Hire boats to explore the Canal du Midi from the neighbouring villages of Le Somail and Homps. It is possible to hire a boat for half a day or a full day, or take a two hour guided trip. Details are kept at the Château, but if you are coming in high season, you might like to pre-book a boat using the links below.

Belle du Midi Cruises in Le Somail have attractive day boats suitable for up to ten people for half day or full day hires.

Croisières du Midi, based in Homps, do two hour guided cruises on a large canal barge.  Refer to their website for the timetable.

Ventenac’s black swans

The Canal du Midi in winter