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Canal du Midi, Occitanie

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 700 reviews on the web
Canal du Midi is part of a network of canals that joins the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. The canal is a major engineering feat: It features the first canal passage through a tunnel, as well as the first artificial reservoir created for feeding a canal waterway. At 240 km (150 mi) long, the canal is a collection of 91 locks, which allow vessels to ascend and descend a total of 190 m (620 ft). The canal network includes 328 structures, such as dams, bridges, and the tunnel. Soon after its construction in the 17th century, drainage ditches and more 40 aqueducts were added to manage flooding problems. Row, canoe, fish, or cruise on luxury barges. You also can walk or bike along the canal and enjoy the 40,000 trees that were planted to stabilize the banks. For Canal du Midi and beyond, use our Ouveillan vacation planner to get the most from your Ouveillan vacation.
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  • We picked up our Vision 3 (SL 16) boat for a 2 week Canal du Midi (CDM) holiday from Le Boat from Tribes (originally planned to be Castelnaudary but changed to the boat requiring repairs) and headed f...  read more »
  • Firstly, I apologise for the lateness of my review, I just got busy and kept forgetting but since there is very little info on here I am doing it now. Better late than never, or so they say.. We trave...  read more »
  • We booked Le Boat from Narbonne to Trebes, France. I had read that Le Boat didn't give much instruction. More tips for the locks could have made all the difference in our trip.We were going upstream w...  read more »
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