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Pont Canal, Moissac
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Admire Pont Canal, an architectural marvel that allows the Canal de Garonne to cross the River Tarn without the two waterways ever meeting. Built for commercial transport of goods, the canal helps to link the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. Hire a charter service in town to bring you across the water via the 356 m (1,168 ft) bridge, built in 1867 and one of the longest in the country, or you can drive to the base for a look at the 15 arches from below. Climb the steps for a closer look. From above, you can see boats drive into the lock, and watch the water level rise and fall, allowing boats to go up or downstream. To visit Pont Canal and other attractions in Moissac, use our Moissac family vacation planner.
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  • the ride is worth a visit: the canal bridge passes over the river Tarn and the whole is surprising. A must see. Nice and easy access walk.
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  • Beautiful bridge channel on the Tarn. In the Quercy stone and brick Toulouse, the colors are splendid at the sunset. This place exudes tranquility and is conducive to the promenade.
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  • A very nice walk about 1 km along the Canal de Garonne, led us to the the Cacor Canal Bridge in Moissac, spectacular art book: this is a bridge that allows boats traveling on the side channel to the Garonne... stepping over other boats that sail on the Tarn! It was built in 1846. Pierre-Paul Riquet, originally from the Canal du Midi between Sète and Toulouse in the 17th century, had already considered the work of junction to the Atlantic. But the idea, had to wait almost two centuries and the Inspector of bridges and roads Jean-Baptiste de Baudre to be carried out. At Moissac here is the Canal de Garonne and its Canal Bridge, following the PP Riquet masterpiece. Very interesting.
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