The Languedoc: vineyards as far as the eye can see, lined with cypress trees, medieval castles on rocky hills, fragrant olive groves, historic towns and cosy villages. In the middle of it all is the Canal du Midi, which connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean over a length of 240 km. We cycled the southern stretch in 2021 and spent a week enjoying the delicacies of terroir, the southern French art of living.

The Canal du Midi has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Canal du Midi
Flat landscape towards the sea
Canal du Midi
Vineyards and kilometres of grape fields
Canal du Midi
Cycling along the canal
Canal du Midi
A much-travelled old waterway
Canal du Midi
Medieval villages again and again
Canal du Midi
Bridges and locks alternate