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Rent a boat in Midi Minervois

Etang de Thau, Canal du Midi

From Argens, the Canal du Midi meanders through a typically Mediterranean landscape: vines, cypresses, pine trees and a plethora of flowers scent the air against the background chirping of grasshoppers and cicadas. Under the shade of the great plane trees,you’ll savour the rich regional cuisine of succulent dishes and magnificent wines.

Splendidly restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century, Carcassonne is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will get a stunning view on the Citadel from your canal barge. The 52 turrets and double ring of walls of the largest medieval fortress in Europe proudly overlook the new town below.

Further east, Narbonne was once the largest city in Roman Gaul; in the city center, the Archbishops’ Palace and the Cathedral make up a remarkable architectural ensemble.

In Béziers the Gothic cathedral of St Nazaire towers watch over the home town of Pierre-Paul Riquet, the man who built the Canal du Midi. You are just a few miles from the coast so why not get on your bikes and take a swim in the Mediterranean Sea!

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Our Midi Minervois circuits

1 week

Argens > Argens

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Heritage and History

Fortress and Middle Ages

  • Argens
  • Puichéric
  • Trèbes
  • Carcassonne
  • Argens
Duration
1 week
Sailing
3h30 / day
Route
92km out and back
Locks
34

1 week

Argens > Argens

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Heritage and History

The antique cities

  • Argens
  • LeSomail
  • Narbonne
  • Béziers
  • Argens
Duration
1 week
Sailing
4h / day
Route
151km out and back
Locks
40

1 week

Argens > Lattes

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Swimming

Maritime outing

  • Argens
  • LeSomail
  • Sète
  • Frontignan
  • Aigues-Mortes
  • Lattes
Duration
1 week
Sailing
4h / day
Route
185km one-way
Locks
17

1 week

Argens > Négra

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Heritage and History Gastronomy and Oenology

Travel in the Cathar land

  • Argens
  • Carcassonne
  • Castelnaudary
  • Négra
Duration
1 week
Sailing
4h30 / day
Route
118km one-way
Locks
42

10/11 days

Argens > Argens

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Heritage and History Gastronomy and Oenology

Cassoulet and old cities

  • Argens
  • Trèbes
  • Carcassonne
  • Castelnaudary
  • Argens
Duration
10/11 days
Sailing
4h30 / day
Route
134km out and back
Locks
66

10/11 days

Argens > Argens

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Swimming Heritage and History Gastronomy and Oenology

Gastronomy & sea bathing

  • Argens
  • Narbonne
  • Béziers
  • Agde
  • Marseillan
  • Argens
Duration
10/11 days
Sailing
4h / day
Route
200km out and back
Locks
54

10/11 days

Argens > Lattes

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Swimming Heritage and History

The sunshine cities

  • Argens
  • Narbonne
  • Béziers
  • Sète
  • Frontignan
  • Aigues-Mortes
  • Lattes
Duration
10/11 days
Sailing
3h30 / day
Route
218km one-way
Locks
38

2 weeks

Argens > Argens

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Heritage and History Gastronomy and Oenology Cultural and Urban Stopover

Vineyards and the “pink town»

  • Argens
  • Carcassonne
  • Castelnaudary
  • Toulouse
  • Argens
Duration
2 weeks
Sailing
4h45 / day
Route
291km out and back
Locks
102

2 weeks

Argens > Argens

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Swimming Heritage and History Gastronomy and Oenology

In the shade of the parasol pine trees

  • Argens
  • Narbonne
  • Béziers
  • Bouzigues
  • Lattes
  • Argens
Duration
2 weeks
Sailing
4h / day
Route
288km out and back
Locks
56

3 weeks

Argens > Argens

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Swimming Heritage and History

The integral south

  • Argens
  • Carcassonne
  • Castelnaudary
  • Négra
  • Argens
  • Béziers
  • Agde
  • Argens
Duration
3 weeks
Sailing
4h30 / day
Route
396km out and back
Locks
116