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    Canal du Midi - © Atout France/Phovoir

    Canal du Midi

    A historic canal.

    Built in the 17th century, and declared a world heritage site by Unesco in 1996, the Canal du Midi is today the oldest canal in Europe still in operation. It is 240 km long and connects Toulouse to the Thau lagoon, near Sète.

    By car, you can follow the course of the canal and make a few stops along the way. Explore the waterway from a barge or just walk or bicycle along the towpath in the shade of the trees. You will see locks, bridges and dams along your journey. Besides the beautiful natural surroundings, your trip will be a veritable tourist itinerary of major sights. The canal starts from the "pink city", Toulouse, and continues its leisurely journey via Carcassonne and Narbonne.

    In Béziers, you will pass through the Nine Locks of Fonseranes. A technical feat of engineering, these locks bring the boats up to the level of the town, and are a fantastic sight. Your journey continues, leading you finally to the Thau lagoon. This trip will truly take you to the heart of nature.

    Additional informations

    Contact the Canal du Midi intercommunal Tourist Office for enquiries on +33 04.67.37.85.29

    Transports

    Contact the Canal du Midi intercommunal Tourist Office for enquiries on +33 04.67.37.85.29

 
 
    tagged as : 11-Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, UNESCO, Outstanding Civil Archictecture