"A great place to visit the Canal du Midi" Homps by Beausoleil

Homps Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 27 photos

The Canal du Midi goes through the center of Homps

Homps is a tiny village but has a small supermarket on the highway and an epicerie with souvenir shop by the canal. There are several restaurants at the port and another excellent one a five-minute walk down the canal.

There isn't a lot of interest in the village, but there is a Templar chateau, a church and several attractive houses. The big draw is the Canal du Midi. The canal is wide enough for boats to turn here so it's become a popular starting and stopping place for rentals and trips. The Capitainerie where you get canal ride tickets is also one of the better wine tasting venues in the area.

There is a footbridge over the canal

There is a bright blue footbridge crossing the Canal du Midi in Homps. On one side is most of the village and on the other side, a few restaurants, a park and boat repair facilities. It's also a great place to get photos of the canal.

The main street

You can park for free along the canal, buy barge tickets at The Capitainerie and do some wine tasting while you wait. You can also have lunch either before or after your canal ride. We thoroughly enjoyed the Tonneliers Restaurant right by The Capitainerie and were told the restaurant across the canal is also excellent. Our favorite restaurant in the area is L'Arbousier which is a five-minute walk down the canal . . . and a delightful way to spend a few minutes on a lovely day.

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  • Pros:Good base for the Canal du Midi and Corbiere wine tasting
  • In a nutshell:Beautiful, peaceful and a good base for local sightseeing.
  • Intro Written Oct 13, 2011
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