The Canal Du Midi

The Canal Du Midi

A handy guidebook packed with all the information you need to make the most of a cruise down one of France's most popular and beautiful canals.

Author: Bernd-Wilfried Kiessler

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408112731

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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A handy guidebook packed with all the information you need to make the most of a cruise down one of France's most popular and beautiful canals.
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Cycling the Canal du Midi

Cycling the Canal du Midi

Les Abattoirs houses the museum of modern and contemporary art (76 Allées Charles de Fitte). Accessing the canal in Toulouse The Canal du Midi begins in Toulouse at Les Ponts Jumeaux – three bridges in the Port de Bassin de L'Embouchure ...

Author: Declan Lyons

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783625109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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This guidebook describes a 240km cycle ride along the length of the Canal du Midi in southern France. Starting at Toulouse in the Haute Garonne and finishing at Sète on the Mediterranean Coast, the route is divided into five stages of about 50km. It is a flat, car-free and picturesque route mainly on the towpath, and is suitable for all abilities. The guide is written for those who want to explore the canal and visit attractions along the way. There are lots of optional detours to sites of interest near the canal, as well as six longer excursions including fortified Carcassone, Roman Narbonne, Vendres lagoon and the Portiragnes marshes. Detailed route descriptions are crammed with additional information about points of interest passed, and 1:200,000 scale maps clearly show the route for each stage of the way. Begun in 1666 the Canal du Midi is one of the world's most picturesque waterways and a World Heritage Site. This is 'La France Profonde', a region rich in history and culture, as seen in the grand homes and chateaux that grace the water's edge, and the fascinating Cathar strongholds of Carcassone, Lastours and Minerve.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Canal Du Midi

Canal Du Midi

This is a must-have compact travel guide to the Canal du Midi, a picturesque waterway in Southern France, popular for boating trips and holidays. The Canal du Midi is recognised as one of the most beautiful and popular waterways in Europe.

Author: Andrea Hoffmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472980038

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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A handy travel guide to the Canal Du Midi--the most popular waterway in France. This is a must-have compact travel guide to the Canal du Midi, a picturesque waterway in Southern France, popular for boating trips and holidays. The Canal du Midi is recognised as one of the most beautiful and popular waterways in Europe. It is an UNESCO world heritage site and attracts many visitors every year. It's widely regarded as the perfect boating region for wine tasting, sightseeing at medieval villages and cities, and visiting cafes and restaurants. This is an up-to-date, comprehensive travel guide covers all the practical information and sightseeing opportunities boaters need to know about during their holiday on the canal, including: -Highlights and itinerary for Canal du Midi trips for easy planning -Insider travel tips for your boating holiday: where to stop off, sightseeing highlights, recommended restaurants to visit along the way -Essential practical nautical information such as how and where to charter, locks, bridges and berths and so on -Concise English-French dictionary with the most important vocab -Fantastic photography and useful route maps
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Canal du Midi A World Heritage Site

Canal du Midi A World Heritage Site

On the route of the Canal du Midi, between Argeliers and Le Somail, the Canal de la Robine joins up to empty into the Mediterranean Sea at Port la Nouvelle. The Canal de la Robine is a branch of the Canal du Midi. Just like the Canal de ...

Author: Jérôme Sabatier

Publisher: Jérôme Sabatier

ISBN: 9791096111626

Category: Travel

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Travel guide updated in February 2019. The Canal du Midi, completed during the reign of Louis XIV, is extraordinary in its scope, representing one of the major works of civil engineering. Its conception, the ingenuity required by Pierre Paul Riquet to feed water to the canal and the creation of dozens of water features along its route, all testify to its exceptional technological innovation. It opened a safe and fast navigable link between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, thus providing commercial prosperity to the regions it crossed in the three centuries of its use. At a length of 240 kilometers, the Canal du Midi was the largest construction site of its time and today remains the oldest canal in Europe still in operation. Beyond the technical challenges overcome by Pierre Paul Riquet, it is the aesthetics of his architecture and the landscapes created that make the Canal du Midi so unique. Here you’ll find all the information necessary to prepare your trip and your stay along the Canal du Midi in order to discover this exceptional site of indisputable universal value. You will find the following under the sections for the site : the reasons for its selection for the World Heritage list, the history of the site, many practical informations (Tourist Offices, suggested tours, museums, events, transports), and a selection of accommodation and restaurants. Prices and opening hours shown are for 2019. You'll also find tips (transport, pricing, activities ... ), anecdotes and all the possibilities for family-friendly visits to encourage children and families in their discovery. Let us guide you...
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Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

canal. boats*. One night including 300 litres of water and 20 kilowatts of electricity for boats from 10 to 14.99m: ... Before you reach Argeliers, the Canal du Midi winds its way along a narrow bed lined with sycamore trees for 16km of ...

Author: Andrea Hoffmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472980052

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 292

This is a must-have compact travel guide to the Canal du Midi, a picturesque waterway in Southern France, popular for boating trips and holidays. The Canal du Midi is recognised as one of the most beautiful and popular waterways in Europe. It is an UNESCO world heritage site and attracts many visitors every year. It's widely regarded as the perfect boating region for wine tasting, sightseeing at medieval villages and cities, and visiting cafes and restaurants. This up-to-date, comprehensive travel guide covers all the practical information and sightseeing opportunities boaters need to know about during their holiday on the canal, including: -Highlights and itinerary for Canal du Midi trips for easy planning -Insider travel tips for your boating holiday: where to stop off, sightseeing highlights, recommended restaurants to visit along the way -Essential practical nautical information such as how and where to charter, locks, bridges and berths and so on -Concise English-French dictionary with the most important vocab -Fantastic photography and useful route maps
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Cycling the Canal du Midi

Cycling the Canal du Midi

This is 'La France Profonde', a region rich in history and culture, as seen in the grand homes and chateaux that grace the water's edge, and the fascinating Cathar strongholds of Carcassone, Lastours and Minerve.

Author: Declan Lyons

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783625093

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 890

This guidebook describes a 240km cycle ride along the length of the Canal du Midi in southern France. Starting at Toulouse in the Haute Garonne and finishing at Sète on the Mediterranean Coast, the route is divided into five stages of about 50km. It is a flat, car-free and picturesque route mainly on the towpath, and is suitable for all abilities. The guide is written for those who want to explore the canal and visit attractions along the way. There are lots of optional detours to sites of interest near the canal, as well as six longer excursions including fortified Carcassone, Roman Narbonne, Vendres lagoon and the Portiragnes marshes. Detailed route descriptions are crammed with additional information about points of interest passed, and 1:200,000 scale maps clearly show the route for each stage of the way. Begun in 1666 the Canal du Midi is one of the world's most picturesque waterways and a World Heritage Site. This is 'La France Profonde', a region rich in history and culture, as seen in the grand homes and chateaux that grace the water's edge, and the fascinating Cathar strongholds of Carcassone, Lastours and Minerve.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Reconstruction du Canal du Midi compl ment du Canal de Suez

Reconstruction du Canal du Midi  compl  ment du Canal de Suez

Notre canal du Midi à côté n'est qu'un ruisseau vulgaire , puisqu'il ne porte que des embarcations qui ne peuvent affronter ni l'Océan ni la Mediterranée . Tous les canaux modernes devraient être construits sur le modèle de ce canal ...

Author: Léopold Laliman

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017528393

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Cruising French Waterways

Cruising French Waterways

From the River Garonne at Castets to a junction with the Canal du Midi in Toulouse: 1936km with 53 locks; 5 of these are duplicated by a 'water slope'at Montech which is not available for use by private pleasure craft other than ...

Author: Hugh McKnight

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408197967

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Cruising French Waterways has rapidly become the leading descriptive guide to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France. Winner of the Thomas Cook Guide Book Award, it is full of fascinating information on the history and commercial activities of each area, as well as the historical sites, chateaux and scenic attractions of the many villages and towns which await discovery by water. Practical details include the maps and guides available for each area, maximum craft dimensions, bankside facilities, moorings, repair yards, shops, restaurants, fuel and water sources, waterways museums and wine regions. Beautifully illustrated, the fourth edition covers all recently restored waterways and explains newly introduced requirements for licenses and personal qualifications. 'So comprehensive, it is now the standard work on the waterways of France' Waterways 'Handsome... beautifully illustrated' Sunday Telegraph
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Passions

Passions

CETTE Entrée du Port . The Canal - du - Midi ran from Agde in the south to Toulouse in the west and by connecting with the Garrone River at Toulouse and the Etang de Thau to Sète , it linked the Atlantic and the Mediterranean coasts .

Author: James M. Gabler

Publisher: Bacchus Press Ltd.

ISBN: 0961352531

Category: Cooking

Page: 318

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This is a biography of Thomas Jefferson at leisure, enjoying two of his passions--wine and travel. Twelve of the sixteen chapters cover Jefferson's five years in France where he served as our minister and traveled through France, England, Germany, Italy and Holland. "Passions" was selected by Robert M. Parker, Jr. as "1995 Wine Book of the Year," and was the winner of the 1995 "Veuve Clicquot Wine Book of the Year" competition. It is a marvelous account of America's first wine connoisseur and gourmet.--Amazon.com.
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Biking along the Canal du Midi

Biking along the Canal du Midi

Author: Philippe Calas

Publisher:

ISBN: 2744907383

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Page: 96

View: 918

From Toulouse in Agde, the Canal du Midi classified in worldwide heritage of the Unesco, is an ideal site play bike. This guide will make easier for you discovery : Description of the main works of architecture ; Proposals of itineraries and short/long stages ; resolutions of accommodation and restoration. Necessary to be alone of benefit, in group or in family of all trumps of the place !
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