Discovering The Canal Du Midi In France

Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

Discover the region Languedoc-Roussillon with Le Boat, and in particular, the Canal du Midi. This masterpiece of engineering that connects the Garonne to the Mediterranean is now a compelling destination for the holidays! Le Boat offers you three ways to discover the history of the region Languedoc-Roussillon, through this rich heritage – cultural but also culinary.

3 historic streets, 3 jewels of the region
The Languedoc-Roussillon region is crossed by three historical paths, which represent three different ways to discover the cultural sites and turisitici so important from the standpoint of the history and traditions.

The Via Domitia:
First road built by the Romans in Gaul, it was along this ancient Roman road that the legions were circulating. It was a very important step for the local economy, because it favored trade between the cities. Follow the path Domizia and take a break in the city of Nimes, Narbonne, and Beaucaire.

The road to Santiago de Compostela:
The famous pilgrimage along this journey started after the discovery of the tomb of Saint James in Galicia. In 1987, he was declared the first cultural route by the Council of Europe: the testimony of the past are striking. Walk along the Camino de Santiago and do not miss the medieval town of St Gilles or the valley of St Guilhem-le-Désert.

The Canal du Midi:
The oldest canal in Europe, is a key area for river navigation: it is part of UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996!
Created by human hands, the building was completed in 1681. Every year more and more surfers are left soothed by its quiet waters.
Along the Canal du Midi, admire the beauty of the landscapes and the historic towns of Castelnaudary, Carcassonne or Beziers.

Your sailing holidays on the Canal du Midi
Cultural Holidays: Surf the Canal du Midi is undoubtedly the best way to discover the Languedoc-Roussillon and its many wonders: it is one of the most famous French regions for river tourism! To be discovered along the canal … the high places Cathars: the medieval sites, the cities of Toulouse and Carcassonne. But also castles Lastours, Termes, Puivers and many others, you’ll be among those that will solve the secrets of the treasure of the Cathars?

Another original way to cross the canal by bike! The 240 km of paths along the Channel let go from Toulouse to Marseillan! A very nice location, quiet and shaded to give your holiday a touch of adventure.

Holiday food
The Canal du Midi offers an extraordinary gastronomic heritage, famous worldwide for its richness and its diversity. But then … enjoy … what? Along the Channel, you will find a wide variety of vineyards. Gaillac, Coteaux of Languedoc, Limoux, Saint Chinian: lots of unforgettable flavors, and good taste of the sun! And since “the Hunger Strikes browsing”, try the famous cassoulet Castelnaudary, Toulouse sausages and bouillabaisse to Seitoise, Thau oysters.

The proposed routes from Le Boat
Cruise of the Cathars: Homps – Carcassonne – Trèbes
Sun Cruise: Port-Cassafieres – Narbonne – Port-Cassafieres
The Medieval Cruise: Homps – Castelnaudary

Originally posted 2012-07-03 12:27:10.

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