Canal Du Midi

Author: Andrea Hoffmann
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472980050
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This is a must-have compact travel guide to the Canal du Midi, a picturesque waterway in Southern France, popular for boating trips and holidays. The Canal du Midi is recognised as one of the most beautiful and popular waterways in Europe. It is an UNESCO world heritage site and attracts many visitors every year. It's widely regarded as the perfect boating region for wine tasting, sightseeing at medieval villages and cities, and visiting cafes and restaurants. This up-to-date, comprehensive travel guide covers all the practical information and sightseeing opportunities boaters need to know about during their holiday on the canal, including: -Highlights and itinerary for Canal du Midi trips for easy planning -Insider travel tips for your boating holiday: where to stop off, sightseeing highlights, recommended restaurants to visit along the way -Essential practical nautical information such as how and where to charter, locks, bridges and berths and so on -Concise English-French dictionary with the most important vocab -Fantastic photography and useful route maps

From Sea To Sea

Author: L. T. C. Rolt
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Impossible Engineering

Author: Chandra Mukerji
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069116665X
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The Canal du Midi, which threads through southwestern France and links the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, was an astonishing feat of seventeenth-century engineering--in fact, it was technically impossible according to the standards of its day. Impossible Engineering takes an insightful and entertaining look at the mystery of its success as well as the canal's surprising political significance. The waterway was a marvel that connected modern state power to human control of nature just as surely as it linked the ocean to the sea. The Canal du Midi is typically characterized as the achievement of Pierre-Paul Riquet, a tax farmer and entrepreneur for the canal. Yet Chandra Mukerji argues that it was a product of collective intelligence, depending on peasant women and artisans--unrecognized heirs to Roman traditions of engineering--who came to labor on the waterway in collaboration with military and academic supervisors. Ironically, while Louis XIV and his treasury minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert used propaganda to present France as a new Rome, the Canal du Midi was being constructed with unrecognized classical methods. Still, the result was politically potent. As Mukerji shows, the project took land and power from local nobles, using water itself as a silent agent of the state to disrupt traditions of local life that had served regional elites. Impossible Engineering opens a surprising window into the world of seventeenth-century France and illuminates a singular work of engineering undertaken to empower the state through technical conquest of nature.

Julot On The Canal Du Midi

Author: Lionel Hignard
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ISBN: 9782919625710
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Cycling The Canal Du Midi

Author: Declan Lyons
Editor: Cicerone Press
ISBN: 1783625090
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This guidebook describes a 240km cycle ride along the length of the Canal du Midi in southern France. Starting at Toulouse in the Haute Garonne and finishing at Sète on the Mediterranean Coast, the route is divided into five stages of about 50km. It is a flat, car-free and picturesque route mainly on the towpath, and is suitable for all abilities. The guide is written for those who want to explore the canal and visit attractions along the way. There are lots of optional detours to sites of interest near the canal, as well as six longer excursions including fortified Carcassone, Roman Narbonne, Vendres lagoon and the Portiragnes marshes. Detailed route descriptions are crammed with additional information about points of interest passed, and 1:200,000 scale maps clearly show the route for each stage of the way. Begun in 1666 the Canal du Midi is one of the world's most picturesque waterways and a World Heritage Site. This is 'La France Profonde', a region rich in history and culture, as seen in the grand homes and chateaux that grace the water's edge, and the fascinating Cathar strongholds of Carcassone, Lastours and Minerve.

The Canal Du Midi Waterway

Author: René Gast
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ISBN: 9782737339233
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The Canal Du Midi

Author: Bernd-Wilfried Kiessler
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408112736
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A handy guidebook packed with all the information you need to make the most of a cruise down one of France's most popular and beautiful canals.

Floating Through France

Author: Barbara J. Euser
Editor: Travelers' Tales Incorporated
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Revealing a rural side of France, the essays in this collection explore the areas surrounding the picturesque Canal du Midi. Featuring contributions from Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Larry Habegger, Joanna Biggar, and others, "Floating Through France" is perfect for those traveling to France or those who just want to feel like they're there.

Canal Of The Sun King

Author: Les E Smith
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Canal of the Sun King is a fictional portrayal of the design and construction of the Canal du Midi in 17th Century France. Based on historical records, the novel tells the saga of the men and women who, during the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, achieved what was arguably the greatest human endeavor of the 17th century. It was an achievement, deemed impossible by many, that is today recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the center of the story is Pierre-Paul Riquet, an ambitious entrepreneur who earned the Sun King's sanction and assembled the perfect blend of skills and ingenuity in the perfect culture at the perfect time in history to enable the impossible.

Canal Du Midi

Author: Andrew Smyth
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ISBN: 9780954227012
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Deep in the heart of Languedoc, hidden in a tunnel of plane trees, the glorious Canal du Midi meanders through the south west of France, as though insulated from the world outside. In its time, the Canal was one of the most ambitious civil engineering works ever undertaken and the pride of seventeenth-century France. It achieved a dream of centuries: a link between the flat expanses of the Gironde estuary on the Atlantic coast, and the city of Sète on the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Now by-passed by modern trade, the Canal offers a pastoral idyll, barely changed in more than three hundred years. This book will appeal to anyone interested in boats, canals, or travel in general. It offers a revealing introduction to one of France's oldest waterways and can be used as a guide, pilot book and travel story. It is indispensable for anyone thinking of visiting or using the Canal, or simply wanting to learn more of this extraordinary passage.

Wine Cruising

Author: Kathy Folsom
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ISBN: 9780967662022
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Canal Cruising In The South Of France

Author: Pixie Haughwout
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Le Transport Du Vin Sur Le Canal Du Midi

Author: Florence Jaroniak
Editor: Causse Editions
ISBN: 9782912597205
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C'est une histoire insolite que nous avons voulu vous raconter... Celle d'un canal qui, pendant trois siècles assura le transport des vins du Languedoc et qui, devenu fil conducteur à travers le plus grand vignoble du monde, nous livre les images nostalgiques des villes traversées, le spectacle des quais encombrés de futailles, la vie fourmillante d'anecdotes de dynasties de bateliers, de négociants et de tonneliers. Concurrencé par le rail et la route, le transport fluvial du vin s'éteindra doucement et, dans les années 1980 les derniers pinardiers aux noms évocateurs - le Dyonisos, le Bacchus -, mettront fin à leurs allers-retours entre Sallèles d'Aude et Bordeaux. Aujourd'hui classé patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco, le Canal du Midi fait désormais le bonheur de milliers de touristes, venus découvrir au fil d'une croisière, ou d'une randonnée, "la merveille de l'Europe" et ses 328 ouvrages d'art, replonger dans l'histoire d'un chantier titanesque et goûter le temps d'une escale, ces vins dont la voie d'eau assura la prospérité. The story we wanted to tell you is an unusual one... ...It tells of a canal which, for three centuries, was used to transport Languedoc wines and as through the world's most extensive vineyard, yields us pictures of times past, of the towns along its path, the sight of quaysides cluttered with barrels, and the lives of dynasties of boatmen, shippers and coopers, teeming with anecdotes. Competition from rail and road leads river transportation of wine to slowly die out and, in the 1980s, the last of the " pinardier " or wine tankers with their evocative names - the Dyonisos, the Bacchus - bring their round trips between Sallèles d'Aude and Bordeaux to an end. Today listed as part of world heritage by Unesco, the Canal du Midi is now a source of pleasure for the thousands of holiday makers who come to discover the " wonder of Europe " and its 328 structures, to immerse themselves in the history of this titanic construction venture and to stop over and taste the wines to which the waterway brought prosperity, as they drift along on a cruise or ramble along its banks.

Histoire Du Canal Du Midi

Author: comte Antoine François de Andréossy
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Canal Du Midi

Author: Source Wikipedia
Editor: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230539508
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Agde Round Lock, Aiguille Aqueduct, Anjodi, Aqueducts on the Canal du Midi, Argens Lock, Argent-Double Aqueduct, Ayguesvives Aqueduct, Bassin de Lampy, Bassin de Naurouze, Bassin de Saint-Ferreol, Canal des Deux Mers, Canal de Brienne, Canal de Garonne, Capestang bridge, Cesse Aqueduct, Chemin de Fer du Midi, Deversion de la Raye, Deversoir de Marseillette, Deversoir de St-Jean, Deversoir de Villepinte, Elfaix Aqueduct, Enchante, Encons Aqueduct, Epanchoir d'Argentdouble, Epanchoir des Patiasses, Epanchoir de Charques, Epanchoir de Foucaud (siphon), Epanchoir de Ste-Julia, Epanchoir de Villepinte, Epanchoir de Villeseque, Epanchoir du Vivier, Espitalet Aqueduct, Fonserannes Lock, Fonserannes water slope, Francois Andreossy, Fresquel Aqueduct, Gardouch Aqueduct, Grand Bassin, Herbettes Aqueduct, Homps Lock, Jouarres Aqueduct, Juncasse Aqueduct, La Nouvelle branch, Lers Aqueduct, Les Onglous lighthouse, Locks on the Canal du Midi, Louis Nicolas de Clerville, Madron Aqueduct, Malpas Tunnel, Mezuran Aqueduct, Negra Aqueduct, Negra Lock, Nicolas Bachelier, Nostreseigne Aqueduct, Ocean Lock, Ognon Aqueduct, Ognon Lock, Orbiel Aqueduct, Orb Aqueduct, Ouvrages du Libron, Pechlaurier Lock, Pierre-Paul Riquet, Pierre Campmas, Point kilometrique, Ponts Jumeaux, Port de l'Embouchure, Port de la Robine, Port Saint-Sauveur, Radel Aqueduct, Rebenty Aqueduct, Repudre Aqueduct, Rieumory Aqueduct, Rigole de la montagne, Rigole de la plaine, Riquet Obelisk, Rivassel Aqueduct, Saume Aqueduct, Sauzens Aqueduct, Seuil de Naurouze, Siphon sluice, Treboul Aqueduct, Vasague Aqueduct, Water features on the Canal du Midi.

Hand Book For Travellers In France By J Murray 1st 3rd 14th 16th 18th Ed

Author: Murray, John
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Hand Book For Travellers In France By John Murray Iii With Five Travelling Maps

Author: John Murray (Firm)
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