From Toulouse to Agde
Plans for a Royal Two Seas Canal connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean via the Canal de Garonne from Bordeaux to Agen, and the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Sète had been under discussion for several centuries, but it was Pierre-Paul Riquet who finally found the solution to make these plans a reality. Massive engineering works began on 1 January 1667, employing up to 12,000 workers.328 structures punctuate the 150 miles of the Canal du Midi, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. These structures include the only round lock in the world in Agde and the spectacular Fonseranes locks in Béziers..The course of the canal passes by some extraordinary sights, from the Pink City of Toulouse, home of the Cité de l'Espace space adventure park andBasilica of Saint-Sernin, to the mediaeval fortress of Carcassonne via the Oppidum d'Ensérune.
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Brick work, a masterpiece of gothic art.
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