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These photographs truly capture the beauty of the Canal du Midi

PUBLISHED: 16:55 04 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:58 11 January 2017

HUANG Zheng © Flickr

HUANG Zheng © Flickr


From mysterious towpath walks, to the most popular waterside scenes, we’ve found 20 pictures of France’s Canal du Midi to take your breath away

Come rain,












or even snow




the tree-lined views of the Canal du Midi are always a pleasure to see.




With an abundance of beautiful homes




overlooking the French waterway,




and rows upon rows of colourful barges,




and rickety rowing boats adorning the canal…




is it any wonder it’s such a popular destination for a holiday?




Perhaps a summer cruise is your forte…




or an autumn walk with your pooch,




take a cycle ride along the towpath,




or a lazy, waterside stroll




not forgetting the beautiful sunrises,




and sunsets!




You can view some French medieval history without putting a foot on land.




Even the locks are pretty on the Canal du Midi.




From pretty waterside towns and villages…




to leafy Autumn scenes. Just enjoy the beauty the canal has to offer.




To read more on France’s canals and rivers, visit - France’s best 5 regions for boating holidays

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