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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 Ouveillan vacation planner to get the most from your Ouveillan vacation.
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  • Fantastic week on Beatrice. Highly recommend, just four of us with fantastic crew Jean François, Michel and Gwen. This is our second time aboard this beautiful barge and the canal du midi has stunning...  more »
  • The Canal du Midi is a gorgeous manmade waterway leading boats, hikers, and bikers through some of France's most storied lands and cities. There is good food, great and inexpensive wine, and so much b...  more »
  • The Midi channel is a channel that connects Toulouse to the Mediterranean Sea since 1996, he is entered on the list of world heritage of UNESCO. It runs on 241 kilometers between Marseillan, where it opens into the pond of Thau near Sète and Toulouse, in the 17th century Pierre-Paul Riquet is at the initiative of the channel, beautiful walks on or along the canal on the banks by making the bike, under the plane trees, locks, bridges, tunnels, ducks, walkers, the lock, a world that drives the channel.
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