• Canal du MidiA boat sitting in the lock waiting for it to fill
  • Canal BoatThirty metres long and weighing 35 tonnes
  • Our hotel up ahead
  • Great name for a photographer's boat

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Carcassonne

Our images of the Canal du Midi
were taken in the Carcassonne area


See some photos from:
Market at Blvde Richard Lenoire
Musee d'Orsay
Versailles Palace and Estate
Wandering
Opera de Paris Garnier
Musee du Louvre
Galleries LaFayette
Sacre-Coeur
Montmartre
Eiffel Tower
Les Invalides
Luxembourg Gardens
Notre Dame
Ile de la Cite
Champs-Elysees
Rouen - The Clock
Rouen - The Streets
Rouen - Notre Dame
Rouen - St Joan of Arc Church
Bayeux
Bayeux - Reporters Memorial
Bayeux Cathedral
Mont Saint Michel
Rennes
Rennes - Parc du Thabor
Saint Malo
Dinard
Tours
Chateau - Chenonceau
Chateau - Clos Lucé
Chateau - Amboise
Dijon
Burgundy Wine and Truffles
Lyon
Lyon - Parc de la Tete d'Or
Lyon - Street Art
Grenoble
Aix-en-Provence
Hilltop Villages of Luberon
Arles
Arles - Mayday Parade
Arles - "Fete des Gardians"
Pont du Gard
The Camargue
Avignon
Cité de Carcassonne
Canal du Midi


Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi in Southern France is 241 kilometers long. The canal connects the Garonne River to the √Čtang de Thau on the Mediterranean and along with the 193 km long Canal de Garonne connects the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

It was the wheat trade that was one of the motivations for the construction of the canal. Work began in October 1666 and completed in 1681. The Canal du Midi is one of the oldest canals of Europe still in operation.

The main traffic on the canal now is the tourist trade. Floating hotels, canal boats, cycling along the banks - the canal brings lots of tourist euros to this part of the world.


Canal du Midi