Canal du Midi Connects Two Oceans

The Canal du Midi in France, also known as the Canal du Languedoc connects the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Ocean. The canal was completed in 1692 by chief engineer, Pierre Riquet. It links the Bay of Biscay, Toulouse, France on the Mediterranean coastline stretching 150 miles (241 kilometres) over mountainous terrain, constructed of 100 locks, three major aqueducts, and the first important canal tunnel.

Date:
      1692
Name(s):
      Pierre Riquet
Occupation:
      engineer
Location:
      Toulouse, France

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