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Canal de Brienne (Le)

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Address: Allees de Brienne, 31000, Toulouse, France
Phone Number: 05 61 257 257
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Calm tranquil water in the city

The canal de brienne is one of two canals in Toulouse. It runs close to Pont Neuf, and has a lock from the Garonne into the canal. It has lovely trees along each side, and is calm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Fiona S
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The canal de brienne is one of two canals in Toulouse. It runs close to Pont Neuf, and has a lock from the Garonne into the canal. It has lovely trees along each side, and is calm and peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The canals are still funtioning in todays world although assuming a different role. In days gone by they were a major means of transportation but today, they are a lovely shady place for walk or run or bike ride. At times, its hard to believe you are right in the middle of thei city! The boats which line the canals... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I wanted my family to discover the Garonne and the Canal de Brienne, so the best option was the Bateaux Toulousains. There is a guy who attracted tourists around for the visit. The comments were recorded in French only and it was very messy and not on time, I have a lot of sympathy for foreigners that could not follow... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A [pleasant canalin Toulouse with locks that are interesting to canalphiles like us. Leads to the canal du midi.

Thank Dr_Bob1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The canal is beatiful but nothing special. There is nice walking and running path. There are few boats. A pleasanr place to get away from the city noise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We took two cruise in Toulouse - one up the Garonne and one along the Canal de Brienne. Of the two, the one along the canal was much the more interesting, taking us past the old tobacco factories and teaching us a bit of Toulouse history. If you don't want to take to the water, a stroll along the canal... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Canal was built in the C18th to by pass the Bazacle weir so barges could continue off the River Garonne to and from the Canal du Midi. It starts near the Place St Pierre square with a couple of brick built locks as at that point it's in a deep cutting below street level. Apparently it's only about a... More 

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Playa del Ingles, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

do not miss either a walk on the side of Brienne channel or/and a cruise on a ship (only 8 to 12€, quite worth the price...) the atmosphere is special: green dormant waters, antique bridges, fishermen and couples in love are surrounding you giving your promenade a romantic atmosphere...

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There is a boat trip several times a day from Quai de la Daurade, along the river and up this canal. If you understand French, there is a running commentary provided- if not, they can give you a handy printed summary. Not spectacular, but very interesting.

York, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If I lived in Toulouse I'd enjoy running alongside this canal. It has tree coverage, therefore keeps the sun off you and has a cool, laidback feel. However, as a tourist I didn't find this a particularly interesting attraction, particularly as the riverboat tours pass up and down here with their audio-narration. There are much better things to do and... More 

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