Along the water

The Canal du Midi and the lake

Contemplate, explore, navigate, canoe, fish.....

In a region with such hot weather, the presence of so much water is a blessing. The rivers Orb, Jaur and Cesse, the Lakes Avene, Ceilhes, Roquozel and Jouarres, the Canal du Midi, water is everywhere, with a different story each time.

Become a fresh water sailor for a day in an electric boat on the Canal du Midi, a sailing boat on Lake Jouarres or fishing quietly on the banks of the Orb. Impossible to get bored!

Cultivate the art of doing nothing at all with a nap at the edge of the water after a picnic...

Lake Jouarres

A natural setting, in a quiet beach and pine forest on the edge of the Canal du Midi in Minervois. On sunny days, lake Jouarres, a body of water covering 200 acres is a most splendid place for relaxing, with a sailing school and a nautical sports club, where enthusiasts of windsurfing and canoeing will be delighted by the facilities. Fishermen will also find a unique place to satisfy their highest hopes.

The beaches of the lake, pebble and grass, are monitored in July and August, and are particularly popular during the summer heat . Lots of water games to entertain young and old alike!

Only two minutes away is the Port-Minervois, the best place to take a boat for a holiday on the Canal du Midi and the starting point for a lazy ride along the water on a traditional barge. If you prefer to stay on dry land, the path around the lake is perfect for walks and bike rides, in summer or in winter.

Canal du Midi


Something for everyone