PK 18.4    Hers aqueduct. PK 173.4    Lock 47 (Gravières), bridge Above, the Port de plaisance ‘de Boé’ with fairly short finger pontoons, water and electricity, by a country park. – UTI Tarn-et-Garonne: Delbessous-Sud, 82200 Moissac (PK 24-90). 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 canal latéral à la Garonne - with the water intake in Toulouse by the Brienne canal. PK 145.2    Bridge (Monheurt) The river flows for some 374 miles through the countries of France and Spain. PK 15.2    Lock 6 (Saint-Jory), bridge, village 200m r/b There is no basin below this lock and boats longer than 8m will have difficulty in turning here. PK 3.5    Basin Boats brought visitors to an exceptional site of natural and historical significance. 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 25.9    Bridge (Grisolles) PK 169.2    Marcellus bridge, village 1000m l/b PK 0.0    Junction with main line at Toulouse, Port de l’Embouchure (PK 0), bridge (Ponts Jumeaux) PK 71.2    Lock 27 (Petit-Bezy), bridge Ride and discover the 'Canal des 2 mers - Canal de Garonne'. Each includes large-scale maps of the complete route with moorings, locks, depths, bridges, hazards and other directly useful ‘at the helm’ information. PK 100.8    Bridge (Saint-Marcel) Hotel barges are elegant and supremely comfortable, converted from traditional vessels or created as cruising boutique hotels from new. The PdP itself was a bit tatty but recently improved, with both finger pontoon and alongside moorings. PK 125.1    Lock 38 (Auvignon), bridge, basin d/s r/b, Bruche 1500m l/b Bar/restaurant adjacent. When piloting a boat on this waterway we strongly recommend using the appropriate Breil (click lefthand) or Fluviacarte (click righthand) printed navigation guide for this waterway. Want to go hiking in Haute-Garonne to explore more of this corner of France? PK 53.5    Railway bridge 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. 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. However, until about 1970, the Canal Latéral à la Garonne was still concerned mainly with the transport of goods. Information about the 194km long Canal de Garonne. PK 146.2    Bridge (Lafallotte) 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 5.1    Bridge (Ruppé) River Locks – None. Canal du Midi from Mapcarta, the free map. PK 104.5    Boé oil terminal, quays l/b A road map, and maps templates of Verdun-sur-Garonne are available here : "road map of Verdun-sur-Garonne". They are very easy ‘going down’. PK 34.4    Bridge (Lapeyrière) PK 108.5    Bridge (Saint-Georges), D813 PK 62.6    Lock 23 (Cacor) PK 193.6    Junction with river Garonne, see plan. The first day on the Canal de Garonne! Photo shows the entrance under the towpath bridge. A new swing footbridge at PK 1 cuts across the canal on match days to allow fans to access, then leave, the stadium. Locks – There are 53 locks, falling towards Castets-en-Dorthe, overcoming a difference in level of 128m. There are quayside moorings here, but it is bounded by busy roads. – 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. Or there are bollards on the (opposite) north side, grass, hillside and pleasant suburban surroundings. The canal runs along the right bank of the Garonne, crosses the river in Agen via the Agen aqueduct, then continues along the left bank. Alternatively, one can cruise up the Tarn, currently as far as the first disusued écluse but there are firm plans to reopen the upstream route through to Montauban. The town is not especially attractive. Wikipedia has a page about Canal de Garonne. Together they and the Garonne form the Canal des Deux Mers which connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. From Toulouse to Cavaillé by the Canal du Midi is a 10.6 mile out and back trail located near Toulouse, Occitania, France that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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 108.9    Agen aqueduct over the Garonne (length 539m). Der Canal latéral à la Garonne (deutsch: Garonne-Seitenkanal) wird heute meist nur kurz als Canal de Garonne (deutsch: Garonne-Kanal) bezeichnet. PK 4.7    Bridge (Noalhac) This developed enormously after 1970. PK 0.0 Toulouse, junction with the PK 6.6    Lock 5bis (Mortarieu), bridge 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. Esplanade des Promenades is a beautiful place, where old men sometimes play petanque in the shade of cedars. 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 81.1    Bridge PK 0.1    Footbridge PK 22.5    Lock 9 (Embalens), bridge It thus forms an important link in the 600km route across southern France from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, as well as becoming a cruising waterway in its own right, connected to the canalised rivers Lot and Baïse at Buzet-sur-Baïse. PK 98.4    Turning basin This map show Verdun-sur-Garonne seen by the satellite of Google Map. The Canal de Garonne, created much later than the famed Canal du Midi, runs alongside the mighty Garonne River for 193 kilometres. $14.32. This map was created by a user. The Garonne is not navigable; it is accompanied by an old and little used lateral canal from Toulouse to Castets. Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps. It is the continuation of the Canal du Midi which connects the Mediterranean with Toulouse. Navigation. PK 94.7    Bridge (Guillemis) PK 96.7    Lock 33 (Saint-Christophe), bridge The Canal du Midi, equally old, connecting the Garonne with the Mediterranean, starts at Toulouse. The former branch giving access to the Garonne at Agen has been filled in. PK 76.9    Lock 28 (Braguel) PK 118.1    Bridge (Chicot) Glorious. PK 9.2    Lock 9bis (Bordebasse), bridge A bike trip from Bordeaux to Toulouse on secured cycling paths along the canal - greenways, with luggage transfer. PK 51.9    Lock 17 (Saint-Martin), bridge PK 52.6    Bridge (Danton) PK 4.5    Motorway bridge (A620, Toulouse ring road). For two centuries people had to be content with navigating the Garonne. PK 26.7    Grisolles bridge (Laroque), basin u/s l/b, water, village 500m l/b PK 59.1    Bridge PK 59.0    Lock 20 (Saint-Jean-des-Vignes) PK 43.8    Lock 12 (Peyrets), bridge, level with upstream end of water slope 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. PK 18.5    Lock 7 (Hers) PK 193.3    Lock 53 (Castets), double lock down to Garonne 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. Map. PK 105.9    Bridge (Cahors), D656 Floods of the Garonne. Canal de la Garonne and Canal du Midi used to be the shipping connection between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. PK 0.0    Junction with main line at Montech (PK 43), bridge 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. 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. Map of Verdun-sur-Garonne: At right you can find the localization of Verdun-sur-Garonne on the map of France. PK 135.2    Junction with canalised river Baïse via double staircase lock (descente en Baïse) r/b. PK 171.7    Bridge (Tersac) It flows from the central Spanish Pyrenees to the Gironde estuary at the French port of Bordeaux. Canal du Midi The Canal du Midi is a 240 km long canal in Southern France. PK 130.4    Railway bridge PK 98.8    Bridge (Ostende or Lafox) PK 7.6    Lock 3 (Fenouillet), bridge Cliquez sur les villes situées entre Sète et Bordeaux, sur la Baïse, le système d'alimentation, l'embranchement de Montech et le canal de la Robine. PK 8.5    Bridge Pont des Sables – Halte and Emeraude Navigation hire boat base. Thus Tarn-et-Garonne was born in 1808, its territory lifted from six neighbouring départements: a little bit of Lot-et- Garonne here and a smattering of Aveyron there, a smidgeon of Gers and a small slice of Haute-Garonne, a sliver of Lot and a modicum of Tarn. PK 181.3    Bridge (Tartifume) They asked for the idea to be studied and many projects resulted, but none were realised. PK 10.8    Junction with river Tarn, currently navigable upstream only, 8km to Bressols. PK 122.5    Bridge (Frèche) Between 1614 and 1662, under the influence of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, five projects were born but none solved the water supply problem. Guests can also relax in the garden. The canal has some impressive structures, notably the aqueducts over the Tarn near Moissac and the Garonne at Agen. 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 166.5    Bridge (Laronquière) The canal has a width of 18 meters at the water level. Not navigable by plaisancier The village is very pleasant, with a much-photographed circular open-air wash-house. Jardin Abadie is a park in Haute-Garonne. PK 56.6    Bridge (Castelsarrasin) PK 1.4    Road bridge (avenue d’Elche) Intermarché supermarket near PK 103. Also, the giant new Toulouse Rugby Stadium. PK 83.8    Bridge (Coupet) Hire boat base While on its course, it is joined by three major rivers, which are the Tarn, Ariege and the Lot. Jardin Abadie is situated nearby to Les Minimes. 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. Explore by boat, barge or ship – what are the differences? 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 63.2    Lock 24 (Grégonne) PK 123.9    Bridge (Lapougniane) PK 95.6    Bridge (Carrère) River crossing and descent. The tourist industry contributes €26m per year. PK 132.2    Lock 39 (Baïse) 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. 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 99.4    Séoune aqueduct Free private parking is available at the holiday home. PK 58.2    Motorway bridge (A62) PK 165.7    Lock 45 (Avance), bridge PK 158.6    Bridge (Larroque) – Subdivision de Haute-Garonne: 115 bis, rue des Amidonniers, 31000 Toulouse (PK 0-24). Learn how to create your own. PK 176.5    Bridge (Pimayne) PK 151.1    Bridge (Jeanserre) This is a wonderful canal, very peaceful and scenic. PK 164.4    Bridge (Sables), quay u/s r/b, Marmande 5000m r/b. ‘Port Moissac’, run by Jim and Sandra. PK 49.8    Bridge (Lavilledieu) PK 87.7    Bridge (Lasparières) 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. PK 45.3    Lock 15 (Pommiès), bridge This is a terrific place to moor up, alongside the bank, under the trees, but there are other spots shown in the photos right: (i) above the écluse and (ii) by the ‘Blue Lake’ (the Lac Bleu de Bergon) upstream of the lock at PK 86. PK 41.0    Lock 10 (Lavache), bridge The entire length of the Canal des Deux Mers (Bordeaux to Sète) is 525 Km, and can be cycled with ease. Authority – VNF – Direction interrégionale du Sud-Ouest. Vous découvrirez leur histoire, leur patrimoine et leurs acteurs touristiques. PK 39.3    Bridge (Forêt), Montech forest r/b PK 47.0    Bridge (Escatalens) 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 101.5    Private quays l/b PK 1.5    Lock (Saint-Pierre), bridge Below, this is the satellite map of Verdun-sur-Garonne. The canal was completed at the same time as the Bordeaux to Sète railway, which followed the same route. PK 185.5    Bridge (Gravilla) PK 109.3    Lock 34 (Agen), bridge PK 120.0    Pipeline crossing PK 7.3    Lock 7bis (Rabastens) The port de plaisance is many people’s favourite places. Bernard’s crane can lift you out, he can provide welding and other metalwork services, and he has a large ‘hangar’ for winter storage. PK 0.2    Former oil terminal, quay r/b, residential barge moorings This écluse has a strong sideways overflow current immediately outside. PK 130.7    Bridge (Thouars) Towpath – The towpath has been significantly improved in recent years, and may now be walked or cycled throughout. PK 6.5    Lock 2 (Lacourtensourt), bridge This tour is self guided and is mostly on cycle paths. PK 97.6    Bridge (Sauveterre) Canal Du Midi 1697 Poster. 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