Escale du canal du Midi à Villesèquelande en 2022

The first weekend in July, there's a festive atmosphere along the Canal du Midi! Les Escales du Canal is an annual event and the towns along the Canal du Midi route organise an opportunity for people to get together and enjoy food and drink in a community spirit. 

There is an action-packed, varied programme of events during the Escales du Canal, with shared meals on long tables, concerts, storytelling, film showings, exhibitions, talks, workshops, tours, and farmer's markets.

The aim of this unifying event is to showcase the Canal du Midi. Each town or village is invited to take part in this festive event along the banks of the Canal du Midi. The town councils provide a venue for people to gather, and then they are free to organise the weekend of festivities however they see fit!

Communication tools are made available along the whole canal route. VNF, as the manager of the canal and the Canal du Midi brand, is in charge of making these tools available for each town or village. 

Les Escales du Canal 2023

From Friday 2 June to 2 July 2023, twenty towns and villages organised events on the banks of the Canal du Midi and also in the Montagne Noire region (sources of the Canal du Midi) and around the Canal de la Robine.

Browse the 2023 programme

Les Escales du Canal 2022

For the very first Escales du Canal event at the beginning of July 2022, fifteen towns and villages took part and organised festive events on the banks of the Canal du Midi.