Pick up a self-drive barge, and discover the Canal du Midi, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Etang de Thau and its fantastic oyster beds, and the heart of the Camargue, a unique wild-life wonder of France.
Whichever barge trip you choose, you will travel through some exceptional cities. The area around Carcassonne, with its towers and battlements, gives a real feel of the south, with fortified towns of white stone and historic villages like Trèbes and Puicheric. Medieval villages, Roman churches (Baraigne and Cazalrenoux), abbeys (St Papoul) and isolated monasteries can all be visited from your canal boat.
Narbonne, the former Roman town of Gaulle, Béziers and its cathedral, Saintes Maries de la Mer, and the magnificent Saint Gilles abbey, form just the start of your boating holidays.