Guided cruise by our interpreter (French, English, Spanish) on the Canal du Midi.
Departure from the Port de Carcassonne towards the Mediterranean Sea, Carcassonne canal lock crossing, panoramic view of the Medieval City, discovery of the Hauling path, St Jean's lock crossing, u turn and return to the Port de Carcassonne longing the hauling path.
Adults : 9,00 €
Children (3 to 12 years old) : 6,50 €
Departures : April / May / June : 10h30 and 14h30
July / August : 10h30, 14h . Including CANAL BRIDGE : 15h
September / October : 10h30 and 14h30
- Visit commented by our guide interpreter
(French, English, Spanish)
- Paper guide available on demand
(Italian, German, Japanese)
- Boarding is made on Rue Promenade du Canal,
SNCF Train Station side
- Panoramic view of the Medieval City
- Disabled access (Lou Gabaret boat)
- Pets allowed
- Free parking nearby
- Ticket office open on the Port from 9h00 to 20h00
- Medieval City ticket office open
- Checks and postal orders
- Holiday vouchers
- Bank transfers
Since its 26 centuries of existence, the City of Carcassonne has been standing atop a small hill surrounded by endless views over vineyards. Off the north-west are the foothills of the Montagne Noire. Off south are the ones of the Pyrenees. Property of the King of France, and located at the heart of the region, this incredible fortress acquired its present form under the reign of St. Louis, Philip the Bold and Philip IV le Bel, to become, over the centuries, an impregnable citadel. It was, at the time, a very prosperous City. But the Treaty of the Pyrenees displaced the French border over 60 miles south, down to the Pyrenees, and deprived the city of its role as a military sentry. The people settled gradually into the plain where it was easier to trade grain and wine.