Weekly Postcard: the Midi Canal

Weekly Postcard / Photo Friday: a weekly post with a picture that I love, of a place that is worth highlighting.

Weekly Postcard: the Midi Canal

Considered one of the greatest construction works of the 17th century, Canal du Midi connects Toulouse to the Mediterranean. It is one of the two UNESCO world heritage sights in Toulouse. It is perfect for cycling/walking/running along.

How to get there

I got to the Canal du Midi from Toulouse. Toulouse is a city in the South of France near the Pyrenees. There are plenty of cheap flights into Toulouse. The canal itself flows to through the city center.

If you want to get outside of the city, best to take one of the city bikes (more information velo.toulouse.fr). There are stations all across the city. A day pass costs 1.20 EUR. You pay an additional fee depending on how long you take the bike out (first 30min are free, then it’s about 1.50 EUR per hour). Don’t forget to properly put the bike back at any station, otherwise a 150EUR fine will be charged.

What to do

Follow the Canal either walking, cycling or running. Enjoy the scenery, sniff the clean green air. And get lost in your mind.

For tips on what to do in Toulouse, read A Weekend In Toulouse.


No rights can be derived from this post. I did my utmost best to ensure that prices and times are correct, yet errors happen and prices change.


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