A wonderful French touring holiday - no experience necessary.

We are a quality canal boat hirer based in the South of France on 'Le Canal des Deux Mers' (the canal of the two seas). One of the most famous canals in the world and a world heritage site which links the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Our base is easily reached by road, rail or cheap flights.

Our base is at Le Somail on the Canal du Midi is on 'le grand bief', the longest pound on any French canal with a 108km lock- free round-trip available through the heart of the Minervois wine region and close to the fascinating cities of Carcassonne, Narbonne and Beziers.

Le Somail Base

Le Somail Base

Our quality all-steel English canal boats, beautifully maintained, are excellent value for money at prices from only £137 per person per week *. We are the only English Narrowboat operator in the South of France.

Friendly, personal attention (English speakers) awaits you at our boatyard.

Wide Beam Boats

Our distinctive fleet of Sovereign Class wide beams and Midi-Explorer Class Narrowboats provide enviable style and comfort.

Map of our Base

Location of our base

From our base at Le Somail we also offer

The Midi Experience

Combine time on one of our boats with time exploring the whole Minervois region, based at our two bedroom gîte with swimming pool in Le Somail

Explore the stunning chateaux of the Cathars or go and dip your toe in the Med - all are a short drive from our property

our gîte

Our gîte

Chateau Queribus

Chateau Queribus

The beach at Narbonne Plage

The beach at Narbonne Plage

*Minimum Cost Note:  Based on 10 people sharing Sovereign Class boat 'Narbonne' for one week between March and the 18th April