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Canal du Midi, Carcassonne

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#19 of 175 in Nature in Occitanie
World heritage site · Water Body · Landmark
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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. Discover how to plan a Carcassonne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • This is more than 5 star. Mathias, the owner of the barge has done an unbelievable job of decorating this special barge. The food prepared by Veronique was the best we have had, ever. It was good.....  more
    This is more than 5 star. Mathias, the owner of the barge has done an unbelievable job of decorating this special barge. The food prepared by Veronique was the best we have had, ever. It was good.....  more »
  • We stopped in Villesequelande in 2022, saw signs that indicated there was a restaurant and market in town. We followed these signs, walking at least 25 minutes into town, only to find that the... 
    We stopped in Villesequelande in 2022, saw signs that indicated there was a restaurant and market in town. We followed these signs, walking at least 25 minutes into town, only to find that the...  more »
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  • Nice place! Have to visit.
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