Canal du Midi walk

The Canal du Midi in the South of France is known as the ‘Canal of the two seas’/ ‘Canal de las Doas Mars’.  

The 360 km network of waterways and canals link the Atlantic ocean on the south-west side of France known as the Garonne Canal  with the Mediterranean Ocean on the south-east side known as the  Midi Canal.

It is a said to be one of the greatest engineering achievements and is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.  Click here for the description and reason the Canal du Midi was so important in history.

The towpaths running along the length of the canal are long, flat paths providing fresh and shady walk ways for us doggies and humans to enjoy and watch all the activities and canal boats chug by.


We were visiting a village called Marseillette.



We could cross over one of the many bridge locks (une ecluse) on the canal and follow the canal path for miles and miles…

It was the first time I have been on a proper canal towpath watching the locks open and close.  It was very exciting:

I hope we can go to the different regions the Canal du Midi runs through to explore some more:

Here’s a short video of the walk:

About bigdogzola

Hello - I'm Zola! I'm a Rhodesian Ridgeback Girl with my own Dog Blog! For the first three years of my life, I lived on the French Riviera. Now I have moved and am enjoying the lush green forests and country life in England. Welcome to a big dog's life!
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2 Responses to Canal du Midi walk

  1. Lucille says:

    Wow Zola, I really like this walk… I would love to have a similar place near where I leave…
    By the way, last week I was very near you…. I have been in Valbonne and Cannes and than Avignon!!! You really live in a beautiful country and it is so much more dog friendlier than in Italy…
    Everybody accepted me without making problems… I thought it was a dream 😀
    Ciao Lucille

  2. bigdogzola says:

    wow – hope the french holiday traffic was ok for you – what fab places for you to explore – I’ve been to all three places..yeah doggies are loved and allowed to go everywhere with their humans around here…the French love Great Danes, you guys are treated like royalty in the restaurants & cafés xx

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