Carcassonne, an enchanting destination and the starting point for an unforgettable cruise
This préfecture of the Aude département is famous worldwide, as attested to by its double UNESCO world heritage classification since 1997. Tourists flock to admire the fortified medieval city, which is still inhabited. Unique in Europe, both in terms of its size and exceptional state of preservation (as well as the exemplary restoration undertaken in the 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc), Carcassonne is full of treasures to discover. From the castle to the basilica, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to amazing sights to take in while you count down to boarding time for your licence-free rental boat.
Let yourself be blown away by a waterway cruise on the Canal du Midi !
Carcassonne is indeed the chosen location to receive you at our waterway base. During your waterway cruise, you’ll take in another wonder of human endeavour, as confirmed by UNESCO : the Canal du Midi. With its 61 locks, including the must-see round locks, and countless works of art, the Canal du Midi will allow you to take full advantage of all the attractions and advantages of a waterway cruise. So, embark on a journey through Cathar country or enjoy the soothing rhythm of your houseboat as you travel through the region’s vineyards. You can also transform your waterway cruise into a gastronomic journey (Castelnaudary cassoulet, Minervois and Corbières wines, etc.).
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suggested itineraries Tested and approved
Set off from Carcassonne and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:
|Aller-retour||48km - 10 locks||9h||Carcassonne > Bram > Carcassonne|
|Aller-simple||40km - 13 locks||8h||Carcassonne > Homps|
|Aller-retour||80km - 26 locks||16h||Carcassonne > Homps > Carcassonne|
|Aller-simple||95km - 18 locks||17h||Carcassonne > Colombiers|
|Aller-retour||166km - 36 locks||30h||Carcassonne > Capestang > Carcassonne|
|Aller-retour||116km - 70 locks||40h||Carcassonne > seuil de Naurouze (line of the watershed between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean) > Port Lauragais > Carcassonne|
|Aller-simple||126km - 36 locks||25h||Carcassonne > Agde|
|Aller-simple||143km - 28 locks||25h||Carcassonne > Bram > Carcassonne > Colombiers|
|Aller-retour||160km - 66 locks||30h||Carcassonne > Montgiscard > Carcassonne|
|Aller-retour||116km - 70 locks||58h||Carcassonne > Castelnaudary > Port Lauragais > Carcassonne|
|Aller-retour||252km - 72 locks||50h||Carcassonne > Agde > Carcassonne|
|Aller-simple||400km - 76 locks||70h||Carcassonne > Aigues Mortes > Carcassonne|