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Canal du Midi, Occitanie

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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 Pradelles-Cabardes vacation planner to get the most from your Pradelles-Cabardes vacation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I knew the fontseranne locks. and liked this friendly site on the channel of the South. I'm back in August 2017; horror. concreted wish to channel tourists. paying car park. -long walk under the Sun to get to the site. more access to the banks of the canal (barriers along the locks) no shadow; and ride on a floor that is now concreted. at least; given the heat; the absence of shading (bins are in the shade and benches (in concrete) are in full sun. I quickly to leave the site. and I didn't pay too expensive parking. the site is really made for one lingers not.)
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  • August 16, 2017
    This track of varying surfaces follows all the Canal du Midi. First tip...download the brilliant Canal du Midi app which describes the route stage by stage plus routes around. Lists events too. Second...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    No need to go by boat to watch the operation of the canal. Just stop by one of the systems of dams and wait to pass one, to see how it works. Very interesting and instructive for children.
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  • August 22, 2017
    By bike it's the perfect holiday adventure
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  • August 3, 2017
    With the bike's du MIDI over a length of 240 km possible along the channel to experience a wonderful trip. Usually under huge trees protected from Sun and rain going on bicycle path built from very good to good and let your mind wander.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Very nice ride bikes along the canal. You can even have the chance to see a passage of Church, very friendly for children!
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  • August 6, 2017
    Also per rental boat to do beautifully. Don't need a license.
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