Oneway: Port Cassafières to Castelnaudary
Allow 7 to 14 nights
The chic city of Béziers, the staircase of locks and wine villages like Bram create a tapestry of pleasures for you!
Reviews for the The Golden Midi Cruise
The boats and the canal system where very nice, but the LeBoat support staff made the event outstanding. Check-in women at Port Cassafières were friendly, and appeared to speak 5-6 languages between them, making it easy for those of us with weak French. One of our boats was not ready to depart the first day, but the mechanics and support people kept us informed as they progressed, and kept working on our issue. On the journey we twice got stuck for junk caught in our prop. LeBoat people quickly sent someone to examine the situation, then quickly got a diver out to clear our prop and get us moving. We were impressed with their speed, friendliness, and professionalism. Turning in the boats was easy and smooth. We got good dining information and train information from the Castelnaudary support folks.
Beautiful route along the Canal du Midi through great open land, vineyards, and crop fields. Most sections have the majority of the beautiful Plank trees still lining the canal. Numerous opportunities for wine tasting and buying fresh crops straight from the farmer's fields. Smooth easy days with pleasant towns along the way, many with good dining and easy shopping. Bicycles really helped the trip by making small towns 2 or 3 km off the canal very accessible. September is a fantastic month for weather in southern France.
Made our holiday uncomplicated and enjoyable
Booking agent was really good. Top marks.
Very good Irish route. We enjoyed our time on the River Shannon greatly.
4 on board, family, one experienced sailor. Great way to see the country side and experience the culture.
La Someil and Carcasonne were the best, but lots of other great scenery and experiences
Probably most impressed by the wine tank at the co-op that had the hose with what looked like a gas nozzle to dispense wine for 1.30 euro per liter.
Escargot pizza delivery to the boat in Bram