FrenchEnglishGermanDutchÖsterreichSchweiz
You like to create a new article?

Cap d'Agde Wiki

Cap d'Agde
Agde
Grau d'Agde
Tamarissière
Outback
Others
 
 
 
  Cap d'Agde
 

Canal du Midi


The Canal du Midi is a waterway built in 1666 and running through the Bassin de Thau along from Séte up to Toulouse.


Category: Agde
City: Agde
Street: Chemin de la Vallée
Date:
23.11.2009
Cap d'Agde
Author:
I-love-CDA


Extensions to this article (3)

 
  Cap d'Agde
 
The union of the Canal Du Midi with a lateral canal of the Garonne enabled the connection of the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean, a gigantic plan realized after 14 years of construction time. This required the excavation of soil, a job which was done by 12,000 workers by means of hoes and shovels. As at that time there did not yet exist any motor-driven ships, they have been drawn by horses. This is why paths can still be found parallel to the Canal du Midi. The paths are partly surfaced with asphalt and are wonderfully suitable for extensive bicycle or inline skating tours.
Cap d'Agde
Author:
Cap-forever
 
  Cap d'Agde
 
The Canal du Midi is nowadays exclusively used for tourist purposes. Thus, it is possible to drive on these wonderful romantic shipping routes by houseboats. On a length of 240 km, leisure captains can thereby cope with and admire 64 locks, 55 aqueducts, seven canal bridges and 126 other bridges.
Cap d'Agde
Author:
Cap-forever
 
  Cap d'Agde
 
The canal has been an UNESCO world cultural heritage since 1996. On the photo you can see the round lock in Agde.
Cap d'Agde
Author:
Cap-forever

back
 
 


Sitemap www.cap-d-agde.com: