CANAL DU MIDI BOAT TRIP, CARCASSONNE: This isn't the only boat trip on the Canal du Midi but if you intend on visiting Carcassonne, then you have a choice of two or three trips (with corresponding lengths of trips to suit everyone). You'll be taken along part of the Canal du Midi and told the amazing history of its creation. You'll go through one or two of the automatic locks which are pretty impressive pieces of engineering. And - depending on the trip's length, you may get a chance to get off the boat, stretch your legs or have a quick drink at a Canal-side cafe while watching the world go by.
Prices start at around €10 per adult and €6 for children.