The Canal du Midi is probably the most popular canal in France. Linking the Bay of Biscay with the Mediterranean, it is not only renowned for its beauty and picturesque sights, it also performs the invaluable service of saving boaters the long (and arduous) trip around Portugal and Spain to reach the Med. This handy-sized guidebook has all the information boaters need to navigate the canal, and is packed with cruising and background information about each stage. There are enticing colour photos and distance maps of each section, showing locks, bridges and yacht havens. This book will accompany sailors and motorboaters all the way, enabling them to make the most of their journey down one of the most famous canals in the world. The chapters cover the following: Technical data on the waterways Canal d'Arles a Fos-sur-Mer, Petit Rhone, Canal du Rhone a Sete, Lez Etang de Thau, Canal du Midi, Herault, Canal de la Robine.