The Canal du Midi

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The Canal du Midi - Tourism in the Haute-Garonne

The Haute-Garonne marks the start of the Canal du Midi, the famous feat of civil engineering inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Built in the 17th century by Pierre-Paul Riquet between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, this waterway crosses 64 locks and extends over 240 kilometres from Toulouse to Thau lake near Sète. It is a colossal work: a total of 12,000 men took 15 years to build it!

Today, the Canal du Midi is an essential tourist destination for a relaxing break: whether on barge trips through the many locks or romantic walks and cycling along its charming banks. The Haute-Garonne offers 40 km of cycle paths for cycling enthusiasts.

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Castle Bonrepos on the common-Bonrepos Riquet: Location must for lovers of the Canal du Midi and its history or just the curious who want to know where has mounted the canal project, with a model size of the Canal du Midi and the famous hydraulic machine. " The town offers very nice and very interesting tours, both the castle of Pierre-Paul Riquet, the Orangerie, the hydraulic machine. Note: The site is open to the public from May to September but receives groups all year by reservation.

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