The Canal du Midi in the south of France runs from Toulouse to the Mediterranean Sea with a length of 240km. This quiet inland waterway is ideal for a houseboat vacation. Renting a houseboat and cruising along the French canals is a great change of pace from everyday life, and a wonderful way to take in the stunning scenery of southern France. In 1996, the Canal was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see many old castles, palaces and churches along the waterway.
Especially in the early and late season you will find numerous secluded spots along the canal, although the shops and restaurants may have limited opening times. The surrounding landscape is lush and green with towpaths leading to vineyards and beautiful countryside.
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