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Canal du Midi

Discover the Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi is a navigable canal that has linked Toulouse to the Mediterranean Sea since the 17th century. This work is exceptional, it is considered the largest construction site of the 17th century, it revolutionized transport. This vast project is on the initiative of Pierre-Paul de Riquet, he was a general farmer of tax dollars and a French entrepreneur. Since 1996, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Canal du Midi is a must in the region!

Activities to do

Discover the Canal du Midi on the water or from its banks. Take a seat on the green banks. You can walk and cycle there or have a picnic. You will be charmed by this work which blends perfectly with the urban landscape and nature. One of the must-do activities is to take a barge ride on the Canal du Midi. Go to the reception of your 3-star hotel in Valras Plage to find out more about the best activities around the Canal du Midi.

The essentials of the Canal du Midi

On the route of the Canal du Midi, tourist sites stand out for their history, their beauty or their technical prowess. We recommend: the Négra lock, the town of Castelnaudary, Carcassonne, the Orbiel aqueduct bridge, La Redorte, Somail, the Fonseranes locks, the Orb canal bridge and the Onglous point.