Thursday, July 27, 2006
Where it's always green and peaceful. A place to ride, walk or cruise. No hurry (you're not allowed to go more than 6 miles an hour. (in a barge-cycles can go faster if they want) There are cafes and restaurants along the way and the local wines are truly special and cheap!
It's called the "Canal du Midi" and if you want to experience the best of France This is the place!.
It was built in the 17th century and for about two hundred years was the main commercial thoroughfare linking the southern ports of the Atlantic with the Mediterranean. Toulouse is the midpoint between the two and a good place to start your voyage either in a barge or a bike. That's where we started on July 1st.