The Canal du Midi is classified as "historic monument" by UNESCO. As privileged spectator aboard your Linssen yacht, you traverse its canal bridges, cross the Languedoc and Roussillon, and moore in historical places. The peaceful rhythm of vineyards on slopes of Corbières, Minervois and St Chinian, the precious gastronomic heritage, culture and history of the Canal du Midi, is to be seen at the turn of the rivers (Hérault, Aude, Libron) towns and villages. Between Béziers , Capestang and Bram, the Cathar lets enjoy royal citadels, historical heritage of the country of the Aude; tables and guest rooms, the gourmet products and craftsmanship complete installing the Canal du Midi in the great tradition of welcoming sites. Finally, with your motor yacht you can enter the heart of medieval cities like Carcassonne, nestled between Corbières, the Lauragais Plain and the Aude valley and is certainly a highlight of cruising a Linssen on the Canal du Midi.
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F-892 70 Vermenton
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Team France Fluviale: The Gardner-Roberts and Adams families
The French inland waterways: Canal du Midi
I have been a practicing Francophile for over 30 years now. If only to persuade you to read on, let me reassure you that, as a Francophile, I am passionate about France and “things French” - be reassured that I have no abnormal feelings about ex Spanish dictators. I am also a canalaholic. These two admissions explain why my wife, Lesley, and I arrived in Calais on our barge, in October 1988, having left our “comfortable lives” in the City and our mooring on the Grand Union canal at Tring. For at least ten years prior to our arrival in France we had holidayed in France and on the canals.