Discover the remarkable gardens along France’s waterways

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Our captains’ views – Mark Porter

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Why was the Canal du Midi built?

Arguably one of the most famous canals and waterways in Europe, if not the world, France’s Canal du Midi is as iconic as it is well known. Boasting a long and textured history, the Canal du Midi [...]

Which are the best canal fishing spots ?

As every keen angler knows, finding the next best fishing spot is of great importance. Making your way through the best rivers, lakes, and canals can bring a whole new lease of life and enjoyment [...]

How many locks are on the Canal du Midi?

Journeying along the Canal du Midi has long been one of the most sought after adventures in European canal boating holidays. Meandering its way through southern France, from the famous city of [...]

How long does it take to sail the Canal du Midi?

One of the most famous waterways in all of France, the Canal du Midi runs for 150 miles through some of the most picturesque and cultured parts of southern France. French canal holidays along the [...]

Discover the magic of the Fonseranes locks

As one of the most iconic canals anywhere in the world, the Canal du Midi has long been a favourite for boating holidays in France. The magical canal runs from the famous city of Toulouse to the [...]

What is the best area for canal boats in France?

The industrial revolution in France brought about massive change rapidly and early on – similar to many other western European nations. One of the biggest byproducts of this was the [...]

Which is the best canal in France?

In a nation that is crisscrossed by numerous rivers, canals and other waterways, France is somewhat of a Mecca for canal boat enthusiasts. Yet, one question that constantly pops up to both the [...]

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