The beauty and tranquillity of the Midi Canal make it one of the most popular holiday destinations in France. Many people journey by boat or bicycle but walking allows you to savour the experience. Sunflowers in the summertime are just one of the highlights. What else will you see?
Within easy walking distance or a shuttle bus ride from the canal, you’ll find seven châteaux, eleven churches, one abbey, two of France’s ‘most beautiful villages’ and forty other points of interest, such as canal bridges, museums, old buildings and of course, the canal tunnel.
It’s early July but, alongside the Midi Canal near Écluse de la Criminelle, the sunflower harvest is already well underway. Sunflowers are a summer highlight in France – I’m glad we caught these ones before the tractor did!