What is the most scenic part of Canal du Midi?
When it comes to Canal du Midi cruise destinations, Carcassonne needs no introduction. With its hilltop location and over 2km of ramparts dotted with 53 towers, the largest citadel in Europe counts as one of the main highlights on the Canal. It’s also one of France’s most spectacular UNESCO world heritage sites.
Where does the Canal du Midi start?
The simple answer to this is that the Canal du Midi starts in the city of Toulouse and finishes at the lagoon of Étang de Thau perched on the edge of the Mediterranean sea. While many boating holidays on the Canal du Midi follow this route, there are a number of detours you can make.
How long is Canal du Midi France?
The Canal du Midi has five elements, namely the main section that connects Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) to Étang de Thau at Marseillan along the Mediterranean coast (Hérault) over a length of 240 km; the 36.6 km section between Moussan and Port-la-Nouvelle (Aude) which incorporates part of the former Canal de la Robine;