PK 147.5    Lock 42 (Gaule), bridge You can pedal along for almost 800km beside the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi, the latter a World Heritage Site, to explore unforgettable landscapes and sites. PK 81.1    Bridge PK 85.5    Bridge (Barguelonne) This is river in southwest France and in the north of Spainis also known as Garona in the Spanish language. When the combin­ation red/green appears, the pole is to be given a quarter turn to the right (see also the section on automatic locks in the Introduction). Occitanie. PK 165.6    Avance aqueduct A small and unpretentious market town with lots of facilities and the imposing brick church of Notre Dame de la Visitation (completed early 16th c). Flood of the Garonne from 1930, breaking of the dike in Thivras (Marmande) The impressive pont-canal over the River Garonne (the longest masonry aqueduct constructed in France) leads to a flight of four 3m-3.5m deep écluses. Pont des Sables – Halte and Emeraude Navigation hire boat base. The Canal du Midi, equally old, connecting the Garonne with the Mediterranean, starts at Toulouse. PK 177.7    Bridge (Lisos) The town is not especially attractive. The canal runs straight through the centre of the town; swing bridge (écluse hours, hoot to open) half way along. PK 176.5    Bridge (Pimayne) PK 49.8    Bridge (Lavilledieu) PK 172.5    Bridge (Cantis) Each includes large-scale maps of the complete route with moorings, locks, depths, bridges, hazards and other directly useful ‘at the helm’ information. Up to 20% discounts for private charter or book by cabin luxury cruises, Save 5% to 50% per week on boats and destinations throughout France, Up to 20% off high-quality fleet cruises on the major rivers of France. Another excellent, straightforward, French small town – a full range of facilities, a good port de plaisance . The Canal de Garonne, formerly known as Canal latéral à la Garonne, is a French canal dating from the 19th century which connects Toulouse to Castets-en-Dorthe.The remainder of the route to Bordeaux uses the Garonne River. This tour is self guided and is mostly on cycle paths. PK 186.6    Bridge (Puybarban) PK 101.7    Boé boat moorings for 10 boats r/b, night €3, water €2.80, electricity €2.80, shower €1.50. The canal was completed at the same time as the Bordeaux to Sète railway, which followed the same route. PK 124.4    Bridge (Pages) Intermarché supermarket near PK 103. This was during France's industrial revolution and it was vital for its development that better methods of transporting raw materials be created. They are very easy ‘going down’. PK 3.5    Basin PK 44.6    Lock 14 (Escudiés) Apart from this strategic connection, four branches remain open to navigation. The excellent Roger Lapebie bike path (below) officially starts in Latresne, south-east of the Bordeaux city centre on the eastern side of the Garonne River. PK 1.1    Bridge It runs for 57km from Bordeaux, through Créonand onto Sauveterre-de-Guyenne. The Canal de Garonne was considered a possibility from ancient times. Hotel barges are elegant and supremely comfortable, converted from traditional vessels or created as cruising boutique hotels from new. PK 58.2    Motorway bridge (A62) However, until about 1970, the Canal Latéral à la Garonne was still concerned mainly with the transport of goods. PK 7.6    Lock 8bis (Verlhaguet), bridge PK 108.5    Bridge (Saint-Georges), D813 PK 93.6    Lock 32 (Noble), bridge The primary difficulty was in supplying sufficient water at the watershed between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to ensure continuous navigation. PK 2.5    Bridge (Ginestous) A bike trip from Bordeaux to Toulouse on secured cycling paths along the canal - greenways, with luggage transfer. PK 0-PK 4 – A relatively unattractive stretch, with the A62 autoroute on one side and commerce on the other. PK 11.4    Lock 4 (Lespinasse), bridge, The canal gradually becomes more rural, more leafy…, PK 11.6    Bridge (D63) PK 123.9    Bridge (Lapougniane) See foot of page for description of the charming branch canal down to Montauban and the navigable river Tarn. PK 81.5    Valence d’Agen bridge, basin and pontoon moorings for 10 boats u/s r/b, night €6.50, water, electricity, slipway, town centre 400m. PK 10.8    Junction with river Tarn, currently navigable upstream only, 8km to Bressols. $14.32. PK 108.9    Agen aqueduct over the Garonne (length 539m). PK 49.2    Saint-Porquier bridge, village 600m l/b. They asked for the idea to be studied and many projects resulted, but none were realised. PK 110.1    Lock 36 (Chabrières) Village moorings by the bridge, electricity and water may be available. For two centuries people had to be content with navigating the Garonne. PK 191.3    Bridge (Mazerac) Allow 45 minutes to pass through the four locks, which close 30 minutes early. PK 152.2    Lagruère bridge (Ladonne) u/s r/b, water, electricity and shower, restaurant, village l/b, PK 153.3    Bridge (Lagruère) PK 165.7    Lock 45 (Avance), bridge Head south from the canal and one comes to the quite stunning village of Lamagistère itself, on the banks of the Garonne. PK 104.5    Boé oil terminal, quays l/b A new swing footbridge at PK 1 cuts across the canal on match days to allow fans to access, then leave, the stadium. It really depends how far you want to cycle in a day and also on the types of accommodation you want to stay in. PK 110.5    Lock 37 (Rosette), bridge. PK 193.3    Lock 53 (Castets), double lock down to Garonne PK 167.4    Bridge (Rayne) The canal has a width of 18 meters at the water level. PK 21.1    Bridge (Bordeneuve) PK 4.7    Bridge (Noalhac) PK 193.0    Castets-en-Dorthe basin, moorings, night €12.30, water, electricity, shower, slipway, restaurant, village l/b The historic ‘bastide’ small village has a small supermarket, a restaurant, a good pizza bar, an ancient church with a twisted spire, and an excellent tourist office. PK 39.3    Bridge (Forêt), Montech forest r/b The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. PK 164.4    Bridge (Sables), quay u/s r/b, Marmande 5000m r/b. The canal latéral à la Garonne - with the water intake in Toulouse by the Brienne canal. PK 130.7    Bridge (Thouars) This extraordinary site, an improbable location for a former paper mill (closed in 1968) has seen modest development as a complementary mooring for Montech, along with a slipway. PK 99.8    Bridge (Lascarbonnières) PK 50.6    Bridge (Saint-André) PK 56.4    Castelsarrasin basin, Jacques-Yves Cousteau harbour and Le Boat hire base, capacity 40 boats, night €5, fuel (possible delivery), water, electricity, shower, repairs, restaurant, town centre 200m l/b. PK 1.4    Road bridge (avenue d’Elche) Towpath – The towpath has been significantly improved in recent years, and may now be walked or cycled throughout. PK 36.6    Bridge (Montbartier) Below, this is the satellite map of Verdun-sur-Garonne. Here the village has provided a good timber pontoon adjacent to pleasant gardens. PK 155.8    Lock 44 (Mas d’Agenais), bridge PK 43.8    Lock 12 (Peyrets), bridge, level with upstream end of water slope By mollyfare. PK 81.0    Bridge (Auvillar) Headroom – All the fixed bridges leave a minimum headroom of 3.60m above normal water level. PK 161.2    Bridge (Église de Fourques) PK 31.1    Dieupentale bridge, quay d/s l/b, village 500m l/b. Then in 1662 Pierre-Paul Riquet sought to bring water to the area which would become the canal du Midi (between Toulouse and Sète), at a watershed near Seuil de Naurouze, where water flows both to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. PK 2.5    Motorway bridge (A62) The river flows for some 374 miles through the countries of France and Spain. At Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, join a quiet road to reach the Canal de Garonne near the town of La Réole. PK 135.4    Buzet-sur-Baïse boat harbour and Aquitaine Navigation hire base r/b, 10 berths, night €8, water, electricity, showers, slipway, repairs, restaurant, PK 135.7    Bridge (Buzet-sur-Baïse), basin with moorings d/s r/b, village 700m l/b 80+ waterways – Key facts, km by km details, maps, navigation guides and PDF downloads. PK 169.2    Marcellus bridge, village 1000m l/b Castets-en-Dorthe: In Castets-en-Dorthe, a green and quiet city, you will enjoy having a walk along the canal banks of the Garonne. PK 143.6    Bridge (Maurin) A beautiful leafy location for this Halte, set under a hillside from the top of which (‘le Tertre’) are extensive views over the neighbouring river Garonne, where swimming is possible. Terms, Conditions, ©Copyrightand Privacy Statement, Contact Address french-waterways.com •  2 Michaels Court, Hanney Road, Southmoor, OX13 5HR, UK •  Port Lalande, 47260 Castelmoron-sur-Lot, France, Information about the projected ‘Tarn Ring’ connecting Moissac and Montauban, Directory of canal boats available for self-drive hire in Aquitaine-Charente. PK 4.5    Motorway bridge (A620, Toulouse ring road). PK 7.3    Lock 7bis (Rabastens) PK 0.5    Footbridge PK 6.9    Lock 6bis (Terrasse) The project was then taken back by the state, the divisionary inspector of Bridges and Roads Jean-Baptiste de Baudre was placed in charge, and work started in 1838 with a budget of forty million francs. The turn between the two canals is quite tight; you might want to go further into the basin and take a wider approach. The information published here results from more than ten years personal experience cruising the waterways from north to south and east to west. Between 1614 and 1662, under the influence of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, five projects were born but none solved the water supply problem. Hiring your own cruising boat is an ideal way to explore and experience the pleasures and treasures that the French waterways have to offer. The canal is supplied with water from the Garonne by two sources: With the exception of the five locks at Montech, bypassed by the water slope, all of the locks have a length of 40.5 m and a width of 6 m. The locks at Montech are as built, 30.65 m long. A road map, and maps templates of Verdun-sur-Garonne are available here : "road map of Verdun-sur-Garonne". PK 33.4    Bridge (Bessens) The other branches are double staircase locks from the main line down to the river Tarn at Moissac and to the river Baïse at Buzet-sur-Baïse. PK 76.2    Bridge (Capitaine) Featuring accommodation with a terrace, Maison de charme proche du canal du midi is set in Dieupentale. PK 67.4    Lock 26 (Espagnette), bridge PK 59.0    Lock 20 (Saint-Jean-des-Vignes) Want to go hiking in Haute-Garonne to explore more of this corner of France? PK 139.9    Damazan bridge, basin d/s r/b, 10 berths, slipway, restaurant, village l/b, PK 141.9    Bridge (Lompian) There are a few restaurants, bars and small villages along the route. Map. PK 1.5    Lock (Saint-Pierre), bridge PK 53.7    Bridge (Gaillau) PK 57.5    Bridge (Gandalou) PK 0.9    Bridge (avenue Paul Séjourné) There is usually a vertical pole suspended above the water some distance before the lock, level with a first set of lights. PK 19.4    Lock 8 (Castelnau), bridge, village 1000m r/b Impressive brick-arched aqueduct (pont-canal) over the River Tarn – next to the rebuilt railway bridge; the original was swept away in the terrible flood of 1930 that also caused destruction in both Moissac and Montauban. PK 26.7    Grisolles bridge (Laroque), basin u/s l/b, water, village 500m l/b The entire length of the Canal des Deux Mers (Bordeaux to Sète) is 525 Km, and can be cycled with ease. However, Sieur Doin did not agree with these commitments; the state, falling back on its rights, raised the possibility of forfeiture of the concession in a new act of 9 July 1835, which fixed new construction dates. Port de Plaisance with capitainerie on the west (town) side ; additional ‘quayside’ moorings a little further, close by the lock, but watch for depth and obstructions. PK 55.4    Lock 18 (Prades) Comprehensive detailed navigational information, km by km, Sete west to Toulouse. PK 126.6    Bridge (Saint-Martin) The holiday home features a flat-screen TV and 2 bedrooms. The five locks at Montech are bypassed by a water slope, 6m wide and designed for 38.50m barges, but boats continue to use the old locks, since the water slope has no facility for boats to tie up. PK 98.8    Bridge (Ostende or Lafox) This is a wonderful canal, very peaceful and scenic. Europe. PK 181.3    Bridge (Tartifume) Construction began at several points simultaneously, with thousands of workmen building the 193 kilometres of canal and remarkable structures such as the famous Agen aqueduct. Glorious. map of the canal du midi, canal du midi, canal royal en languedoc, canal royal, map of france, map of provence. PK 137.5    Bridge (Burrenque) PK 13.3    Lock 5 (Bordeneuve) Michelin routes: fast and accurate route planning This map was created by a user. It was not until 1828 that a new survey was ordered, a survey completed in 1830. Locks – There are 53 locks, falling towards Castets-en-Dorthe, overcoming a difference in level of 128m. A popular port de plaisance has recently been developed in the basin above écluse 52 ‘des Gares’. Not navigable by plaisancier One of the reasons I recommend the Canal du Midi is because it is very alive compared to the other canals. PK 58.6    Bridge (Saint-Jean-des-Vignes) PK 115.3    Bridge (Colomay), quay d/s r/b PK 34.4    Bridge (Lapeyrière) PK 63.8    Lock 25 (Moissac) The former branch giving access to the Garonne at Agen has been filled in. PK 63.2    Lock 24 (Grégonne) PK 59.9    Lock 22 (Artel) The second and most important branch, 11km in length, extends from the main line at Montech to the town of Montauban, where it used to connect with the river Tarn. PK 83.1    Railway bridge (main line Toulouse-Bordeaux) From that point one can head upstream along the Baise. PK 90.3    Bridge (Laspeyres), D813 PK 107.8    Moorings along quay l/b (private boat club) Excellent grassy banks to moor to all along the north-west side, between PK 48 and PK 52. The remainder of the route to Bordeaux uses the river Garonne. PK 1.6    Junction with Garonne, navigable upstream 5 km but authorisation required (not normally given to private craft), Montauban branch – see separate page for information about the Canal de Montech and the projected ‘Tarn Ring’ Castets-en-Dorthe: In Castets-en-Dorthe, a green and quiet city, you will enjoy having a walk along the canal banks of the Garonne. The double staircase locks down to the Tarn have also now been restored. (Lock at access to/from the Canal de Garonne at Castets-en-Dorthe.) While this enabled boats to cross the watershed, they still had to use the Garonne to reach the ocean and this presented more problems with floods and groundings as the size of cargo boats increased. The Canal de Brienne is 1.6km in length from the Port de l’Embouchure to the Garonne upstream of the Bazacle diversion weir in Toulouse. PK 1.1    Bridge (Rat) PK 51.9    Lock 17 (Saint-Martin), bridge PK 113.5    Bridge (Nodigier) PK 144.3    Bridge (Vigneau) France. PK 76.9    Lock 28 (Braguel) In 1996 the canal du Midi was classed as a UNESCO world heritage site benefiting the connecting Canal de Garonne as well. Or there are bollards on the (opposite) north side, grass, hillside and pleasant suburban surroundings. PK 107.6    Bridge (Courpian) This developed enormously after 1970. PK 132.2    Lock 39 (Baïse) It is the continuation of the Canal du Midi which connects the Mediterranean with Toulouse. PK 57.6    Lock 19 (Castelsarrasin) In the years before 1970 the canal was upgraded to allow larger boats of the Freycinet gauge, to deal with increasing traffic on both canals of the Canal des deux Mers. PK 81.1    Bridge (D953) See the great Château du Hamel and the Eiffel bridge. Study of the project and origin of the Canal du Midi, Navigation details for 80 French rivers and canals, Canal du Midi - Canal latéral à la Garonne, Dictionnaire des voies navigables de France, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Canal_Latéral_de_la_Garonne&oldid=994405326, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 15:33. PK 180.8    Lock 48 (Auriole), bridge PK 7.6    Lock 3 (Fenouillet), bridge A delightful mooring: timber quayside with water and electricity, pleasant walks along the grassy canalside dykes. PK 142.8    Lock 41 (Berry), bridge At PK 4 is a watersports school – watch out for children having fun in canoes and dinghies! PK 188.7    Bridge (Castillon) Canal du Midi from Mapcarta, the free map. The Canal de Garonne, formerly known as Canal latéral à la Garonne, is a French canal dating from the mid-19th century which connects Toulouse to Castets-en-Dorthe. PK 175.2    Meilhan-sur-Garonne bridge, Minervois Cruisers hire base and basin with mooring for 8 boats d/s r/b, night €7, water €3, electricity, slipway, wifi, restaurant, village 400m l/b. The basin off which runs the short Canal de Brienne, down to the Garonne and (b) into which connects the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi. Draught – The maximum authorised draught is 1.60m. – Délégation locale du Lot-et-Garonne: 10, rue du 8 mai, BP 302, 47207 Marmande (PK 132-182), PK 0.0    Toulouse, junction with the Canal du Midi at port de l’Embouchure, and junction with the Canal de Brienne, bridge, see plan of Toulouse. Inland Waterways of France– 310 pages : 8th Edition : 2010 –The comprehensive Imray book (click lefthand) ‘Inland Waterways of France’ and its accompanying map (click righthand) cover all the rivers and canals of France in full descriptive detail. PK 43.1    Lock 11 (Montech), entrance to branch serving former paper mills d/s l/b, quay, slipway. PK 18.3    Bridge (Pont de l’Hers) PK 107.1    Agen basin, boat harbour and Locaboat hire base l/b, night €13.50, diesel, water, electricity, showers, crane 10t, restaurant, town centre 400m over railway. Canal du Midi The Canal du Midi is a 240 km long canal in Southern France. Explore by boat, barge or ship – what are the differences? Go Your Own Way – Cruise the canals driving your own hire boat, Sit Back and Relax – captain and crew will treat you like royalty, Watch France Glide Past – close-up, from the comfort of your cabin. PK 190.3    Bridge (Hillon) Hire boat base The river’s basin is some 21,600 square miles (56,000 square km) in area. PK 182.8    Bridge (Fontet) In 1974, the world’s first water slope was built to bypass the flight of five locks at Montech. The act allowing the construction of the Canal Latéral à la Garonne envisioned the provision of water from the Garonne utilising the Canal de Saint-Pierre or the Canal de Brienne. PK 138.4    Bridge (Doux) PK 103.6    Bridge (Coupat), D813, basin u/s It opened in 1856. PK 87.7    Bridge (Lasparières) More than 100 bridges were built on the canal. Descend a two-chamber lock by Moissac’s port de plaisance, down to the Tarn and the town’s river quay (water and electricity). PK 128.8    Bridge (Castelviel), disused PK 166.5    Bridge (Laronquière) PK 0.1    Footbridge The canal was open for navigation to Buzet-sur-Baïse in 1853 and upstream by 1856. The Canal du Midi is a commercial waterway and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Europe.It runs for 240.01 kilometres through 95 locks from Port de l'Embouchure (Toulouse) (where it joins the Canal de Garonne - (Main line) and the Canal de Brienne) to Pointe des Onglous (where it joins the Étang de Thau).. Canal Du Midi 1697 Poster. The canal has some impressive structures, notably the aqueducts over the Tarn near Moissac and the Garonne at Agen. PK 64.6    Bridge (Sainte-Catherine) PK 105.6    Railway bridge All the other 48 locks on the main line were enlarged in the 1970s to allow navigation by barges loading 240 tonnes, and their navigable dimensions are 38.50 by 5.80m. Many were rebuilt in 1933 as prestressed concrete bow bridges, to allow for the requirements of larger barges. From Sauveterre there's a link down to La Reole (below), which takes yo… Jardin Abadie from Mapcarta, the free map. Boats brought visitors to an exceptional site of natural and historical significance. Navigation. PK 29.4    Bridge (Villelongue) There are significant shallows to avoid, but also safe channels and beautiful safe anchorages. Bernard’s crane can lift you out, he can provide welding and other metalwork services, and he has a large ‘hangar’ for winter storage. But it was a new kind of traffic which saved the connection between the two seas: river and canal tourism. PK 127.6    Bridge (Thomas) PK 91.8    Bridge (Durou) Riquet's knowledge of the Montagne Noire and its watercourses led him to imagine a provisioning system based on the diversion of water from many streams and rivers. The minimum headroom beneath bridges and other structures is 3.60 metres. While this was the purpose of the Becquey plan of 1821 to 1822, it was only in 1832 that the state granted the concession in perpetuity to the private Magendie-Sion company, owned by Sieur Doin. Learn how to create your own. The Canal de Garonne. The village is very pleasant, with a much-photographed circular open-air wash-house. There are 9 locks on the Montauban branch, falling towards Montauban. This map show Verdun-sur-Garonne seen by the satellite of Google Map. The tourist fleet has grown from 12 boats in 1970 to 450 boats today and employs 500 people on a permanent basis. PK 132.0    Baïse aqueduct Professional boat services include hotel boats such as the Saint Louis and boat restaurants. The locks on all the branches, and the five at Montech, are of restricted length (30.65 by 5.80m). Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps. PK 0.2    Former oil terminal, quay r/b, residential barge moorings Alternatively, one can head downstream to join and then cross the River Garonne; and then join and head upstream along the River Lot. Authority – VNF – Direction interrégionale du Sud-Ouest. PK 119.1    Sérignac-sur-Garonne bridge, basin d/s r/b, 10 berths, night €3, water €2.80, electricity €2.80, shower €1.50, slipway, restaurant, village 500m l/b. PK 125.1    Lock 38 (Auvignon), bridge, basin d/s r/b, Bruche 1500m l/b The economic impact of this activity is important, augmenting by 10-60% the parts of the economy relating to the canal in the towns and villages through which it passes. PK 94.7    Bridge (Guillemis) PK 108.6    Railway underbridge The remainder of the route to Bordeaux uses the river Garonne. PK 0.0 Toulouse, junction with the PK 6.2    Lock 4bis (Brétoille) PK 9.2    Lock 9bis (Bordebasse), bridge PK 185.5    Bridge (Gravilla) Terrific white marble bas-relief plaque – the Mediterranean and the Atlantic personified together with canal building cherubs busy with picks and shovels. PK 122.5    Bridge (Frèche) The first trains left Agen station in 1857. PK 63.9    Junction with locks down to the Tarn l/b (extensive reservoir, but heavily silted, Tarn navigable 7.5km upstream to Sainte-Livrade) PK 80.3    Lock 30 (Valence d’Agen) PK 71.2    Lock 27 (Petit-Bezy), bridge Guidebook for cycling the Canal de Garonne - Bordeaux to Toulouse; Guidebook for the cycling the Canal du Midi - Toulouse to Sete; There are many itinerary options for riding the Canal de Garonne from Bordeaux to Toulouse (or vice versa). PK 121.1    Bridge (Madone) PK 5.1    Bridge (Ruppé) Canal de Brienne The railway company increased levies on water transport such that by the time the concession was withdrawn in 1898 the damage had already been done: between 1850 and 1893, water freight diminished by two thirds. The other tributaries of the river include Sa… PK 62.6    Lock 23 (Cacor) Before the Canal du Midi was constructed, the passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea was along the Spanish Atlantic coast and through the Strait of Gibraltar. Halte with water and electricity. Esplanade des Promenades is a beautiful place, where old men sometimes play petanque in the shade of cedars. But, the Port de plaisance is surrounded by busy roads that are especially noisy first thing in the morning. PK 173.4    Lock 47 (Gravières), bridge From the elegant, historic wine city of Bordeaux you follow the canal to the “pink” town of Toulouse.Cycling in a very relaxed way along almost car free routes through the magnificent typical South France countryside. Its design depth is 2.00 metres, for a draught of 1.80 metres (although a practical maximum of 1.30 metres, especially at Castets-en-Dorthe, exists as of June 2017). PK 129.8    Feugarolles boat moorings l/b, village 1000m PK 84.6    Golfech bridge. It is the continuation of the Canal du Midi which connects the Mediterranean with Toulouse. River crossing and descent. PK 145.2    Bridge (Monheurt) The Garonne is not navigable; it is accompanied by an old and little used lateral canal from Toulouse to Castets. Wikipedia has a page about Canal de Garonne. Jardin Abadie is situated nearby to Les Minimes. PK 187.6    Lock 50 (Bassanne), bridge Nero and Augustus in ancient times, then Charlemagne, Francis I of France, Charles IX of France, and Henry IV of France were all interested in constructing a canal which avoided the passage around Spain. At first the railway did not compete with water transport but later the state conceded the canal's exploitation rights to the Compagnie des chemins de fer du Midi, the direct competitor of the boatmen. PK 52.6    Bridge (Danton) PK 0.0    Junction with main line at Toulouse, Port de l’Embouchure (PK 0), bridge (Ponts Jumeaux) The Canal de Garonne, formerly known as Canal latéral à la Garonne, is a French canal dating from the mid-19th century which connects Toulouse to Castets-en-Dorthe. Map of Verdun-sur-Garonne: At right you can find the localization of Verdun-sur-Garonne on the map of France. PK 170.9    Lock 46 (Bernès), bridge, quay d/s r/b The water slope has been closed for many years, and its restoration is delayed because of the very considerable cost, more than €4 million. PK 97.6    Bridge (Sauveterre) PK 130.4    Railway bridge PK 88.5    Bridge (Saint-Pierre) PK 60.5    Bridge (Caussade) PK 75.0    Industrial quay, turning basin PK 120.0    Pipeline crossing PK 64.2    Bridge (Marronniers) Beach and swimming pool. There is no basin below this lock and boats longer than 8m will have difficulty in turning here. PK 116.8    Bridge (Plaisance) PK 168.4    Bridge (Baradat) In this guide, we’ve reviewed our full collection of hikes and walking routes in Haute-Garonne to bring you the top 17 hiking routes in the region. PK 6.5    Lock 2 (Lacourtensourt), bridge PK 85.4    Barguelonne aqueduct PK 148.4    Bridge (Labarthe), Villeton, quay for 20 boats d/s r/b, water, electricity, shower, restaurant, Tonneins 4500m, Halte with new timber quayside, water and electricity by the Mairie, PK 150.2    Lock 43 (Gaulette), bridge PK 65.0    Bridge (Saint-Martin) Railway station with connections to Toulouse and Bordeaux. The tourist industry contributes €26m per year. There would be very few towns along the Lot and the Canal entre deux Mers (Garonne) passes through a region that is presently economically depressed with only a few towns near the canals. This branch serves for the canal’s water supply, and is regularly used by trip boats, but the lock giving access to the Garonne is not normally operated for pleasure boats. The port de plaisance is many people’s favourite places. PK 87.5    Lamagistère quay l/b. The main supermarket is a short distance east across the bridge, on the other side of the canal. A large town – famous for plums and prunes – with lots of facilities, including a main-line railway station close to the port de plaisance, itself located in a harbour basin. PK 23.7    Bridge (Saint-Rustice) However successive enlargements of the Château de Versailles and the poor finances of Louis XIV emptied the kingdom's coffers and the project never materialised. The trees that run along the canal are enormous, providing shade and beauty in equal measures. We stayed at Camping Le Rupe, which is about 250 metres to the Canal de Garonne and a half hour cycle into the city where we picked up our guide. PK 139.7    Bridge (D8 Damazan bypass) PK 4.1    Bridge (motorway spur) Damazan: Damazan is a pretty, quiet and colorful town. Possibly more preferable are the informal bankside moorings between PK 102 and PK 103 – a tree-lined canal avenue with timber edgings and a small inlet at PK 102 itself, north of the bridge. PK 53.5    Railway bridge PK 160.3    Caumont-sur-Garonne bridge, quay for 2 boats d/s r/b, water €2, electricity €2, pump-out, village l/b Information about the 194km long Canal de Garonne. PK 146.2    Bridge (Lafallotte) PK 96.7    Lock 33 (Saint-Christophe), bridge PK 107.0    Bridge (Villeneuve), basin d/s PK 179.6    Bridge (Julian) PK 162.2    Fourques-sur-Garonne bridge, Émeraude Navigation hire base, mooring for 5 boats, night €5, water, electricity, shower, slipway, crane 10t, repairs, village l/b PK 18.5    Lock 7 (Hers) PK 171.7    Bridge (Tersac) PK 4.5    Lock 1bis (Noalhac) De Toulouse à Agde. Opposite the PdP is a remarkable C19th abattoir (now an activities centre) complete with bull’s head sculptures. PK 8.5    Bridge PK 104.8    Bridge (Laborde) Village pontoon with water and electricity available. Sharp turn and by the satellite of Google map a good timber pontoon adjacent pleasant. ; swing bridge ( écluse hours, hoot to open ) half way along from that one. 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