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Locaboat proposes barging holidays in a self driving & self-catering barge Pénichette® to hire on the Canal du Midi, classified as world heritage site by UNESCO, and the Bassin de Thau. Barging Holidays, licence free, will help you discover cities rich in history such as Carcassonne, Toulouse, Béziers and Agde. You will also be able to sail on the canal du midi and some of the most beautiful waterways as like the canal du Rhone at Sète, Canal de la Robine, Bassin de Thau, the small Rhône and the Lateral Canal to the Garonne.
Select the river base, on the map opposite, which you are interested in for your barging holidays on a Pénichette®. You will obtain practical information related to this base and you will be able to discover the cruises to help you organising in detail your barging holidays or inland water cruise across France, on the Canal du Midi or in Camargue from Agen, Argens-Minervois, Lattes or Négra.
The base at Négra was the first stop of the "Mail Boat" which ran from Toulouse to Agde in the 19th century.
From the surroundings of rose-red Toulouse , the Canal du Midi takes you through one of France's most fascinating regions.
Beyond the canal banks, shaded by ancient trees, the surrounding hills are covered by a patchwork of little fields. Medieval villages , romanesque churches (Baraigne and Cazalrenoux), abbeys and monasteries (St Papoul) provide variety to the landscape.
At Castelnaudary, home of cassoulet , the many fine buildings form a treasury of the architectural riches of the region.
From our base at Argens, the Canal du Midi winds gracefully through a typically Mediterranean landscape: vines, cypresses, pine trees and a riot of flowers exude their glorious aroma whilst cicadas and crickets shrill all around. Shaded by plane trees you will journey from town to town, each with its tale to tell from an eventful history.
Carcassonne, Béziers, Narbonne and many others invite you to taste mouthwatering regional specialities and such unusual wines as Pacherenc, made from late-picked grapes. To see on the skyline the towers of Carcassonne is a heart-stopping moment, so formidable are the fortifications restored by Viollet le Duc and now granted World Heritage status by UNESCO.
These cruises are all virtually lock-free. Starting from Lattes, on the outskirts of Montpellier, you cruise the river Lez, a trade route since 800BC. You will cruise close to the Mediterranean beaches, in an area of amazing bird, animal and plant life. Make the most of the beaches before crossing the Bassin de Thau to reach its little ports and oysterbeds.
Pink flamingoes, white horses, and the massive outlines of the wild black bulls recreate a landscape that takes you back to the beginning of time. From this green paradise stands out in stately profile the silhouette of Aigues Mortes, the fortified port from which the Crusaders set sail.