Route type: Road
Distance: 32.9km
Duration (average): 04:00
Level: Very Easy
Départ : BEZIERS

Linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic?
The idea goes back to antiquity. Without the Canal Royal des 2 Mers, the Canal du Midi, the Languedoc would not be what it is! It was in the 17th century that Paul Riquet tackled this crazy idea. For 3 centuries, the Canal will ensure the transport of the wines of Languedoc. Along this ribbon of greenery, punctuated with engineering structures, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the vineyards are everywhere!
Competing with rail and road transport, river transport of wine will slowly decline. However, the Canal du Midi and the railway marked the rise of Languedoc wine. If the production is that of a red wine, resulting from the cooperatives which flourish from the 19th century, we obtain wines of quality and excellence! As you follow the proposed itineraries, you will enter into a journey of the senses, of the wines of the hillsides of Ensérune. A PGI characterised by the freshness linked to the nearby mountains and the sea breeze

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  • Vignobles et Découvertes

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Les 9 Ecluses de Fonseranes et le pont-canal









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