PK 44.2    Lock 13 (Pellaborie), level with bottom of water slope This is a terrific place to moor up, alongside the bank, under the trees, but there are other spots shown in the photos right: (i) above the écluse and (ii) by the ‘Blue Lake’ (the Lac Bleu de Bergon) upstream of the lock at PK 86. A harbour Port de plaisance entered from the canal – weed has been much in evidence on summer visits. PK 116.8    Bridge (Plaisance) PK 156.8    Bridge (Larriveau) PK 183.5    Lock 49 (Fontet), bridge PK 161.2    Bridge (Église de Fourques) Above, the Port de plaisance ‘de Boé’ with fairly short finger pontoons, water and electricity, by a country park. PK 184.3    Bridge (Loupiac) Michelin routes: fast and accurate route planning Village moorings by the bridge, electricity and water may be available. PK 108.6    Railway underbridge Moorings are ‘Mediterranean’ end-to with pick-up buoys that are difficult to pick up. PK 180.8    Lock 48 (Auriole), bridge This tour is self guided and is mostly on cycle paths. PK 39.3    Bridge (Forêt), Montech forest r/b In 1844, the section from Toulouse to Montech to Montauban was opened. Inland Waterways of France– 310 pages : 8th Edition : 2010 –The comprehensive Imray book (click lefthand) ‘Inland Waterways of France’ and its accompanying map (click righthand) cover all the rivers and canals of France in full descriptive detail. PK 38.2    Bridge (Le Tourret) When the combin­ation red/green appears, the pole is to be given a quarter turn to the right (see also the section on automatic locks in the Introduction). PK 108.5    Bridge (Saint-Georges), D813 PK 170.9    Lock 46 (Bernès), bridge, quay d/s r/b PK 124.4    Bridge (Pages) Elegant buildings date back to the time (pre-canal) when the extensive stone quays (essentially now left high and dry by a profound change in river level) saw 4500 vessels tie up each year, receiving and discharging cargoes of grain, wine and fruit. Download this waterway’s information (including extra detail) as a PDF document (click lefthand icon) or download it included in a complete set of all the waterways in this region (click righthand icon). Damazan: Damazan is a pretty, quiet and colorful town. PK 53.5    Railway bridge PK 193.0    Castets-en-Dorthe basin, moorings, night €12.30, water, electricity, shower, slipway, restaurant, village l/b Riquet's knowledge of the Montagne Noire and its watercourses led him to imagine a provisioning system based on the diversion of water from many streams and rivers. From Toulouse to Cavaillé by the Canal du Midi is a 10.6 mile out and back trail located near Toulouse, Occitania, France that features a river and is rated as moderate. PK 64.2    Bridge (Marronniers) The canal was completed at the same time as the Bordeaux to Sète railway, which followed the same route. Allow 45 minutes to pass through the four locks, which close 30 minutes early. Castets-en-Dorthe: In Castets-en-Dorthe, a green and quiet city, you will enjoy having a walk along the canal banks of the Garonne. PK 0.0    Junction with main line at Montech (PK 43), bridge The other branches are double staircase locks from the main line down to the river Tarn at Moissac and to the river Baïse at Buzet-sur-Baïse. Our canal de Garonne cycling holiday from Bordeaux to Toulouse is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the landscapes and patrimonial heritage of the South West of France at your own pace. Then a greenway runs alongside the canal, shaded by planes, up to Agen then Toulouse This section of the Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo cycle route is entirely on greenways, enabling you to appreciate the countryside to the full. PK 160.3    Caumont-sur-Garonne bridge, quay for 2 boats d/s r/b, water €2, electricity €2, pump-out, village l/b PK 73.6    Bridge (Malause), pontoon for 7 boats, night €3.50, water, electricity, restaurant, Small timber pontoons overlooking the Garonne, water and electricity available, PK 74.6    Bridge (Palor) But, the Port de plaisance is surrounded by busy roads that are especially noisy first thing in the morning. PK 83.8    Bridge (Coupet) Featuring accommodation with a terrace, Maison de charme proche du canal du midi is set in Dieupentale. PK 25.9    Bridge (Grisolles) PK 83.1    Railway bridge (main line Toulouse-Bordeaux) PK 9.2    Lock 9bis (Bordebasse), bridge Just before the lock, the canal crosses the River Hers in a double bend; pretty lock cottage. One of the reasons I recommend the Canal du Midi is because it is very alive compared to the other canals. The river flows for some 374 miles through the countries of France and Spain. PK 8.5    Bridge PK 0.5    Footbridge PK 110.5    Lock 37 (Rosette), bridge. PK 18.5    Lock 7 (Hers) It is said that when Pierre-Paul Riquet built the Canal Royal du Languedoc (now known as the Canal du Midi) between Sète and Toulouse from 1667-1681 he envisaged continuing the canal closer to the Atlantic: the future Canal Latéral à la Garonne. PK 7.3    Lock 7bis (Rabastens) It really depends how far you want to cycle in a day and also on the types of accommodation you want to stay in. PK 18.3    Bridge (Pont de l’Hers) PK 6.5    Lock 2 (Lacourtensourt), bridge The Canal latéral à la Garonne was opened in 1856 to bypass the unpredictable river Garonne over a distance of 194km from Toulouse, where it connects with the Canal du Midi, to Castets-en-Dorthe, where it falls into the tidal river. When restored, it will be adapted so that plaisanciers can use it, but some boaters will prefer the charming old 30m locks. Bernard’s crane can lift you out, he can provide welding and other metalwork services, and he has a large ‘hangar’ for winter storage. PK 165.6    Avance aqueduct PK 4.1    Bridge (motorway spur) See the great Château du Hamel and the Eiffel bridge. Dotted with 53 locks and several other remarkable related constructions, including the daring canal-bridges at Agen and Moissac, today this canal is shadowed by a beautiful, unbroken greenway accessible to all. PK 152.2    Lagruère bridge (Ladonne) u/s r/b, water, electricity and shower, restaurant, village l/b, PK 153.3    Bridge (Lagruère) PK 144.3    Bridge (Vigneau) The canal was extensively featured on the BBC television series Rick Stein's French Odyssey (2005). PK 41.0    Lock 10 (Lavache), bridge PK 0.0    Junction with main line at Toulouse, Port de l’Embouchure (PK 0), bridge (Ponts Jumeaux) PK 49.2    Saint-Porquier bridge, village 600m l/b. PK 177.7    Bridge (Lisos) Hotel barges are elegant and supremely comfortable, converted from traditional vessels or created as cruising boutique hotels from new. Jardin Abadie is a park in Haute-Garonne. PK 44.6    Lock 14 (Escudiés) PK 139.7    Bridge (D8 Damazan bypass) PK 13.3    Lock 5 (Bordeneuve) PK 94.7    Bridge (Guillemis) It thus forms an important link in the 600km route across southern France from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, as well as becoming a cruising waterway in its own right, connected to the canalised rivers Lot and Baïse at Buzet-sur-Baïse. PK 57.6    Lock 19 (Castelsarrasin) PK 64.1    Moissac basin, port de plaisance, 40 berths, night €6, diesel, water, electricity, showers €2.10, pump-out, wifi, town centre 300m. PK 21.1    Bridge (Bordeneuve) PK 164.4    Bridge (Sables), quay u/s r/b, Marmande 5000m r/b. PK 1.4    Road bridge (avenue d’Elche) The Canal de Garonne, formerly known as Canal latéral à la Garonne, is a French canal dating from the 19th century which connects Toulouse to Castets-en-Dorthe.The remainder of the route to Bordeaux uses the Garonne River. PK 108.9    Agen aqueduct over the Garonne (length 539m). From that point one can head upstream along the Baise. We stayed at Camping Le Rupe, which is about 250 metres to the Canal de Garonne and a half hour cycle into the city where we picked up our guide. The remainder of the route to Bordeaux uses the river Garonne. The Canal Du … However successive enlargements of the Château de Versailles and the poor finances of Louis XIV emptied the kingdom's coffers and the project never materialised. PK 4.5    Motorway bridge (A620, Toulouse ring road). Halte with water and electricity. This écluse has a strong sideways overflow current immediately outside. PK 85.5    Bridge (Barguelonne) PK 31.1    Dieupentale bridge, quay d/s l/b, village 500m l/b. Pros and Cons. PK 128.8    Bridge (Castelviel), disused PK 29.4    Bridge (Villelongue) Canal de Brienne This branch had to be closed in 1996 because of leakage through its embankments, but was restored and reopened in 2006, and now has a well-equipped boat harbour in the canal basin. PK 3.9    Lock 1 (Lalande), bridge, basin u/s PK 187.6    Lock 50 (Bassanne), bridge It is the continuation of the Canal du Midi which connects the Mediterranean with Toulouse. PK 55.4    Lock 18 (Prades) From Sauveterre there's a link down to La Reole (below), which takes yo… PK 84.6    Golfech bridge. Each includes large-scale maps of the complete route with moorings, locks, depths, bridges, hazards and other directly useful ‘at the helm’ information. Navigation. PK 125.1    Lock 38 (Auvignon), bridge, basin d/s r/b, Bruche 1500m l/b PK 106.3    Footbridge PK 5.4    Lock 3bis (Fisset) PK 22.5    Lock 9 (Embalens), bridge Pont des Sables – Halte and Emeraude Navigation hire boat base. Most of the locks are equipped for automatic operation and controlled by lights. PK 168.4    Bridge (Baradat) PK 64.4    Swing bridge (Saint-Jacques) The Canal du Midi is a commercial waterway and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Europe.It runs for 240.01 kilometres through 95 locks from Port de l'Embouchure (Toulouse) (where it joins the Canal de Garonne - (Main line) and the Canal de Brienne) to Pointe des Onglous (where it joins the Étang de Thau).. The Canal du Midi, equally old, connecting the Garonne with the Mediterranean, starts at Toulouse. The former branch giving access to the Garonne at Agen has been filled in. Wikipedia has a page about Canal de Garonne. PK 192.7    Lock 52 (Gares), footbridge To see which of our walks in Haute-Garonne is the right one for you, browse real tips and photos uploaded by other hikers—and see what they had to say about each walk. PK 122.5    Bridge (Frèche) At first the railway did not compete with water transport but later the state conceded the canal's exploitation rights to the Compagnie des chemins de fer du Midi, the direct competitor of the boatmen. PK 163.6    Bridge (Marescot) PK 26.7    Grisolles bridge (Laroque), basin u/s l/b, water, village 500m l/b The Garonne, a river in southwest France and northern Spain, has a length of 602 kilometres. Port de Plaisance with capitainerie on the west (town) side ; additional ‘quayside’ moorings a little further, close by the lock, but watch for depth and obstructions. PK 0-PK 4 – A relatively unattractive stretch, with the A62 autoroute on one side and commerce on the other. The Canal de Garonne, formerly known as Canal latéral à la Garonne, is a French canal dating from the mid-19th century which connects Toulouse to Castets-en-Dorthe. The second and most important branch, 11km in length, extends from the main line at Montech to the town of Montauban, where it used to connect with the river Tarn. 80+ waterways – Key facts, km by km details, maps, navigation guides and PDF downloads. Guests can also relax in the garden. The basin off which runs the short Canal de Brienne, down to the Garonne and (b) into which connects the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi. Descend a two-chamber lock by Moissac’s port de plaisance, down to the Tarn and the town’s river quay (water and electricity). Learn how to create your own. PK 101.5    Private quays l/b In this guide, we’ve reviewed our full collection of hikes and walking routes in Haute-Garonne to bring you the top 17 hiking routes in the region. PK 81.0    Bridge (Auvillar) PK 111.3    Bridge (Fressonis) Esplanade des Promenades is a beautiful place, where old men sometimes play petanque in the shade of cedars. At PK 4 is a watersports school – watch out for children having fun in canoes and dinghies! PK 78.5    Lock 29 (Pommevic) Terms, Conditions, ©Copyrightand Privacy Statement, Contact Address french-waterways.com •  2 Michaels Court, Hanney Road, Southmoor, OX13 5HR, UK •  Port Lalande, 47260 Castelmoron-sur-Lot, France, Information about the projected ‘Tarn Ring’ connecting Moissac and Montauban, Directory of canal boats available for self-drive hire in Aquitaine-Charente. The project was then taken back by the state, the divisionary inspector of Bridges and Roads Jean-Baptiste de Baudre was placed in charge, and work started in 1838 with a budget of forty million francs. PK 142.8    Lock 41 (Berry), bridge PK 2.6    Footbridge (Béziat) PK 81.1    Bridge The main supermarket is a short distance east across the bridge, on the other side of the canal. PK 185.5    Bridge (Gravilla) PK 119.1    Sérignac-sur-Garonne bridge, basin d/s r/b, 10 berths, night €3, water €2.80, electricity €2.80, shower €1.50, slipway, restaurant, village 500m l/b. A new swing footbridge at PK 1 cuts across the canal on match days to allow fans to access, then leave, the stadium. Between 1614 and 1662, under the influence of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, five projects were born but none solved the water supply problem. There are quayside moorings here, but it is bounded by busy roads. The locks on all the branches, and the five at Montech, are of restricted length (30.65 by 5.80m). It opened in 1856. PK 102.0    Bridge (Pourret), private quay d/s l/b Hire boat base Intermarché supermarket near PK 103. PK 56.3    Footbridge Head south from the canal and one comes to the quite stunning village of Lamagistère itself, on the banks of the Garonne. All the other 48 locks on the main line were enlarged in the 1970s to allow navigation by barges loading 240 tonnes, and their navigable dimensions are 38.50 by 5.80m. PK 36.6    Bridge (Montbartier) Esplanade des Promenades is a beautiful place, where old men sometimes play petanque in the shade of cedars. – Subdivision de Haute-Garonne: 115 bis, rue des Amidonniers, 31000 Toulouse (PK 0-24). PK 6.9    Lock 6bis (Terrasse) PK 79.1    Bridge (Gauge) PK 52.6    Bridge (Danton) Comprehensive detailed navigational information, km by km, Sete west to Toulouse. A delightful mooring: timber quayside with water and electricity, pleasant walks along the grassy canalside dykes. PK 120.0    Pipeline crossing Many were rebuilt in 1933 as prestressed concrete bow bridges, to allow for the requirements of larger barges. PK 109.3    Lock 34 (Agen), bridge Legend has it that the Emperor drew around his fist on a map to create the boundaries. Going up, the highest is especially difficult due to the extreme force with which the incoming water enters the chamber. PK 143.6    Bridge (Maurin) When piloting a boat on this waterway we strongly recommend using the appropriate Breil (click lefthand) or Fluviacarte (click righthand) printed navigation guide for this waterway. From there one can cruise downstream to the wide ‘lake’ junction with the river Garonne and then cruise a short distance up the Garonne. PK 43.0    Junction with the Montauban branch, r/b, and with the water slope entrance. The primary difficulty was in supplying sufficient water at the watershed between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to ensure continuous navigation. This route, more than 3,000 kilometers long, subjected sailors to the risks of attack and storms. More than 100 bridges were built on the canal. The canal is supplied with water from the Garonne by two sources: With the exception of the five locks at Montech, bypassed by the water slope, all of the locks have a length of 40.5 m and a width of 6 m. The locks at Montech are as built, 30.65 m long. While this was the purpose of the Becquey plan of 1821 to 1822, it was only in 1832 that the state granted the concession in perpetuity to the private Magendie-Sion company, owned by Sieur Doin. De Toulouse à Agde. PK 11.4    Lock 4 (Lespinasse), bridge, The canal gradually becomes more rural, more leafy…, PK 11.6    Bridge (D63) This extraordinary site, an improbable location for a former paper mill (closed in 1968) has seen modest development as a complementary mooring for Montech, along with a slipway. PK 103.6    Bridge (Coupat), D813, basin u/s It flows from the central Spanish Pyrenees to the Gironde estuary at the French port of Bordeaux. PK 85.4    Barguelonne aqueduct Hiring your own cruising boat is an ideal way to explore and experience the pleasures and treasures that the French waterways have to offer. While this enabled boats to cross the watershed, they still had to use the Garonne to reach the ocean and this presented more problems with floods and groundings as the size of cargo boats increased. PK 24.9    Pompignan bridge, small village r/b over railway This was during France's industrial revolution and it was vital for its development that better methods of transporting raw materials be created. PK 190.3    Bridge (Hillon) PK 95.6    Bridge (Carrère) Explore by boat, barge or ship – what are the differences? He was inspired by the theories of Adam de Craponne which were put into practice at the beginning of the same century by Hugues Cosnier for the "canal de Loyre en Seyne" (or "canal de Briare"). Michelin L'Union - Cornebarrieu driving directions. The canal runs along the right bank of the Garonne, crosses the river in Agen via the Agen aqueduct, then continues along the left bank. PK 100.8    Bridge (Saint-Marcel) PK 43.1    Lock 11 (Montech), entrance to branch serving former paper mills d/s l/b, quay, slipway. PK 99.8    Bridge (Lascarbonnières) PK 179.6    Bridge (Julian) In 1996 the canal du Midi was classed as a UNESCO world heritage site benefiting the connecting Canal de Garonne as well. Alternatively, one can head downstream to join and then cross the River Garonne; and then join and head upstream along the River Lot. PK 62.6    Lock 23 (Cacor) The village is very pleasant, with a much-photographed circular open-air wash-house. PK 135.4    Buzet-sur-Baïse boat harbour and Aquitaine Navigation hire base r/b, 10 berths, night €8, water, electricity, showers, slipway, repairs, restaurant, PK 135.7    Bridge (Buzet-sur-Baïse), basin with moorings d/s r/b, village 700m l/b PK 58.2    Motorway bridge (A62) Damazan: Damazan is a pretty, quiet and colorful town. PK 47.5    Lock 16 (Escatalens), bridge Not navigable by plaisancier PK 42.7    Montech bridge, basin d/s l/b, mooring for 20 boats, night €3, water €2, electricity €2, capitainerie with showers €2, restaurant, village 500m. PK 139.9    Damazan bridge, basin d/s r/b, 10 berths, slipway, restaurant, village l/b, PK 141.9    Bridge (Lompian) PK 58.6    Bridge (Saint-Jean-des-Vignes) PK 166.1    Railway bridge PK 126.6    Bridge (Saint-Martin) PK 69.2    Suspension bridge (Coudol) PK 4- PK 11 – The canal increases in attractiveness although the railway line is hard-by on the eastern side; there are large marshalling yards and a giant storage area. PK 81.1    Bridge (D953) Jardin Abadie is situated nearby to Les Minimes. PK 170.4    Bridge (Campot) PK 56.0    Bridge (Briqueterie) PK 1.5    Lock (Saint-Pierre), bridge PK 2.5    Bridge (Ginestous) Alternatively, one can cruise up the Tarn, currently as far as the first disusued écluse but there are firm plans to reopen the upstream route through to Montauban. However, until about 1970, the Canal Latéral à la Garonne was still concerned mainly with the transport of goods. More than half the tourism activity is concerned with the hiring of unlicensed boats: nearly 1000 boats travel between the Mediterranean and Atlantic and vice versa each year. Essential navigation guides, maps and books from publishers Breil, Fluviacarte and Imray. PK 64.6    Bridge (Sainte-Catherine) PK 10.6    Montauban basin, limit of navigation, mooring for 30 boats, capitainerie, night €3, water €2, electricity €1.50, showers €1, town centre 1000m Study of the project and origin of the Canal du Midi, Navigation details for 80 French rivers and canals, Canal du Midi - Canal latéral à la Garonne, Dictionnaire des voies navigables de France, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Canal_Latéral_de_la_Garonne&oldid=994405326, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 15:33. PK 193.3    Lock 53 (Castets), double lock down to Garonne Museum of models made from matchsticks! The railway company increased levies on water transport such that by the time the concession was withdrawn in 1898 the damage had already been done: between 1850 and 1893, water freight diminished by two thirds. PK 76.9    Lock 28 (Braguel) PK 97.6    Bridge (Sauveterre) Also, the giant new Toulouse Rugby Stadium. Haute-Garonne. However, Sieur Doin did not agree with these commitments; the state, falling back on its rights, raised the possibility of forfeiture of the concession in a new act of 9 July 1835, which fixed new construction dates. PK 138.4    Bridge (Doux) A bike trip from Bordeaux to Toulouse on secured cycling paths along the canal - greenways, with luggage transfer. It was not until 1828 that a new survey was ordered, a survey completed in 1830. PK 88.5    Bridge (Saint-Pierre) PK 101.7    Boé boat moorings for 10 boats r/b, night €3, water €2.80, electricity €2.80, shower €1.50. The Canal de Brienne is 1.6km in length from the Port de l’Embouchure to the Garonne upstream of the Bazacle diversion weir in Toulouse. The water slope has been closed for many years, and its restoration is delayed because of the very considerable cost, more than €4 million. Here the village has provided a good timber pontoon adjacent to pleasant gardens. PK 1.6    Junction with Garonne, navigable upstream 5 km but authorisation required (not normally given to private craft), Montauban branch – see separate page for information about the Canal de Montech and the projected ‘Tarn Ring’ PK 87.5    Lamagistère quay l/b. PK 182.8    Bridge (Fontet) PK 6.6    Lock 5bis (Mortarieu), bridge Canal de la Garonne and Canal du Midi used to be the shipping connection between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The excellent Roger Lapebie bike path (below) officially starts in Latresne, south-east of the Bordeaux city centre on the eastern side of the Garonne River. The impressive pont-canal over the River Garonne (the longest masonry aqueduct constructed in France) leads to a flight of four 3m-3.5m deep écluses. SANDRE assigns to the Garonne a hydrographic identity number 0 --- 00000 and the generic code O --- 000014,15. Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps. Then in 1662 Pierre-Paul Riquet sought to bring water to the area which would become the canal du Midi (between Toulouse and Sète), at a watershed near Seuil de Naurouze, where water flows both to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The Canal de Garonne was considered a possibility from ancient times. This encouraged a handful of operators to set up on the canal with 38m barges, but the decline in traffic had already set in, and the canal is now almost exclusively used for tourism. For two centuries people had to be content with navigating the Garonne. Map. The Canal de Garonne, created much later than the famed Canal du Midi, runs alongside the mighty Garonne River for 193 kilometres. Beach and swimming pool. PK 28.0    Bridge (Saint-Jean) PK 93.6    Lock 32 (Noble), bridge The PdP itself was a bit tatty but recently improved, with both finger pontoon and alongside moorings. PK 162.2    Fourques-sur-Garonne bridge, Émeraude Navigation hire base, mooring for 5 boats, night €5, water, electricity, shower, slipway, crane 10t, repairs, village l/b PK 110.1    Lock 36 (Chabrières) PK 7.6    Lock 3 (Fenouillet), bridge Or purchase together and book has 15% discountBuy together and book has 15% discount: 57.50€ 50.00€Buy together. PK 5.1    Bridge (Ruppé) River Locks – None. PK 132.0    Baïse aqueduct PK 104.8    Bridge (Laborde) Possibly more preferable are the informal bankside moorings between PK 102 and PK 103 – a tree-lined canal avenue with timber edgings and a small inlet at PK 102 itself, north of the bridge. Information about the 194km long Canal de Garonne. There is usually a vertical pole suspended above the water some distance before the lock, level with a first set of lights. PK 67.4    Lock 26 (Espagnette), bridge The Canal de Garonne, formerly known as Canal latéral à la Garonne, is a French canal dating from the mid-19th century which connects Toulouse to Castets-en-Dorthe. Nero and Augustus in ancient times, then Charlemagne, Francis I of France, Charles IX of France, and Henry IV of France were all interested in constructing a canal which avoided the passage around Spain. This map show Verdun-sur-Garonne seen by the satellite of Google Map. There would be very few towns along the Lot and the Canal entre deux Mers (Garonne) passes through a region that is presently economically depressed with only a few towns near the canals. PK 5.0    Lock 2bis (Lamothe) This map was created by a user. PK 49.8    Bridge (Lavilledieu) Possible bankside mooring on east bank, but railway line is very close… then considerably more rural, passing through the Forest of Montech – a number of possible bankside moorings and the railway line moves away to the east, heading for Montauban. The double-chamber écluse provides access from the canal down on to the River Baise. This branch serves for the canal’s water supply, and is regularly used by trip boats, but the lock giving access to the Garonne is not normally operated for pleasure boats. But it was a new kind of traffic which saved the connection between the two seas: river and canal tourism. PK 105.6    Railway bridge PK 105.9    Bridge (Cahors), D656 PK 0.0 Toulouse, junction with the From the elegant, historic wine city of Bordeaux you follow the canal to the “pink” town of Toulouse.Cycling in a very relaxed way along almost car free routes through the magnificent typical South France countryside. PK 86.7    Lock 31 (Lamagistère), bridge, water Cliquez sur les villes situées entre Sète et Bordeaux, sur la Baïse, le système d'alimentation, l'embranchement de Montech et le canal de la Robine. $14.32. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to a fully equipped kitchen. Construction began at several points simultaneously, with thousands of workmen building the 193 kilometres of canal and remarkable structures such as the famous Agen aqueduct. PK 169.2    Marcellus bridge, village 1000m l/b A road map, and maps templates of Verdun-sur-Garonne are available here : "road map of Verdun-sur-Garonne". PK 65.0    Bridge (Saint-Martin) PK 91.8    Bridge (Durou) The canal runs straight through the centre of the town; swing bridge (écluse hours, hoot to open) half way along. PK 130.4    Railway bridge By mollyfare. PK 129.8    Feugarolles boat moorings l/b, village 1000m In 1974, the world’s first water slope was built to bypass the flight of five locks at Montech. There are a few restaurants, bars and small villages along the route. The Canal du Garonne also starts here and runs into Bordeaux via the River Garonne, so effectively connecting the Atlantic to the Med. PK 118.1    Bridge (Chicot) PK 173.4    Lock 47 (Gravières), bridge PK 158.6    Bridge (Larroque) A small and unpretentious market town with lots of facilities and the imposing brick church of Notre Dame de la Visitation (completed early 16th c). Route description, from east to west. PK 98.8    Bridge (Ostende or Lafox) History – The canal was first envisaged by Vauban in the late 17th century as a ‘logical’ extension of Riquet’s Canal du Midi, to bypass the unpredictable river Garonne. 0 -- - 00000 and the navigable river Tarn the generic code O -- - 000014,15 well-resourced hire base. Which close 30 minutes early the connecting canal de Garonne near the ;... 8M will have difficulty in turning here road biking and is mostly on cycle paths for centuries... 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