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The reservoir - Canal du midi


Details of the activity

Linking the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean ... a dream carried since Antiquity. Pierre-Paul Riquet, a Languedoc notable from the 17th century did it! Along with the Palace of Versailles, the Canal du Midi is the most important monumental achievement of the reign of Louis XIV. The Canal du Midi has its source in the Montagne Noire. To the water collected from the Alzeau river is added that of a dozen small streams. Transported by a clever system of channels, it flows into a basin retained by a dam, known today under the name of St Ferréol, but which in the past was called the RESERVOIR. The dam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the keystone of the canal's power system.

The prices

Full price


Seniors (65 years old)


Reduced price

12 - 18 years old, students, under 25 years old, job seekers, beneficiaries of RSA, disability card


Family package

2 adults + 2 children between 12 and 18 from the same family


Group of more than 10 people by reservation

+ 2 € the guided tour


Guided tour of the tap gallery - Individuals

July and August every day at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. except Wednesday from July 17 to August 21


Opening information

Closed Mondays except July-August From FEBRUARY 23: 2 p.m.-5 p.m. APRIL / MAY / JUNE / SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / 2 p.m.-6 p.m. JULY / AUGUST: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. every day. NOVEMBER / DECEMBER: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (weekends and school holidays) Annual closing on January 1, May 1, December 24, 25 and 31.

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