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Festivals, exhibitions, concerts and major events... On France.fr and everywhere in France, there's always something going on.

Things to do


Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Boating on the Canal du Midi

Canal des deux mers

From Sète to Toulouse via Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi offers lots of wonderful places to stop off at all along its course. The Occitania / South of France section of the Canal runs through the Mediterranean landscapes of the Lauragais south of Toulouse. Steep hillsides, fields of bright sunflowers and rape, tall cypresses and umbrella pines, fine town houses and Gothic bell towers, all typical of the Midi Toulousain region, form the backdrop of this tranquil green ribbon.

Get on board a luxurious barge and glide along the water for a few days to forget it all. Relaxing atmosphere guaranteed along this 3-century-old-UNESCO listed site.

Barge Saint-Louis www.saintlouisbarge.com (External link)

Barge Rosa www.barge-rosa.com (External link)

Péniche Hôtel Alegria http://hotelbargealegria.com/indexfr.php (External link)

Péniche Savannahhttp://savannah-barge.com (External link)

More about all the cruises on the Canal du Midi, click here (External link)