10 photos that show why the Canal du Midi should be your next cruise destination

10 photos that show why the Canal du Midi should be your next cruise destination

10 photos that show why the Canal du Midi should be your next cruise destination - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The 300 year old Canal du Midi was once considered to be one of the greatest works of construction of the 17th century. This beautiful canal stretches along sun-soaked shores of the Mediterranean before meandering inland through vineyards and ancient villages. It is known internationally for its breathtaking scenery, we’ve chosen 10 photos to show you exactly why the Midi should be your next cruise destination.

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Pretty waterside villages…

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Pristine blue skies and stunning weather

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Spend the day in sun-drenched vineyards, tasting the wines of the Languedoc region

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Wonderful waterside restaurants and local markets to explore

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Steeped in stunning history and heritage, you’ll see cathedrals, ancient ruins and medieval cities.

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It’s the perfect place for walking or cycling on the scenic towpaths…

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Or just enjoy watching the scenery pass by as you relax on deck.

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And if you’re lucky, catch a sunset.