Pierre Riquet

Paul Riquet was born in Béziers, Hérault, France, the eldest son of solicitor, state prosecutor and businessman Guillaume Riquet. Continue reading

Canal du Midi First Built

Engineer Pierre Riquet constructed the Canal du Midi tunnel in France 1681 with a length of 515 feet (157 meters). Continue reading

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. Continue reading