A major economic force

A fantastic example of civil engineering and the symbol of a globally unique French-style construction,
the canal du Midi represents a fulcrum of economic, touristic and cultural development
for the regions it crosses, from Toulouse to the Thau Lagoon.*

A world-famous must-see river tourism venue, the canal attracts millions of visitors each year
(1.5 million in 2010). 350 companies and 2,000 direct jobs depend on related local activities, whose annual economic returns are estimated at 122 million euros.

The canal du Midi is a vital source of territorial development for all of us.

* 2 regions, 3 departments and 47 cities