Canal Cruising in the South of France is a practical and intimate kilometer-by-kilometer guide to the Canal du Midi and related waterways. The Canal du Midi links the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and is a protected World Heritage Site. Ports, people, wine, markets, restaurants and history are presented with an eye for romance by two Californians who have extensively cruised their canal boat, Joie de France. Cruising itineraries, charter options, navigation alerts, tips on boat handling and locks, tying up recommendations, Internet access and even buying and maintaining a French canal boat are covered. Sketch maps identify key facilities and places of interest. There are also special off-the-canal destinations.