See the fascinating UNESCO world heritage site on 44' Estivale Octo Boat from Le Somail
See the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site and Canal du Midi on a self-drive boat! Hire the Estivale Octo Canal boat for up to 8 people. Rates as low as €3,182.00 per week. Rates: ● Weekly Rental: €3,182.00 What You Can Expect: This ideal one-week boating holiday sees you navigate between Le Somail and Trèbes on the Canal du Midi. Mix the fun of being part of a crew with passing through locks, visiting picturesque villages and sampling the fine food and wine of the region, all while cruising on a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous canals in Europe. Departure Base By hiring a canal boat from our base at Le Somail you are in the ideal place to discover one of the most famous waterways in Europe – the Canal du Midi. The charming little port of Le Somail can be found halfway between Carcassonne and Béziers on the longest continuous section of canal in France, at 52km without seeing a lock! Suggested Places to See and Things to Do ● Le Somail: iconic stone bridge, cooling house dating back to 1684, impressive book store with 50,000 works for sale! ● Ventenac-en-Minervois: set on a hill top with stunning views, cellar visits to the wine grower Château de Ventenac-en-Minervois ● Paraza: 17th century castle, Répudre Canal Bridge - the oldest in France (1km away) ● Roubia: beautiful village built around a castle, Moulin de la Restanque for gourmet olive oils ● Argens-Minervois: beautiful village built around a 14th century castle, wine tours at the Musée de la Vigne et du Vin in Lézignan-Corbières (5km away) ● Homps: short walk to Lake Jouarres for swimming, windsurfing, canoeing and fishing ● La Redorte: remarkable stone arches built in 1693 to prevent flooding ● Puichéric: impressive unique lock by Joël Barthès, pretty castle of Puichéri, Romanesque church, Minervois vineyards ● Marseillette: rice growing Marseillette pond, Chappe tower ● Trèbes: Saint-Etienne church (14th century), swimming pool, La Rode canal bridge, Orbiel canal bridge, impressive staircase of three locks, waterside restaurants ● Carcassonne: Medieval city with ramparts 3km in length and 52 towers. UNESCO World Heritage Site, many events – markets, festivals etc. ● After cruising as far as Carcassonne on the Canal du Midi it is time to think about the return leg of your journey. Look out again for the favourite places you found so far, or maybe stop off at some new ones as you cruise back to the starting base at Le Somail. What To Expect Onboard: The Octo is from our Estivale range of boats and has four spacious cabins – two of which have beds that can be set as doubles or twins. This therefore means that the canal boat is ideal for crews of either four couples or two couples and four children. Features and Equipment ● Model: Estivale Octo ● Type: Canal Boat ● Length: 13.50 Metres ● Width: 3.80 Metres ● Advisable capacity: 8 ● Maximum capacity: 10 ● Cabins: 4 + stay ● Double beds: 4 + 1 convertible in living area ● Single beds: 8 if needed ● Bathroom and WC: 2 ● Living area: 11m⊃2; ● Kitchen equipment: 220 litre fridge with freezer compartment, 4 burner stove, oven ● Water capacity: 1150 litres ● Fuel capacity: 270 litres / 14 days ● Double steering: Yes ● Other equipment: outside dining furniture on request, connectivity to shore power supply of 220 volts, swim ladder and deck shower, Radio/CD/MP3 player, bow thrusters If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 10 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Wheel steering
- Inboard Engine
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.