300 year old Canal du Midi skirts the sun-drenched
shores of the Mediterranean before meandering inland
through ancient villages, Roman fortifications and
famed vineyards. This canal is defined by its
beauty, lined with plane trees and crossed by pretty
arched bridges. The Mediterranean weather and pace
of life is relaxed and lulls you into unwinding as
you cruise sedately along.
This is the perfect place for cycling or walking
along scenic tow paths, or simply watching the
scenery pass by as you relax on deck with a cool
drink. In the distance you can see the Pyrenees,
whereas closer to hand are the vineyards that
stretch for thousands of square miles. Enjoy private
wine tastings at chateaux en route, locations that
vary with your choice of barge.
You will discover a marvellous blend of ancient
Gallo-Roman and traditional influences reflected
throughout this region of historical importance.
Explore this further with your tour guide when you
visit the walled city of Carcassonne, the most
complete medieval fortified city in existence.
The cuisine is a delicious combination of both
Provençal and traditional flavours. Fresh seafood
and regional specialities with the excellent local
Corbières and Minervois wines produce an
unforgettable repertoire of meals..