Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Canal du Midi - Boat trip

Last week I went on a canal boat along the Canal du Midi (in France). We cruised from Béziers to Carcassonne and went through numerous locks, canal tunnels and aqueducts. This part of the Canal du Midi is really interesting as it is high up, following the curves of the hills (and not at the bottom of the valley). It has been built in the 17th century and is part of the Canal des Deux Mers  (system joining Mediterranean see to Atlantic Ocean).

A representative selection of landscaping of the canal banks:

The canal structures:

The villages houses in which we stopped were also worth of interest:

Some peculiar canal boats:

Finally we reached our destination - Carcassonne:

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