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The Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi is primarily the work of one man, 17th century engineer, Pierre-Paul Riquet, who sacrificed his fortune to finance the dream of a waterway linking the Atlantic and Mediterranean

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Canal du Midi 

Chateau Ventenac Capestang Bridge

Constructing the Midi was a huge project which required 12,000 workers and took 14 years to complete in 1681. Today’s Canal offers 240 miles of navigable waterways that twist and turn in a never ending delight of landscapes and small villages.  

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Restaurant at L' Somail Capestang Quay

In the dry Aude department climate the Montagne Noire is the cradle of the canal's water supply system. The water irrigates the Lauragais plains and then the Corbières and Minervois country sides.

A variety of trees, primarily centenarium plane trees and poplars line the banks of the Canal du Midi  against the hot summer sunshine.
For people in search of calm and peaceful time, this is great place for a relaxing vacation.

The 300 year old Royal Canal du Midi has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site

Riquet, the constructor of the Canal du Midi, South of France

Pierre-Paul Riquet statue in Béziers

This region of France has great beauty, with its mountains (Pyrenees), and vineyards.
Good wines and food are synonymous with this unique region.

Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

Barge at L' Somail

Bridge at L' Somail



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