The South of France

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Aquitaine

To visit the colourful region of Gascony – land of  d’Artagnan, an area rich in history – cruise along the Baïse or the Canal lateral à la Garonne.
Taste the traditional dishes typical of this region and buy local produce at the traditional markets. Enjoy the local history and monuments along the way.
Departure base: Fourques-sur-Garonne

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Canal du Midi

A world heritage site, listed by UNESCO, its oval locks and arched bridges have remained unchanged over the centuries.
Enjoy cruising, walking or cycling in the warm Mediterranean weather, throughthe flowers and trees, stopping off atlocal restaurants or monuments.
There is something for everyone, history, gastronomy, wine and sunshine!
Departure bases: Carcassonne, Homps, Colombiers, Agde

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Camargue

The Camargue is a region of many facets.
Enjoy the sunny Mediterranean beaches, or the typical fishing ports and historical towns. For nature lovers the Camargue is a haven for wildlife – flamingos, wild horses, black bulls…
And for lovers of good food and wine, try the seafood restaurants and taste the ‘Muscat de Frontignan’ or ‘Noilly Prat’
aperitifs.
If you wish to try out real maritime cruising, cross the Etang de Thau and visit the friendly harbours on the way.
Departure base: Carnon

Map of the South of France

Tourist attractions

AQUITAINE
• The farmer’s night markets on the banks of the Baïse river
• The wine cellars and the famous wine of Buzet
• Castelsarasin and its market
• The mill of Barbaste
• The Mas d’Agenais and its famous Rembrandt
• Moissac: its rotating lock and its closter
• The Nerac Ludopark with its swimming pool
• The Tarn: bird paradise
• Villeton: the restaurant along the river, the farm museum

CANAL DU MIDI
• The bridge of Somail
• The canal du Midi, classified as “wonder of the world” by Unesco in 1996
• The nine locks of Fonserannes
• The Cathar city of Minerve
• Castelnaudary and its famous «cassoulet»
• The wines of the Minervois
• The old city of Carcassonne, classified as world heritage by UNESCO since 1997
• Capestang: its collegiate church St Pierre, its old village, its castle
• Narbonne: its history, landscapes and beaches
• Agde: the round lock, the old city and its ramparts

CAMARGUE
• The old city of Aigues-Mortes
• The city of Sete and its museum dedicated to Georges Brassens
• The Camargue: its fauna, flora, and traditions
• The Etang de Thau and its exceptional biodiversity and delicious shellfish
• Le Grau du Roi and its fishermen’s village
• The Mediterranean sea and its beaches: Maguelone, Grand Travers, Palavas les Flots…
• The vineyard of Listel
• The delicious Muscat de Frontignan

These are the regions of herbal scents, mediterranean culture, plane trees, olive trees and vineyards which can be absorbed by your french Southern Self that lives in everybody in a hidden way…until you happen to get there….by Internet….on a rental boat