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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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Holiday Villa with Private Pool Ideal for Families, near Cassis centre and Beach

Holiday Villa with Private Pool Ideal for Families, near Cassis centre and Beach

Weekly Rental: EUR 6251 to EUR 6251

12 sleeps

Holiday villa with private pool ideal for several families, near Cassis centre and beach. All rooms are air-conditioned

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Charming Ski Chalet in Meribel, Le Raffort

Charming Ski Chalet in Meribel, Le Raffort

Weekly Rental: GBP 3374 to GBP 3374

12 sleeps

Attractive chalet accommodating 10/12 people, set in the delightful hamlet of Le Raffort. The chalet is ideally located

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Beautiful Dordogne Farmhouse With Large Private Pool And Superb Views

Beautiful Dordogne Farmhouse With Large Private Pool And Superb Views

Weekly Rental: GBP 1395 to GBP 1895

8 sleeps

Le Grézier is a beautifully renovavated property located in Simeyrols in the 'golden triangle' of the Perigord Noir and

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Farmhouse in Saint Julien Le Montagnier, Var - La Barraque - La Ferme

Farmhouse in Saint Julien Le Montagnier, Var - La Barraque - La Ferme

Weekly Rental: EUR 990 to EUR 1600

4 sleeps

Completely renovated, charming farmhouse which boasts fantastic views, in an area where thyme, rosemary grow like bad

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Charming Gite Accommodation in Maine-et-Loire, Near Saumur - La Maison du Vigneron

Charming Gite Accommodation in Maine-et-Loire, Near Saumur - La Maison du Vigneron

Weekly Rental: EUR 460 to EUR 600

5 sleeps

Charming self catering gites situated in a charming, wine producing village not far from Saumur in the Loire Valley.

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JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

Tarifs exceptionnels sur toutes les périodes disponibles de JUIN Attention : vous devez régler 195 € au ré

Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

TARIF D'EXCEPTION CHALET COMPLET jusque 15 personnes 195 € à régler au réceptionniste, non compris dans location

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Farm House with private Pool July 13 to July 27th £150 reduction on the two week booking..

Extended stay

Extended stay

Special rates for extended stays November to March. Please contact owners for details

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