Explore Canal du Midi with boating: The quick and easy way in Mèze or in Toulouse

Kayaking on a river in summertime

The Canal du Midi has been around for centuries, since it was built in the 1600s. This canal that is on the Unesco world heritage list is a treat to explore. It is 240 km long and runs from the lagoons called collectively Étang de Thau all the way to Toulouse. The green waters and pastoral landscape it is winding through is a perfect setting for relaxation. For instance by canoeing!

If you find yourself close to the town Mèze in the Etang de Thau, you can use one of the canoe rentals. There is a sheltered from the wild waters of the lagoon. You also have the option to see the lagoons in addition to the Canal du Midi. The town is also known for the shellfishing, so this is a good place to try some local cuisine with shellfish.

If on the other hand you find yourself in Toulouse, there is the Nature Occitane just outside of the city. It has kayaking and canoeing facilities. You can decide on if you want to go for a more relaxing canoeing trip or try the more wild white water kayaking. In this area there are some spectacular gorges around the canal that make the setting even more impressive!

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