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Self Catering Canal du Midi Holiday Houses and Cottages, France

The Canal du Midi is a 150 mile long canal in Southern France. The canal runs from the city of Toulouse down to the Mediterranean port of Sète. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The Canal du Midi was built a shortcut between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, avoiding the long sea voyage around hostile Spain, pirates and a trip that in the 17th century took a full month to complete. It was opened officially as the Canal Royal de Languedoc on May 15, 1681. The Canal has 91 locks which serve to ascend and descend a total of 190 metres (620 ft). There is much to admire while staying in your self catering holiday rental home in the Canal du Midi - It has 328 structures, including bridges, dams and a tunnel.Canal du Midi holiday rental houses and cottages - Rent in France

There are now over 40 aqueducts, the design of the Canal included the first canal passage ever built through a tunnel (the Malpas Tunnel) which you can see whilst on your holiday in the Canal du Midi. The Canal du Midi passes through a 173-metre (568 ft) tunnel through a hill at Enserune. Even today, it is seen as a marvelous engineering accomplishment and is the oldest and most popular pleasure waterway in Europe. Now the Canal is a major tourist attraction and place for leisure activities with many people rowing, canoeing and fishing – a must to do when renting your Canal du Midi holiday house or cottage.  

Much of it is shaded by rows of huge plane trees and its tow path is ideal for cycling. The canal meanders through the land of the “Cathars”, passing on the way locks, bridges and aqueducts of the period.

In the Languedoc-Roussillon, the Canal passes through the Aude department and the Hérault department. Places on the Canal worth visiting while renting your Canal du Midi holiday home or villa include Fonseranes, Naurouze, Carcassonne, Homps, the Oppidum de Enserune, Ventenac en Minervois, Béziers and Sète. You can take day trips in boats and barges, or cycle along the towpath.Self Catering holiday homes to rent in Canal du Midi, France

Close to the Mediterranean, the Canal du Midi enjoys temperatures of almost 40C during the summer season, between June and September. Winters are mild, but during the months of December to February temperatures in the evenings can drop as low as 2C.

Toulouse is the major city which serves the Canal du Midi. Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport is located just 9 km northwest of the Toulouse city centre. Many international airlines operate regular flights to Toulouse from across the UK all year round. Toulouse has good rail networks connecting it to major cities of France, which in turn connect it to international destinations in Europe. High-speed TGV trains connect Toulouse to London and Paris. By road Toulouse is central to several auto-routes.

 

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Luxury 5 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Hot Tub in Figareto Corsica - La Vignarella

Luxury 5 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Hot Tub in Figareto Corsica - La Vignarella

Weekly Rental: EUR 1700 to EUR 7700

10 sleeps

Enjoy luxury, elegance and simplicity at its' finest at Villa La Vignarella. With sandy beaches as far as the eye can

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9 sleeps

This large apartment sleeps up to 9 guests and is halfway between Mont St-Michel and Granville. This contemporary house

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Beach studio in La Grande-Motte, Hérault

Beach studio in La Grande-Motte, Hérault

Weekly Rental: EUR 490 to EUR 490

4 sleeps

This well-equipped studio is situated next to the Port and close to all amenities. It can sleep up to 4 people.

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Luxurious and Prestigious Villa in Pont-Aven, Finistere, Brittany - Villa Sur Les Quais

Weekly Rental: EUR 2430 to EUR 3375

6 sleeps

This is a superb property with exceptional design, with a splendid view on the port of Pont-Aven. A refined and modern

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Recently Renovated Luxury Fontchauvaux Gite in Limousin - Violets Cottage

Recently Renovated Luxury Fontchauvaux Gite in Limousin - Violets Cottage

Weekly Rental: EUR 483 to EUR 483

4 sleeps

This recently renovated holiday home is a little slice of luxury in the heart of Limousin. It can accommodate up to 4

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FONDUE OFFERED!

FONDUE OFFERED!

Enjoy the Fondue Offered the evening of your arrival, for any stay booked between December 21,2019 to March 31,2020.

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount for start dates within 4 weeks

Peaceful stone cottage for 2 from 7 to 21 July or 29 july to 4 August

Peaceful stone cottage for 2 from 7 to 21 July or 29 july to 4 August

Come and chill out in our lovely stone cottage only 3kms from the town of Melrand. Fabulous views over the countryside

Peak season reduction

Peak season reduction

Special Offer -10% discount on the remaining summer week 25th August-1st September 18 - enquire now!

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