Casting off from Négra, between Castelnaudary and Toulouse, the Canal du Midi allows you to travel three centuries back in time. Sailing west the greenery-lined waterway with its century-old plane tree colonnade will take you all the way to Toulouse. La Ville Rose or Pink City, as it is known, with the Garonne river running through it possesses exceptional cultural, historic and artistic heritage. Admiring the city’s beautiful timbered houses in the old town is a delight. To the east of Négra, enjoy traditional dishes such as cassoulet, foie gras, confit (preserved meats) that will surely decorate the halls of your travel lore before moving on to Carcassonne. Its ramparts boat a view of the envrions that is simply breathtaking.