Canal du Midi

From Neptune's Staircase to Eiffel's Pont Canal de Briare - here are our top 10 extraordinary feats of engineering on Europe's inland waterways

Situated just off the Canal du Midi, the Château de Paraza is the ultimate wine tasting experience for visitors to the Minervois wine region.

Cruising the Canal du Midi on your next trip? Here are our best picks along this iconic waterway.

If you're a civil engineering buff, the waterways of France will provide much to marvel over (and under, and through!)

The spectacular fortress of Carcassonne is the best-preserved medieval fortress in the world and has served as inspiration to the castles of fairy tales

Explore the origins of the Noilly Prat vermouth distillery at the picturesque port-town of Marseillan in the South of France

The seven-rise Fonserannes Locks are an architectural highlight of any barge cruise. France is rightfully proud of this 17th-century engineering gem.

Holidays on the Canal du Midi are very popular today, but not many know about the construction of the Canal du Midi. Find out about its rocky history here…

The Étang de Thau, sometimes known as the Bassin de Thau, is the largest of a collection of saltwater lagoons that span along the French coast from the Rhône to...

Languedoc Wine Guide: All you need to know about one of the largest wine producing regions in the world

Discover fine Languedoc wines at the Château Pech-Celeyran, where guests aboard hotel barge Anjodi can enjoy an unforgettable tour and tasting...

Southern Rhône River Guide: All you need to know about one of the most significant waterways of Europe

The Ultimate Guide to the Canal du Midi - History, interesting facts, maps, nearby towns and villages, places of interest and lots more!

The olive press of l’Oulibo is located on the banks of the Canal du Midi. Those on a cruise aboard Enchanté can stop by and taste the famous Lucques olives.

Fine dining, fresh ingredients & open air markets, Sue Reddel's cruise aboard Enchante is foodie heaven!

One of "Les Plus Beaux Villages" in France, Lagrasse is a stunning hilltop village nestled amongst miles of vineyards and pretty countryside.

Béziers, Carcassonne & Narbonne are just some of the fascinating towns and cities we visit along this wonderful waterway

Discover some of the finest wine that France has to offer on a Wine Appreciation cruise in the South of France

Fresh Sea Oysters are a favourite feature of a barge cruise on the Canal du Midi, where we visit the local farm for a tasting and some sunset sea views

Whether you’re a tennis ace or a cycling superstar, make the most of the summer’s biggest sporting events on a specialist themed cruise.

Take a look at these 3 Mediterranean River Ports, a bold and beautiful mixture of architecture history and foodie heaven

Grab a true taste of France as you cruise along the Canal du Midi, aboard the world renowned Anjodi, hosted by a fantastic all French crew

If you’re seeking a glimpse of the history and viticulture of the Languedoc region, look no further than the Château de Perdiguier.

Here are our most highly recommended cruises for those seeking barges, birds and blooms this springtime.

Cruise along the Canal du Midi and the Rhone, experiencing the beautiful wildlife of the Camargue and the exceptional architecture of Arles.

There are quirky historical stories to be discovered all over the French city of Narbonne... you just need to know where to look!

Olive lovers will relish our excursion to l’Oulibo in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, with tastings of olives, olive oils and tapenade.

Engineering enthusiasts, get excited! Guests experience the impressive Malpas tunnel from the deck of Anjodi on our Canal du Midi cruises.

France's UNESCO-protected Canal du Midi is one of our most popular cruising destinations. Find out why here.

If you look carefully, you'll discover that a rich history, as well as world-famous wine, flows through Languedoc-Roussillon - find out more here.

Of all the villages in France, only 200 can be called 'Les Plus Beaux'. Find out more here.

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