The Canal du Midi, France

Canal du Midi near Toulouse

Scenic and serene, the Canal du Midi draws me with a magnetic-like force. Yes, this 360-km (225-mile) network of waterways is the epitome of remarkable engineering, as the series of channels and streams essentially join the Atlantic with the Mediterranean in southern France. Yes, it has well-earned UNESCO recognition. Yes, the Canal du Midi offers […]

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Return to Seaside Sète, France

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Sète fits well into our ‘now we’d like to return’ category, another of those places we briefly visited, before bustling on along the beautiful Mediterranean coast. During our adventurous summer of 2005, we drove southeast from Toulouse and crested a hill to the most magnificent sight – the bejeweled Mediterranean in the distance. We dipped […]

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