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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?

Walking the Midi Canal

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?

Planning a long-distance walk along the Midi Canal? Learn more about your options for overnight accommodation from Toulouse to Carcassonne.

Walking the Midi Canal

Planning a long-distance walk along the Midi Canal? Learn more about your options for overnight accommodation from Toulouse to Carcassonne.

Enjoying a break at Port de Bram

Walking the Midi Canal

Dreaming of a long-distance walk along the Midi Canal from Toulouse to the medieval city of Carcassonne?

Many parts of the Burgundy Canal are busy with boats and cyclists but spend enough time walking its shores and sooner or later you will find yourself alone—in surroundings much the same as they have been for the last 200 years.  Come along and follow me through five quiet corners on the Burgundy Canal.

Quiet corners (Burgundy Canal

In keeping with the theme of this website unforgettable moments, 5 favourite fotos), I searched for 5 reasons to walk along a canal.

What to expect on a long-distance walk – from Migennes to Pouilly-en-Auxois along the Burgundy Canal in France.

Walking the Burgundy Canal

What to expect on a long-distance walk – from Migennes to Pouilly-en-Auxois along the Burgundy Canal in France.

Complete tranquility on the Midi Canal near Ecluse de Gardouch

5 reasons to walk along a canal

In keeping with the theme of this website unforgettable moments, 5 favourite fotos), I searched for 5 reasons to walk along a canal.

Tips for planning a long-distance walk…along the…Midi Canal

Walking the Midi Canal

Planning a long-distance walk along the Midi Canal? Learn more about your options for overnight accommodation from Toulouse to Carcassonne.

Arriving at Carcassonne on the Midi Canal and the end of this walk!

Carcassonne (Midi Canal

Five days of easy walking along the Midi Canal from Toulouse brings us to Carcassonne — a large, busy town watched over by a medieval, walled city.

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.

Walking the Burgundy Canal

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.

What could be nicer than relaxing over a coffee and watching the boat traffic on the canal from the café at Ecluse de Castanet?

Walking the Midi Canal

Dreaming of a long-distance walk along the Midi Canal from Toulouse to the medieval city of Carcassonne?

Planning a long-distance walk along the Midi Canal? Learn more about your options for overnight accommodation from Toulouse to Carcassonne.

Walking the Midi Canal

Planning a long-distance walk along the Midi Canal? Learn more about your options for overnight accommodation from Toulouse to Carcassonne.

Écluse de la Mediterranée on the Midi Canal, France

Walking the Midi Canal

Dreaming of a long-distance walk along the Midi Canal from Toulouse to the medieval city of Carcassonne?

Boats moored in a quiet section of the port at Castelnaudary on the Midi Canal, France.

Castelnaudary (Midi Canal

Conveniently located right on the Midi Canal, Castelnaudary is the perfect place to stop for the night after three days of walking from Toulouse.

Enjoy a leisurely five-day walk along the Midi Canal from Toulouse to Carcassonne.

Walking the Midi Canal

Enjoy a leisurely five-day walk along the Midi Canal from Toulouse to Carcassonne.

The Midi Canal passes through some of the prettiest countryside in France. It can be cycled, cruised by boat but here are 5 reasons to walk!

5 reasons to walk along a canal

In keeping with the theme of this website unforgettable moments, 5 favourite fotos), I searched for 5 reasons to walk along a canal.

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!

Walking the Midi Canal

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!

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