Departure : 22, 24 and 28 septembre 2018 :
50% discount for departures from
Redon, en Bretagne
Departure : 29 september, 1st and 5 octobre 2018 :
50% discount for departures from
Luzech sur le Lot
The above offers are for a MINIMUM RENTAL OF ONE WEEK FROM (EXCEPT CAHORS, FOURQUES SUR GARONNE, LONG, MONTREUX-CHÂTEAU, ROHAN, ST NICOLAS DES EAUX, PONT-À-BAR, LE SOMAIL)
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Where rental dates overlap two price periods, the price will be calculated according to the number of days in each period.
A SHORT TRIP ALONG THE CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi Boat Rentals
PORTS: See Boats for Hire at
Port Le Somail
Start the Canal du Midi guide at Sete where the canal opens onto the Mediterranean. Then to Agde, with its fortress church, small village streets, past the thriving town of Beziers famous for bullfights in the Summer and its Flower Market, on past to the incredible 13th century Etang de Montady, with nearby Roman oppidum. Squeeze under canal bridges such as at Capestang with its muscular village church, and Sunday market, and stop the night under trees. Then take a side trip, down the Canal de Jonction to Salleles d'Aude, through the 1780's Ecluse de Gailhousty with dry dock, on the Canal de la Robine, to Narbonne with Cathedral, shops, and a huge outdoor Market. Yearning for bathing and beaches? go on to where the canal skirts the Mediterranean.
Back on the Canal du Midi, stop in and taste the wine, as at Ventenac, cross over the oldest canal bridge in the world at Pont Canal du Repudre, glide past bluff top villages like Paraza, and sleepy Minervois villages of Roubia, and Argens Minervois, through graceful locks near Homps and be enchanted by master surrealist wood sculptures near Puicheric.
There are still more wonders and magic at every turn, visit Trebes, with Medieval paintings at the church then - Carcassonne - the Medieval castle and city featured in many a movie, Castelnaudary where the valley widens, and finally to Toulouse, full of wild exuberance, and colorful nightlife.
Saint Cirq Lapopie, is designated in part Monument Historique, has a magical, spiritual and surrealistic feel to it.
Since the 8th century the village has hung over the Lot River, built on the steep cliffs, half way between river and sky. During the 100 years war its dominating position was much prized.
The impressive fortified Gothic church dominates the landscape, standing tall over the cascade of rooftops of the picturesque houses with arcades, shops, restaurants, doors and steep streets. Once home to skinners and leather merchants, braziers, and especially wood turners it has now become home to museums, shops, and restaurants.
Throughout the 20th century, artists, poets and writers have been seduced by the charm of St Cirq Lapopie: Andre Breton had his residence here and made a place of rendezvous of the surrealist movement where amongst others Joseph Rignault, Max Ernst and Man Ray visited him
Also nearby are the interesting and beautiful cave paintings at Peche Merle, a 15 minute drive.
The village is just one of the spectacular sites that can be visited by renting self drive boat rental on the Lot River from 2 bases in the valley (no license required)
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