Constructing the Canal du Midi could be seen as a crazy idea: to artificially supply water for 240km, linking the Garonne to the Mediterranean.
Whether you're a lover of nature, culture or gastronomy, come to the Canal du Midi - this varied site is perfect for you! Classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the major works during the reign of Louis XIV, the Canal du Midi is a must-see attraction.
The canal runs for 240 kilometers between Marseillan, at a place called The Onglous, and opens into the Thau basin near Sète, at the Port of Mouth (Twin Bridges).
The easiest way to see the Canal du Midi is to go on the water.
Do you want to enjoy the timeless charms of the Canal du Midi in complete comfort? There is nothing like staying on a houseboat or renting a barge or a boat which does not require a license.
At Béziers, you will pass by the Neuf Ecluses de Fonseranes (Nine Locks of Fonseranes) and have an experience like no other. With real technical prowess, these locks are also true artistic masterpieces.