Canal Mooring

Comprising three rooms and two teeny-weeny cabins to bunk up in, Péniche Soléïado (%05 62 19 07 71, 06 86 27 83 19; www.peniche-soleiado.com; Pont Mange Pommes, rue Riquet, Ramonville St-Agne; s/d incl breakfast €60/80) is a canal boat moored 8km south in Ramonville St-Agne. Sage-green in colour with plenty of potted flowers and a sun deck for dining (dinner €30/15 for adults/children under 12), it floats beneath a bridge whose very name conjures up the carefree, mange pommes (apple-eating) lifestyle the boat embodies. Bicycles are aboard, allowing guests to explore the bijou port nearby or pedal the easy 30 minutes it is along the towpath to Toulouse. Dinner on deck is a must, as is a day cruise with lunch (adult/child €115/80) that Marie and Pascal, the creative couple behind the nautical venture, run twice a month.

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