Canal du Midi


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Canal du Midi

(känäl` dü mēdē`), canal, c.150 mi (240 km) long, linking Sète and Toulouse, S France. It was built to carry oceangoing ships between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, but because of its size it now carries only barge traffic.
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Then, following a hands-on demonstration in how to navigate the vessel (a cinch; even a child could do it) we set forth into the parallel universe of the Canal du Midi.
The ancient village of Minerve in the hinterland of the Canal du Midi, listed among 'The Most Beautiful Villages in France'
Then, following a hands-on demonstration on how to navigate the vessel (a cinch; even a child could do it) we set forth into the parallel universe of the Canal du Midi.
Don't miss sailing on the Canal du Midi across the aqueduct over the River Orb, up the Fonserannes seven–lock staircase and through the world's oldest canal tunnel at Malpas.
Taking responsibility for a six berth motor cruiser and navigating it unscathed along France''s famous Canal du Midi is no easy task.
It's sliced across by great rivers, the Garonne, the Lot and the Tarn, and by the mighty Canal Du Midi which connects the Atlantic at Bordeaux with the Mediterranean.
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Canal du Midi, built in the 17th century connecting the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and the Franche-Comte, the land of unending sunshine and azure waters, are just two attractions.
She, whoever she was, suddenly appeared from a window of a boat moored on the Canal du Midi and gave a rousing rendition of the classic "O Sole Mio.
Thousands of visitors, however, arrive in a more leisurely fashion, steering a boat through the lock at Carcassonne's basin on the Canal du Midi.
For daytime activities, the Canal du Midi - the oldest working canal in the world recently travelled by celebrity chef Rick Stein - provides a picturesque look at the local countryside by bike, boat or horse.
Una parte de este canal Le canal du Midi hoy es clasificado como Patrimonio de la Humanidad.
For example, while it is useful to know that the grandfather of the comte de Caraman, one of the members of the Entresol, was involved in the construction of the Canal du Midi, do we really need to know that the latter was 'fifty feet wide, six feet deep and over 150 miles long' (p.