WORLD HERITAGE CANAL

Standing the test of time

An episode from the series THE WONDERS OF FRENCH ARCHITECTURE

Format: 4K
Duration: 52 ’
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Available versions: English | Neutral Spanish | French
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide except France

Synopsis

In the 17th century, Louis XIV financed the digging of a canal connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the second largest construction of his reign after the Palace of Versailles.

Using the latest technology of its time, the beautifully conceived Canal du Midi is among the oldest functioning canal in Europe and is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site.