Canal de Brienne (Le)
Canal de Brienne (Le)
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  • Saint-Cyprien - République • 9 min walk
  • Compans-Caffarelli • 9 min walk
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA25,130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
While walking along the banks of the River Garonne we came across the small Canal de Brienne, which allows boats to by-passes the Bazacle (Weir), by two locks, and join the canals Midi and Lateral a La Garonne downstream, on the way to the Mediterranean Sea.
The digging of the canal took place between 1765 and 1776, it is only 1,560 m (0.97 mi) in length, but it made the city center accessible by water. It was named after the Archbishop of Toulouse at the time Étienne-Charles Loménie de Brienne. The long line of plane trees alongside its banks cast a shadow of shade over the house boats.

TIP: At the canal start by the Ecluse Saint-Pierre lock are a few coffee bars to sit at and look at the river Garonne and entrance to the Lock.
Written July 14, 2020
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333meg
Athens, OH321 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
It’s a nice walk but the path could be better maintained. I saw many people out enjoying a sunny lunch time along the canal but the path was mainly mud. I don’t know why the city wouldn’t put down some gravel for the clearly well used path along the canal. It would be better for both locals and tourists alike.
Written February 10, 2023
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Judith H
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
Take one of the hour or so long trips along the Canal. Not expensive and although the commentary is in French, you are provided with a written translation in English.
Very good value and a lovely way to see a bit more of this city.
Written August 31, 2012
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Craig M
Porto, Portugal3,118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
With many stores and attractions in Toulouse being closed on Sundays, we thought it would be a perfect day for a walk along the banks of the Canal du Midi. The canal dates back to the 17th century and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Running for about 241 km, it links Toulouse with the Mediterranean Sea. It varies between 16-20 metres wide and is about 2 metres deep.

We walked in an easterly direction from our apartment (located near Le Capitole) until we reached the canal. Then we turned left and walked along the canal in a counter-clockwise direction, taking a side-trip to visit the Jardin Japonais as we passed. We followed the canal until it ended at the Port de L’embouchure and then we followed the Canal de Brienne until it reached the Garonne River. From the river, we returned to the vicinity of Le Capitole. The whole journey took 2.5 hours and covered approximately 4.5 miles.

The canal provides a very pleasant walking route and is used by locals for cycling, jogging and dog-walking. In several areas, there is a nice canal path that is separated from the road.
Written August 6, 2017
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Willspen
Ramsey, NJ80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
See it now (2012) Since the plane treees which line the can- all 45,000 Of them, will be felled over next 12 Years due to disease. The canal is a unesco heritage site, and is simply fantastic. Guide books for cycling the canal, with hotels, bnb etc avail on Amazon
Written April 28, 2012
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Olicanan
Oxford, UK247 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
So, here's the deal - Toulouse is a filthy, smelly dump of a place and I seriously wish I hadn't bothered. The stretch of canal through the city is no exception - don't be fooled by this attractive looking photo, it is flanked on both side by two of the Toulouse main inner ring road dual carriage ways, so as well as canal smell, you get traffic fumes too, and constant noise.
Written January 13, 2018
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VirginiaCW
Mount Pleasant, SC934 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
I happen to love the Canal du Midi and have traveled it twice. So, how fun, to arrive in Toulouse (on a river boat or as a tourist) and find this canal that was built, and opened in 1776, to connect the Garonne River with the Canal du Midi and the Canal du Garonne, and provide a navigable route to the port de la Daurade, with only 2 locks. The lock opening to the Garonne is known as Ecluse Saint-Pierre while the lock nearer the Canal du Midi usually stands open. And all this is pretty much in the center of Toulouse and not even a full mile long.
With overarching trees, quiet water, and towpaths for running, biking and walking, it is a lovely place for a serene break even on the hottest summer day.
Written January 18, 2016
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Toulousian
Toulouse, France50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012
We took a barge trip form the Quai Daurade through the canal to the Port de l'Embouchure and back. A nice activity for summer.
Written November 5, 2012
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LAM487
Plantation, FL529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I thought the boat would take us up and down the river; however, it made a turn into a canal. This was really different. I would recommend this if you have an hour.
Written July 5, 2021
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Kerry C
Dartmouth, Canada66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
If you are in Toulouse and have the time, there are many beautiful canals to walk along. The walkways are well below street level and afford peace and quiet in some busy downtown areas. You van also rent bicycles and ride the canals. Pedestrians and cyclists were very respectful of one another whenever we walked the canals.
Written November 18, 2018
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