Étang de Thau
The Canal du Midi, an essential port of call during your holiday!
The Canal du Midi is a veritable gem when it comes to inland waterway tourism. This impressive work by Pierre-Paul Riquet links the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. After Castelnaudary, the Canal heads towards Carcassonne, Narbonne and then Béziers before finally reaching the end of its journey near the Etang de Thau. Not far away, your Sandaya campsite makes the perfect spot to stop for a break, ready to enjoy a trip aboard a barge or a licence-free boat, and glide quietly through the Canal’s exceptional landscapes!
Just imagine a holiday in a 4 or 5 star campsite in the Hérault, where each day seems just like a summer holiday on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea! Book your stay in a mobile home, tent or chalet and look forward to enjoying a rich programme of entertainment for all the family, every day! And to make sure you never lose your cool? The large water park for bathing, aquagym lessons and waterslides; refreshment without limits!
Visit the Canal du Midi with the family
A barge cruise, a trip aboard a licence-free canal cruiser or a tour in a little motor boat? Take your pick, collect up the family and set out to visit the Canal du Midi! Whichever departure point you choose, you’ll be sailing off to explore a unique heritage: vines, picturesque Cathar villages, the abbeys of Occitanie... A panorama certain to stir the imagination of young and old!
You can’t help but admire the locks, canal-bridges and aqueducts that you pass en-route, each adding their own special touch to the scenery. At Béziers, the staircase formed by the 9 Fonseranes locks is perhaps the Canal’s most remarkable feat of engineering. An immersive film, entertainment and activities as fun as they are educational, will ensure you make the most of this family moment with the children!
Visit the Canal du Midi as a couple
A ribbon of emerald water and banks lined by ancient plane trees, the Canal du Midi makes an enchanting décor to wander together, just the two of you. Take our tip and hire bikes from the campsite or nearby and set off for a romantic ride along the shady banks of the Canal du Midi!
From the round lock in Agde all the way to the port in Béziers, take your time to pedal gently along the tow paths and cycle tracks for a sun-kissed ride with the wonderful taste of freedom! The level paths couldn’t be better for cycling at your own pace in the shade of the cypresses. And it will take you no time at all to find the perfect spot to enjoy a delectable picnic right next to the Canal!
Camping Canal du Midi: our handy tips for a successful stay
Double the pleasure: a canal cruise with lunch or dinner, or a boat trip with wine-tasting to sample the fruit of the Languedoc vines!
Did you know? There are even tarmac sections so you can follow the Canal du Midi on roller skates!
At Agde, you can see the only circular lock on the Canal, a veritable water roundabout!
At the end of the journey, treat yourself to a delicious platter of Bouzigues oysters, renowned throughout the entire region!