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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:

Villesequelande - Carcassonne


The bike path along the Canal Du Midi will be unpaved again but in good condition.


Bicycle Route Description


Continue cycling along the north side of the Canal Du Midi until you reach Carcassonne.


Historical Information


L’épanchoir de Villesèque.  An epanchoir is a system that uses a valve or siphon to drain the water out of the Canal Du Midi.


Ecluse de Villeseque, 1678, single lock.  Km 93.78  Height 2.47 m.


Ecluse de Lalande, 1681, double lock.  Km 98.52  Height 5.87 m.


Ecluse d’Herminis, 1679, single lock.  Km 98.79  Height 3.9 m.


Ecluse La Douce, 1679, single lock.  Km 100.166  Height 2.71 m.


Epanchoir de Foucaud


Ecluse de Carcassonne, 1810, single lock.  Km 105.288  Height 3.32 m.


Pont Marengo.  Bridge located in front of the train station.  Some say that this is the lowest bridge on the Canal Du Midi.  Others say that the bridge in Capestang is the lowest.


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


Chateau de Pennautier, in the village of Pennautier, can be visited.  Great for wine tasting.  Also functions as 4 star hotel, with nightly rates of 200 euro or more.  Check their website for opening hours.


Pennautier also has a yearly international piano festival in late July or early August.  For more info check out their website:



Chateau de Pennautier


Markets along the Canal Du Midi




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