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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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Beautiful House in Var, Le Lavandou - Villa Marine

Beautiful House in Var, Le Lavandou - Villa Marine

Weekly Rental: EUR to EUR

6 sleeps

This charming house is located at the heart of a small fishing village, just off the coast of Var. The house can

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Beautiful Renovated and Peaceful Stone House Near Le Mont St Michel, Champeaux, Normandy

Beautiful Renovated and Peaceful Stone House Near Le Mont St Michel, Champeaux, Normandy

Weekly Rental: GBP 560 to GBP 560

7 sleeps

This charming and completely renovated stone house can accommodate up to 7 guests. Located in the Bay of Le Mont St

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Charming and Beautiful Gite Au Cocorico -  La Chandurière, St Paul en Gatine, Deux Sèvres

Charming and Beautiful Gite Au Cocorico - La Chandurière, St Paul en Gatine, Deux Sèvres

Weekly Rental: GBP 400 to GBP 500

5 sleeps

If you're looking for a cosy gite in the French countryside, you've found it. This gite sleeps up to 5 guests and

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Cosy and Charming Gite Au Marcassin - La Chandurière, St Paul en Gatine, Deux Sèvres

Cosy and Charming Gite Au Marcassin - La Chandurière, St Paul en Gatine, Deux Sèvres

Weekly Rental: GBP 400 to GBP 500

5 sleeps

If you're looking for a cosy gite in the French countryside, you've found it. This gite sleeps up to 5 guests and

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Beautiful Chateaux de Palaja Hotel, Palaja, Carcassonne, Languedoc

Beautiful Chateaux de Palaja Hotel, Palaja, Carcassonne, Languedoc

Weekly Rental: EUR 763 to EUR 1883

5 sleeps

The hotel "Chateau de Palaja" three stars is located at a 5 minutes drive from the medieval city of Carcassonne, in the

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10% discount for couples during May 2018

10% discount for couples during May 2018

For couples wanting space and comfortable homely stay, during May, I am offering a 10% reduction on available dates.

2 and 3 week offer

2 and 3 week offer

150€ off two week and 320€ off three week bookings.

Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

Availability left for 2019!

Availability left for 2019!

Price per Week: EUR 1145 - EUR 2595. Available weeks: 25 May till 8 June 6 July till 13 July 3-10 August 17 August

20% discount on Brittany Ferries

20% discount on Brittany Ferries

For guests travelling with Brittany Ferries, please contact us before booking as we have a reference number that should

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