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The Canal Du Midi by Bernd-Wilfried Kiessler

Title The Canal Du Midi
Author Bernd-Wilfried Kiessler
Publisher A&C Black
Release 2009-09-27
Category Travel
Total Pages 144
ISBN 1408112736
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A handy guidebook packed with all the information you need to make the most of a cruise down one of France's most popular and beautiful canals.

Cycling the Canal du Midi by Declan Lyons

Title Cycling the Canal du Midi
Author Declan Lyons
Publisher Cicerone Press Limited
Release 2017-05-31
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1783625104
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This guidebook describes a 240km cycle ride along the length of the Canal du Midi in southern France. Starting at Toulouse in the Haute Garonne and finishing at Sète on the Mediterranean Coast, the route is divided into five stages of about 50km. It is a flat, car-free and picturesque route mainly on the towpath, and is suitable for all abilities. The guide is written for those who want to explore the canal and visit attractions along the way. There are lots of optional detours to sites of interest near the canal, as well as six longer excursions including fortified Carcassone, Roman Narbonne, Vendres lagoon and the Portiragnes marshes. Detailed route descriptions are crammed with additional information about points of interest passed, and 1:200,000 scale maps clearly show the route for each stage of the way. Begun in 1666 the Canal du Midi is one of the world's most picturesque waterways and a World Heritage Site. This is 'La France Profonde', a region rich in history and culture, as seen in the grand homes and chateaux that grace the water's edge, and the fascinating Cathar strongholds of Carcassone, Lastours and Minerve.

Canal du Midi by Andrea Hoffmann

Title Canal du Midi
Author Andrea Hoffmann
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2021-02-18
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1472980050
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a must-have compact travel guide to the Canal du Midi, a picturesque waterway in Southern France, popular for boating trips and holidays. The Canal du Midi is recognised as one of the most beautiful and popular waterways in Europe. It is an UNESCO world heritage site and attracts many visitors every year. It's widely regarded as the perfect boating region for wine tasting, sightseeing at medieval villages and cities, and visiting cafes and restaurants. This up-to-date, comprehensive travel guide covers all the practical information and sightseeing opportunities boaters need to know about during their holiday on the canal, including: -Highlights and itinerary for Canal du Midi trips for easy planning -Insider travel tips for your boating holiday: where to stop off, sightseeing highlights, recommended restaurants to visit along the way -Essential practical nautical information such as how and where to charter, locks, bridges and berths and so on -Concise English-French dictionary with the most important vocab -Fantastic photography and useful route maps

The Canal Du Midi by Christophe Leduc

Title The Canal Du Midi
Author Christophe Leduc
Publisher
Release 1999
Category
Total Pages 66
ISBN 9782913699014
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Sea to Sea by L. T. C. Rolt

Title From Sea to Sea
Author L. T. C. Rolt
Publisher
Release 1974
Category Canal du Midi (France)
Total Pages 198
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Canal Du Midi Waterway
Author René Gast
Publisher
Release 2006
Category
Total Pages 31
ISBN 9782737339233
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Canal du Midi A World Heritage Site
Author Jérôme Sabatier
Publisher Jérôme Sabatier
Release
Category Travel
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Travel guide updated in February 2019. The Canal du Midi, completed during the reign of Louis XIV, is extraordinary in its scope, representing one of the major works of civil engineering. Its conception, the ingenuity required by Pierre Paul Riquet to feed water to the canal and the creation of dozens of water features along its route, all testify to its exceptional technological innovation. It opened a safe and fast navigable link between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, thus providing commercial prosperity to the regions it crossed in the three centuries of its use. At a length of 240 kilometers, the Canal du Midi was the largest construction site of its time and today remains the oldest canal in Europe still in operation. Beyond the technical challenges overcome by Pierre Paul Riquet, it is the aesthetics of his architecture and the landscapes created that make the Canal du Midi so unique. Here you’ll find all the information necessary to prepare your trip and your stay along the Canal du Midi in order to discover this exceptional site of indisputable universal value. You will find the following under the sections for the site : the reasons for its selection for the World Heritage list, the history of the site, many practical informations (Tourist Offices, suggested tours, museums, events, transports), and a selection of accommodation and restaurants. Prices and opening hours shown are for 2019. You'll also find tips (transport, pricing, activities ... ), anecdotes and all the possibilities for family-friendly visits to encourage children and families in their discovery. Let us guide you...

Impossible Engineering by Chandra Mukerji

Title Impossible Engineering
Author Chandra Mukerji
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release 2015-06-23
Category History
Total Pages 328
ISBN 069116665X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Canal du Midi, which threads through southwestern France and links the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, was an astonishing feat of seventeenth-century engineering--in fact, it was technically impossible according to the standards of its day. Impossible Engineering takes an insightful and entertaining look at the mystery of its success as well as the canal's surprising political significance. The waterway was a marvel that connected modern state power to human control of nature just as surely as it linked the ocean to the sea. The Canal du Midi is typically characterized as the achievement of Pierre-Paul Riquet, a tax farmer and entrepreneur for the canal. Yet Chandra Mukerji argues that it was a product of collective intelligence, depending on peasant women and artisans--unrecognized heirs to Roman traditions of engineering--who came to labor on the waterway in collaboration with military and academic supervisors. Ironically, while Louis XIV and his treasury minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert used propaganda to present France as a new Rome, the Canal du Midi was being constructed with unrecognized classical methods. Still, the result was politically potent. As Mukerji shows, the project took land and power from local nobles, using water itself as a silent agent of the state to disrupt traditions of local life that had served regional elites. Impossible Engineering opens a surprising window into the world of seventeenth-century France and illuminates a singular work of engineering undertaken to empower the state through technical conquest of nature.

Julot on the Canal Du Midi by Lionel Hignard

Title Julot on the Canal Du Midi
Author Lionel Hignard
Publisher
Release 2020
Category
Total Pages 44
ISBN 9782919625710
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Floating Through France by Barbara J. Euser

Title Floating Through France
Author Barbara J. Euser
Publisher Travelers' Tales Incorporated
Release 2006
Category Travel
Total Pages 207
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Revealing a rural side of France, the essays in this collection explore the areas surrounding the picturesque Canal du Midi. Featuring contributions from Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Larry Habegger, Joanna Biggar, and others, "Floating Through France" is perfect for those traveling to France or those who just want to feel like they're there.

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