Authentic houseboat at Canal du Midi
Get on board this wonderful houseboat and discover the beautiful area of the Canal du Midi.
- Entirely renovated interior
- Amazing natural location
- Spacious terrace
- Perfect for a family holiday
- Close to historic city of Carcassonne
This 1930 houseboat was formerly used for cereal transportation but the owners gave it a new purpose. They renovated it to make it a comfortable and relaxing home that they now rent to travellers looking for something special. Moreover, the location of the houseboat is exceptional as the Canal du Midi is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Carcassonne and its medieval cité (about 7 km) can be visited by using the bikes at your disposal (free).
The owner will give you the best informations on what to see in the area.
This former Freycinet-type canal boat was completely renovated in 2005. It now is a modern and comfortable home for up to 6 guests in an outstanding scenery.
The 90 square meters accommodation in the lower part of the houseboat has a spacious equipped kitchen as well as a comfortable living room. There are also 3 double bedrooms and 2 modern bathrooms with jetted showers. In short: modern amenities mixed with the authentic and original atmosphere of this houseboat!
Guests can relax on the sundeck terrace and admire its amazing panoramic views on the Canal du Midi. Who wouldn't like to lay on a sun lounger with a glass of wine and just listen to the sound of water?
There is a lot for you to see in the area surrounding the houseboat: for example, you get to see how one operates at a canal lock. You can discover the magnificent Canal du Midi either by walking or biking on its banks. Last but not least: the medieval city of Carcassonne is a must-see!
How to get there
A 10-minute drive from Carcassonne. Follow D201 road and the signs leading to 'L'écluse de l'Evêque'.
Zip code 11800
GPS coordinates :
Latitude 43 14' 8"
Longitude 2 24' 48"
About the area
Every year, loads of tourists rent a boat to sail the Canal du Midi (World Heritage site) and discover the very heart of this beautiful region. But you can also discover the region by riding your bike as there is a bikeway that was created especially for tourists.
Not far away from the houseboat is Carcassonne. The medieval fortified citadel is what makes the city so special. If you get there, make sure to visit the castle. Plus, for a glimpse of the French daily life, you can go to one of the markets that take place in Carcassonne.
Sorry if I don't speak dutch but I speak English and German.
I will give you the best recommendations on what to visit, good restaurants, caves to test and wines to buy.
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