Saturday, September 19, 2015

Canal du Midi

This 17thC canal is a 241 Km. canal from the Mediterranean, to Toulouse, where joins the canal along the Garonne River, thus linking the Miedterranean with the Atlantic. Oriiginally called the Royal Canal, the name was changed to the Canal du Midi after the French revolution. Today it's a favourite of vacationers cruising on one of the many rented board options.

We were fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day to visit the canal, and see pleasure boats going through the oval-shaped locks (allowing them to hold three boats at a time).

We had a lovely lunch at Le Mouin de Trebes restaurant, right by the canal (but I neglected to take a picture there). Great start to a great day.

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