This 360-km network of navigable waterways linking the Mediterranean and the Atlantic through 328 structures (locks, aqueducts, bridges, tunnels, etc.) is one of the most remarkable feats of civil engineering in modern times.

Built between 1667 and 1694, it paved the way for the Industrial Revolution. The care that its creator, Pierre-Paul Riquet, took in the design and the way it blends with its surroundings turned a technical achievement into a work of art.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

Canal du Midi

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
France 
Category
Cultural
Name
Canal du Midi
Original Name
Canal du Midi
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
1996
Keyword
Canal, Registered in 1996