Canal du Midi: The Ultimate Guide (Paperback)

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A handy travel guide to the Canal Du Midi--the most popular waterway in France.

This is a must-have compact travel guide to the Canal du Midi, a picturesque waterway in Southern France, popular for boating trips and holidays.

The Canal du Midi is recognised as one of the most beautiful and popular waterways in Europe. It is an UNESCO world heritage site and attracts many visitors every year. It's widely regarded as the perfect boating region for wine tasting, sightseeing at medieval villages and cities, and visiting cafes and restaurants.

This is an up-to-date, comprehensive travel guide covers all the practical information and sightseeing opportunities boaters need to know about during their holiday on the canal, including:

-Highlights and itinerary for Canal du Midi trips for easy planning
-Insider travel tips for your boating holiday: where to stop off, sightseeing highlights, recommended restaurants to visit along the way
-Essential practical nautical information such as how and where to charter, locks, bridges and berths and so on
-Concise English-French dictionary with the most important vocab
-Fantastic photography and useful route maps

About the Author

Andrea Hoffmann is an art historian specialising in medieval architecture. She works as a travel journalist, mainly in Southern Europe, and has known and loved the Canal du Midi region for 20 years.

Hans Zaglitsch is a travel photographer who has taken photographs for many travel and city guides, brochures, magazines and coffee table photography books. Delius have published several books with him.

Praise For…

“A handy-sized, up-to-date guidebook covers all the practical information and sightseeing opportunities that boaters – whether first-timers or experienced – need to know during their holiday on the Canal du Midi.” —Michael Howorth,

“Packs a great deal into a handy pocket-sized book... Not only are there maps...and descriptions for boaters of each section of the route...there's plenty of information about the tourist sights and interesting features of all the towns and villages on the route. Oe useful feature for those wanting to stop off and explore is the walking guides plotting a route around the main historic towns such as Carcassonne and Toulouse.” —Canal Boat

“This book instantly lifted my spirits... The handy size makes this an ideal travel companion, the maps are clear and easy to use, the pictures stunning. The author has known and loved the Canal du Midi for 20 years, and this comes across in the practical guide which only someone with inside knowledge of a region could write... It is not only full of practical advice, it goes one step further, offering suggestions for off-water excursions and sightseeing musts... A lovely little book which you will want to continuously dip in and out of, even after your holiday is over!” —Alison Alderton, Towpath Talk

“The guidebook includes help for planning your trip, handy tips and nautical information.” —Joie de Vivre magazine

“Andrea Hoffmann's text and Hans Zaglitsch's photos provide an effective brief introduction to the gorgeous architecture, unpleasant history and rich cuisine of this waterway.” —Yachting Monthly

“Has all the practical information that makes for smooth sailing: maps, locks, top tips on how to navigate, the weather, history etc. But it's also chock full of insider information. No matter which stretch of the Canal du Midi you're on, this book will enhance your visit with tons of details you just won't find anywhere else in this easy to read and use format... the sort of detail that can change your boating holiday from great - to really great.” —The Good Life France

"A handy travel guide, providing all the practical information and sight-seeing opportunities boaters need for their trip and combining it with beautiful photography and maps. Elegantly put together... this guide could be the ticket to your next French adventure." - The Connexion

"If being locked down has got you craving a big French adventure, then this thorough and up-to-date guide to the Canal du Midi is an invaluable resource." - France Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472980038
ISBN-10: 1472980034
Publisher: Adlard Coles
Publication Date: April 20th, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English