Commissioned in 1856, the Garonne side canal project had been on people’s minds since Antiquity. Its purpose was to ensure the connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Today it is reality since with the Canal du Midi, the Canal de Garonne connects Toulouse from the twin bridges to Castets-en-Dorthe in Gironde, where it joins the Garonne.
This canal, offers varied landscapes and cities but also works of art. One of the most emblematic and exceptional is the Montech water slope.
Original achievement designed by the engineer Aubert, it was put into service in 1974, and doubles five locks. Its “twin sister”, the Fonseranes water slope, in Béziers, was commissioned 10 years later.