Canal Robine du Midi

Canal du Midi – Languedoc :: Hire Boating Holidays and Vacations

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Hire bases, Midi

The sun-drenched South of France home of vineyards, sunflower fields and the world-famous, historic, Canal du Midi. A wonderful canal to cruise along, including one long section that is entirely lock-free.
However, the delightful Midi can get rather congested in July and August, with longish waits at its unique oval locks. Not such a hardship if you are prepared.

Picturesque Languedoc is France’s most productive wine region with many delicious ‘drink now’ varieties on sale, direct from the vineyards (free tastings welcomed) that border the waterway, for just a few euros per bottle. If at the end of the canal there is the great city of Toulouse (home to France’s space and aeronautics industries) , then half-way along there is the amazing medieval ‘city’ of Carcassonne, famed for its huge, fortified, hilltop castle – a favoured location for many heroic swashbuckling films.

Branching off the Canal du Midi near Capestang village (with a much-photographed low stone arch canal bridge) the Robine Canal, bordered by umbrella pine trees, connects with the Mediterranean, passing through the must-see town of Narbonne. And at Agde (founded by the Ancient Greeks in 500BC) it is possible to sail upstream from the unique round lock along 10km of the calm, clear and ‘secret’ River Herault.

Category: Luxury

Le Boat Horizon 5 (10+1 – 15m)

- Preliminary Information to be confirmed - The Horizon 5 sleeps up to 11 guests in five double or twin bedded cabins and one saloon berth. All... Read more

Nicols Estivale Octo-Fly

The Nicols Estivale Octo-Fly self-drive hire boat offers a superb sun-deck with an additional smart new integrated and removable canopy. This... Read more

Le Boat Horizon 4 (8+1 – 13.5m)

The Horizon 4 sleeps up to 9 guests. It is the same length boat as the Horizon 3, but in this model the bow area has two double-bedded cabins. All... Read more

France Afloat Euroclassic 149

The Euroclassic style hire boat is unique to France Afloat and provides spacious, light and airy accommodation with lashings of comfort. ... Read more

Nicols Confort 1350

The Confort 1350 centre-saloon self-drive hire boat provides space and luxury for 8+ people. There are two double cabins and two twin-bunk cabins,... Read more

Nicols Estivale Octo

The Nicols Estivale Octo self-drive hire boat has 4 double or twin-bed cabins for 8 persons, with a smart modern design for cabins, excellent... Read more

Le Boat Classique Star

A fantastic boat for a large party - an extended family or group of friends. There is even a convertible sofa for last minute or temporary guests.... Read more

Le Boat Grand Classique

Key Features: Two rear cabins, each with two single beds convertible into one double bed One central cabin with two single bunk beds ... Read more

Le Boat Magnifique

Key Features: New-look interior with premium upholstery and flooring throughout Ultra-modern kitchen galley, fully equipped to high... Read more

Le Boat Salsa

Key Features: Two rear cabins with two single beds convertible into one double bed, each with en suite bathroom Two central... Read more

Le Boat Vision 4 – Diesel

Sleeps 9 (8+1) in 4 cabins + saloon Size: 14.97m x 4.65m (49ft x 15ft) Unrivalled for onboard cruising luxury. Come on board for the ultimate... Read more

Le Boat Horizon 3 (6+1 – 13.5m)

The Horizon 3 has the same high specifications and quality finish as all other Horizon models. It has three double or twin-bedded cabins, all with... Read more

Locaboat Europa 600

An attractive and spacious boat with an excellent cabin arrangement for three couples. The layout provides great social areas for relaxing and... Read more

France Afloat Euroclassic 139

Overall size 13.9m x 4.3m. Sleeps 8 (6+2) in 1 x double cabin, and 2 x twin cabins (2 x doubles may be possible), each with an ensuite shower and... Read more

Nicols Confort 1100

The Confort 1100 centre-saloon self-drive hire boat provides space and luxury for 6+ people. There are 3 double bedrooms and each has a shower... Read more

Nicols Estivale Sixto

The Nicols Sixto self-drive hire boat has 3 double cabins for 6 persons, with a smart modern design for cabins, excellent shower-rooms and a... Read more

Le Boat Calypso

Key Features: Two rear cabins with two single beds convertible into one double bed, each with en suite bathroom One central cabin with... Read more

Le Boat Royal Classique

Key Features: Forward cabin with king size bed Two rear cabins each with two single beds convertible to double Three showers, three... Read more

Le Boat Mystique

With the same overall size as her sister the Royal Mystique (4+2), she offers 3 cabins, 3 bathrooms and a host of special features to give you... Read more

Le Boat Vision 3 – Diesel

Sleeps up to 10 people in 3 equal-size cabins Size: 14.97m x 4.65m (49ft x 15ft) Unrivalled for onboard cruising luxury. Come on board for the... Read more

Le Boat Horizon 2S (4+1 – 11.5m)

A perfect boat for two couples or a small family with plenty of space inside and out, the Horizon 2S has two cabins with ensuite bathrooms. ... Read more

Le Boat Horizon 1 (2+2 – 11.5m)

The Horizon range (1, 2, 3 and 4) has been designed exclusively for Le Boat with couples and small families in mind. For those looking for a... Read more

Locaboat Europa 400

An attractive and spacious boat with an excellent cabin arrangement for two couples, or a couple and two children. The layout provides great... Read more

Linssen 32 AC

Linssen ‘9’ series boats are unusually complete, arranged for maximum convenience and comfort. The boats’ sailing characteristics are... Read more

Linssen 290 AC

Linssen ‘9’ series boats are unusually complete, arranged for maximum convenience and comfort. The Linssen 29.9 is replaced with this 290 AC... Read more

France Afloat Euroclassic 139 Grand Cru

Overall size 13.9m x 4.3m. Sleeps 4 in 2 x large double cabins, both with an ensuite shower and electric toilet. A luxury barge for two couples. ... Read more

France Afloat Euroclassic 129

Overall size 12m x 3.25m. Sleeps 5 (4+1) in 1 x double and 1 x twin/double cabins, both with an ensuite shower and electric toilet. The... Read more

Nicols Estivale Quattro S

The Nicols Quattro S self-drive hire boat has 2 cabins for 4 persons, with a smart modern design for master and twin-bed cabins, an excellent... Read more

Nicols Grand Confort 1350 VIP

Providing the ultimate in space and luxury for 4+ people, the Confort 1350 VIP centre-saloon self-drive hire boat has just two double cabins (at... Read more

Le Boat Royal Mystique

This boat is luxury afloat - a superbly spacious and elegant boat – ideal for two couples. Featuring a host of special equipment - many of which... Read more

Linssen 29.9 SE

Linssen ‘9’ series boats are unusually complete, arranged for maximum convenience and comfort. The boats’ sailing characteristics are... Read more

Nicols Estivale Duo

The Nicols Duo self-drive hire boat has a smart modern master cabin with an excellent en-suite shower-room and a spacious bright panoramic saloon... Read more

Category: First Class

Nicols Sedan 1310

Ten (or more) people can enjoy a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 1310, with five double cabins - plus there is a convertible sofa for... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1500FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1500FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1400FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1400FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1260R

Penichette 'R' boats such as this 1260R model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Le Boat Elegance

The big brother to the Caprice with an emphasis on comfort, space and light. The 3 en-suite cabins are located towards the front of the boat, with... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® Evolution 950E

é The Pénichette Evolution 950E combines the best of the three existing Pénichette families: the Classique, the Aft-Deck and the Flying Bridge.... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1120R

Penichette 'R' boats such as this 1120R model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1180FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1180FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1165FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1165FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1160FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1160FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1020FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1020FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1500R

Penichette 'R' boats such as this 1500R model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

France Afloat Burgundy 1200

Overall size 12m x 3.25m. Sleeps 4 (+4) in 1 x double cabin with en-suite shower and toilet, 1 x twin, separate shower and toilet. Key... Read more

France Afloat Viking 1000

Overall size 8.6m x 3.6m. Sleeps 4 (+1) in 2 x double or twin cabins with ensuite shower and toilet. Easy to handle. Key Features: ... Read more

Nicols Confort 900

The Confort 900 centre-saloon self-drive hire boat provides space and luxury for 4+ people. Both double cabins (at either end of the boat) – one... Read more

Nicols Estivale Quattro

The Nicols Quattro self-drive hire boat has 2 cabins for 4 persons, with a smart modern design for cabins, excellent shower-rooms and a spacious... Read more

Le Boat Clipper

Key Features: Front cabin with double bed and en suite toilet and shower Rear cabin has two single beds convertible to a double and en... Read more

Le Boat Tango

Key Features: Two rear cabins each with two singles convertible to a double bed A large saloon with steering position, direct access... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1022FB

This luxurious Penichette 1022FB boat is specially equipped for ultimate comfort for two people. It has a spacious forward cabin and separate... Read more

Nicols Sedan Primo

Primo is the latest - 2012 - addition to the Nicols Sedan series, which was a very distinctive pleasure boat design development when it was first... Read more

Category: Comfort

Nicols Sedan 1170

Great boating holidays or vacations await eight people in the Sedan 1170, with its four double cabins - plus there is a convertible sofa for two in... Read more

Nicols Sedan 1010

Your party of 6+ can have a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 1010. With 3 equal-sized double cabins there is also a convertible double... Read more

Nicols Sedan 1000

Your party of 6+ can have a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 1010. There is a 'master' double bedroom, two others - and also a... Read more

Le Boat Continentale

Key Features: Saloon Flat screen TV with integral DVD CD players & MP3 connectivity Soft lighting for the evenings ... Read more

Le Boat Crusader

A smart cruiser offering excellent accommodation for six people Key Features: Three separate cabins each with en suite bathrooms with... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1106FB

'Classic' Penichette boats such as this 1106FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central steering... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1107

'Classic' Penichette boats such as this 1107 model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central steering... Read more

Le Boat Consul

Stylish and practical, ideal for a family or two couples Key Features: Front cabin with two singles or one double bed Large rear... Read more

Le Boat Caprice

The 2 en-suite cabins are located at the front of the boat, leaving the aft clear for relaxing! The glass sliding doors in the sitting area lead out... Read more

Le Boat Countess

Key Features: Forward cabin with two single beds and adjacent shower and toilet Double cabin at rear with en suite shower and toilet... Read more

Category: Economy

Le Boat Classique

Key Features: Two rear cabins, each with two single beds convertible into one double bed Two forward cabins, one with double bed and... Read more

Le Boat Nautilia

Key Features: Two rear cabins, each with two single beds convertible into one double bed Two forward cabins, one with double bed and... Read more

Nicols Riviera 920

With a versatile arrangement for 4+ people this earlier Nicols design has 2 double cabins, each with an additional single bed, and a convertible... Read more

Le Boat Corvette

A central saloon for eating and drinking leads onto a kitchen. The cabins are at the front and the rear of the boat which allows good privacy for... Read more

Le Boat Tamaris

Key Features: Forward cabin with two single bed convertible to a double bed (not in Alsace and Burgundy) Spacious saloon with... Read more

Le Boat Cirrus

Generous accommodation for a small family, or two people. Key Features Model 1: Main rear cabin with two single beds Saloon with... Read more

Le Boat Sheba

This is a great boat for the French waterways, with a good-sized walkway all around, fore to aft, and a good area of roof to sunbathe and aft-deck... Read more

Nicols Sedan 800

Two people can enjoy a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 800, with its spacious forward cabin - plus there is a convertible sofa for... Read more

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