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We really enjoyed our time on the Canal du Midi. It was peaceful and relaxing although mosquitoes were a nuisance. We came prepared but still got bitten but thankfully not so badly that it spoiled our visit. The boat is well equipped and comfortable for 4. Be warned if you are taller than average you may find it a little awkward negotiating the doorways and corridor, just remembered to duck! Patrick was an excellent host very helpful and responsive. He even came out to fix a plumbing problem personally late in the evening. He also initiated the refund of our security deposit before we'd even left France!
It is a bit of a walk from the car park to the boat and the path to actually get down to the boat is narrow, so this would not be suitable for anyone with limited mobility and children should be well supervised. We took our 8 year old daughter and she was fine but I would be reluctant to take a much younger child. There's a supermarket less than 5 minutes away by car which sells everything you might need. We didn't try the restaurant by the Canal but it looked nice and always busy. Carcassonne is well worth a visit especially the cite medieval and Narbonne beach was beautiful which is about an 80 minute drive. You can cycle or walk along the opposite bank or you can try fishing off the boat or off the bank.
We had a lovely time and would thoroughly recommend this as a different type of holiday.