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Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi: Our most recommended tours and activities

Toulouse: 72-Hour City Card

1. Toulouse: 72-Hour City Card

Enjoy free entry to museums and monuments in Toulouse city center, and benefit from a host of other offers by participating partners with a Toulouse City Card. For 10€ more, get around and about stress-free on the local public transport, including the metro, trams, bus network with your 10 trips ticket. If you purchase the transport option, your 10 free trips can be made without any time limit. In a single trip you may use up to 3 different services within a period of 1 hour from the first validation. Benefit from additional discounts at many of the city's top tourist sites and in a number of shops. Cruise along the Garonne River or the Canal du Midi with Bateaux Toulousains, or get a different perspective from the Tourist Train. The personalised card is available during 72-hours (3 days) and must be presented it upon entry at all partner sites to take advantage of the included offer. • Toulouse Museum and gardens - Free • Musée des Abattoirs - Free • Musée des Augustins - Free • Musée Saint-Raymond - Free • Musée Paul-Dupuy - Free • Musée du Vieux-Toulouse - Free • Le Château d'Eau - Free • Muséum du Pastel (Terre de Pastel) - Free • Quai des Savoirs - Free • Musée des Augustins - Free • Le Castelet - Free

Immerse in Toulouse in the 18th century

2. Immerse in Toulouse in the 18th century

We invite you to an immersive experience, led by a professional guide wearing historical outfit. Meet the charming Mrs. de Cambon, a local figure of the 18th century, lively and inspiring, portrayed by a professional and passionate guide. A descendant of Pierre-Paul Riquet, the designer of the Canal du Midi, and wife of a notable member of the Toulouse Parliament, Mrs. de Cambon will introduce you to her neighborhood in a lively and humorous manner. This tour will take you through the streets of the Saint Etienne district, marked by the refinement and elegance of the 18th century. You will explore secret squares, learn about the fashion of the time, and hear the intriguing stories of Toulouse high- society. Points of interest like Saint Etienne Cathedral, the former archiepiscopal palace, and Mage Square will be featured. This tour is more than just a simple historical walk, it's an immersion into the past where anecdotes meet History, in a fun and interactive atmosphere. Perfect for adults and children over 8 years old, let yourself be carried away by the verve of Mrs. de Cambon for a tour full of humor and surprises.

Toulouse: Traditional Food Group Walking Tour

3. Toulouse: Traditional Food Group Walking Tour

Toulouse is one of the most beautiful cities in France. With its particular architecture, the pink building we call Toulouse The Pink city. The most famous places are Cathedrale Saint-Sernin, Canal du Midi and the Capitole. Also we like Toulouse for sport rugby. Our Food Tour will introduce you to typical South West food as well as South West wine. You’ll get to see the most central parts of the city, the one you can’t miss, but you’ll also get more secret tips from a local guide. Foie gras emblem of area The gastronomical symbol of the region : Cassoulet, the famous dish (duck beans and sausage); Sausage of Toulouse with mashed potatoes. South West wine, because the region is famous for its numerous vineyards. Product with Violet : Chocolate, cake, candy, Tea. The Violet is one of the culinary specialties of Toulouse.

Sea kayak tour: Sète, the French pearl of the Mediterranean

4. Sea kayak tour: Sète, the French pearl of the Mediterranean

After a short briefing, you'll start on a single or double sit-on-top sea-kayak with your guide for this amazing trip. Cliffs, secret places and small marine caves of Sète's Corniche! Your instructor will also tell you about the history and heritage of Sète: antiquity, Canal du Midi, fishing, jousting... And all this while gliding quietly over the blue of the Mediterranean!

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What people are saying about Canal du Midi

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We loved this tour, it was a lot of fun and the food and drinks were really terrific. We visited shops that sold foie gras, violet products, wine, and chocolate and a restaurant that served Cassoulet and Aligot. The food was really fantastic and the gentleman who owned the restaurant was very welcoming and provided an interesting history of the food and local traditions. The wine and chocolate merchants were similarly knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming. They provided a lot of information, and the wine and chocolates were delicious. Jeremy, our guide, was very friendly and showed us the large market in Toulouse and the river, in addition to the shops we visited, which an added bonus. It was one of the best tours we have attended, and the experience Jeremy facilitated was wonderful. He seemed very proud of his city and was eager to show it off. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in sampling the food and wine of Toulouse. It was fun and very informative.

This was a great way to experience the food culture of Toulouse. All the vendors were so passionate and enthusiastic about their products, we really had a great time. Our guide Jeremie is a sommelier and was very knowledgeable about wines in the region, and spoke excellent English. Our group was small which added to the experience!

Excellent visit! We really liked our guide who was able to help us discover the period, the history, the daily life of the Toulouse residents of the 18th century in addition to providing us with keys to understanding the subject of architecture among other things. It's absolutely a must do

Excellent guide who has a lot of humor. She plays the role of a great-granddaughter of the person who built the city and is also the wife of a magistrate. Very interesting visit. I highly recommend it

Amazing time! Got to know all the places we could note to see for the rest of our trip.