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Canal Du Midi Bicycle Route Map / Itinéraire Parcours velo / Fahrradkarte / Fietskaart / Cykel Kort / Sykkel Kartet / Polkupyörä Kartta / Mapa de la Bicicleta / Mappa Biciclette:

Castanet Tolosan - Montgiscard


Bicycle Route Description


This part of the route is paved.  Follow bike path on north side of Canal Du Midi.


Historical Information


Pont de Deyme, bridge.  Km 20.  Build by Paul Riquet.  Destroyed on April 11 1814 during the Napoleonic wars to slow down the English armies.  The bridge was restored to its original state in 1821.


Pont de Donneville, bridge.  Km 23.  Build by Paul Riquet.  Destroyed during the Napoleonic wars, the bridge was restored to its original state in 1821.


Ecluse de Montgiscard, 1673.  Single lock, previously a double lock.  Km 24.915  Height: 3.82 m.  The ancient lavoir (wash-house) is still visible here.  This wash-house was used up to the 1850’s.  Today its roof is covered in vegetation.


Things to see and do around this part of the Canal Du Midi on your bike tour


The church in Donneville dates from the 12th century.  Its architecture was different from other churches.  The church was hoping that this new architecture would win over new souls.  The crusades against the cathars was still fresh in people's minds at the time the church was constructed.


The old Roman road from Narbonne to Toulouse is now the D813.  Thus many of the villages along this route date from the Roman age.  If you have eagle eyes and studied Roman roads for the past 20 years, you might be able to spot remains of the ancient road yourself.  See photos here: link


Markets along the Canal Du Midi


Pompertuzat has a market every Friday from 4:30PM to 7:30PM.  Food.

Donneville has a mini-market with only 3 merchants on the Place du Commerce every thursday morning from 8 to 12:30.

Montgiscard has a market on the Place de l’Esplanade, in front of the Church Saint-André.  About 30 merchants.  Every sunday morning between 8AM and 1PM




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