Oneway: Castelnaudary to Homps
Allow 7 to 14 nights
Mediaeval market squares and lovely waterside cafés entice you all the way from Castelnaudary to Homps!
Reviews for the The Canal du Midi Cruise
Boat was excellent. well outfitted. Staff at pickup and drop off very helpful.would recommend Le Boat and Royal Mystique perfect for 2 couples
great having lock keepers on this section. Downhill better for lock beginners. Biked into villages. Took 2 weeks so had lots of time to explore
I was impressed with the personal level of service: first, from Maggie in Florida, and then upon our arrival in Castelnaudary, from Maggie and Matthew at that base. I felt that the base in Homps was a little overwhelmed by the number of customers descending on them, so they were not able to show the same level of personal service and patience.
Countryside and the fascinating city of Carcassonne
Everything was excellent except for the fact that we paid R1020 for early check-in but could only get the boat released by 14h00
Very nice route in terms of the many small towns with markets and shops directly on the canal
Every moment was memorable, from succeeding the locks to being enveloped in branches, just fun all the way. We met many like minded people and enjoyed their company en route. Carcassone and Homps were 2 of our favourite stays.b
We would always recommend going in one direction and not doing a return cruise, new things to see everyday. Those we met that were returning regretted not doing a one way.
A fantastic trip from castelnaudry to homps. A week was more than enough time to cover this distance. We travelled at the end of may (during english half term), and the canal was very quiet, allowing us to get quickly through locks. Journey could therefore take longer during the busy season. We were hampered by bad weather but still had the most fabulous time. The sun of course would have made it perfect!
Take a day in carcassone. It's old city is amazing.