Along the waters
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The originof the canal
350 years of history
A technological achievement
Shaping the territory
Life along the canal
The history of the Canal du Midi, initially known as the Canal Royal du Languedoc, began in 1666... It has never ceased to evolve since then! Find out more about its 350-year history...
Construction of the Canal du Midi between 1666 and 1694
Tunnel du Malpas, en amont, 19010 - Collection Sicard
The major changes between 1694 and today
Canal de Brienne - VNF
The Canal du Midi management
Portrait de Pierre-Paul Riquet, 1672 - Fonds Maguès
The Canal du Midi archives
Bâtiment des archives du canal du Midi, Toulouse - VNF
The evolution of navigation
Sylvain Cambon, VNF
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A site managed by Voies navigables de France in collaboration with members of the “Entente du Canal du Midi” and their tourist operators.