a Grand Site de France, since 1996, the Canal du Midi has also been
recognised as World Heritage by Unesco, which described it as “one of
the most extraordinary examples of civil engineering of the modern age
which paved the way to the industrial revolution”.
constitutes not only a real technical achievement but also a work of
art, given that the canal's creators were able to incorporate the
structure into the very varied landscapes through which it runs.
Canal is a lovely unhurried and quiet walk with thousands of plane
trees along the banks providing shade in the heat of the day and
reflections in the water. One can also discover the Canal by taking a
boat trip or by hiring a boat for the day.
From la Fraissinède, you should visit: Trèbes, Marseillette, la Redorte, le Somail, la
canal du midi