Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi is a link between the Mediterrannean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This masterpiece is enlisted by the UNESCO heritage. Pierre-Paul Riquet, who was born in Béziers, planned and financed  this Canal in the 17th century until he died. Then, Louis XIV organised and financed the end of the works. The Canal du Midi was achieved in 1681.
 
Along the Canal du Midi, you cycle on the towpath previously made for the horses which pulled the ships loaded with goods or travellers. Nowadays, people can hire ships and  cruise for pleasure or can cycle from Toulouse to the Pont du Gard and Avignon. The Mediterranean landscape borders the Canal de Midi as well as the famous languedocian vineyards such as Minervois, Corbières and Languedoc Coasts.
 

Randonnée vélo paisible sous les platanes du canal du midi

Ride along a UNESCO Heritage and visit Carcassonne
6 days / 5 nights (from Castelnaudary) or 7 days / 6 nights (from Toulouse)

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