Primarily a Glénans sailing school base, located in the former stable and other buildings for the teams that hauled boats through the canal. 1.20Ms) than Sete or Port St Louis. The village is 1500m from here, based on a fortified medieval circular plan. Hier geht es zu den Tagestouren. PK 49.5    Bridge (Maraval) PK 133.7    Aqueduct (Aiguille) We like Homps. The French 'Freycinet' standard lock is nominally 5.09m, though old licks can shrink and old boats can 'spread'. Slipway at the far end. PK 157.6    Paraza bridge, quay u/s l/b, water, village l/b The port de plaisance is very popular – phoning ahead is advised. PK 194.2    Poilhes bridge, quay d/s r/b for 2 boats, night €7, water, electricity, village r/b. = a list of web sites of British and French haulage PK 26.9    Bridge (Baziège) Straßen wechseln mit Schotterwegen und man muss sehen, wie man vorwärts kommt. Much of the network still offers these dimensions, with the notable exception of the Canal du Midi and some other … Later on, soldiers captured from the Franco-Prussian war were used to dig the revised ‘through’ route, in particular the extremely deep cutting immediately above the PdP. PK 3.3    Bridge (Matabiau), narrow passage (former lock) MaMaison Midi. PK 213.8    Lock (Villeneuve), bridge, Villeneuve-lès-Béziers r/b, quays for 5 boats, night €6, water, showers at camp site. The Canal du Midi is located in the south of France, in the departments of Hérault, Aude, and Haute-Garonne.Its course runs for 240 kilometres between Marseillan, at a place called Les Onglous, where the canal opens into the étang de Thau near Sète and Toulouse at Port de l'Embouchure.. Wanderung am Canal du Midi . PK 41.0    Aqueduct (Hers), Villefranche-de-Lauragais 2000m r/b. Height = 3.5 metres - 11ft 4 inches. PK 165.9    Le Somail bridge (Pont Vieux), Nicols hire base, quays d/s for 20 boats, water, village l/b. PK 107.9    Bridge (D118) Some spaces available for visitors (harbour off the river), or moor bankside nearby, plenty of scope. Turn south and go downstream for 800m (past possible bank-side river moorings) until within sight of the Agde weir, then turn right into the canal – high grassy banks but a timber waiting pontoon outside Agde’s ‘round lock’. It may be worth considering having the mast taken by Bankside (with bollards) for 500m from that bridge upstream, plus mooring off the old washing-place opposite. Me… When piloting a boat on this waterway we strongly recommend using the appropriate Breil (click lefthand) or Fluviacarte (click righthand) printed navigation guide for this waterway. Touring by car, everywhere you drive there is always that majestic line of plane trees in the distance which means that shortly you will be crossing the Canal du Midi. There is a control panel at the lock-side with buttons. Its main aim was to transport wheat, wine and textiles while avoiding the … Suggested quiet mooring, but looks narrow and depth uncertain. PK 5.2    Toulouse port de plaisance (Port Saint-Sauveur), moorings 800m from city centre, 40 berths, night €11.90, diesel, water, electricity, showers, slipway, pump-out. best. One plan is to buy a boat here and take it to the Med. Dry dock. Appartement 1. PK 39.0    Gardouch quay l/b, water, electricity, pump-out, village 600m Toilets type. Apparently, free water and electricity for the first night. ALL AT CURRENT EURO PRICES FROM PUBLISHER. Garonne onto Bordeaux and the Gironde River. the regulations the paperwork - How where and when to get the Big hire boat base with craned lift-out, possibly fuel (?). PK 71.7    Lock (Peyruque), bridge Probably the best site for learning boating things on the net! Draft - 1.6 metres (5ft 2 inches) At PK40, on the south bank, a good, quiet, bankside mooring. PK 7.1    Footbridge It leaves sea level at the lock in Portiragnes, and soon reaches Béziers, where the canal crosses the river Orb, this time on an aqueduct. around the boat. Explore by boat, barge or ship – what are the differences? 4-chamber staircase, closes 20 minutes earlier. PK 136.0    Bridge (disused) Von dieser Wohnung aus gelangt man durch eine Glastür direkt … Go Your Own Way – Cruise the canals driving your own hire boat, Sit Back and Relax – captain and crew will treat you like royalty, Watch France Glide Past – close-up, from the comfort of your cabin. PK 38.5    Aqueduct (Gardouch) Seine ursprüngliche Bezeichnung lautete Canal royal en Languedoc („Königlicher Kanal im Languedoc“). Please be aware that our Base teams are expert in their cruising regions. In a forlorn state, it is now expected to be dismantled, and the whole site relandscaped. Éclusier. Maximum authorised length 30 m, beam 5.45 m. The locks have an unusual oval shape on plan, but the walls are vertical. Thefts from this tempting array of targets are not unusual, so boats should always be locked up! Going down is quite fun; going up is ‘an experience’. PK 12.1    Bridge (Madron) PK 69.1    Lock (Guilhermin) metres but be warned that the height of 3m is to the centre of the bridge arches DISTANCE FROM  Sete to  Bordeaux - 503 Descente dans l’Hérault authority. Excellent possible bank-side mooring (check depths). Bank-side and quay moorings (being extended – shallow area half-way along), hire boat base and café/restaurant L’Île aux Oiseaux (ownership changed 2012 after this photo was taken). Several restaurants. You will need 2 lines to each tyre fender (by law) As Drei Kleinbusse und etliche Eigenanreisen per Bahn und Flugzeug. PK 91.2    Villesèquelande bridge, village 600m l/b. Most moorings are bank-side but there is a public quayside with water (south bank just below the écluse – ‘jeton’ tokens from the tourist office adjacent) and also other moorings by the restaurant, north bank by the écluse. Gerade der Canal du Midi sorgt mit seinen zahlreichen engen und niedrigen Rundbogenbrücken oftmals für aufregende Minuten. Headroom – The bridges leave a minimum clear headroom of 3.25m in the centre line of the arch and 3.00m at the sides. Sehen Sie sich alle 3 Touren für Canal du Midi … PK 102.3    Bridge (D6161, Carcassonne ring road). Der "Radweg" ist nicht als solcher ausgeschildert und die Wegequalität ist stark wechselnd. PK 3.6    Deep lock (Bayard), bridge, Toulouse Matabiau station r/b. PK 188.3    Capestang bridge, quay and moorings d/s l/b, France Fluviale hire base, 30 berths, night €16, diesel, water, electricity, showers, pump-out, restaurant. A short branch, the descente dans l’Hérault maritime, leads from the round lock at Agde to the river, thus giving alternative access to the Mediterranean. There are ‘slidey poles’ but they are positioned at the extreme ends of the écluse, close to the gates. Unfortunately, the "last updated" date is NOT shown in the text; however, checking "Properties" (or some similar term in your pdf viewer) may show you the date. PK 139.6    Aqueduct (Ribassel) Blue Links (en) (fr) (ho) - restoring navigation on the Deûle-Escaut link, which includes the Roubaix canal and the Espierre canal. PK 24.9    Deep lock (Montgiscard), footbridge. Following the disappearance of commercial traffic in 1987, it was never needed, and was technically unsatisfactory. shallow at the sides. From Toulouse the canal rises through the rich cereal-growing plain of the Lauragais to a short summit level at the Col de Naurouze, at an altitude of 190m. Moving between lock-chambers, they lead the boat with the line, walking up the steps whilst the skipper attempts to keep the boat under control, go through the gates and then tuck into the curved lock-wall. As on most waterways, the given depth is the middle of the channel; the sides may be noticeably less deep and this may affect coming alongside, especially if one has twin bilge keels or twin propellers. PK 10.5    Road bridge (avenue de Latécoère) Interesting and peaceful spot to stay for a day or so, by the étang but also quite near the big beaches to the south at Marseillan-plage. Its green waters twist and turn through the countryside, following the contours, bordered by an avenue of thousands of plane trees whose exposed roots interlock at the water’s edge, reinforcing the banks. PK 28.1    Deep lock (Ayguesvives), footbridge. Nach einem Zwischenstop an der Belgischen Grenze ging es am zweiten Reisetag über Paris nach Langon in der Nähe von Bordeaux. 2 - 4 Personen. Schau schnell nach Wellenhöhe, Wind … The aqueduct takes the canal over the River Orb. Download this waterway’s information (including extra detail) as a PDF document (click lefthand icon) or download it included in a complete set of all the waterways in this region (click righthand icon). Quayside mooring by the bridge, close to the big sandy beaches at la Tamarissière. VNF University of Toulouse. PK 85.9    Lock (Béteille), bridge It is not unknown for boats on the limit to have to be one of the mooring lines gets snagged and hangs the boat up as the water goes Good quayside moorings (with services), restaurants; a new pontoon west of the bridge. PK 116.2    Bridge (Rode) Covering them in plastic rubbish bags secured with lots of sellotape and By the bridge, a romanesque arch and colonnade fronts a vineyard estate. 7. East bank. PK 147.5    Bridge (Ognon), D11 These catamarans with a shallow draft, the width when you add fenders may be a Frequently keel yachts really challenging THE FRENCH CANAL Dann lassen Sie die User des ADAC Marina-Portals von Ihren Erfahrungen profitieren und geben Sie hier Ihre Bewertung ab. PK 231.4    Round lock (three-way), junction with branch (descente dans l’Hérault). Excellent grassy bank moorings under the trees, pretty bridge and lovely village nearby. Havre or Calais. PK 47.5    Lock (Emborrel), bridge, Avignonet-Lauragais 1500m r/b This manned lock is straight-sided and deep (4m+).Vertical poles to moor to and slide up (or down). Sie kennen diese Marina? MAX! Meine Erfahrung vom letzten Jahr : Breit in der Wasserlinie - 5,2m, Breite in 3,4m Höhe bei hohem Wasserstand 2,3 m, bei Normalwasserstand 2,5 m des Aufbaus. PK 65.4    Bridge (Saint-Roch) Locks – Discounting the two locks down to the river Garonne in Toulouse (obliterated by a ring road) and one stop lock which is normally open, there were formerly 64 locks on the canal, 16 falling towards the Garonne and 48 falling towards the Mediterranean. PK 152.3    Lock (Argens), beginning of long pound PK 122.2    Bridge (Millegrand) PK 198.8    Malpas tunnel (length 161m), Oppidum d’Ensérune ruins 1500m l/b. PK 226.3    Bridge (D137) The town is very pleasant to walk up to from the port, to sit in the main square by the statue of Paul Riquet, born in Béziers. Cathare Marine harbour off the canal (behind a sliding passerelle, so very secure), bankside moorings with water and electricity. Notes on the three locks in Toulouse: Bayard (6m+) and Minimes (4m+) have been converted from double locks and are deep. Such a great place to stay, it is tempting even to live aboard throughout the winter! 5. The bridge has the reputation of being the lowest on the canal; it isn’t, but it is the most awkward because of its shape (the two bridges at Saint-Jean and Carcassonne locks, PK 108 and PK 105, are the lowest). The large-scale development of irrigation from the 1970s, combined with maintenance problems and the resulting wastage of precious water, and a series of exceptionally dry years, stretched this system beyond its limits, but additional resources have been made available (a new reservoir at Montbel supplying the Ganguise reservoir by gravity), so that all the canal’s functions are in principle guaranteed even in the driest summers. Most of the time there is merely a background buzz, sometimes it is lost entirely, but in a couple of places it is very noticeable. Du findest alle Wind- und Wetter-Webcams in der Nähe von Capitainerie du Port du Canal du Midi auf der Karte. PK 141.0    Argent-Double aqueduct Hire boat base with showers and moorings available to plaisanciers. Tourplan: mit dem Hotelschiff auf dem Canal du Midi Von Le Somail nach Carcassonne. PK 209.5    Bridge (Saint-Pierre) PK 65.6    Quadruple staircase lock (Saint-Roch), water you will need as many as possible buy some cheap nylon rope to fix the 'fenders' The canal was ceremonially opened in October 1681, 10 months after Riquet died, ruined after investing his entire fortune in the works. The écluse is manned. Down by the lock weir is a wooden alligator. In response to this report, ICOMOS undertook a mission to Castelnaudary in April 1997. Der Kanal bildet zusammen mit dem Canal latéral à la Garonne den Canal des Deux Merseine Wasserverbindung zwischen Atlantik und Mittelmeer. PK 4.2    Bridge (Constantine) It is to this point that Riquet succeeded in bringing a more-than-adequate supply of water by an ingenious feeder system, the main components of which are the Saint-Ferréol reservoir, still efficient after more than three centuries of operation, the Rigole de la Montagne, 24km long, and the Rigole de la Plaine, 35km long. PK 73.4    Tréboul aqueduct Unfortunately, the "last updated" date is NOT shown in the text; however, checking "Properties" (or some similar term in your pdf viewer) may show you the date. The works, which consisted essentially in lengthening the existing lock chambers, were completed from Toulouse to Baziège (PK 28) and from Argens (PK 152) to the Étang de Thau, including the entire branch to Port-la-Nouvelle, and the navigable dimen­sions in these sections increased accordingly. via the french canals. PK 112.6    Lock (Evêque), bridge Havre - Paris - or Calais or St Valery, SN7 = south to north via canals to Paris and Le PK 214.9    Bridge (D64) The double, triple, quadruple and sextuple staircases are electrically-operated, and can be negotiated in a relatively short time. There are plenty of bank-side moorings either side of the bridge, as well as a hire boat base. Crew takes a couple of turns of the bow line around the forward bollard and then darts back to take the stern line from the skipper, around the aft bollard, back to the skipper and then forward to pick up the bow line and control the bow. PK 8.6    Footbridge PK 196.3    Bridge (Régimont) PK 208.5    Bridge, junction with Canalet du Pont Rouge r/b. PK 104.8    Bridge (Pont de la Paix) PK 188.5    Bridge Five new deep locks were built at the Toulouse end of the canal, and two at Béziers, replacing former double staircase locks, so that there are now 15 locks and 18 chambers between Toulouse and the summit. book has become the standard work for transiting the French canals to Journey time between 14 and 18 days. PK 6.1    Basin l/b (Basin de Radoub) are normally stacks of tyres at the cranes left by boats going the other way. The home of the legendary bean and pork cassoulet baked in goose-fat. You will only be able to loop round one pole (take both stern and bow lines through); they are spaced for péniches, not plaisanciers. Terms, Conditions, ©Copyrightand Privacy Statement, Contact Address french-waterways.com •  2 Michaels Court, Hanney Road, Southmoor, OX13 5HR, UK •  Port Lalande, 47260 Castelmoron-sur-Lot, France, Directory of canal boats available for self-drive hire in Midi-Languedoc. PK 57.5    Double staircase lock (Roc) problem.... Also be aware that in mid summer when there is a drought water can At some point They will also be happy to provide up to date … PK 24.8    Bridge (Montgiscard) From here, heading west, there are no locks for 53km. PK 215.5    Cers bridge, village 800m l/b The village itself has nice buildings including the Knights Tower – in the Middle Ages Homps was one of the most important sites of the Templar Order of Jerusalem. A Toulouse, on peut voir des péniches le long du canal : un mode de vie bohème choisi par certains citadins. Again, there are vertical poles to moor to. Once moored, a button is pressed once more to empty/fill the chamber, etc. pk 117 on the north side is a pretty feeder canal. If you are heading for the Canal du Midi then Sete is probably It is to the credit of the original builders that it is still so well preserved. PK 225.2    Libron crossing, narrow passage, bridge PK 141.4    Bridge (Métairie du Bois) The most significant change east of the summit was construction of the water slope to bypass the Fonsérannes staircase, finally opened in 1989 after protracted court action follow­ing failure of the traction unit when the water slope first opened in 1984. Electric. Small shop/boulangerie, restaurants, superb Mairie overlooking the canal. and evening. PK 160.9    Ventenac d’Aude bridge, quay u/s l/b, village l/b. PK 105.4    Railway bridge (main line Toulouse-Narbonne) The Midi has just cause to be popular. Im Schatten der Platanen fährt man durch ein fruchtbares Land, das zum Probieren vorzüglicher regionaler Gerichte und Weine verlockt. PK 0.2     Railway bridge In fact, the round lock seems harmless enough but it is more difficult than it looks – it is easy (especially if the wind is blowing) to get ‘trapped’ on one quadrant or another, unable to get off and make the turn out through the gate. Similar to the lock at Ayguesvives, but not as tricky or deep. PK 119.4    Bridge (Saint-Julia) Il y en a 63 tout le long du canal ! PK 212.7    Motorway bridge (A9) PK 204.4    Bridge (Gourgasse) loaded aboard. daylight hours! Scenic Route = Campingplatz Camping Les Berges du Canal liegt in Villeneuve Les Béziers in der Region Languedoc-Roussillon, Herault und bietet folgende Vorteile: Babywickelraum, Internet-Terminal, Kinderanimation, Kinderspielplatz, Pool / Freibad, Restaurant, Rollstuhlgerechte Sanitäraustattung, Extra Jugend-/Gruppenstellplatz, Direkt am Fluss . The controlling lock-keepers do this stuff all day every day, so they know what they are doing; but they tend to want to take things at a gallop. Tamina Kallert und ihre Freundin Franziska mieten sich ein Hausboot und genießen diese beschauliche Art zu reisen. PK 118.0    Triple staircase lock (Trèbes), bridge, PK 117.3    Trèbes bridge, quay u/s l/b, Le Boat hire base, night €20, water, village r/b. The license is based on the time you intend staying in the lot more. Secondly, half-way up there is a footbridge that means crew also cannot lead the boat here. This caused a national outcry and comprehensive – somewhat inauthentic in places – restoration began. On the edge of the village is an excellent service station and convenience store. This is the ‘book’ value and may vary according to conditions. PK 51.6    Lock (Océan), bridge, end of summit level –    Pont Rouge, avenue du Prado, 34500 Béziers (PK 151-240 and La Nouvelle ). Elsewhere, a beam up to 5 m will cause few restrictions. 2016 marks the 350th anniversary of the royal decree authorising Riquet to build the canal, and the 20th anniversary of the world heritage listing. Canal du Midi Characteristics The Midi Canal … A very attractive village, with an ancient and seemingly untouched chateau set on the hill above. PK 5.6    Footbridge (Soupirs) 2.60 - officially 2.70 mtr; Draft: 1.60 (advisable: 1.40); PK 121.0    Bridge (Millepetit) Straight-sided and very deep (6m+). Thanks man. Fishing in France: Where To Start PK 35.0    Bridge (Vieillevigne) PK 168.3    La Robine basin l/b, bridge (Truilhas), 45 berths, night €16.85, diesel, water, slipway, wifi. PK 43.0    Lock (Renneville), bridge, small village 400m l/b PK 8.1    Aqueduct (Herbettes, Toulouse ring road A620) PK 45.9    Double staircase lock (Encassan), bridge Weil er nur gut 100 Jahre für die Handelsschifffahrt benutzt wurden - danach war er für die dann größeren Schiffe zu flach und der Transport per Bahn günstiger, - blieb dieses … Subdivision Languedoc-Ouest: PK 83.9    Railway bridge (main line Toulouse-Narbonne) PK 59.7    Lock (Domergue) Excellent, spotless, services and complete security. 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