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Other Bases in the South of France :
Agde - Carcassonne - Carnon - Homps - Fourques sur Garonne - Montauban

Colombiers - The New Base in the Sun

This base represents the most recent addition to the Canalous cruises and the first cruise will embark in the spring of 2012. This small port, noted for its semicircular shape is ideally placed along the Canal du Midi, vibrates to the rhythms of bullfights and rugby. It is several kilometers west of Béziers, wine capital of the Languedoc Region.

Close to Béziers, the celebrated locks of Fonsérannes undeniably constitute the most impressive structure along the Canal du Midi. This ladder of locks in succession allows one to rise 21.5 meters in height over the course of 300 meters. Originally made up of 9 locks, only 7 are still in service today

  • To see : 9 locks of Fonsérannes, Béziers, Canal du Midi, church Saint Silvestre, the pond dried up by Montady-Colombiers, the site of Malpas, Via Domitia, the ancient wine cellar of Chateau.
  • To know : Along the way Domitienne, on a small headland which overhangs a pond, Colombiers settled down during the centuries, by being not very situated well far from Béziers.
  • Most Important : The port in semicircle of Colombiers
From Colombiers : 

Mini week

  • Colombiers - Port La Nouvelle - Agde : 63 km - 13 locks - 13 hours
  • Colombiers - Homps : 54 km, 7 locks, 8 hours

One week

  • Colombiers - Carcassonne : 95 km, 29 locks, 18 hours
  • Colombiers Carnon : 77 km, 9 locks, 15 hours

Two weeks

  • Colombiers - Castelnaudary : 135 km, 53 locks, 20 hours
 

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