Le club des entreprises

Thanks to

René Bouscatel, president of the Business Club of the canal du Midi, Alin Chatillon and Bernard Keller, vice Presidents, and the sponsorship mission of Voies navigables de France, thank the members of the Club for their support :




Fondation ENGIE - VINCI Autoroutes du Sud


Badet Clement - Berger Levrault - BuesaCaisse d'épargne Midi-PyrénéesGroupe Holzinger - Groupe Scopelec - Liebherr - Pierre Fabre




Bourdarios - BDP Marignan BRL - Crédit Agricole Toulouse 31 - DécathlonDomaine de Lorgeril - Locaboat -Malet - ORPEA Midi-Pyrénées Languedoc-Roussilon VEOLIA



Association Coeur du Languedoc - Banque Courtois - Biotope - Black Mountain Whisky - Carayon Menuiserie - Caussat Espaces Verts - Coca Cola European Partners - Créations D.Guidotti - DalkiaDiadom - Ecocean - Edition Privat - France Passion Plaisance Canalous Groupe Berdoues - Les Bateaux du Soleil - Les Celliers Jean Alibert - Libes - M3 Systems - Masterfilms - MICAMA Camping les Sablons  - Montpellier Hérault Sport Club - ORPEA Provence  - Patrimoine SA Languedocienne  - Prolinair - Quadran - Regain - Rockwell Collins - Saint Georges Promotion Sameole - Sopesud - Spanghero - SPIE Sud-Ouest - Sûnelia Domaine de la Dragonnière - Transdev


"The ANGELOTTI Real Estate Group began its activity of land developer in Béziers more than 30 years ago. Over time (and water), his devepment led him to Aude with the opening of an agency in Carcassonne, then to Toulouse, where the group now has two jobs as developer and promoter. The canal and its environment is the daily landscape of our employees and customers. Very sensitive by our profession to the environment and its protection, it appeared naturally and obvious to ouis Pierre ANGELOTTI, president of the group, to support the project of replanting the trees of the canal as part of corporate sponsorship. By its impact on local life, this action makes sense on the environmental, societal and economic levels."

“Based in Burgundy and specialising in Languedoc wines for 20 years, our company wants to actively participate in the preservation and promotion of our adopted region of which the canal du Midi is so symbolic. It is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, which for us provides a link with the « climats » of Burgundy, because these 1247 parcels of vines have also just been classed as a UNESCO site, which is something we have actively supported for many years. What’s more, our winery in Marseillette, near Carcassonne, and our new Domaine du Trésor in Ouveillan are both situated along the banks of the canal. We are therefore particularly sensitive to the canal’s future and its preservation.”


"Banque Courtois wanted to join the canal du Midi sponsorship campaign because we are, and have always been, greatly involved in local economic life in the city of Toulouse and the Midi-Pyrénées, Aquitaine and Roussillon regions. Backing this project, the main objective of which is preserve our heritage, was obviously the right thing to do. Lastly, the scheme is a perfect fit with our bank’s values, in particular the long-term approach to successfully accomplishing goals.”


"Berger-Levrault, publisher of digital solutions, desighs and develops applications to increase the performance of public and private stakeholders in the realization of their business and support citizens in evryday life. Through their pioneering spirit, the Berger-Levrault teams have been guiding the company since its creation on 1676 to date on the path of innovation, progress and sucess, understanding in each era the potential of new technologies. Thus, through its management solutions adapted to the technical directions of local authorities, and more specifically to the management of green spaces and urban wooded heritage, the profession of Berger-Levrault evolves strongly.

Research programs on the collection of measures concerning the Urban Tree are underway, involing renowed research laboratories to consider developing new innovative and effective tools. It is therefore natural thet Berger-Levrault was sensitive and wanted to support the project of replanting trees of the canal du Midi."



"For more than 100 years, the BERDOUES PARFUMS AND COSMETICS GROUP has developed unique know-how and expertise in he design and manufacture of perfums and cosmetics. A major player in the local industry, GROUPE BERDOUES employs 80 people in its Toulouse-based business, distributes its creation in more than 40 countries around the world and also acts as a recognized subcontracting partner. In 2016, the BERDOUES GROUP, already invested as an ambassador for the city of Toulouse, chose to join the canal du Midi Patronage Club in favor of the protection of a regional heritage that is now under threat : the canla du Midi. As a company in Toulouse's region, we feel concerned by the threat to this heritage that unites us.

Because our history has been part of Toulouse for over a hundred years, we are proud to participate in the project initated by Voies Navigables de France : a project whose values we share, with the aim of meeting the great challenge of replanting trees ont the canal du Midi."


“Biotope is pleased to join forces with VNF to support the canal du Midi replanting scheme. As a company based in the Hérault, we are very attached to the canal du Midi, which boosts the appeal of our area, and we want to help preserve this threatened part of our heritage. Being an environmental business, we are also affected by socio-economic and ecological threats posed by the trees’ disappearance. Replanting the plane trees is a way of bringing nature back into urban areas, without overlooking the fact that these trees are a fantastic habitat for bats!”


“For Black Mountain Compagnie, which produces whisky with the flavour of south-west France and plans to build a distillery in the foothills of the Black Mountains (in the village of Fraïsse-sur-Agoût), the Canal du Midi is a major symbol of the Occitan region in which we live. We are proud and enthusiastic to participate in protecting it through the VNFs (Voies Navigables de France - navigable waterways of France).”


“Made aware of the conservation of local heritage through its Correa division, for which long-standing heritage and historic monuments are invaluable, Bourdarios is pleased to help the French internal waterways authority, VNF, to conserve and restore the canal du Midi through this tree replanting campaign. So, Bourdarios too is bringing the canal du Midi back to life.”



“Committed property developer, BPD Marignan stimulates the living spaces and reinvents the French urban landscape every day, attentive to trends and its customers. Driven by the financial strength of its shareholder Rabobank, one of the top 15 financial institutions worldwide, and the proximity of its national network, BPD Marignan knows how to position itself and carry out major development projects, favoring fluidity, innovation, transparency and reactivity. Respectful of natural resources, BPD Marignan offers a range of products and services in constant evolution and imagines ever more sustainable living spaces for housing, business real estate or service residences. As part of its eco-responsible and societal approach, it seemed natural for BPD Marignan to support the replanting project of the trees of the Canal du Midi carried by Voies navigables de France."


“Three reasons lie behind our sponsorship of the canal du Midi scheme. First of all, I was born in Béziers and having grown up on the banks of the canal, seeing it without its plane trees makes me particularly sad. Next, we see the canal as an iconic feature of Languedoc-Roussillon, and the future enlarged region. Lastly, we are a civil engineering firm concerned about local developmental and environmental issues. We are currently carrying out excavations, civil engineering projects and maritime and inland waterways works. The canal represents all of our core businesses by itself, and is a perfect example of how a PPP can work at a time when project financing is highly unpredictable.” Jean-Michel Buesa.

“BRL Group, a specialist in water, the environment and regional development, the design and management of major water projects and a key stakeholder in the Languedoc-Roussillon public water service department, has been supporting the region of its birth for sixty years. These deep roots mean we feel a long-term commitment to serving the local community. Corporate social responsibility is a core business for our Group. BRL directs its CSR activities down four main avenues, one of which involves community involvement and local culture. This avenue entails BRL Group’s involvement in activities supporting non-profits working in community or development projects having some connection to BRL’s lines of business or areas of operation, supporting local initiatives to assist those at a disadvantage (young people, the elderly, workers with disabilities or on rehabilitation schemes, etc.), contributing to or promoting cultural projects in areas where BRL Group operates, and particularly in Languedoc-Roussillon and internationally. The replanting scheme along the banks of the canal du Midi, an internationally-renowned feat of engineering, is therefore a perfect fit with the projects supported by BRL, the concession holder for a water system owned by the Languedoc-Roussillon regional authority, comprising more than 100 km of canals and one of the major development schemes that transformed the south of France.”


“Convinced of the benefit of our policy in favour of preserving our local heritage, we are pleased to associate our corporate image and that of our Foundation with your Sponsors Club, the steps taken by which match our founding principles of responsibility, local presence and community service perfectly.”


"For the Caisse d'Epargne, rally the replanting program was obvious! The Canal du Midi contributes directly to the reputation and the influence of the region. For its part, Caisse d'Epargne Midi-Pyrenees is a local bank that works for the development of its territory. Our support for this emblematic heritage has naturally imposed itself as we share a common calling.


“The pride of Béziers, the canal du Midi is an outstanding feat of engineering. It was obvious to us that Menuiserie Carayon should contribute to its preservation, by supporting not only the replanting of trees, but also the energy-saving refurbishment of its lock-keepers’ and road-menders’ houses in their peaceful setting on along the canal.”


“Greatly moved by the likelihood of the majestic trees on the banks of the canal du Midi disappearing, Caussat, with almost a century of recognised expertise, wanted to actively help to safeguard this heritage by offering its companies’ services and skills in the form of sponsorship.” Formed in 1972 by Monsieur Teddy Caussat and his brothers, Caussat Espaces Verts was a pioneer company in the landscaping business in the Toulouse area. Over the decades since then, it has been one of leading names in the market, as it has managed to adapt to planning and development techniques and forge close links with many partners. Based ten miles north of Toulouse, Caussat Espaces Verts has expanded with the support of a facility significant to its business, namely the Padouenc nursery on the same site, covering more than 50 hectares. With their skills and expertise in plant-growing honed over the years, Caussat companies feel duty-bound to play a major role in restoring the canal du Midi and to offer their services to the local authority to ensure a long-term future for the stricken trees."


“ Coca-Cola Entreprise has a production site in Castanet Tolosan, close to the Canal du Midi. We are proud to help protect this exceptional site. For our teams, it is an ever-present symbol of our production site’s integration into its environment, of durability and of the communication links that unite us all. Through its history and its future, the Canal du Midi represents values to which we have a particularly strong attachment.”


"Coeur du Languedoc is an association created at the initiative of the Presidents of the Hérault-Méditerranée, Béziers-Méditerranée, Le Grand Narbonne, La Domitienne and Lézignanaise Corbières and Minervoies communities. Representing a living area of nearly 400,000 inhabitants and more than 130 municipalities, crossed from one end to the other by the Canal du Midi and turned towards viticulture and the tourism industry, this territory is a real link between the two metropolises of Montpellier and Toulouse."

"Dalkia, a subsidiary of the EDF group, is ont of the leaders in energy services in France. A major player in the energy transition, Dalkia is the benchmark for energy saving and energy efficiency across the region. Dalkia offers its customers solutions based on ressources and local economies, more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Dalkia's activity is at the heart of the environment, in a contaxt where Dalkia is increasingly solicited by human activities. This is why Dalkia, beyond reducing the carbon footprint and limiting the impact of tits activities on biodiversity, is committed to associations working for sustainable development, and supports the rpelanting program of the canal du Midi. The canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an integral part of the local and regional landscape. This action to safeguard the canal is obvious for Dalkia company and its employees who are aprticularly anchored and attached to the south-west territory."

“We decided to help with replanting the canal du Midi firstly because we love our adoptive region. Secondly, because leaving a work of art like this to die is unthinkable. And lastly, and importantly, because it is very pleasant just ambling along the canal, whether on a bike, in a boat, or on foot in the shade of the old trees.”


“The canal is a natural heritage asset held dear by our customers and staff who use this magical site for sport and exercise every day. The Decathlon chain aims to stimulate as many people as possible to participate in sport and exercise, and in this regard we felt a duty, involved as we are both economically and socially, to help preserve this heritage.”


“DiaDom is a provider of health care in the home, looking after patients most of whom suffer from chronic illnesses. Providing support in the healing, rehabilitation and recovery processes is part of our ethos. Caring for the health of our environment is a very natural and important value for us, both collectively and individually. On a personal note, I have always loved the greenness of these routes, shaded by plane trees, and the quality of the light there. In this respect, the canal is wonderful and the leisurely nature of navigating on it strengthens that dream of being able to take one's time and contemplate nature. Moments such as these are rare nowadays, and it is important that we protect them. The project to replant the Canal du Midi is not just about saving the plane trees or the canal. Perhaps it is also about saving ourselves.” Bruno Meline, Managing Director.


"Ecocean is an innovative company from Montpellier, one of the leaders in ecological engineering in the marine environment for 15 years - inventor of solutions for restoring ecological functions and supporting biological settlements in coastal marine areas - which is diversifying today to bring its experience and know-how in the restoration of continental aquatic ecosystems (lakes, canals, rivers). Ecocean received from the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, the "Grand Prix Biodiversity, Enterprises & Environment 2016" for the NAPPEX process (Nurseries Artificial for Ports Copies), but also the price of "SME remarkable-Enterprises & Environment 2016" for its CSR commitments. Ecocean finds today, in the collective mobilization around the safeguarding of the natural heritage of the canal du Midi, many values common to the commitments and the actions of the company on the environmental, economic and social plan. It is therefore natural that the company and its employees wished to join this initiative and participate fully in thus sponsorship."

“ As a publisher of fine books and reference works on heritage, regionalism and natural history, Éditions Privat has, for the last 175 years, worked with the finest specialists. Although deeply rooted in society, this publishing house remains in permanent contact with the world that surrounds it, so that it can anticipate readers’ needs and expectations to the best of its ability. By editing works of undisputed quality, it thus continues its work of disseminating knowledge. Joining other big names from industry and the local economy in supporting the impetus to protect a major heritage site like the Canal du Midi was therefore a natural decision. Éditions Privat is proud to show its solidarity by participating in this all-embracing adventure”


The ENGIE Corporate Foundation is committed to supporting the Canal du Midi safeguarding project as well as reaffirming its commitment to the environment, a major focus of its patronage policy.

Launched in September 2010, the ENGIE Corporate Foundation is chaired by Gérard Mestrallet. It is based on nearly 25 years of action by the Gaz de France Foundation and the SUEZ Foundation, and embodies the social, societal and environmental commitment of the ENGIE Group and its employees. These are nearly 300 projects of associations or institutions that the Foundation has supported in France and internationally.   

As part of its program for the preservation and protection of our environment and its eco-systems (fauna and flora) the Engie Foundation wished to associate with Voies navigables de France.



“We had an obvious duty to participate in this nationwide fund-raising effort to preserve the magnificent and timeless feat of engineering that is the canal du Midi. We are not only woodcutters but we also grow trees, love nature and promote biodiversity. I therefore quite naturally decided to join the Sponsors Club.” Philippe Holtzinger



 “We have been working for 25 years to share our passion for this local asset, the canal du Midi, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, a listing we very much hope it will retain. We want the vegetation cover and banks to be kept, as the plane trees provide comfort and represent the very image of the canal du Midi. Saving the canal du Midi also means saving the tools of our trade.”



Les Canalous & VNF join forces to preserve the heritage and ecological diversity of the canal du Midi. “Les Canalous has been committed to safeguarding the ecosystem and tree replanting for the last three years. Les Canalous decided to join forces with the French internal waterways authority, Voies Navigables de France, to help make their huge canal du Midi replanting scheme a success, large numbers of trees having had to be felled after becoming infected with canker stain. It is consistent with its commitment to preserving the environment that Les Canalous is involved in ensuring that the attractive icon that is the canal du Midi lasts.”



 “Celliers Jean d’Alibert – wine merchants and bottlers – and the cooperative producers that own it all have deep roots in the area. The firm’s geographical location in the middle of the Minervois AOC wine-growing region, through which the Canal du Midi runs, its attachment to the beauty of its landscape and quality of its environment, its economic influence and direct link with many local stakeholders, and its investment strategy including structured management of natural and energy resources are just some of the reasons behind our support for local heritage that attracts tourists and the canal’s preservation. The canal du Midi is part of that heritage; it is a powerful symbol of our cultural, environmental and historical identity. We think it is important to help safeguard it.” Philippe Lauret, chairman of the executive board, Les Celliers Jean d’Alibert



“Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS has been established in the Midi-Pyrénées region for more than 60 years, in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) and Campsas (Tarn-et-Garonne), and is committed to the economic and human development of the region. As a responsible company, it was completely natural for us to make a commitment to protecting the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO world heritage site. We are proud to take part in the replanting project to preserve this iconic ecological and tourist site.”



“LIBES and SOPESUD are both are established in Béziers and Montpellier and work in the house painting sector. Their activities mainly target public authority and private clients and the service industry. Their long-standing and lasting commitment takes the form of membership of the R.Q,E. (Recherche Qualité Environnementale - Environmental quality research). We felt it was relevant and important to join the club of businesses sponsoring the Canal du Midi in order to contribute to the survival of this exceptional asset, which is part of our local heritage, and to share our love for the new region bordering the canal.”



“Locaboat Holidays, with its unique fleet of 400 boats and barges, has specialised in tourism on inland waterways for more than 35 years. Season after season, we welcome customers from all over the world to explore the canal du Midi, its residents, natural beauty, and wealth of tourist and cultural interest. So naturally Locaboat Holidays has joined the scheme to finance the replanting of the canal, so as to work in some practical way towards preserving this superb feature of our heritage.”



“ The Château de Pennautier is a designated Historic Monument and was built by Bernard de Pennautier during the reign of Louis XIII. It has been a family estate since 1620. This classical château, a rarity in the Languedoc region, was partly designed by Le Vau and its park is the work of Le Nôtre. It is situated at the heart of the Languedoc region and since that time has combined a beautiful site with excellent vineyards. Nicolas and Miren de Lorgeril are direct descendants of the Pennautiers and over the last 15 years have renovated the castle which now welcomes increasing numbers of visitors. They have also renovated the vineyard, located at the heart of the AOC region whose wines they produce and export worldwide. The château was very closely linked to the construction of the Canal du Midi which Pierre Louis de Pennautier was actively involved in funding. Following in the footsteps of Colbert, he was also passionate about the economic development of the Languedoc. It is only natural that Pennautier should maintain its links with this piece of living history by providing its sponsorship.”



It is important for Master Films, an audiovisual company based in Toulouse for 30 years, and his partner Mativi, the regional web tv, to support Voies Navigables de France (VNF, the French internal waterways authority) for the restoration of the trees along the canal du Midi. Everyday, through our expertise, we try to promote our region and its agents. In line with our companies’values, backing this project was obvious in order to preserve this threatened part of our heritage for the future generations. We hope the canal du Midi, as part of our beautiful and dynamic Occitan region, will remain one of the ideal places for the nature lovers and the admirers of technical achievements. 



“As engineers, our role is to contribute to innovative projects. We use technologies that are changing very quickly, but we are the heirs of a history and sense of aesthetics that guide what we do. Supporting the canal du Midi scheme is a natural fit with our values.”


Montpellier Hérault Sport Club

"The Montpellier Hérault Sport Club is present on the social and charitable territory, and imples many actions on its territory. Aware of the influence that surrounds the club, the club has strengthened its social program throughout the seasons. Since 2010, the MHSC organizes each month a meeting with a class of middle course of Montpellier or its periphery. In parallel the club is present in areas such as the fight against disability, the integration of women, social integration or support for amateur sport. In order ti structure its social program, the MHSC launched its endowment fund in september 2013. Entitled Orange Hope and Blue Dream, its purpose is to promote links between football and culture in the broad sense but also to facilitate, through football, the implementation of chariable operations and collective actions by promoting social ties. The club and its endowment fund Orange Hope and Blue Dream wanted to support the replanting project of the canal du Midi because it is an invaluable heritage for current and future generations.


“Malet naturally joined this scheme, which meets our requirements in terms of social responsibility and fit with our values. The Toulouse region is the birthplace of Malet, and the people who work there are very fond of their region’s heritage. The canal du Midi and its plane trees are part of our firm’s culture and history. We can but work to preserve it.”



“The Orpea Midi-Pyrénées-Languedoc-Roussillon and Aquitaine-Limousin regional divisions run some fifty care homes for the elderly. Over the last few years, they have been involved in a socially-focused inter-generational programme called “Generation springtime”. The canal du Midi is a powerful symbol of the geographic, historic and economic ties that bind the people in these two regions. So quite naturally, our homes are involved in this inter-generational project and the canal du Midi sponsorship scheme.”


"Since 1932 "Patrimoine sa Languedocienne", a social enterprise for housing, headquartered in Toulouse, has become one of the first housing funders in Occitania. It is part of the Regional Group "Midi Habitat" and currently manages a fleet of more than 17,000 lots in Haute-Garonne, Tarn, Tarn and Garonne, Aude and Hérault. Patrimoine, whose mission of recognized general interest came about through donations, knows that unity is strength. It is therefore natural that Patrimoine has joined the Corporate Sponsors Club because the focus of environmental awreness and the green economy is one of the main challenges of our CSR approach (Corporate Social Responsability). Finally,  our society is particularly committed to the preservation of this heritage of the past, a link between the past and the future and between all our territories, a legacy that resembles us."



"Present in 130 countries with 13,000 employees, Laboratoires Pierre Fabre were born in the Tarn, where the supply basins of the canal du Midi have their source. Pierre Fabre combines economic development and local development whenever he can. A deeply rooted company, Pierre Fabre wanted to join a major project that contributes to the history and influence of Occitania. The canal du Midi is part of the heritage of our Region. We all need to mobilize to protect and value it."



"An independant company created in Toulouse in 2004, Prolinair specializes in the organization of international maritime and air transport. We currently have 7 agencies in France and work in collaboration with a powerful network of partners selected on 5 continents. Generalist, we ensure the transport off all types of goods while having integrated a significant know-how in the transport of products with high added value (wine and spirits, cosmetics, industrial projects, currency...). Conscious of the impact of transport on the environment, we are committed to this program of replanting the trees of the Canal du Midi and conservation of biodiversity. This fabulous heritage, historical pride of occitania region must not disappear... Let's get involved! 


"Quadran Group, producer of electrical energy from renewable sources (solar, wind, water, biomass), is particularly sensitive tot he evolution of the environment, especially to any degradation. That is why it seemed important to us to contribute to the preservation of the trees of the Canal du Midi. Quadran, company whose head office and historical activity are in the Biterrois, could not be insensitive to the safeguarding of the local heritage, and the support od a work created by a renowed entrepreneur : Pierre-Paul Riquet."


"The REGAIN Manufacture, specialized in the manufacture of professional and branding pullovers for the private and public sector as well as custom work for the world of Fashion is a family business attached to its territory of Occitania. Committed since 2010 to an approach of Corporate Social Responsability (CSR), we are committed to producing clothing labeled "Origine Grance Garantie", developing the circular economy, enhancing our human capital, and preserving the environment,... Today, it is therefore natural that we participate in the replanting program of the canal du Midi, to help maintain the biodiversity of his heritage dear to our heart". Laurent Brunas, President.


"Present in France since 1959, Roclwell Colins France designs and produces innovative and high-integrity solutions for its aerospace and defense customers. As the Group's center of excellence in avionics and communications solutions, Rockwell Collins France supports its customers in Europe and around the world throughout the product lifecycle. With more than 700 employees in Toulouse, the company is very committed to environmental policies whether it is for the preservation of ressources or the improvment of the living environment of its employees. It is natural that Rockwell Clins France wanted to join the patronage campaign of the canal du Midi, emblem of the Toulouse region which combines environmental preservation and transport network, problems dear to our business."


"The Saint Georges Promotion Group, which specializes in renovating and building new homes in the Toulouse region, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. We wish to accompany the action taken to safeguard the canal du Midi, a major element of the Occitania and national heritage, to show our commitment to the city of Toulouse and its region. We are proud to be able to commit ourselves alongside Voies Navigables de France in this cause of which we share the values. Preserving the canal du Midi will also participate in the classification of the city of Toulouse as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and thus extend its aura and its development beyond the borders."


“Our customers travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles to experience a coast, weather and natural lifestyle, which we must therefore preserve, as custodians of our heritage, and aware of the appeal all these factors bring. The canal du Midi is perhaps the lead attraction….”



“Sameole Sud-Ouest is a company whose core business is developing renewable energy generation projects. Our commitment to the environment includes the firm belief that energy transition and changing energy consumption practices are a matter of urgency. To us, the canal du Midi is a symbol of the connection between the past and future that we must strive to preserve.”


“The canal du Midi is the work of an engineering genius, a heritage feature so in keeping with the landscape that it looks natural. We, meanwhile, operate information channels from Le Lauragais rather than water channels, so we are showing inter-channel solidarity!”


“Our campsite can accommodate 6,000 and is famed across Europe, firstly for its location right on the beach, secondly for the quality of its services and infrastructure. We are one of the top 16 campsites in Europe as a result. All our efforts will be for nothing if the surrounding area loses its originality and history. The canal du Midi is the enduring image of the landscape in this region.”


“LIBES and SOPESUD are both are established in Béziers and Montpellier and work in the house painting sector. Their activities mainly target public authority and private clients and the service industry. Their long-standing and lasting commitment takes the form of membership of the R.Q,E. (Recherche Qualité Environnementale - Environmental quality research). We felt it was relevant and important to join the club of businesses sponsoring the Canal du Midi in order to contribute to the survival of this exceptional asset, which is part of our local heritage, and to share our love for the new region bordering the canal.”



“The canal du Midi is an outstanding heritage feature and absolutely must be safeguarded. What’s more, as I take my mountain bike out every Saturday along the banks of the canal, I cannot resign myself to seeing all those trees disappear.” Guy Spanghero, Chairman


“Combining economic effectiveness, social progress and environmental friendliness is an objective that guides SPIE Sud-Ouest in everything it does. As a business with a local presence, we quite naturally committed to contribute towards VNF’s safeguarding of this local feature of our heritage.”


“Already invested in a sustainable development approach in multiple aspects, the Domaine de la Dragonnière held today to strengthen its commitment in supporting the preservation programm of the trees that are magnifiying the banks of this historical, local and landscape jewel that is the canal du Midi.”


“Very much attached to its deep roots in its operating area, Transdev Midi-Pyrénées Languedoc-Roussillon has naturally offered its support to the efforts intended to preserve a cultural, economic and iconic feature of the our region’s heritage.”


" Resourcing the world. With 160 years of expertise in the areas of water, energy and waste, Veolia applies its capacity for innovation to pursuing human progress and wellbeing, and improving the performance of businesses in a sustainable way. Veolia achieves these goals while actively helping the regions in which it operates to grow, in line with its commitment to sustainable development. Committed to preserve the environment in all its aspects, VEOLIA is particularly sensitive to the canal’s future and its preservation. Therefore, joining the Sponsors Club to contribute to the survival of this exceptional heritage was important to us. "


"For over fifty years, VINVI Autoroutes companies have been involved in land use planning. The recent commitment of the highways of south of France to VNF significantly consolidates the sponsorship campaign initiated fou years ago. The highway known as "Two Sea" follows the route of the Canal du Midi, linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean sea by Toulouse and the City of Carcassonne, thus ensuring one of the few Franch cross-border motorway connections."


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