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Set in a mild climate, among vineyards, Carcassonne is the only fortified city in Europe which is still inhabited. Steeped in 2500 years if history, this old catharistic fortress is cut in two by the canal of the south and the Aude River.
Located in the middle of the triangle Barcelona - Montpellier - Toulouse, connecting the oceanic world to the Mediterranean world, Carcassonne offers you a thousand and one circuits to discover different aspects of the city and the surroundings. From gastronomic circuits to wine or historical circuits, there is something for everyone to enjoy here!

River cruise Carcassonne

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To see: the medieval city, the Country house St Pierre, the Middle Age Memoirs museum, the city of the birds (flights of the largest raptors of the world).

To taste: cassoulet with red partridge, crystallized poultry gizzards, chocolates of the city, the knuckle of ham, the conserve of goose and duck.

To know: the city of Carcassonne is doubly classified with the world heritage of UNESCO since 1997.

Most Important: the Im@ginarium (with its virtual theatre which allows you to relive the Cathar period of the city).

Navigation on the South Canal

Built in the 17th century by Pierre-Paul Riquet with his famous round locks, this canal was classified "world wonder" by the UNESCO in 1996.
A true hydrolic museum, the South Canal combines a variety of sites and cultural richness which creates a unique experience. Along the 240km from Toulouse to the Thau Lake there is 61 locks, 55 aquaducts, 7 canal bridges and 126 bridges.

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River cruise Carcassonne

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FPP Travel (boat rental agency) generously offered to Florent and Antoine a cruise on the Canal du Midi which took place from 19 to 26 March. The boat is especially designed for disabled persons. It is named the Trion 1060 Handy.

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Discover all our tourist information from Carcassonne. Rent a boat without licence and go off to explore the city of Carcassonne, only fortified city to still be inhabited today. Navigate on the Canal du Midi and take advantage of pleasant moments in the South of France.

To know the tourist information from Carcassonne, you can open the interactive map in Google Maps by clicking the map below.

Tourist information from Carcassonne

Routes River cruise Canal du Midi

Suggestions for cruises from Carcassonne

Week-end

Carcassonne - Bram - Carcassonne : 48 km, 10 locks, 9 hours

Week-end one way

Carcassonne - Homps : 40 km, 13 locks, 8 hours

Mini week

Carcassonne, Homps, Carcassonne : 80 km, 26 locks, 18 hours

Mini week one way

Carcassonne - Colombiers : 95 km, 18 locks, 17 hours

One week

Carcassonne, Capestang, Carcassonne : 166 km, 36 locks, 30 hours
Carcassonne - seuil de Naurouze (ligne de partage des eaux entre la mer Méditerranée et l'océan Atlantique) - Port-Lauragais - Carcassonne : 116 km, env. 70 locks, 40 hours

One week one‐way

Carcassonne - Agde : 126 km, 36 locks, 25 hours
Carcassonne - Bram - Carcassonne - Colombiers : 143 km, 28 locks, 25 hours

Two weeks

Carcassonne - Montgiscard - Carcassonne : 160 km, 92 locks, 70 hours
Carcassonne, Castelnaudary, Port Lauragais, Carcassonne : 116 km, 70 locks, 58 hours
Carcassonne, Agde, Carcassonne : 252 km, 72 locks, 50 hours

Two weeks one-way

Carcassonne, Carnon : 183 km, 30 locks, 35 hours

Three weeks

Carcassonne, Aigues-Mortes, Carcassonne : 400 km, 76 locks, 70 hours

River cruise Canal du Midi

River cruise Canal du Midi

Location bateau Canal du Midi

Tarpon 49 QP

Tarpon 49 Quattro Prestige

8 / 10 (+2) people
5 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Haines Rive 40

Haines Rive 40

6/8 people
3 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Tarpon 42 TP

Tarpon 42 Trio Prestige

6/8 people
3 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Tarpon 37 DP

Tarpon 37 Duo Prestige

4/6 people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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LaPéniche

LaPéniche

12 people
6 cabins + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Pénichette 935 W

Espade 850 Fly

5/7 people
1 cabin + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Tarpon 42

Tarpon 42 N

10 / 12 people
4 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Tarpon 37

Tarpon 37 N

7/9(+1) people
3 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Tarpon 32

Tarpon 32

4/6 (+2) people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Espade Concept Fly

Espade Concept Fly

6/8 (+1) people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Triton 1050

Triton 1050

6/8 people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Triton 860 Fly

Triton 860 Fly

3/5 people
1 cabin + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Pénichette 1400 FB

Pénichette 1400 FB

8/9 + 1 people
4 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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