It took 12,000 workers and over ten years to build the canal connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Pierre-Paul Riquet ... More
Canal du Midi
It took 12,000 workers and over ten years to build the canal connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Pierre-Paul Riquet designed it in 1667 to boost the local economy; it is now considered one of the masterpieces of Louis XIV's reign, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 241-kilometre canal, lined with hundred-year-old plane trees, is now used by barges, and its banks enjoyed by walkers. The paths have been made into bicycle trails. A trip along the waterway, lasting a few hours to several days is an excellent way to discover the more hidden aspects of Southern France.
This canal, along with its tributary linking it to the Garonne river that stretches from Bordeaux, have been converted by the city into pedestrian paths. Linking to the Japanese Garden near Boulevard Lascrosses and the conference centre, and down towards the student square of Place St Pierre on the Garonne, this is a magical path and park system that one can get lost in wandering the day away - truly a wonderful greenspace winding through the midst of the old city.
This museum in Rue Tripière recreates the history and spirit of the guild. The guild was formed not only to
train young people in traditional skills such as cabinet making, stone cutting or carpentry, but also to share and ...
This is the oldest and most beautiful bridge in Toulouse. It was built between 1544 and 1632, and Louis XIV
himself crossed it in 1659. Flooding of the Garonne destroyed all the previous bridges, but this one has been ...
The Ibis Toulouse Ponts Jumeaux hotel is located close to the Canal du Midi and the Convention Centre. Thanks to
its ideal location, you can easily explore les monuments of the pink city. The hotel has 104 rooms (4 ...