There is no need to travel to the end of the world to escape... A weekend on a houseboat on one of the most famous canals in France is the ideal choice to relax with your friends or your family. Renting a houseboat for a weekend will offer you a true moment of serenity. Going through the Canal du Midi, also known as the "Canal des deux Mers" on your boat without a licence is an unusual experience that will give you fond memories.
Sailing aboard a houseboat is an experience that is accessible to everyone. In fact, you do not need a licence but you will be given an introduction before piloting. When you are ready, all you have to do is to go for it and enjoy it. Get inspired by our suggestions for a weekend itinerary on the Canal du Midi.
Weekend from Agde, the city with Mediterranean scents
Adge - Sète - Agde / 52 kilometres / 6 locks / 8 hours of navigation
Also named "the black pearl of the Mediterranean" because of its many basalt stone buildings, the city of Adge
offers an exceptional setting for the ones who love sports and discoveries. Take advantage of your stay in the city of Adge to discover this ancient Greek volcanic city with 2,600 years of history. Renting a houseboat in Adge will give you nice surprises, including the passage of the round lock of Adge, considered one of the most beautiful locks of the Canal du Midi
. This unique lock in the world has three exits: one leading to Toulouse, the other to the city of Adge and the sea and the last one to the pond of Thau.
The Thau pond is the second stopover that we recommend during your stay. Thanks to an unusual and preserved setting, the navigation on the Thau pond is close to maritime navigation. Aboard your houseboat, you will enjoy the exceptional ecological diversity. For those who love swimming, dive into the warm waters of the pond and for the ones who like most gourmet, enjoy the seafood in one of the small ports along the pond.
Sète is the last stop on your itinerary before getting back to Adge. It is surrounded by the Thau pond. Also known as the "Venice of Languedoc", the passage through the city of Sète when you rent a houseboat will allow you to discover historic buildings and canals. In the middle of an exceptional fauna and flora, enjoy your cruise and relax, discover new interesting place and taste the local specialities of the area.
Weekend from Colombiers, the wine capital of Languedoc
Colombiers - Somail - Colombiers / 0 lock / 10 hours of navigation
Starting with the small semi-circular port of Colombiers, explore this village and its tourist attractions. Do not miss this stop with your houseboat to discover the cellar of Château de Colombiers, which will give you an insight into the richness of the Languedoc vineyard. In the city of Colombiers
you will find beautiful old architecture surrounded by nature.
Then navigate towards Le Somail, a small typical village in the South of France and a mythical stopover during your navigation along the Canal du Midi. Le Somail
is considered one of the most beautiful villages crossed by the Canal du Midi. It is an essential stopover for your weekend on a houseboat on the Canal du Midi. After crossing the stone bridge that is also an entrance, enjoy a walk surrounded by green spaces. It is an ideal stopover for nature lovers.
A weekend on a houseboat on the Canal du Midi will be an opportunity to spend an unusual and exotic stay in a Mediterranean environment. Whatever it is your itinerary, explore the Canal du Midi with friends or family and enjoy the historical and gastronomic stops. Renting a housebot on the Canal du Midi
will give you an unforgettable stay that will undoubtedly make you want to extend your weekend.