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    • bigfer
    • By bigfer 11th Jan 18, 7:53 PM
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    Walking along the Canal du Midi
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    Walking along the Canal du Midi 11th Jan 18 at 7:53 PM
    Any advice / suggestions / information gratefully received.

    Planning to spend 5 days walking along the Canal du Midi next year (May/June). Given the best access points, i am thinking of either Toulouse to Carcassonne or Carcassonne to Beziers.

    Does anyone know which is the better (more scenic / easier) route?

    I intend to carry a rucksack and BnB or small hotel it on an evening. It would be my intention to pre-book these arrangements, as mrs fer will not be sleeping under the stars and she insist on her own wc.

    I have primarily chosen the canal du midi as we used to visit this area years ago and i believe if i follow a major waterway, i will have less chance of getting lost, however if anyone can suggest of an alternative 5 day walk i would be very interested, subject to the availability of wc's.

    Many thanks
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 11th Jan 18, 9:06 PM
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    "and she insist on her own wc." Hope it's her carrying it!

    No suggestions but it's something I wouldn't mind doing one summer.
    • sandsy
    • By sandsy 12th Jan 18, 7:28 AM
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    Google is your friend, eg.

    https://ilovewalkinginfrance.com/midi-canal/
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 12th Jan 18, 10:24 AM
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    You could also look at the sentier de douennieres( custom officers path) that follows the coastline.
    Known as the gr34


    It’s where the custom officers used to look for smugglers.

    “. It's a classic. From Cancal to cap Fr!hel enjoy the wonders of the Côte d'Emeraude (Emerald Coast), Brittany. Take an unforgettable detour through Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then walk to the rhythm of the tide and wander through Dinard or the corsair city of Saint-Malo.”

    Read more at: http://ee.france.fr/en/information/enjoy-walking-gr34-coastal-footpath-brittany-0


    Stunning scenery a lot of variation. I particularly like the finisterre coast but it’s all beautiful
    Last edited by hollydays; 12-01-2018 at 10:30 AM.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 12th Jan 18, 10:29 AM
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    Provence by the Rhine near Arles/Avignon may have some good scenery.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 14th Jan 18, 8:19 PM
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    If you are going to walk to Bezier, try going a little further to Marseillan, lovely little town with lots going on.
    • C_Mababejive
    • By C_Mababejive 14th Jan 18, 9:35 PM
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    Flying into Carcassonne is cheap with the low cost carriers and it has good rail links for exploring.
    Feudal Britain needs land reform. 70% of the land is "owned" by 1 % of the population and at least 50% is unregistered (inherited by landed gentry). Thats why your slave box costs so much..
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