Le Somail, near Narbonne. Canal du Midi

Le Somail. Canal du Midi

Photo of the Week - July 1 2001

Small boats, Big boats, Narrow boats are available for rental at Le Somail on the Canal du Midi

Le Somail, could be called Riquet's utopia -as many of the buildings were built at the same time as the canal, under the tutelage of Paul Riquet. Now the small village is busy with restaurants that abound along the banks, as well as a number of art and craft shops, a very large second hand book shop, and a hat museum!. It is a short trip from Narbonne or the Mediterranean beaches - and walks and picnics along the canal are inviting.

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