Boating on the Canal Du Midi

This is a boating holiday on one of the world’s wonders, the picturesque Canal du Midi, from 19th April for 7 days. An excellent way to enjoy the countryside of southern France.

The canal bridges and locks are a marvel of engineering. It was the 17th century’s biggest construction engineering project.  Navigating the locks and exploring ashore will be an adventure.


This is a good time to travel: not excessively busy or hot. Note that this trip starts during Easter weekend.


We will pick up the 6-berth motor boat, at Castelnaudary in the afternoon and sail it 157 km through 62 locks to Port Cassafières. (Locks are electrically operated). The boat has two showers & toilets and accommodates 6 guests in 2 cabins and a saloon.

Ryanair flies Stansted (STN) to Carcassonne (CCF). A 15 min bus ride (€5) or 10 min Taxi ride (€10 - €12) and a 20-min train ride will get you to Castelnaudary.


One can also fly Gatwick to Toulouse and take a 40 to 50-min train ride from there to Castelnaudary.


Coming back, Ryanair flies Beziers (BZR) to London Luton (LTN) on the 26th April. One can also take a train back to Toulouse and EasyJet to Gatwick.


Costs are: one sixth of the boat hire £111 per person, one sixth of the fuel cost £ 50 per person and damage insurance £20 per person. So just £26 per day for a berth on a boat in the south of France! Once these costs are paid by the guest, then I guarantee no further operating costs, regardless of the number of guests.


Flights & transfers, food & drink extra.


I need the boat operating costs (£181) to confirm your place on the trip and guarantee no additional costs. Food and drink will be paid at the time.

Contact me, Mal, for details of how to pay. 07505 971 967