1000

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Nicols 1000 from the Sedan range is an ideal canal barge for a family with three double cabins. The spacious front cabin is worthy of a captain while the other two cabins (approx 100 cm headroom above the bunk) are perfect for children or guests. The two shower rooms make this barge...
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Sedan 1010

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Nicols 1010 from the Sedan range is an ideal canal barge for a family or two couples and two children.  The boat comprises three double cabins (one of which has approx 100 cm headroom above the bunk) and two shower rooms making it comfortable for six people. Large windows mean the living...
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Sedan 1170

3 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Nicols 1170 from the Sedan range is an ideal canal barge for a family boating holiday. It comprises four double cabins (two of which have around 100 cm headroom above the bunks) and two shower rooms to comfortably accommodate up to eight people (four adults four children). Large windows...
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Sedan 1300

3 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A large living room leads directly (via a sliding bay window) on to the rear deck providing a large overall living space - perfect for large crews! The garden living space and the sun awning, along with the second steering position on the top deck to make the most of the sun. Technical sheet :...
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Sedan 1310

3 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Nicols 1310 from the Sedan range is – along with the Nicols 1300 – the largest self-drive boat in the Nicols fleet in terms of accommodation capacity. With its five cabins and double sofa bed it can accommodate up to 12 people on board ! It comprises five double cabins (two of...
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Sedan 800

2 stars 2 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
The single cabin Nicols 800 from the Sedan range is the ideal canal barge for a couple especially if first-time cruisers as its small frame slots in easily everywhere ! It is fitted with a double cabin at the front plus shower room, a central living space with a kitchenette, a living room table...
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Riviera 920

1 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Riviera 920 is the ideal canal boat for two couples or a small family. It offers two cabins separated by a central living space ensuring privacy. Each cabin has one double bed and one single bed.  The living room is full of light thanks to the sliding roof – perfect for relaxing or...

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