From Négra

Explore Toulouse by canal boat

Departing from our base in Négra, you can either cruise towards the legendary citadel of Carcassonne or to the wonderful city of Toulouse. Toulouse is very lively in summer and offers a breath-taking wealth of historic attractions.

Boating holidays on the Canal du Midi in a few words…

Casting off from Négra, between Castelnaudary and Toulouse, you can travel back three centuries in time on the Canal du Midi. Sailing west the shaded waterway with its century-old plane trees will take you all the way to Toulouse. The Ville Rose or Pink City, with the Garonne river running through it, has an exceptional cultural, historic and artistic heritage. Initially built in 250 to house the relics of Saint Saturnin, it became one of the most important centres for pilgrimage in the medieval west. Today it is the largest preserved Romanesque church in Europe. To the east of Négra, head towards Carcassonne. Splendidly restored by Violletle-Duc in the 19th century, Carcassonne is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its 52 turrets, it is the largest medieval fortress in Europe. From its double ring of walls the view is breath-taking.

Négra lock on the Canal du Midi

The
highlights of Négra

  • You can discover Toulouse by canal boat in a weekend
  • The Canal du Midi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

our routes departing from Négra

The routes shown are only suggestions; don’t forget that you can stop wherever you like on your cruise.

Cathares country

Waterway Canal du Midi
Itinerary Négra Gardouch Castelnaudary Bram Carcassonne Marseillette Puichéric Argens

Waterway

Canal du Midi

Itinerary

Négra ...Argens
Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
4h30 / day
Distance traveled
118km one way
Number of locks
45
ecluse
Négra

Gardouch

Gardouch is a village in the Lauragais. It's a friendly place to stop off on your cruise, where you'll find a small parish church and a circular lock, typical of the Canal du Midi.

Castelnaudary

Castelnaudary is a town in the department of Aude. It's the world-famous capital of cassoulet, but its collegiate church, chapel and windmill also make it a fascinating place to visit for those enjoying boating holidays on the Canal du Midi.

Bram

Bram has a Locaboat departure base. This town in Aude is a friendly place to moor your canal boat, and has a church and châteaux for history lovers.

Carcassonne

Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Europe’s biggest medieval fortress. Its 52 towers stand proud above the lower town. All boating holidays on the Canal du Midi should include this city!

village
Marseillette

Puichéric

In the heart of the Minervois vineyards, you could moor your canal boat at the village of Puichéric and enjoy visiting the church of Notre Dame, a listed historic monument.

ecluse
Négra

The Capitol and Roman treasures

Waterway Canal du Midi
Itinerary Négra ToulouseMontechNégra

Waterway

Canal du Midi

Itinerary

Négra ...Négra
Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
4h / day
Distance traveled
152km return trip
Number of locks
40
ecluse
Négra

Toulouse

If you're looking for interest and excitement on your canal boat holiday, head for Toulouse. Museums, historic buildings and all sorts of events make it an ideal stopover for all ages.

ville
Montech

ecluse
Négra

Aude and Lauragais

Waterway Canal du Midi
Itinerary Négra GardouchCastelnaudary Négra

Waterway

Canal du Midi

Itinerary

Négra ...Négra
Duration of stay
Mini-week
Navigation time
4h / day
Distance traveled
64km return trip
Number of locks
22
ecluse
Négra

Gardouch

Gardouch is a village in the Lauragais. It's a friendly place to stop off on your cruise, where you'll find a small parish church and a circular lock, typical of the Canal du Midi.

Castelnaudary

Castelnaudary is a town in the department of Aude. It's the world-famous capital of cassoulet, but its collegiate church, chapel and windmill also make it a fascinating place to visit for those enjoying boating holidays on the Canal du Midi.

ecluse
Négra

If you want to book this cruise
Browse online the availabilities

our boats available

Departing from our Négra base, we can offer the range of canal boats shown below. To see the full range of cruises available, please see our self-drive boat pages or contact our team who can help you to choose.

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Your departure
base Négra

LOCABOAT HOLIDAYS
10 Rue de Villenouvelle – Ecluse de Négra
31450 – Montesquieu-Lauragais
FRANCE

If you have already booked your cruise and you want to reach your departure base:

+ 33 (0) 5 61 81 36 40

negra@locaboat.com

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