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Major tourist sites in the Midi Pyrenees.

The Tarn-et-Garonne boasts three jewels worthy of discovery: the Romanesque cloister in Moissac and the Two Seas canal linking Toulouse to Bordeaux.

The Two Seas canal

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Canal des Deux Mers

Inaugurated in 1856, the Garonne canal links Toulouse to Bordeaux following the river, thus continuing the Midi canal; linking Toulouse to the Mediterranean.
Known as the Two Seas canal, together they link the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Ocean along 433 kilometres (240 km Midi canal, 193 km Garonne canal), with rows of plane trees providing a shady, quiet landscape punctuated by locks and barges.
To complete the picture, the Montech canal links the river Tarn to the canal.

A living historical monument, the Two Seas canal is, at one and the same time, a trip through the past and a return to the future: it flows past architectural wonders of the Middle Ages but uses 20th technology. No matter the season, there are beautiful landscapes to admire as well as interesting towns in which to pause.

A living historical monument, the Two Seas canal is, at one and the same time, a trip through the past and a return to the future: it flows past architectural wonders of the Middle Ages but uses 20th technology. No matter the season, there are beautiful landscapes to admire as well as interesting towns in which to pause.

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Moissac

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Moissac

Founded in the seventh century, the Abbey is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in France.
In the twelfth century it became the most celebrated monastery in SW France.
The cloister and tympanum are classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site, allowing pilgrims on the Saint-Jacques de Compostelle Pilgrims’ Way a chance to admire these amazing Romanesque sculptures.

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Montauban

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Montauban

Montauban carries its nine centuries of existence well! Built of pink brick, the town entrances visitors with the splendid arcades in the Place Nationale, old cobbled streets and private mansions as well as the wonderful view of the old Episcopal palace (now the Ingres museum) from the Old Bridge or 'Pont-Vieux'.

The town has succeeded in preserving its identity whilst renovating its past, witness to its tumultuous history: the 17thC Place Nationale, Saint-Jacques church, the Ingres museum housed in the magnificent 17thC Episcopal palace, the 14thC Pont-Vieux, the Notre-Dame cathedral, sculptures by Antoine Bourdelle scattered around the town...welcome to Montauban, home of Art and History

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